Stewart has spent his entire professional career in packaging, the first ten years as an equipment sales specialist for Dillard Paper where he trained under Ed Turlington, now a senior manager at Atlantic. This relationship would ultimately bring Stewart to Atlantic when, in 2000, Ed (then head of Atlantic’s equipment program) recruited Stewart to bring an equipment focus to the newly acquired Greenville, SC office.
Stewart’s position in Greenville led to him handling large accounts and gaining experience regarding his customers’ needs and how they interact with packaging equipment and materials. He used that knowledge and began working more closely with our suppliers and our purchasing group to develop programs for Atlantic’s Benchmark private label products, including stretch film and tapes. Stewart is instrumental today in that procurement role and in communicating with our sales team about the products and the best practices for equipment and materials.
Stewart is also a key figure in our Packaging Film Lab and Stretch Film University, programs that provide opportunities for our customers to become more educated about stretch film properties. Our goal is to help our customers understand stretch film usage and the proper wrap patterns that will help reduce pallet damage and save money on film. These are hands-on, results-oriented programs developed using the insight gained in Stewart’s own experience with his customers over the years.
Atlantic is dedicated to providing our customers with the most technically advanced resources in the packaging industry. Stewart’s role as a product specialist creates amazing opportunities for our sales team to recommend the best possible products and for our customers to make informed choices and implement best practices for their unique applications in packaging.