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Associate Spotlight Series: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

October 10, 2023

Hispanic Heritage Month 2023

Hispanic Heritage Month 2023

A Printpack Associate Spotlight Series

Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated from September 15 – October 15th,  is an annual celebration of the history and culture of the U.S. Latino and Hispanic communities. This month we are highlighting the story of Armando Sandoval, whose family migrated to the US looking for more opportunities and a better future

Armando Sandoval, Printpack Plant Trainer in Elgin, Illinois, has been with Printpack for six years. He was born in the US after his parents migrated from Mexico. Armando has a key role in helping Printpack associates learn new skills.

Let’s learn more about their stories and career journeys in their own words.

Q. Can you share a memory that represents your culture?

Armando – Celebrating the Day of the Dead. Creating altars at home to remember our dead relatives or friends while making traditional Mexican dishes to celebrate their memories.

 

Q. What do you appreciate most about living in the US?

Armando – The freedom to be whoever you want to be.

 

Q. Why did you choose to work at Printpack? 

Armando  I was advised by a family member of the possibilities for growth Printpack has to offer.

 

Q. How has this experience added to your skills so far?

Armando –I have developed great leadership skills, communication skills, and learned the business side of the company. I was offered an opportunity to expand on the skills I came in with and applied them to night school that Printpack also sponsored. I subsequently received certification in my field.

 

Q. What do you like most about your role at Printpack?

Armando – Helping others grow and working as a team to improve our processes.

 

Q. What kind of advice would you give to those starting their careers?

Armando Work hard and be open to trying all the different things this company offers, especially when it comes to opportunities to grow within the company.

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About Printpack

Founded in 1956 and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Printpack is a privately-held flexible and specialty rigid packaging manufacturer. Employing over 3,200 associates worldwide, the company operates 19 manufacturing facilities in the United States and Mexico. With investments in leading-edge technologies and a deep understanding of customer needs, Printpack has partnered with the most successful CPGs to launch new products and grow market share. Printpack’s purpose, Preserving and Enhancing People’s Lives, is continually demonstrated by the commitment to sustainable products, active involvement in the local communities, and the empowerment of all associates. To read more about life at Printpack and our open positions, click here.

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