Appointment of our new President/Chief Executive Officer | Gary W. Starks


We are pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Starks as President/Chief Executive Officer.

Starks brings over 35 years of experience in the packaging industry, with a proven track record of success in executive leadership roles. He joins Combi from Rohrer Corporation, where he served as Senior Vice President of Operations. Prior to that, Starks held various leadership positions at Sealed Air, where he helped grow the business’s packaging automation solutions and achieve remarkable year on year growth and profitability results.


As President and CEO of Combi, Starks will lead the company's strategic direction, oversee its operations, and continue to expand its footprint in the packaging industry. He will work closely with the management team to further enhance the company's product offerings, customer service, and overall performance.

"I am excited to join Combi, a company known for innovative and high-quality packaging solutions; we are poised for growth," said Starks. "I look forward to working with the talented team at Combi to build on the company's strong foundation and drive its continued success, the innovative minds coupled with a passion and capability to deliver custom automation solutions for some of the most challenging packaging challenges is truly exciting."

Starks holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Kent State University, and Juris Doctor and Master of Laws degrees in Intellectual Property and Technology from the University of Akron.

About Combi Packaging Systems:

Combi Packaging Systems, a joint venture of 3M and Siat S.p.A, is a leading provider of end-of-line packaging equipment, engineered custom packaging solutions, and after-sales support and service. Combi is 3M’s North American Distributor for 3M-Matic™ case sealing equipment and operates the Case Sealer Part Department. With over 40 years of experience, the company has a proven track record of delivering high-quality products and exceptional customer service to a diverse range of industries. Combi is headquartered in North Canton, Ohio, USA.

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