Robert R. Hackinson
Robert R. Hackinson, a native of Marquette, Michigan, earned
a degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1958.
While an undergraduate, he was a member of Phi Kappa Tau and
Phi Lambda Upsilon. After graduation he joined Marathon Corporation,
where he worked in research and development on packaging materials.
In 1965, Mr. Hackinson joined the Bemis Company at a subsidiary,
Curwood Inc., a producer of specialty films for food packaging.
In 1970, he became the Technical Director of the Bemis Company.
In 1974 he was named Vice President. He has held a number
of positions dealing with the growth of the company through
the expansion of its technology. During his career he served
as; Vice President, Bemis Film Division; Executive Vice President,
Curwood Division, Converter Films Division, Curwood Packaging
Ltd. and the Distributor Products Division. In 1985 he was
named Senior Vice President. Mr. Hackinson has been active
in the integration of several acquisitions by the Bemis Company
and they are now recognized as the largest supplier of flexible
packaging materials in North America. He is involved in the
Bemis Company’s expansion into Europe and has the responsibility
for Bemis Packaging Ltd. in the United Kingdom. Mr. Hackinson
has been active in the society of Plastic Engineers, the American
Chemical society, and the Institute of Packaging Professionals.