Sabert Corporation, a global leader in innovative and sustainable packaging solutions, today announced the appointment of Paul McCann as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. McCann joins Sabert with over 25 years of experience in the packaging and process industries and a strong track record of transformational leadership and business growth.

In this role, McCann will lead all aspects of Sabert’s global business operations and strategy. He will oversee the company’s North American, European, and Asia Pacific business units and supply chain operations.

Sabert Corporation Appoints Paul McCann as CEO

Sabert founder and CEO Albert Salama will shift into a new role as Executive Chairman and partner closely with McCann to ensure a smooth transition to continue the Company’s growth trajectory and market leadership position.

“We are thrilled to welcome Paul McCann as Sabert’s new CEO,” said Salama. “Paul is an accomplished leader whose blend of packaging industry expertise, financial acumen, operational background, and international market experience make him uniquely qualified to guide Sabert into our next chapter of innovation and growth. I have full confidence that his ability to connect with and inspire both customers and employees, his commitment to continuous improvement and his transparent and honest leadership style will be instrumental in driving Sabert’s continued success.”

McCann joins Sabert from Graphic Packaging International, where he served most recently as Senior Vice President, leading their $1+ billion foodservice division. His past professional experience includes senior management roles with Solo Cup Company, Smurfit Stone Container Corporation and Monsanto Corporation where he has held positions in procurement, supply chain and operations, and general management. His broad experience base includes key international leadership roles where he was based in Shanghai, China and Geneva, Switzerland.

“It is an honor to serve as the CEO of this outstanding company,” said McCann. “I look forward to working with Albert, the leadership team and Sabert’s talented global workforce to further the company’s legacy of bringing value to its customers and continuing to drive innovation within the food packaging industry.”

McCann holds an undergraduate accounting degree from Indiana University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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About Sabert

Sabert is a leading global manufacturer of innovative food packaging products and solutions. Founded in 1983, the company is grounded in its purpose of reinventing food packaging to nourish and protect our world. Headquartered in Sayreville, New Jersey, Sabert operates North American facilities in California, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, Texas, and Virginia as well as manufacturing facilities in Nivelles, Belgium; Kimbolton, England; Lodz, Poland; and Zhongshan, China. Using its proprietary Packaging Value Model™, Sabert combines deep insights about food lifecycles and consumer lifestyles, with fast and flexible production capabilities. Its industry-leading product designs encompass all five areas of innovative packaging: Performance, Presentation, Safety, Sustainability and Economics.  For more information, visit