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 10,000 highly-skilled, green-collar employees dedicated to the environment and sustainability.

PRATT INDUSTRIES

Pratt was founded in the USA some 30 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 five of the most modern, cost-effective 100% recycled paper mills in the country – at our Conyers campus in Ga., New York City, Valparaiso, In., Shreveport, La., and our most recent in Wapakoneta, Oh.

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 Executive Global Chairman of Pratt Industries / Visy, which together form the world’s largest privately-owned packaging, paper and recycling company.

The group employs more than 10,000 people in the USA and a further 5,000 in Australasia at more than 200 factories and sites. Annual sales exceed $6 billion U.S combined.

Pratt has grown from America’s 45th biggest corrugated producer to the 5th, and in 2016 Anthony was named the “North American Packaging CEO of the Year” by a prestigious industry association.

In 2020, he was again acknowledged by his peers when he was honored with PaperAge’s “Executive Papermaker of the Year” award.

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 into a billion-dollar company, which now employs more US citizens than any other Australian company.

In May 2017, he pledged to invest a further $2 billion in American manufacturing and job creation over the next 10 years.

Anthony is also a recognized environmental leader and global food security advocate who each year sponsors the influential Global Food Forum in the USA in partnership with the Wall Street Journal.

Anthony is also a leading philanthropist. Over the years, the family’s Pratt Foundation has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to charities in more than 20 countries and in 2018 announced he would give away another $1 billion in his lifetime. Anthony divides his time between Melbourne and New York City.

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Pratt Industries Brian McPheely

BRIAN MCPHEELY

Global CEO
VISY / Pratt Industries

On July 1, 2014 Brian McPheely was named Global CEO and is now responsible for VISY in Australia and Pratt Industries in the USA. McPheely also served as Chief Executive Officer of Pratt Industries, Inc. (appointed in 2009) with responsibility for all aspects of the North American operations including containerboard, corrugated products, product development, technology and recycling.

McPheely began his career in the packaging industry as a sales representative, and later held increasingly responsible positions in sales, marketing, manufacturing and general management with The Georgia Box Group, which was acquired by Pratt Industries in the mid 1990’s. McPheely served as President of the Georgia Box Division from 1995-1999. He then joined Pratt’s parent company VISY in Australia as General Manager of Specialty Packaging until returning to the United States as Chief Operating Officer of Pratt Industries in 2004.

In addition to his responsibilities at Pratt Industries, McPheely is currently Chair of the Paper Recycled Coalition, and is on the Board of the AF&PA. He also serves on the Board of Directors of his alma mater, Albion College.

McPheely earned a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Economics-Management and Visual Arts from Albion College in Albion, Michigan. He and his wife Jan are residents of Georgia and have three grown children.

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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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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 30 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 hundreds 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:

2020

  • POPAI OMA Awards – Gold – Cosmopolitan, Eau De Juice Counter Display Launch
  • POPAI OMA Awards – Silver – JUST Endcap
  • POPAI OMA Awards – Silver – “Share Your Joy with Us” Holiday Display

2019

  • POPAI OMA Awards – Gold – Downy Unstopables WOW Display
  • POPAI OMA Awards – Silver – CVS f.a.b. Launch Intuition Razor Endcap
  • Hormel Foods Spirit of Excellence Award

2018

  • POPAI OMA Awards – Display of the Year Award – Schick Hydro Disposable Edge Floor Display with Robot Motion/Video
  • POPAI OMA Awards – Gold – Schick Hydro Disposable Edge Floor Display with Robot Motion/Video
  • POPAI OMA Awards – Creative Award – Schick Hydro Disposable Edge Floor Display with Robot Motion/Video
  • POPAI OMA Awards – Gold – Tide with Downy Pods WOW Display
  • POPAI OMA Awards – Silver– Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Cosmetic Endstand
  • POPAI OMA Awards – Bronze– Playtex 24pcs 1X Compact & Sport Floorstand

2017

  • Design of the Times – Gold – Tide with Downy Pods WOW Display
  • Design of the Times – Silver – Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Cosmetic Endstand
  • Design of the Times – Bronze – Schick Hydro Disposable Edge Floor Display with Robot Motion/Video
  • Brose Key Supplier Award

2016

  • Design of the Times – Gold – Schick Barbershop Endstand
  • Mega Alimentos

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

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 10,000 highly-skilled, green-collar employees dedicated to the environment and sustainability.

Pratt was founded in the USA some 30 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 five of the most modern, cost-effective 100% recycled paper mills in the country – at our Conyers campus in Ga., New York City, Valparaiso, In., Shreveport, La., and our most recent in Wapakoneta, Oh.

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 Executive Global Chairman of Pratt Industries / Visy, which together form the world’s largest privately-owned packaging, paper and recycling company.

The group employs more than 10,000 people in the USA and a further 5,000 in Australasia at more than 200 factories and sites. Annual sales exceed $6 billion U.S combined.

Pratt has grown from America’s 45th biggest corrugated producer to the 5th, and in 2016 Anthony was named the “North American Packaging CEO of the Year” by a prestigious industry association.

In 2020, he was again acknowledged by his peers when he was honored with PaperAge’s “Executive Papermaker of the Year” award.

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 into a billion-dollar company, which now employs more US citizens than any other Australian company.

In May 2017, he pledged to invest a further $2 billion in American manufacturing and job creation over the next 10 years.

Anthony is also a recognized environmental leader and global food security advocate who each year sponsors the influential Global Food Forum in the USA in partnership with the Wall Street Journal.

Anthony is also a leading philanthropist. Over the years, the family’s Pratt Foundation has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to charities in more than 20 countries and in 2018 announced he would give away another $1 billion in his lifetime. Anthony divides his time between Melbourne and New York City.

BRIAN MCPHEELY
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

On July 1, 2014 Brian McPheely was named Global CEO and is now responsible for VISY in Australia and Pratt Industries in the USA. McPheely also served as Chief Executive Officer of Pratt Industries, Inc. (appointed in 2009) with responsibility for all aspects of the North American operations including containerboard, corrugated products, product development, technology and recycling.

McPheely began his career in the packaging industry as a sales representative, and later held increasingly responsible positions in sales, marketing, manufacturing and general management with The Georgia Box Group, which was acquired by Pratt Industries in the mid 1990’s. McPheely served as President of the Georgia Box Division from 1995-1999. He then joined Pratt’s parent company VISY in Australia as General Manager of Specialty Packaging until returning to the United States as Chief Operating Officer of Pratt Industries in 2004.

In addition to his responsibilities at Pratt Industries, McPheely is currently Chair of the Paper Recycled Coalition, and is on the Board of the AF&PA. He also serves on the Board of Directors of his alma mater, Albion College.

McPheely earned a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Economics-Management and Visual Arts from Albion College in Albion, Michigan. He and his wife Jan are residents of Georgia and have three grown children.

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.

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 30 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 hundreds 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:

2020

  • POPAI OMA Awards – Gold – Cosmopolitan, Eau De Juice Counter Display Launch
  • POPAI OMA Awards – Silver – JUST Endcap
  • POPAI OMA Awards – Silver – “Share Your Joy with Us” Holiday Display

2019

  • POPAI OMA Awards – Gold – Downy Unstopables WOW Display
  • POPAI OMA Awards – Silver – CVS f.a.b. Launch Intuition Razor Endcap
  • Hormel Foods Spirit of Excellence Award

2018

  • POPAI OMA Awards – Display of the Year Award – Schick Hydro Disposable Edge Floor Display with Robot Motion/Video
  • POPAI OMA Awards – Gold – Schick Hydro Disposable Edge Floor Display with Robot Motion/Video
  • POPAI OMA Awards – Creative Award – Schick Hydro Disposable Edge Floor Display with Robot Motion/Video
  • POPAI OMA Awards – Gold – Tide with Downy Pods WOW Display
  • POPAI OMA Awards – Silver– Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Cosmetic Endstand
  • POPAI OMA Awards – Bronze– Playtex 24pcs 1X Compact & Sport Floorstand

2017

  • Design of the Times – Gold – Tide with Downy Pods WOW Display
  • Design of the Times – Silver – Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Cosmetic Endstand
  • Design of the Times – Bronze – Schick Hydro Disposable Edge Floor Display with Robot Motion/Video
  • Brose Key Supplier Award

2016

  • Design of the Times – Gold – Schick Barbershop Endstand
  • Mega Alimentos

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