Assemblies Unlimited Inc was started in 1993 by Randy Shaw who had a vision to build a national network of contract packaging suppliers with capabilities in contract filling for food and non-food, liquid and dry, primary as well as secondary services. As the network grew so did the customer base and Assemblies Unlimited was in a unique position to support the many manufacturing industries across the country who relied on outsourcing their contract packaging and filling projects to a company who had access to world class facilities and equipment, along with the other Top 5 Considerations When Choosing a Contract Packaging Company.
As outsourcing continues to grow in popularity, Assemblies Unlimited has built a reputation and industry presence as a full turnkey service provider and a contract packaging and fulfillment resource who manages packaging projects from design to final completion and everything in-between, including local sourcing of raw packaging materials, inventory control, supply-chain management and drop shipping of finished goods.
Over the last 23 years I have strived to build a culture in our company of 1) A great customer experience 2) Unmatched responsiveness and 3) Seamless project management. It is my goal that each customer feels like they can depend on us to understand and manage their project fully by being responsive, accessible and good communicators. These are qualities that many companies pursue but few attain. I believe we have assembled the greatest project and supply-chain managers in the business with the number one goal of helping you design, package and ship a successful retail product. Born and raised in Mt. Prospect, IL, I have a Business Management degree from Northern Illinois University. I have sold for ITW, Molex and for a small Rep firm in Skokie before starting Assemblies Unlimited in 1993.
In my personal time I enjoy golf, church, family and going out to dinner to somewhere new.
Customer Service Manager
Fourteen years and counting with Assemblies Unlimited has enhanced my packaging knowledge vastly to be able to assist all customers through the most challenging of projects. I focus on a team management style to bring our valued customers, vendors and production together which results in increased communication, effective planning and a finished product that exceeds expectations. The absolute best part of this job is building relationships with my customers and being able to call them friends. I have graduated from Elmhurst College with an MBA in 2008 and pending certification in Project Management has definitely been a driving force leading to success in this position.
While I am not checking on production or running down time-sensitive information, I am enjoying a good meal with friends, an evening out with my husband or contemplating the next 5K fun-run.
Vice President Sales, Western Region
I provide our customers in the Western States with contract packaging, contract filling and fulfillment solutions for a wide range of products. Our customers include both large and small companies as well as start-ups and entrepreneurs in many different industries. With over 15 years experience in the packaging industry and as a former CFO with an MBA from USC, I am able to help customers increase their sales and profitability with the latest trends in packaging design, cost-effective materials selection and efficient project management. I love pleasing customers with well designed and executed packaging solutions and look forward to working closely with any cpg company who is looking for packaging expertise to help them navigate the contract packaging process from start to finish.
In my free time, I enjoy many outdoors activities in San Diego including running, cycling, golf, tennis and sailing.
I enjoy sales and project management and have been involved in several successful product launches for small, medium and large tier customers. I enjoy taking initiative and getting involved in every facet of a project to make sure everything runs smoothly. I pride myself facilitating good communication and keeping customers well informed so they can make the best decisions regarding their projects. I try to be a “big picture” guy for your project focusing on how I can make sure that all details are successfully managed correctly and on-time.
I graduated from NIU in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in English. I started my career in technology/ IT sales and after several years, then joined Assemblies in 2012.
In my free time I enjoy music, nightlife in the city and craft beers.
Midwest Sales Manager
I have been with Assemblies Unlimited for several years and have an extensive background in the paper and packaging industry. I studied hotel restaurant management at Southern Illinois University and spend a few years working in the industry. I spent 11 years with The Newark Group which was a fully integrated global manufacture of paperboard. After that I worked with Rock-Tenn for 4years and was responsible for their industrial packaging division. Assemblies Unlimited has allowed me to use my background to provide packaging solutions to all customers for both primary and secondary packaging solutions, including material sourcing and full project management.
In my spare time outside of work I enjoy coaching my daughters soccer team and going to local street festivals and trying new restaurants in the city.
Vice-President Sales, Eastern Region
Let me put over 20 years of experience in contract packaging and fulfillment to work for you. I am based in our newest office in Edison New Jersey and will be supporting the local customer base with our vast capability in primary and secondary contract packaging services. Taking a new packaging project from concept to distribution is my specialty and I look forward to learning more about how I can help make your brand a success using creative and innovative ideas. My ambition is not only to build a packaging partnership but also a friendship by working alongside you to solve the packaging issues that many customers face. My commitment to you is that I will treat your project like my own and I will not let you down.
In my spare time I enjoy family outings, volunteering, church activities, exploring NYC and photography.
With a degree in Graphic Design, and a concentration in Package Design, being a Project Manager at Assemblies Unlimited just seemed like a perfect fit for me. I oversee the operations side of projects and make sure they are carried out according to customer requested specifications. My experience allows me to translate a customer’s DETAILED vision into a finished product. Often on-site at our diversely specialized facilities, I make sure all projects are on task, on time, and on budget!
When I am not at one of our production facilities I can be found racing a variety of vehicles, fishing, or with my wife and friends around great home-made food.
As the newest member of the team my extensive experience in sales, negotiations, and customer service align perfectly with the culture here at Assemblies Unlimited. I am here to help and as your project manager I will ensure all aspects of the task at hand run seamlessly and exceed your expectations. Any time day or night I am readily available to ensure you are 100% satisfied with your experience.
I acquired my bachelor’s degree from Aurora University in Business Commerce and Marketing in 2011.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family/friends, playing golf, and cheering on my favorite sports teams.
Gina Clayton, MBA
I am the newest addition to Assemblies Unlimited, and I bring 18+ years of administrative experience to our Midwest corporate office. My years of corporate experience, coupled with my customer service skills, have proven extremely effective in helping to drive organizational success. I am here to keep our office running smoothly and to ensure our customers are placed in the right hands. I hold a MBA degree in business from Keller Graduate School of Management. Chances are, when you call the office I will answer the phone, so please be sure to say hello!
When I’m not in the office, I enjoy competitive bowling, dining out, red wines, outings with my family, and have an absolute love for rock n roll!
More About Assemblies Unlimited
Assemblies Unlimited’s contract packaging, contract filling and fulfillment capabilities have expanded over the years both in geography and scope. We serve key markets in the East, Midwest, South and West with mulitple packaging plant locations each with a unique capability and equipment list. These copacking plants are supported by the Assemblies Unlimited regional offices/design centers strategically located in San Diego (west), Chicago (Midwest) and Edison, NJ (Northeast).
Plant certifications include AIB, SQF, IFS, GFSI, Organic, and Kosher.
Assemblies Unlimited has had great success supporting custom packaging projects for many industries including accessories, food, retail, cosmetic, toy, nutritional supplement, industrial, chemical, hardware, houseware, printing, lawn and garden, seasonal, gifts, consumer electronics, promotional/premiums, tools and many more.
Our service proposition is that we are flexible, nimble and responsive, and work within tight deadlines that our customers require. Our 18 years of experience allows us to tap into the latest packaging trends, utilize the most sustainable products and provide turnkey packaging solutions that other packaging companies simply cannot.
We look forward to working with you!