Anchor Packaging, Inc., North America’s 3rd largest manufacturer of rigid non-foam food packaging, is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Bowden as vice-president of manufacturing for all Arkansas facilities.

Tom joins Anchor from ProAmpac and brings over 30 years of experience in manufacturing and general management positions, with ever-increasing responsibilities at Pactiv, Sonoco, Pliant and Berry Plastics.

“We are confident that Tom’s unique skill set will be a great asset to Anchor,” stated Jeffrey Wolff, President of Anchor Packaging. “He has a demonstrated track record of manufacturing excellence and operational leadership that will help support our company’s vision to delight customers and be their supplier of choice.”

Robert R. Hermann Jr., Chairman & CEO of Hermann Companies, Inc., added “Our continued focus on safety, quality, and value-driven innovative products will drive increased sales and profits year after year for us and our partners. Look for an announcement from us soon about the opening of another new Anchor manufacturing plant to help support this growth. Bringing Tom onboard is a key element of our long-term strategy.”

Tom is a graduate of Cornell University with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering.

Anchor Packaging’s products include affordable, upscale, to-go packaging to merchandise prepared ready-to-heat meals in supermarkets, and takeout meals offered by restaurants and other foodservice operations.   Anchor’s unique product line includes stock and custom rigid packaging, as well as a broad line of cling film wraps.