Eric Schultz will be the new vice president for the Americas region of SGK, which has its North America regional headquarters in Chicago and is part of global brand development company Matthews International Corp.
"I am excited to be in a position to help SGK deliver greater value to marketers in some of the most competitive and fast changing industries today," Schultz said. "I look forward to collaborating with our new product development group, clients and SGK business leadership to develop innovative strategies and solutions that drive growth at the brand level."
In his new role, Schultz will be tasked with heading up business development initiatives for SGK's consumer packed goods, retail and health care sectors in the Americas.
Schultz has 18 years of product development and branding experience, beginning his career with a stint as a prototype engineer and product model maker.
Before coming to SGK, Schultz was associate director of packaging innovation and design at Kraft Foods Group. He has also worked for Chicago-based branding agency Kaleidoscope.
"With a strong brand, design and business development background, coupled with a deeply rooted desire to win, Eric will be a great addition to the SGK business development team," SGK Senior Vice President of Business Development Kim Cooper said. "His proven ability to connect with marketers to co-create and co-realize innovative new product solutions will elevate our brand development offering to the market."