Andover, New Jersey based Sutherland Packaging, a maker of corrugated point-of-purchase (POP) displays and retail packaging, announced the hiring of Jake Sutherland as its first Chief Innovation Officer.

Sutherland will be primarily responsible for stewarding a culture of innovation and accelerating growth, all while aligning with longer-term business objectives. He will work from the company’s Andover production headquarters.

Part of Sutherland’s charge will be to identify areas ripe for best practices innovation and concepting and implementing the necessary methods to drive impactful change. He will strive to enhance the company’s overall competitive edge in the corrugated landscape by improving organizational efficiencies and developing new capabilities.

Sutherland joins Sutherland Packaging with wide-ranging expertise in the finance and banking industry, specifically in policy analysis, and process improvement. Most recently, he was an Applied Critical Thinking Associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Prior to that, he held several other financial planning and analyst positions.

Sutherland earned an MBA at New York University’s Stern School of Business, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration at George Washington University.

“Jake’s appointment as the company’s first Chief Innovation Officer marks a significant milestone for our organization – one that reiterates our commitment to remain at the cutting edge of retail packaging,” said Tom Sutherland, President of Sutherland Packaging. “His impressive track record and analytical mindset will be of significant importance in continuing to grow Sutherland Packaging and evolve our offerings.”

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