About Pratt

Pratt is America's 5th largest corrugated packaging company and the world's largest, privately-held 100% recycled paper and packaging company, with more than 6000 highly-skilled, green-collar employees dedicated to the environment and sustainability.

PRATT INDUSTRIES

Pratt was founded in the USA some 20 years ago and, since then, has shown dramatic growth with sophisticated manufacturing facilities in more than 25 states.

The Georgia-based company operates an extensive Recycling Company to supply four of the most modern, cost-effective 100% recycled paper mills in the country – at our Conyers’ Campus and in New York City, New York, Valparaiso, Indiana and Shreveport, Louisiana.

The company is dedicated to the sustainability of the environment, its customers and its people. The cornerstone of Pratt’s mission is to protect and nurture the planet’s natural resources while reducing our impact on the environment by “Harvesting the Urban Forest.” By doing so the company also seeks to help its customers meet their environmental goals.

Pratt has been honored by environmental leaders such as former Vice President Al Gore, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Ted Turner, the Climate Group and Global Green for spreading the word that recycling is an important weapon against climate change.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

ANTHONY PRATT

GLOBAL CHAIRMAN

Anthony Pratt is the Global Chairman of Pratt/Visy Industries, one of the world’s largest privately-owned packaging, paper and recycling companies.

Pratt Industries employs 4000 people in the USA and a further 5500 in Australasia. Group sales exceed $US 3 billion. Pratt has been named Australia’s leading company for environmental performance four times since 2000.

Anthony graduated from Monash University, Melbourne, with a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) in 1983. After graduation he joined the consulting firm of McKinsey & Co, before joining Visy.

In 1991 he moved to the United States to spearhead the family’s business expansion into America, where he built Pratt Industries USA into a billion-dollar company which now employs more US citizens than any other Australian company.

In 2007 he made a commitment at President Clinton’s Global Initiative in New York City to invest $1 billion in clean energy and recycling infrastructure over the next 10 years.

Anthony is firmly committed to environmental causes, and he and the company have been honored by environmental leaders such as former Vice President Al Gore, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Ted Turner, the Climate Group and Global Green for spreading the word that recycling is an important weapon against climate change.

Anthony also sits on the National Board of the Muhammad Ali Museum and Education Center in Louisville, Kentucky, and is active in numerous charity organizations throughout the US and Australia.

He prides his time between Melbourne and Atlanta, where Visy and Pratt are headquartered respectively, with his partner Claudine Revere and their two children.

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Pratt Industries Brian McPheely

BRIAN MCPHEELY

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Brian McPheely began his career in the packaging industry as a sales representative. He later held increasingly responsible positions in sales, marketing, manufacturing and general management with The Georgia Box Group.

The Georgia Box Group was acquired by Pratt Industries in the mid-1990s.

Brian served as President of the Georgia Box Division from 1995-1999 before leaving to serve Visy Industries in Australia as General Manager of Specialty Packaging.

He returned to the United States as Pratt’s Chief Operating Officer in 2004 and in 2009 was named Chief Executive Officer with responsibility for all aspects of the North American company including containerboard, corrugated products, technology and recycling. Brian earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Management and Visual Arts from Albion College in Albion, Michigan.

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Pratt Industries Gary Byrd

GARY BYRD

PRESIDENT, PRATT HOLDINGS

Gary Byrd is the President of Pratt Holdings, the parent company for all of Pratt’s interests in the United States.

Gary started his career with Security Pacific Bank, and during his thirteen years at the bank held a variety of positions, including Chairman of the Senior Loan Committee, Head of the Leveraged Buyout Group and Head of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Gary joined Pratt Industries in 1988 as Director of Acquisitions, spearheading the growth objective for Pratt’s packaging efforts in the U.S. He also served as Chief Financial Officer before becoming President and CEO of the U.S. operation in 1995.

Gary earned a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the College of William and Mary and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California at Los Angeles. He serves on the boards of the Pratt U.S. and Australian companies, and is an Advisory Director of Adacel Systems.

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Pratt Industries David Denis

DAVID DENNIS

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

David Dennis is Chief Operating Officer of Pratt Industries, a position he assumed in January 2014. He is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company with all division presidents reporting directly to him.

Prior to his promotion, David was Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Pratt, leading the company’s overall sales and marketing strategies for sustainable packaging solutions since joining the company in late 2007. Prior to joining Pratt, David served as Director of North American Sales for Sonoco Products Company. His 24-year tenure with Sonoco included an array of sales and operations executive leadership positions throughout North America. Throughout his career, David has been recognized for his innovative strategies with talent management, solution-focused sales methodologies, and aggressive profitable sales growth.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management from Clemson University.

David resides in Atlanta with his wife and two daughters.

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PHILANTHROPY

Pratt Industries believes in giving back to the community – whether to neighbors next door or strangers on the other side of the world. Since the company first came to America more than 20 years ago, Pratt has donated money, time, resources and manpower to a myriad of charities, environmental groups and relief organizations, from funding programs to educate less fortunate children here at home, to providing much-needed supplies for the victims of natural disasters from Haiti to Pakistan to the Midwest, or helping to find a cure for AIDS.

It’s a tradition begun by Pratt’s late worldwide chairman Richard Pratt and continued by his family. The Pratt Foundation has given away tens of millions of dollars since its inception in 1978 and the company is proud to continue that tradition here in the United States.

Pratt is also proud that its employees, too, have backed many of these philanthropic endeavors, raising money for causes large and small, and donating their time to help both stranger and neighbor. They are also committed to the communities in which they live and work.

Pratt Industries realizes it’s a great privilege to be involved in activities which are aimed at enriching others’ lives. The company supports a wide range of charitable causes – and encourages others to do what they can to help those in need.

Some of those we’ve helped over the years

ASSOCIATIONS

Pratt Industries is a proud member of numerous industry associations and alliances, including:

  • Fibre Box Association
  • TAPPI (Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry)
  • Corrugated Packaging Alliance
  • Produce Manufacturers Association
  • International Society of Sustainability Professionals
  • Sustainable Packaging Coalition
  • Michigan State University’s School of Packaging Board of Directors
  • Institute of Packaging Professionals
  • Procter & Gamble’s Supplier Sustainability Board
  • Walmart’s Sustainable Value Network for Packaging
  • Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries
  • Paper Stock Industries
  • Flexographic Technical Association (FTA)
  • Rated by SuperLawyers.com

AWARDS

Recent Accomplishments

Pratt Industries is widely known throughout the industry as a leading supplier of sustainable packaging and display solutions for companies large and small. Pratt has been honored by numerous associations and by many of America’s leading corporations, including:

2015

  • Store Brands Magazine Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing Practices Award
  • Energizer Excellence in Supply Chain Performance Award
  • Design of the Times – Gold – Energizer Eco-Advanced Energizer
  • Design of the Times – Bronze – Edgewell Sun Care Sand Castle Pallet
  • Design of the Times – Bronze – Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport Counter Display
  • Design of the Times – Bronze – L’Oréal Infallible 3-sided End Stand
  • POPAI OMA Awards – Silver – L’Oréal Voluminous Lash Out Butterfly Effect Étagère
  • POPAI OMA Awards – Bronze – Schick Hydro Sensitive End Stand
  • POPAI OMA Awards – Bronze – Olay Luminous Wal-Mart End Cap
  • Bama Companies Paul Marshall Excellence Award for Service – Oklahoma City
  • Atlantic Tape and Packaging 2015 Vendor of the Year – Conyers
  • FTA Awards – Direct Print Category Gold – Jim Beam
  • FTA Awards – Direct Print Category Silver – Delta Faucet
  • FTA Awards – Direct Print Category Bronze – United Pet
  • Lozier Corporation Award for Outstanding Performance & Commitment – Lincoln
  • AbbVie Pharmaceuticals Triumph Award – Grand Rapids
  • Socially Responsible Supplier of the Year – Grand Rapids

2014

  • The Home Depot Partner of the Year Award
  • USPS Supplier Sustainability Excellence Award
  • Johnson Controls Excellence in Execution Award – Wichita
  • Bama Companies Lilah Marshall Heart and Soul Award – Oklahoma City
  • Diageo Breakthrough Collaboration Award

2013

  • Bama Paul Marshall Excellence Award – Oklahoma City
  • Inkcycle Supplier of Year – Kansas City
  • Johnson Controls Excellence in Execution – Wichita
  • Ford Silver Excellence Award – Detroit
  • ClosetMaid Supplier of the Year – Ocala
  • Home Depot Merchandising Execution Supplier
  • Home Depot Canada Supplier of the Year

2012

  • Diageo Service Excellence Award
  • Home Depot Partner of the Year
  • Wakefern – Shoprite Design of the Times / Best of Times Award
  • Bama Supplier Excellence in Value Award
  • Johnson Controls Excellence in Execution Gold Award
  • POPAI Globalshop Contest Gold OMA for Braun PDQ

2011

  • Diageo Supplier of the Year
  • Abbott Supplier Excellence Award
  • “Green Supplier” for Abbott’s Sustainability Report
  • Johnson Controls Excellence in Execution
  • Johnson Controls – Building Efficiency Excellence in Execution (Gold)
  • Johnson Controls – Building Efficiency Excellence – Quality Leadership Award
  • Bama Award for Excellence in Service – Oklahoma City

2010

  • The Home Depot Partner of the Year
  • The Home Depot Eco Options Environmental Partner of the Year
  • Abbott Supplier Excellence Award
  • Vi-Jon Vendor of the Year Certificate of Excellence
  • Flexographic Technical Association Awards
    • Silver Award – Lewisburg, OH
    • Bronze Award – Lewisburg, OH
  • BHS Platinum Performer Award – Valparaiso, IN
  • Bama Award for Excellence In Value – Oklahoma City
  • Fibre Box Association recognized 22 Pratt plants for Safety, including:
  • Atlanta – Singled out for the prestigious “Category Award” for achieving the lowest total incidence rate among sheet plants operating between 100,001-150,000 work-hours. It’s the second time Atlanta has received this award.
  • Perfect Plant Award – Zero Incidence Rate: Albany, Jackson, Memphis and San Antonio.
  • Safety Excellence Award – No Lost Time Accidents: Bessemer, Conyers Millugator, PSS, Humboldt, Nashville, Livonia, Raleigh, Greenville, Conyers Display, Houston, Lewisburg, Kansas City, Wichita, Valparaiso, Dallas, Tulsa and Statesville.

Pratt is America’s 5th largest corrugated packaging company and the world’s largest, privately-held 100% recycled paper and packaging company, with more than 6000 highly-skilled, green-collar employees dedicated to the environment and sustainability.

Pratt was founded in the USA some 20 years ago and, since then, has shown dramatic growth with sophisticated manufacturing facilities in more than 25 states.

The Georgia-based company operates an extensive Recycling Company to supply three of the most modern, cost-effective 100% recycled paper mills in the country – at our Conyers’ Campus and in New York City, New York and Shreveport, Louisiana.

The company is dedicated to the sustainability of the environment, its customers and its people. The cornerstone of Pratt’s mission is to protect and nurture the planet’s natural resources while reducing our impact on the environment by “Harvesting the Urban Forest.” By doing so the company also seeks to help its customers meet their environmental goals.

Pratt has been honored by environmental leaders such as former Vice President Al Gore, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Ted Turner, the Climate Group and Global Green for spreading the word that recycling is an important weapon against climate change.

ANTHONY PRATT
GLOBAL CHAIRMAN

Anthony Pratt is the Global Chairman of Pratt/Visy Industries, one of the world’s largest privately-owned packaging, paper and recycling companies.Pratt Industries employs 4000 people in the USA and a further 5500 in Australasia. Group sales exceed $US 3 billion. Pratt has been named Australia’s leading company for environmental performance four times since 2000.

Anthony graduated from Monash University, Melbourne, with a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) in 1983. After graduation he joined the consulting firm of McKinsey & Co, before joining Visy.

In 1991 he moved to the United States to spearhead the family’s business expansion into America, where he built Pratt Industries USA into a billion-dollar company which now employs more US citizens than any other Australian company.

In 2007 he made a commitment at President Clinton’s Global Initiative in New York City to invest $1 billion in clean energy and recycling infrastructure over the next 10 years.

Anthony is firmly committed to environmental causes, and he and the company have been honored by environmental leaders such as former Vice President Al Gore, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Ted Turner, the Climate Group and Global Green for spreading the word that recycling is an important weapon against climate change.

Anthony also sits on the National Board of the Muhammad Ali Museum and Education Center in Louisville, Kentucky, and is active in numerous charity organizations throughout the US and Australia.

He divides his time between Melbourne and Atlanta, where Visy and Pratt are headquartered respectively, with his partner Claudine Revere and their two children.

BRIAN MCPHEELY
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Brian McPheely began his career in the packaging industry as a sales representative. He later held increasingly responsible positions in sales, marketing, manufacturing and general management with The Georgia Box Group.The Georgia Box Group was acquired by Pratt Industries in the mid-1990s.

Brian served as President of the Georgia Box Division from 1995-1999 before leaving to serve Visy Industries in Australia as General Manager of Specialty Packaging.

He returned to the United States as Pratt’s Chief Operating Officer in 2004 and in 2009 was named Chief Executive Officer with responsibility for all aspects of the North American company including containerboard, corrugated products, technology and recycling.Brian earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Management and Visual Arts from Albion College in Albion, Michigan.

GARY BYRD
PRESIDENT, PRATT HOLDINGS

Gary Byrd is the President of Pratt Holdings, the parent company for all of Pratt’s interests in the United States.

Gary started his career with Security Pacific Bank, and during his thirteen years at the bank held a variety of positions, including Chairman of the Senior Loan Committee, Head of the Leveraged Buyout Group and Head of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Gary joined Pratt Industries in 1988 as Director of Acquisitions, spearheading the growth objective for Pratt’s packaging efforts in the U.S. He also served as Chief Financial Officer before becoming President and CEO of the U.S. operation in 1995.

Gary earned a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the College of William and Mary and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California at Los Angeles. He serves on the boards of the Pratt U.S. and Australian companies, and is an Advisory Director of Adacel Systems.

DAVID DENNIS
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

David Dennis is Chief Operating Officer of Pratt Industries, a position he assumed in January 2014.

He is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company with all division presidents reporting directly to him.Prior to his promotion, David was Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Pratt, leading the company’s overall sales and marketing strategies for sustainable packaging solutions since joining the company in late 2007. Prior to joining Pratt, David served as Director of North American Sales for Sonoco Products Company. His 24-year tenure with Sonoco included an array of sales and operations executive leadership positions throughout North America. Throughout his career, David has been recognized for his innovative strategies with talent management, solution-focused sales methodologies, and aggressive profitable sales growth.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management from Clemson University.

David resides in Atlanta with his wife and two daughters.

Pratt Industries believes in giving back to the community – whether to neighbors next door or strangers on the other side of the world. Since the company first came to America more than 20 years ago, Pratt has donated money, time, resources and manpower to a myriad of charities, environmental groups and relief organizations, from funding programs to educate less fortunate children here at home, to providing much-needed supplies for the victims of natural disasters from Haiti to Pakistan to the Midwest, or helping to find a cure for AIDS.

It’s a tradition begun by Pratt’s late worldwide chairman Richard Pratt and continued by his family. The Pratt Foundation has given away tens of millions of dollars since its inception in 1978 and the company is proud to continue that tradition here in the United States.

Pratt is also proud that its employees, too, have backed many of these philanthropic endeavors, raising money for causes large and small, and donating their time to help both stranger and neighbor. They are also committed to the communities in which they live and work.

Pratt Industries realizes it’s a great privilege to be involved in activities which are aimed at enriching others’ lives. The company supports a wide range of charitable causes – and encourages others to do what they can to help those in need.

Some of those we’ve helped over the years

Pratt Industries is a proud member of numerous industry associations and alliances, including:

  • Fibre Box Association
  • TAPPI (Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry)
  • Corrugated Packaging Alliance
  • Produce Manufacturers Association
  • International Society of Sustainability Professionals
  • Sustainable Packaging Coalition
  • Michigan State University’s School of Packaging Board of Directors
  • Institute of Packaging Professionals
  • Procter & Gamble’s Supplier Sustainability Board
  • Walmart’s Sustainable Value Network for Packaging
  • Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries
  • Paper Stock Industries
  • Flexographic Technical Association (FTA)
  • Rated by SuperLawyers.com

Recent Accomplishments

Pratt Industries is widely known throughout the industry as a leading supplier of sustainable packaging and display solutions for companies large and small. Pratt has been honored by numerous associations and by many of America’s leading corporations, including:

2015

  • Store Brands Magazine Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing Practices Award
  • Energizer Excellence in Supply Chain Performance Award
  • Design of the Times – Gold – Energizer Eco-Advanced Energizer
  • Design of the Times – Bronze – Edgewell Sun Care Sand Castle Pallet
  • Design of the Times – Bronze – Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport Counter Display
  • Design of the Times – Bronze – L’Oréal Infallible 3-sided End Stand
  • POPAI OMA Awards – Silver – L’Oréal Voluminous Lash Out Butterfly Effect Étagère
  • POPAI OMA Awards – Bronze – Schick Hydro Sensitive End Stand
  • POPAI OMA Awards – Bronze – Olay Luminous Wal-Mart End Cap
  • Bama Companies Paul Marshall Excellence Award for Service – Oklamhoma City
  • Atlantic Tape and Packaging 2015 Vendor of the Year – Conyers
  • FTA Awards – Direct Print Category Gold – Jim Beam
  • FTA Awards – Direct Print Category Silver – Delta Faucet
  • FTA Awards – Direct Print Category Bronze – United Pet
  • Lozier Corporation Award for Outstanding Performance & Commitment – Lincoln
  • AbbVie Pharmaceuticals Triumph Award – Grand Rapids
  • Socially Responsible Supplier of the Year – Grand Rapids

2014

  • The Home Depot Partner of the Year Award
  • USPS Supplier Sustainability Excellence Award
  • Johnson Controls Excellence in Execution Award – Wichita
  • Bama Companies Lilah Marshall Heart and Soul Award – Oklahoma City
  • Diageo Breakthrough Collaboration Award

2013

  • Bama Paul Marshall Excellence Award – Oklahoma City
  • Inkcycle Supplier of Year – Kansas City
  • Johnson Controls Excellence in Execution – Wichita
  • Ford Silver Excellence Award – Detroit
  • ClosetMaid Supplier of the Year – Ocala
  • Home Depot Merchandising Execution Supplier
  • Home Depot Canada Supplier of the Year

2012

  • Diageo Service Excellence Award
  • Home Depot Partner of the Year
  • Wakefern – Shoprite Design of the Times / Best of Times Award
  • Bama Supplier Excellence in Value Award
  • Johnson Controls Excellence in Execution Gold Award
  • POPAI Globalshop Contest Gold OMA for Braun PDQ

2011

  • Diageo Supplier of the Year
  • Abbott Supplier Excellence Award
  • “Green Supplier” for Abbott’s Sustainability Report
  • Johnson Controls Excellence in Execution
  • Johnson Controls – Building Efficiency Excellence in Execution (Gold)
  • Johnson Controls – Building Efficiency Excellence – Quality Leadership Award
  • Bama Award for Excellence in Service – Oklahoma City

2010

  • The Home Depot Partner of the Year
  • The Home Depot Eco Options Environmental Partner of the Year
  • Abbott Supplier Excellence Award
  • Vi-Jon Vendor of the Year Certificate of Excellence
  • Flexographic Technical Association Awards
    • Silver Award – Lewisburg, OH
    • Bronze Award – Lewisburg, OH
  • BHS Platinum Performer Award – Valparaiso, IN
  • Bama Award for Excellence In Value – Oklahoma City
  • Fibre Box Association recognized 22 Pratt plants for Safety, including:
  • Atlanta – Singled out for the prestigious “Category Award” for achieving the lowest total incidence rate among sheet plants operating between 100,001-150,000 work-hours. It’s the second time Atlanta has received this award.
  • Perfect Plant Award – Zero Incidence Rate: Albany, Jackson, Memphis and San Antonio.
  • Safety Excellence Award – No Lost Time Accidents: Bessemer, Conyers Millugator, PSS, Humboldt, Nashville, Livonia, Raleigh, Greenville, Conyers Display, Houston, Lewisburg, Kansas City, Wichita, Valparaiso, Dallas, Tulsa and Statesville.