Meet Rapid Packaging 2018-05-29T19:28:20+00:00
Mike Sime
Mike SimeCo-OwnerSince 1988
“My primary goal in every organization I have owned or led is to ‘Create a God honoring company that people want to work for and do business with.’”
Phil Milne
Phil MilneCo-Owner
Since 2010
“Our winning formula at Rapid Packaging is our combination of passion for producing the best possible outcomes for our customers and our entire Team’s commitment to excellence. Both Mike and I have strived to build a culture that attracts and retains talented people who share our company values of Courage, Respect, Integrity, Speed and Passion. We hope to demonstrate these values every day to everyone from customers to suppliers and, of course, to each other.”
Julie Christiansen
Julie ChristiansenSr. Vice President & GM of Rapid Packaging Since 2017
“In any company, it is the people that make the difference! Our team is fully committed to serving the customer quickly and with a positive attitude. We work hard to improve our processes and results every day to create ongoing value for our customers. Our long-standing partnerships are evidence that we consistently deliver on our commitments.”
Brett Sorensen
Brett SorensenSr. Vice President & GM of Berg Bag Since 2014
“Berg Bag Co. has survived and thrived for 74 years because of our long term, relationship driven approach – and our approach remains the same whether you’re a local farmer or a Fortune 50 company. I think you’ll find that whoever you’re working with at Berg Bag is fully engaged and works with a sense of urgency – because that’s what our customers deserve.”
Jay Anderson
Jay AndersonVice President of Sales
Since 2011
“At Rapid Packaging our goal is to create a premier experience for our customers. We want to provide our customers with packaging solutions which will benefit their business, and allow us to be their total solution provider. We do this through delivering on our promises and living by our company values: Courage, Respect, Integrity, Speed and Passion.”
Janette Lais
Janette LaisOperations & Logistics Manager Since 2004
“Over the years, Berg Bag’s top priority has been to provide extraordinary service to our customers. We strive to go above and beyond to support our customers in any way possible. It is exciting to be a part of the family like culture and the team approach the company fosters. We are grateful for the support we have received from our suppliers over the years. These business relationships with both customers and vendors have driven us to be the best in the industry. Due to the strong relationships, both internal and external, I love coming to work each day ready for the challenges we may face.”
Lee Pearson
Lee PearsonPurchasing Manager
Since 2012
“I treat all of my employees the way that I want to be treated, and they respond very well to this. I have no problem children, they are all wonderful, attentive and a real pleasure to work with!! Everyone on my team likes to get to work early and they will all stay until the job is done. I couldn’t ask for a better team! I am really lucky to have each and every one of them reporting to me.”
Lynn Slettedahl
Lynn SlettedahlCustomer Service Manager
Since 1994
“Our customer service department is a large part of the foundation for success at Rapid Packaging. Our team works hard to build strong, lasting relationships with our customers. Our goal is to ensure that quality and service exceeds our customers’ expectations through every step of the process.”
Julie Fischer
Julie FischerController
Since 2008
“Rapid Packaging is a great place to work, the company has doubled since I have been with the company and there have been many advancements that have helped us service our internal customers and external customers. We strive to serve our internal and external customers with the best possible customer experience.”
Billy Soule
Billy SouleAccount Manager
Since 1989
“We are the Rapid Rabbits of the packaging business, your Soule source for packaging.”
Jim Rabuse
Jim RabuseAccount Manager
Since 1990
“Providing packaging solutions and creating partnerships with clients has been my focus for 26 years. My success is defined by my client’s satisfaction. Working together to meet clients’ needs is what I do best. Let me know how I can help.”
Tim Fischer
Tim FischerAccount Manager
Since 1990
“I get to meet a lot of people in a variety of industries to help them come up with solutions that address their needs. Fun facts: my wife and I have eight children and I’m an identical twin.”
Marty Gilbert
Marty GilbertAccount Manager
Since 1992
“I enjoy working with customers to improve current business situations and identify new opportunities to improve their bottom line. I enjoy hunting, fishing and playing golf, even though I will not be on the tours anytime soon.”
John Mclnerny
John MclnernyAccount Manager
Since 1994
“I enjoy working with customers in presenting new product ideas and processes which can improve the overall cost value to their packaging and shipping operations. I study synchronized basket weaving, and compose doorbell ring tones in my spare time.”
Pat Flynn
Pat FlynnAccount Manager
Since 1998
“I always say, ‘when we improve a client, we all improve.’ Learning and finding creative ways to solve challenges helps our clients and co-workers create a better system. Outside of Rapid Packaging I cherish my time with my family, friends, and working with Serving Our Troops.”
Pat Kloos
Pat KloosAccount Manager
Since 2011
“Pat’s great, he gets me everything I need, always follows up, I can count on him to take care of any issues that we’re having.” Pat’s an avid bowler, loves a good game of chess, and insists his favorite shirt is “salmon, not pink.”
Zach Johnson
Zach JohnsonAccount Manager - Industrial Bag Division, Since 2015
“The variety of industries we serve and the complexity of the solutions we develop gives our customers the satisfaction of working with a reliable partner. I take a disciplined and thorough approach in providing value through personal service to ensure reliability, competitiveness and quality.”
Ryan Wolf
Ryan WolfAccount Manager
Since 2016
“I view my customers not as dollar signs, but as opportunities to create long lasting relationships. I take pride in finding solutions for my customers that make their jobs easier and their companies run more efficient. Rapid Packaging shares in this approach and I could not be more excited to be a part of this family. It’s a company that customers enjoy doing business with – let me show you why!”
Michelle Hall
Michelle HallAccount Manager
Since 2016
“I am a sucker for great packaging! I’m new to the Rapid Packaging family, but have 17+ years of experience in the packaging industry. My obsession with great packaging will make you look like a rock star and save money along the way. Talk to me today!”
Jenny Rosa
Jenny RosaAccount Manager - Industrial Bag Division, Since 2015
“At Rapid Packaging, we are proud to be bulk bag experts. Industrial bags can be tricky, but I look forward to helping you step-by-step to find the perfect bag!”
Laura Heinen
Laura HeinenMarketing Manager
Since 2015
“The culture at Rapid Packaging is inspiring and palpable from the moment you walk in the door. This truly is an organization people want to work for and do business with and I am excited to share that story with the world.”
Mark Koerner
Mark KoernerEquipment Director
Since 2014
“Quality of service is not what you put into it. It’s what your customer gets out of it.”
Gabe Olson
Gabe OlsonParts & Service Coordinator
Since 1996
“Rapid Packaging is a terrific place to work for and do business with and we want to be your one stop shop. I’ve been with Rapid for 19 years and it feels more like a family than a place of employment. Teamwork makes the dream work!”
Joy Pouliot
Joy PouliotHR Generalist Since 2017
Jodie Farrar
Jodie FarrarCustomer Service Rep
Since 2002
“Our relationships with our customers is what sets us apart. We take pride in getting to know our customers on a personal level. We’re the “Cheers” of the packaging industry where everybody knows Your name.”
Cassandra Payne
Cassandra PayneCustomer Service Rep
Since 2013
“I believe that treating our customers with respect both professionally and personally communicates that we appreciate their business and, most of all, that we value them.”
Karrie Carroll
Karrie CarrollCustomer Service Rep
Since 2013
“As a first point of contact for our customers, it is important for us to build trust and treat each of our contacts with respect so that we become their supplier of choice. In doing so, we establish a strong, long-lasting relationship and gain the customer’s confidence. This leads to new project leads and potentially referrals that will help us to continue to grow our business.”
Jean Narkie
Jean NarkieCustomer Service Rep Since 2015
“After many years working in customer service and sales positions, I feel fortunate to have found the Berg Bag team. I love the positive and friendly good people I work with every day. Attitude is everything!”
Athena Erickson
Athena EricksonCustomer Service Rep Since 2016
Laura Holte
Laura HolteCustomer Service Rep Since 2018
Charlie Mutch
Charlie MutchTechnician
Since 2000
Rob Kinderman
Rob KindermanShipping & Receiving
Since 1999
Bob Beaver
Bob BeaverWarehouse Supervisor
Since 2009
“Rapid Packaging is a great place to work with great fellow employees. Oh yeah, and fresh ground coffee every morning!”
Ben Lindholm
Ben LindholmAccounts PayableSince 2014
Steve Sime
Steve SimeSenior Associate Buyer
Since 1988
Kristi Hooper
Kristi HooperBuyerSince 2012
“Working for Rapid Packaging has been so refreshing. The culture is so friendly and having all our cards “face up” really helps each player do their part effectively.”
Mike Anderson
Mike AndersonAdministrative
Since 1996
Marshall Dean
Marshall DeanWarehouse Since 2008
Peter Frei
Peter FreiLogistics Coordinator & Purchasing Rep Since 2014
“Logistics is a key element in getting the product to our customers. My goal as a logistic coordinator is to meet our customers’ freight needs for the best possible price.”
Joey Joyce
Joey JoyceBuyer Since 2016
Julie Gilbert
Julie GilbertAccounting
Since 2016
Tom Conway
Tom ConwayTechnician
Since 2015