Press Release.


Peninsula Packaging Has a New CFO

May 23, 2013 – Leading human capital consulting firm Morgan Samuels has announced the placement of Steven Saull as Chief Financial Officer at Peninsula Packaging, which is owned by the private equity firm Odyssey Investment Partners.  Morgan Samuels provides innovative and strategic services focused on identifying, attracting, and retaining top executive talent.  The search was closed in just 57 days.

Peninsula Packaging manufactures products for food packaging markets, including fresh produce, bakery, confectionary, convenience foods and food processors.  Odyssey is a leading middle-market private equity firm with approximately $3 billion under management.  Founded in 2002, Peninsula has experienced steady, rapid growth to become a significant supplier of food packaging in its focused segments and ranks as the second largest thermoformer of fresh produce packaging in the U.S.  Peninsula ships its products throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Africa, Europe, Australia, Japan and Korea.  The company has achieved global recognition for its use of recycled drink bottles in its packaging products as well as owning and operating one of the largest privately funded renewable energy solar farms in North America.

Mr. Saull’s prior role was Vice President of Finance for Clondalkins’ North American operations in Philadelphia, PA.  Previously, he was Vice President of Finance and Operations for Spiralkote Flexible Packaging in Orlando, FL, the Finance and Commercial Director for Chadwicks of Bury in Manchester, England, and Regional Financial Controller for Alpha Flight Services, also in Manchester.  Mr. Saull graduated from Hulme College & Hulme Grammar Private School and is certified by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants at the University of Manchester.  “Steven is top talent and we were able to attract him to this role thanks to the close working relationship established with John McKernan, CEO at Peninsula, and the team at Odyssey,” said Martin Hewett, the Partner at Morgan Samuels who led the search.

About Morgan Samuels

Morgan Samuels is a leading human capital consulting firm dedicated to helping its clients realize their vision by identifying and solving their most mission critical human capital imperatives.  For over 45 years the firm has created and implemented breakthrough human capital strategies that impact companies at the organizational, team and individual levels.

Complementing its core competency in retained executive search, Morgan Samuels offers additional results-driven consulting solutions designed to unleash the power of human capital and revolutionize leadership performance.  Whether it’s through identifying, attracting and acquiring best-in-class talent, or developing, equipping and retaining existing critical talent, Morgan Samuels enables its clients to truly innovate, accelerate, and transform – instead of just perform.