Ismael Santiago: Outreach

At a strategic level, Ismael knows what companies are up against. He walks the path of leadership and will boldly enlist others to join him on a mission that totally connects with their future success. He recognizes and values the partnership of trailblazing progressive organizations and the role they can play in fueling the learning, innovation and initiative that’s required for people to optimize their potential. Packaging is in his blood as evidenced by his dedication to helping customers find solutions that work for them. He’s always ready to go the extra mile for them and with them.

Ismael got his start in industrial chemicals working in various positions before shifting to the packaging industry working for one of the largest packaging distributors in Puerto Rico. He worked as an adhesive and coating specialist and then later was promoted to general sales manager. Based on his strong drive and passion for packaging, his role expanded in leaps and bounds leading to a partnership with Caribe Packaging with territory management responsibilities, purchasing of packaging equipment and design of packaging lines. He then sold his interest in this company founding Pac Mac Systems which distributed packaging equipment, parts and supplies to industries in Puerto Rico, Central and South America. Today Ismael works for Mac Papers as a Packaging Equipment Specialist combining his technical expertise and sales experience in service to customers in Florida.

“To outreach is to take that first step towards others, to add value and to serve. It’s the big why behind packaging and UPA.”

MEET THE UPA BOARD

Innovate

Innovate

Andy Draybuck
“To innovate in packaging is to invent or discover new and better ways of doing things. That’s what we’re doing with UPA.”
Envision

Envision

Janice Loppe
“I know there is a huge need for what we do for the packaging community. It’s why I envision a vibrant future ahead for UPA.”
Connect

Connect

Joe Davila
“UPA is the conduit for people to connect with each other. Welcoming, listening and building relationships in packaging.”
Ignite

Ignite

Suzanne Daigle
“Igniting each other to create and contribute to something bigger than ourselves. That’s the mission of UPA for packaging.”
Challenge

Challenge

Judy Estrada
“I love a challenge and I know what we’re creating at UPA for packaging goes far beyond your typical networking association.”
Enthuse

Enthuse

Dana Vaughn
“Everyday I’m enthused to make a difference for packaging, doing things, big and small with clients, colleagues and community.”