KILGORE/GREGG COUNTY (KYTX) - Pak-Sher, a manufacturer of plastic take-out bags, food storage bags, deli-bags and food handling products in Kilgore, today announced the appointment of Paul Gage as Pak-Sher's new president.
Pak-Sher is one of the top ten employers in Kilgore, with 160 employees.
Gage comes to Pak-Sher from Hood Packaging's Plastics Division in High Point, NC, bringing nearly 30 years of experience in plastics manufacturing, sales and marketing management, and product development.
Gage has extensive experience leading large manufacturing organizations, developing and implementing long range strategic plans and generating solid revenue and profit growth.
He has developed several flexible packaging technologies and products, and is the holder of two patents with another pending. Prior to Hood Packaging, Gage served as Vice President/General Manager of Exopack's Industrial Plastics Division, where he engineered a turnaround resulting in a significant increase in earnings. Before joining Exopack, Gage served in several executive level positions as COO of ISO Poly Film, President of Rex International, and VP Of Manufacturing and Technology at CT film.
Gage holds degrees in both chemical engineering and microbiology from Montana State University.