Vice President of Global Innovation and Development
Chad Stephens is Vice President of Global Innovation and Development for the Product Care division of Sealed Air. He leads a global team of 200+ engineers, scientists, and technologists who are responsible for developing and supporting new protective packaging solutions that contribute to the commercial viability of the company. The solutions developed by Chad’s team represent 20% of Product Care’s total sales.
Chad joined Sealed Air in 1996 as an Applications Specialist for the company’s Food Care division, and has held numerous management positions prior to becoming Vice President in 2012. He serves as a subject matter expert in multiple packaging formats, facilitating strategic partnerships with some of the world’s leading companies. He has a passion for emerging technology, innovation and problem solving and is an engaged leader with experience managing multiple technical disciplines, culture transformation, and performance improvement.
Chad is a graduate of Clemson University with a bachelor’s degree in packaging science. He has been awarded five U.S. patents for packaging solutions.