Dave McLain


After an initial five years in the automotive industry, Dave started with Printpack’s Rigid Division in late 2004 as Maintenance Manager located in Williamsburg, VA.  Over a five year period he held various operations roles of increasing responsibility, eventually serving as Plant Manager for two rigid facilities. Dave’s next move after VA was to Bloomington, IN for a short period as the site representative for Printpack’s reinvestment in bread bag converting.  Dave and his family then relocated to China, where he lived and worked for five years as the General Manager of Printpack Suzhou and Director of Printpack Thailand.

As of January 2016, Dave is now based in Atlanta at Printpack’s global headquarters.  His current role as Market Development Manager is focused on Printpack’s PE Film business, Metallizing, Coatings and Sustainability.  He is also the Director of Printpack’s Packaging Institute.

He graduated in 2000 from Virginia Tech, with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.

Dave and his wife Rebecca have four children.  He enjoys spending his time with family traveling, cooking all sorts of food, and being outdoors roughing it with the Boy Scouts of America.