Terry Patcheak is Vice President of Research, Development and Advanced Engineering for Amcor’s (NYSE: AMCR) Rigid Packaging business, a $3 billion business based in Ann Arbor, MI.
Amcor’s Rigid Packaging (ARP) business is the world’s largest supplier of plastic PET containers and closures for the food, beverage, wine and spirits, healthcare, home and personal care markets which spans 11 countries, 50 plants and approximately 5,200 employees.
As the head of R&D and Advanced Engineering, Patcheak is responsible for the development and commercialization of new technologies and packaging into the marketplace that meet the design, functionality and sustainability goals of its customers and the overall industry. In addition to launching more than 600 new products over the last ten years, the team has also secured more than 40 patents, of which Patcheak holds thirteen.
Prior to being named to his current position in April 2020, Patcheak held various technical and leadership roles of increasing responsibility in Innovation and Product Development across both the Beverage and Specialty Container businesses. Before joining Amcor in 2007, he worked at Owens-Illinois in a variety of technical roles focused on the development of innovative materials for closures.
Patcheak earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a PhD of Science in Chemical Engineering from The University of Toledo, where he specialized in Polymer Science and Technology.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of society. While the role of plastics in the world has been challenged for decades, the plastics industry has been a leader, a partner, a helper, a live-saver, a ground-breaker during one of the greatest public-health and economic crisis to date. Listen to these panelists describe their vital roles in combating this paramount threat to public health, and what can be expected as the “next normal.”