Over the past 30 years, Richard W. Feldman has built a reputation as one of the leading marketers in the paper and plastic packaging for the food service and food packaging industries. Serving both in senior corporate management positions as well as an effective entrepreneur, he has repeatedly demonstrated his ability to successfully bring products profitably to the market as well as to positioning companies to take a leadership position in their respective industries.
Richard’s latest venture, G4 Packaging, is built on the premise that the growing awareness and concern over the environment, combined with mounting negative publicity about paper and plastic disposables in the nation’s landfills, creates a huge opportunity for an environmentally friendly alternative.
In addition to his work with G4 Packaging, since 2000 he was the president and CEO of Custom Food Packaging. Richard established them as the first company to import thermoformed packaging into the U.S. They are currently selling large U.S. food retailers including Wal-Mart, /Sam’s Club, Kroger, and Whole Foods. They also work with large food processors including; ADM, ConAgra, Dawn Foods, and several dozen other national and regional food processors, as well as several dozen wholesalers servicing these markets.
In 1998 Richard was executive VP/Chief Operations Officer at, Winkler Forming. They produced and sold clear PET packaging to retail supermarket chains, food manufacturers, and wholesalers distributing products to these markets. He managed a $35 million PET thermoforming manufacturing facility.
From 1985- 1998 he was president and owner of West Pac Sales. Prior to selling the company in 1998, Richard built a large regional sales and marketing group representing several dozen small to medium size paper and plastic manufacturers.
He started in the business in 1977 with Sweetheart Cup Corp., an where he managed 350 sales reps in the U.S. at this $800 million manufacturer of paper and plastic food service disposables, where he managed 350 sales reps in the U.S. Key customers included McDonalds, Wendy’s, as well as various, food service wholesalers and leisure time operators.