Graphics, Packaging, Corrugated
Bringing Specialization and Technology to Graphics and Packaging
North American Corrugated
Designs, builds and operates specialty, advanced technology Corrugated Consortiums supplying high quality and specialty products and substrates in demand and not widely available in North America. We produce C, B, E, R, F, N-flute sheets. We bring together our expertise in design, build & operating with off-take partners, strategic paper alliances along with a low volume break-even.
North American Graphics & Packaging
Acquires, sharpens and integrates Commercial Print, Folding Carton and Corrugated Converters into an influencer in select North American markets. These companies are looking to ultimately service, retail product customers. Our team’s industry experience affords us the opportunity to look at a target company, that may currently appear stagnant or not technologically agile, and apply our go-to-market strategy to take advantage of sales opportunities, production best practices, buying power with suppliers and the utilization of specialty corrugated.
Is the US agent for Macarbox, a European equipment manufacturer, introducing patented, cutting edge laser cutting and water based ink digital printing technology as well as corrugated converting equipment into the United States.
Macarbox offers the only full production laser cutting machine for corrugated sheets in the world which eliminates the need to buy costly cutting dies. The first US delivery is expected by end of 2020. All parts are made in Europe and their laser and print head technology is proprietary.
We see an evolution in its early stage
Workflow integration of Digital Direct-print is providing incremental efficiencies
Folding Carton graphic finishing complexities providing depth into Graphic Retail Packaging
Commercial Printers reaching into Folding Carton and Graphic Retail Packaging
Specialty Paper producers, especially lightweight seeking new avenues for their evolving products
Commercial Printers don't have structural knowledge to design & produce corrugated retail packaging
Corrugated Converters don't understand lithographic quality printing
Folding Carton Printers/Converters don't have substrates to work with besides solid fiberboard
Specialty Papers can't be utilized in the corrugating process due to lack of technological capabilities
Bring High Graphic Print - whether it is Graphic Image Communication, Primary Packaging or Retail Packaging and Displays. Utilize sheet stock, solid fiber or corrugated sheets down to N-flute using a consistent substrate across all offerings
Len Cuoco, Partner
Brett Kirkpatrick, Partner
Len has spent thirty-eight years growing and improving companies as President, CEO, CFO and Consultant.
Most of the last 15 years has been in the packaging and printing industries as CEO and co-owner of a commercial printer, President and/or CFO of two corrugated packaging companies and as CFO of a developer and builder of corrugated sheet feeder plants most recently in the United States, Mexico and Europe, achieving sales and profit growth.
Hired by chairman of Anne Klein, owner of a NBA franchise and founder of ADP and co-manager of heavyweight champion Mike Tyson to improve the performance of their operating company investments.
Bachelor of Science degree from Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ and is a CPA, inactive, state of CA.
Brett has held various positions in the packaging industry for more than 33 years. His expertise and skill set has been honed-in the areas of operations management, sales, process improvement and business management. His most recent roles have included oversight of a regional sales and design center and multiple pack-out and fulfillment centers across the United States.
When he is not at work, he enjoys spending time hiking the Ozark trails in search of waterfalls, boating with his family and enjoying the tasting of fine wines.
Brett holds an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree from DeVry University, City of Industry, CA.
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