President Perspective

  • Quality Products & Quality Services begin with Quality Thinking.
  • Quality only happens when you care enough to do your best.
  • We’re in the Relationship Business- we just happen to sell packaging materials.

Our foundation for success has been in the values we have established:

  • Commitment
  • Integrity
  • Quality
  • Responsiveness
  • Trust

Our Misson

Our mission is to be a trusted business partner who is an integral contributor to our client’s success. We strive to develop long term relationships with all of our customers by providing cost effective quality products and exceptional service. Our dedication to excel in all phases will result in achieving our goal for sustained growth that will benefit all involved.

Meet The Team

Ronald Arrington

Warehouse Support
Ronald Arrington

Warehouse Support

Started at CPI: January 2019

My job is to unload, load trucks & pull orders. I like to relax and do my job at the same pace and like the fact that everybody here respects each other and we are all one big family here. We help our customer's by getting them their products on time in perfect shape and stacked right.

Fun Fact: "I like taking my family to the movies."

Favorite movie: The Mummy

Things I Like:I like to watch basketball

 

Joe Barsano

Sales Representative
Joe Barsano

Sales Representative

Started at CPI: Februray 2013

My favorite part of my job is being able to meet new people on a daily basis. I also like to satisfy my customer's needs by providing solutions to their problems.

Favorite Quote / Motto: "Everything comes in a box."

Favorite movie: Wedding Crashers

 

Renee Kanak

Customer Service Representative
Renee Kanak

Customer Service Representative

Started at CPI: June 2007

I enjoy partnering with the sales team to meet and exceed the customers' expectations. I like the opportunity to leverage my problem solving skills to find unique and inventive ways to deliver on our promise to provide superior customer service.

Favorite Quote / Motto:  “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."

Hobbies: Photography, Golfing, and watching Men's & Women's College Basketball, SKYWARN storm spotter

Derek Lent

Sales Representative
Derek Lent

Sales Representative

Started at CPI: August 2014

For the last three and a half years I've been focused on growing our customer base by providing quality boxes, excellent customer service and reliability. Building and maintaining great relationships with clients is something I look forward to doing for years to come.

Favorite Quote / Motto:
"When roots are deep, there is no reason to fear the wind."

Random Facts:
I enjoy the north woods of Wisconsin and being on a lake whenever possible.

Owner to the most adorable Chihuahua on earth

Favorite Band: Most music from the 80's.

Donna Lent

Human Resources Manager
Donna Lent

Human Resources Manager

Started at CPI: January 1989

My favorite part of my job is working with a team of professionals who are both dedicated and loyal – it’s contagious. I am also happy to be part of my father’s legacy.

Mantra: "Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."

Favorite Movie: Good Will Hunting

Favorite Quote: "People call these things imperfections, but they're not, aw that's the good stuff." Robin Williams

Guilty Pleasure: Baskin Robbins, Jamoca Almond Fudge ice cream

Things I like to do: Mentor young adults, bicycling & walking my dog

 

Josh Lent

Customer Service Representative
Josh Lent

Customer Service Representative

Started at CPI: April 2018

I am responsible for developing long term relationships with all of our customers by providing cost effective quality products and exceptional service.

Favorite Thing About My Job: The diversity of my responsibilities. From managing customer accounts to posting inventory or checking orders.

Favorite Quote/Motto: "If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything."

Random Fact: I enjoy superhero movies. I also enjoy franchises such as Star Wars, Harry Potter and Game of Thrones.

Favorite Band: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Favorite Movies: Step Brothers

Rory Lent

President
Rory Lent

President

Started at CPI: January 2012

Two of my favorite parts of the job are that I love to see other people happy & succeeding and when things get tough shaking the magic 8 ball and waiting for the decision is still a defining moment.

Favorite Quote / Motto: "The truth is that nice guys usually finish first."

Favorite TV Shows: Magnum PI, Seinfeld, Taxi.

Favorite Movies: ET, The Count of Monte Cristo, Caddyshack, For Love of the Game.

Favorite Bands: Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago & Styx

Random Fact: I had a baseball tryout with the Toronto Blue Jays

Ryan Lent

Customer Service Representative
Ryan Lent

Customer Service Representative

Started at CPI: April 2015

There's no better feeling than solving our customer's problems. I believe success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself - it's what you do for others.

Favorite Quote/Motto: "I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples"

Random Fact: I like working on & racing cars

Favorite Band: Led Zeppelin

Favorite Movie: Tommy Boy

Terry McElroy

Sales Representative
Terry McElroy

Sales Representative

Started at CPI: 1984, with over 35 years of industry experience

I like the diversity of my job. Every day is different with new challenges. I love solving my customers problems.

Favorite Quote / Motto: I don't know who said it first but it is so true, "The harder I work, the luckier I get."

Favorite Bands:  The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead, Phish

Hobbies: Golf, sports and playing cards

Tim McElroy

Sales Representative
Tim McElroy

Sales Representative

Started at CPI: January 1987

I believe in doing whatever it takes to keep my customers fully satisfied. I want my customer’s business for the long term, not just an order or two. I believe that’s the way you earn a client’s respect – through hard work and honesty. I believe that this is why I have many customers that have been with me for over 20 years.

Random Facts:

My wife Michelle and I have been married for 31 years

I have five children – three boys and two girls

For over 15 years I've been an IHSA Basketball official

I run a volunteer shelter with my wife for the Missionaries of Charity in Haiti.

Adam Nausid

Warehouse Lead
Adam Nausid

Warehouse Lead

Started at CPI: September 2011

Favorite Quote / Motto:  “He didn’t slam you, he didn’t bump you, he didn’t nudge you… He Rubbed you. And Rubbin, son is racing.” Harry Hogge.

Favorite Band: Meatloaf

Random Fact: I was at the last game of Solider Field before the spaceship landed at the lakefront.

Tyler Nelson

Warehouse Supervisor
Tyler Nelson

Warehouse Supervisor

Started at CPI: January 2008

My job entails receiving product and shipping it out without any issues and setting up trucks to make sure our customers get their products in a timely fashion. What I like about the job is the people I get to meet. They all come from different places and have stories to tell.

Favorite Movies: Goodfellas, Casino, Straight Documentaries

Favorite Quote: “I’ve heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from the front and some from behind. But I’ve brought my big bat I’m ready you’ll see. My troubles will soon have troubles with me.”

Motto: I’m not here for a long time , I’m here for a good time

Favorite Band: The Beatles

Random Facts:

I am an Eagle Scout with 1 palm

I have a twin

I’ve toured the world playing music

I have a beautiful daughter

2011 Time's Man of the Year (year of the protester)

Steve Oppasser

Sales Representative
Steve Oppasser

Sales Representative

Started at CPI: August 1989

Favorite Quote / Motto:  "Work hard, be yourself, and have fun!"

Pak Philavong

Accounts Payable
Pak Philavong

Accounts Payable

Started at CPI: January 2018

Favorite Quote/Motto: "You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending."

Hobbies: I love boating and camping

Favorite Movie: Grease

Herb Willems

Sales Representative
Herb Willems

Sales Representative

Started at CPI: July 2005, with over 30 years of industry experience

The best part of my job is working for a family owned and operated company. Because of this, we strive to be better than our competitors. We have our name and reputation.

Favorite quote: "I faced it all and stood tall and I Did It My Way." - Frank Sinatra

Motto: "It is what it is."

Favorite hobbies: Collecting cars, love to play the ponies on Wall Street.

Random Fact: I love spending time in Naples with my three children and one and only grandson.

Favorite TV Shows: Friday Night Lights, Law and Order, Two and a Half Men, Last Man Standing.

Favorite Movies: Sting, Top Gun, Saving Private Ryan, and The Wizard of Oz.

Linda Young

Customer Service Manager
Linda Young

Customer Service Manager

Started at CPI: November 1987

My favorite part of my job is the people I have been fortunate enough to work with both within the company and outside; as well as the relationships that I have formed over the years. I am the resident "Mom" to everyone.

Favorite Quote / Motto: “You’re killin' me Smalls!"

Favorite Bands: The Beatles, Elton Jon, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Journey, Jimmy Buffett, Garth Brooks

Favorite Movies: Any John Wayne movie, Silverado, Pretty Woman, The Sand Lot and The Blind Side

Random Facts:
I'm an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

I love to go Crusin’ on cruise ships. Over the years I've been on nine and want to continue sailing away with family and friends.

Our Vision

Innovation has never been more important than it is right now. So much so, that companies need to look at innovative ways to market their business, reduce costs, increasing revenues and become more efficient. Forty years ago, innovation and creativity were simply buzzwords – today innovation is a must have survival tool.

Since 1971 we have focused on building strong relationships and a team that is committed to service. This has been accomplished by exceeding our customers’ expectations and by providing absolutely impeccable service after the sale. Today, we have established our niche and provide expertise in this area with one simple goal; “Make our Customers Successful.”

We are fully committed to providing our customers with “green solutions” to the ever-changing environmental needs of our industry including:

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CPI believes that in order to achieve our goals, we must establish strategic partnerships with manufacturers who produce environmentally-friendly products and conduct their businesses with the highest standards of quality, integrity, innovative solutions and technology. We are committed to continuing to use resources wisely while also caring for our present and future environmental needs.

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