Our founder, Eric J. Wilhelm is the kind of results-driven leader who motivates talented people to deliver the goods—as in exceptional results—by shaking up the status quo. In the early 90’s, after a lifetime in warehousing, sales engineering, marketing, manufacturing, and executive level logistics sales, Eric founded Wilpak, a supply chain/contract packaging company. His disruptive business approach quickly established Wilpak as an industry leader. In 2006, Eric sold Wilpak. And in 2011, he began laying the groundwork for a new kind of contract packaging services company. That company was Coregistics. Today, it’s an award-winning, best-in-class service provider with a stellar reputation for turn-on-a-dime flexibility and sophisticated systems.
At Coregistics, we’ve always wanted to help the communities in which we live and work. This isn’t just talk. It’s not mere “public relations.” We feel fortunate to do what we do, and we want to leverage our success into helping enrich and save lives. That’s why, every year, we sponsor The Gears and Greens Golf Tournament. This event raises money for the largest, most diverse bone marrow registry in the world—Be The Match.The registry matches patients who have leukemia, lymphoma and other life-threatening diseases with compatible donors. After this year’s tournament, Coregistics will have raised nearly a half million dollars to this important, life-saving cause.
We’re a passionate, driven team with 900 remarkable years of combined experience. We use our hard-won expertise to create what we call Operational Silence—an approach that boosts supply chain efficiencies across the board while ensuring that production quality never diminishes. Wherever you’re looking for supply chain solutions or contract packaging services, you’ll find our approach enables the efficient delivery of billions of packages without missed ship dates or quality-control issues – all with perfect inventory accuracy.
Chris Wilhelm, President
Chris Wilhelm grew up in the logistics industry. His first paid job was working on a production line at age 16. He learned how to drive a forklift before he could drive a car. Today, he leverages his firsthand experience and years of industry knowledge as the President of Coregistics. In addition to driving the overall direction of the company, Chris also spearheads the company’s national operations footprint.
Prior to Coregistics, Chris was partner and chief operating officer at Freedom Powersports, a premier powersports dealership he purchased in a joint venture with his father. He also worked at Wilpak for several years as part of the process and quality control team, where he learned the contract packaging industry from the ground up.
His professional affiliations include the Foundation for Strategic Sourcing (F4SS), the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), and the International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA). He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado.
Outside of work, you can usually find Chris with one of his cars or motorcycles, whether in the woods, on the track, or on a two-lane road in north Georgia (unless his wife tells him otherwise, of course). However, his favorite hobby is hanging with his son & daughter.
Joseph Stewart, Executive Vice President
Joseph brings to Coregistics years of experience in finance and account management. As Executive Vice President, he leverages his attention to detail, business acumen and communication skills to “connect the dots” across the company and ensure the proper execution of business processes, from account management and operations, to billing and contract negotiations.
Prior to Coregistics, he held various leadership positions for top agricultural companies across the southeast, where he increased sales volume and account margin and decreased risk exposure.
Joseph enjoys hunting, fishing and golfing in his free time, as well as spending time with his daughters.
Obed Rivera, CFO
Obed is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of finance and accounting experience in the light manufacturing, transportation, and logistics industries, with a knack for bridging the gap between finance and operations. With an innate ability to spot trends and dissect complex systems, Obed has a proven track record of enhancing operations and boosting profitability. His core competencies range from strategic business planning and budgeting to advanced financial analysis and process improvement.
Obed holds a Master of Accountancy from the University of South Florida and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Webber International University. When Obed isn't immersed in spreadsheets or financial models, he's a dedicated family man, outdoorsman and an avid woodworker. His home in the Chattanooga metro area is a sanctuary where he enjoys spending quality time with his family and pets, and where he can escape to his woodshop to work on his latest project.
Kevin Hall, Sr. VP of Strategy & Relationships
Kevin Hall started as a customer of Coregistics’ legacy company, Wilpak, in the mid 90’s. A few years later, he came over to “the dark side” and has led contract packaging operations and growth ever since. He was one of the original hires of Coregistics in 2011 and has continued to increase the company’s revenue and profits every year. With stints on the materials side of the business in eCommerce fulfillment, combined with his experience as a customer, Kevin has truly experienced all facets of supply chain and packaging services.
Before Coregistics, Kevin led engineering, operations, and product supply organizations within The Clorox Company and spent several years as a refinery engineer for Mobil Oil. He began his career as a Cavalry Officer for the US Army and holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech. A prolific public speaker, Kevin often presents to a variety of professional organizations, including the Foundation for Supply Chain Solutions (F4SS), the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute(PMMI), the Contract Packaging Association (CPA), and many others. He also lectures frequently at Kennesaw State University’s Cole School of Business for undergraduate and graduate-level business students.
Matt Burdett, Director, Business Solutions
Matt brings over 30 years of supply chain and logistics experience to Coregistics. Before joining the team, he held various positions in transportation, warehousing, and contract packaging.
Today, he uses this extensive experience and passion to ensure Coregistics’ customers receive a solid partnership and exceptional supply chain experience. Matt was affectionately named the ‘Wizard’ when he joined Coregistics due to his ability to make the seemingly impossible happen.
In Matt’s free time, you will usually find him in a pair of flip-flops and shorts, enjoying boat/lake time with his wife and three kids.
Dawn Stastny, VP of Organizational Development & Compliance
Dawn offers more than 33 years of expertise across various HR disciplines. She is a motivated Organizational Development, Compliance and Operations Professional, with a record of improving team performance through analysis, requirements compilation, issue resolution, and solution implementation. Possess excellent organizational qualities, able to streamline and improve team goals and achievement. Consistently recognized as able to improve organizational effectiveness and efficiency through management expertise.
Dawn’s pragmatic leadership and passion extends far beyond the walls of work. As the President for the Georgia PTA, she has the opportunity to impact the education community on a county, state, and national level. She also serves on the board for the Cherokee County Educational Foundation and the Cherokee Family Violence Center.
Dawn earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Organizational Development from Texas Women’s University. Serving the legal community as a Human Resources Subject Matter Expert (SME), she holds a Senior Professional Human Resources Certification (SPHR) from the HR Certification Institute, a SHRM-SCP designation from the Society for Human Resources Management, and is an OSHA and HIPAA Compliance Officer.
Dawn served as a Hospital Corpsman in the US Navy. Outside of work, Dawn enjoys traveling with her family.
Tom Taylor, Vice President, Business Solutions
Tom Taylor has worked in the logistics and supply chain industry for 40 years. Prior to joining Coregistics, he held various leadership positions in air freight, trucking, distribution and warehousing, and contract packaging. Today, he leverages his extensive experience to ensure every Coregistics customer receives the right packaging-centric supply chain solution, every day.
When he’s not at work, Tom can be found cruising on his old Harley motorcycle, fly fishing for trout, or unwinding on the golf course. A true family man, Tom has been happily married to the same woman for 35 years. Together they have one daughter and now three beautiful granddaughters under the age of six.
Annette Cutchens, Vice President, Customer Solutions
Annette Cutchens began working in the contract packaging industry more than three decades ago. Prior to joining Coregistics, she honed her considerable skills at Wilpak and JacobsonWilpak. During her nearly 10-year tenure with the companies, she was instrumental in implementing a new ERP system across new facilities. She also spent more than 25 years in various leadership positions at a household cleaning products company, where she played a strategic role in the launch of two new manufacturing facilities, as well as bringing new private-label consumer products to market.
Today, Annette offers our customers invaluable knowledge and expertise in manufacturing, supply chain management and contract packaging. Annette also has super-user status in multiple Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software systems, including SAP, which has enabled her to help write a number of dramatic client success stories. Week in and week out, Anne ensures we are accurately forecasting, tracking and managing our customers’ inventories, creating supply chain and logistics efficiencies, and gaining critical visibility into our customers’ business operations. Annette plays a critical role in onboarding new customers, working closely with them to understand their business needs and develop customized solutions to help their businesses continue to grow. She is a member of the Foundation for Strategic Sourcing (F4SS) and serves as co-leader of the Integrated Replenishment (IR) team and co-leader of the Women for Supply Chain (W4SC) team. She also previously served as vice-chairman of the Henry County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).
Annette is an avid golf fan who enjoys gardening, traveling and spending time with her family.
Ryan Pair, Vice President, Information Technology
In Ryan’s eighteen years of documented IT and business operations experience, Ryan has made it his mission to be the go-to Subject Matter Expert for everything technology related. As a young man, Ryan developed systems and processes at his father’s manufacturing firm, which allowed them to become a top three supplier of choice for McDonald’s. With his keen understanding of operations coupled with his experience in Information Technology, Ryan brought this foundational knowledge and passion to Big Time Products in Rome, GA as the VP of IT. In just five years, Ryan had completed an acquisition of another company, developed systems that allowed quality and efficiency improvements to triple annual revenue, and was a key participant in the sale of the company to a billion-dollar entity.
He is the point person to complete special projects covering all aspects of IT and operational infrastructure within the organization. Ryan is driven to identify and execute initiatives that capture cost savings and ensure efficient, secure and agile technology to enable organizational growth. Ryan judges his own success by how quickly processes are adopted and the overall impact to the bottom line.
Ryan graduated from Sothern Polytechnic State University with a degree in Industrial Engineering and a minor in Business Administration. Ryan’s upbringing and educational skillset affords him an in-depth understanding of operations, including logistics, supply, inventory and production control. Ryan has also achieved his Six Sigma Green Belt which facilitates his ability to quickly identify inefficiencies that can be remedied through the use of root cause analysis and project management-based technology implementation. Ryan excels at partnering across an organization’s departments, integrating broad stakeholder needs, and advocating for optimized technology-based solutions.
In his time off, Ryan spends time with his wife and daughter at the pool or at the beach.
Michael Haverfield, VP of Business Development
Michael has spent the last 10+ years with various packaging material manufacturers/distributors in national sales management roles. Most of Michael’s background has been spent managing and growing business with large, corporate driven CPGs and Fortune 500 companies. Originally from Kentucky (Go Cats!), Michael graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in Communications & Sales/Marketing.
When he’s not at work, Michael enjoys spending his time volunteering with veterans of the military community through Executive coaching and spending quality time with his family. Michael and his wife, Jenifer, have two children: Hunter(5) and Hayden (3) and they currently live in Argyle, TX (DFW). While Michael considers his family his main hobby and interest right now, he also is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending his time outside with his boys hunting, fishing, and golfing.