Pat Brennan

New Haven, CT

Position Desired

Packaging Engineering
Anywhere in the U.S.


Pat Brennan

Packaging Engineer

I am a packaging professional who can help optimize packaging solutions in line with the needs of consumers and clients. I can manage projects with cross functional teams from development to implementation while utilizing excellent communication skills. I can speak plainly of both advanced and difficult packaging designs.

Microsoft Office
Interspec 6.4 Packaging
Package Testing
Project Management
Cross Functional Teamwork
CAPE Quality Assurance
Data Analysis
Development and Design
Technical Writing
POP Displays


Unilever June 2013 – December 2013
Working to create a better future every day

Temporary Associate Packaging Engineer Trumbull, CT June 2013 – December 2013
I aided in the development of customary display packaging for the Skin and Hair categories. I authored packaging specifications, Bill of Material items for primary & secondary packaging for the Skin category. I also interfaced with Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Branding for product and packaging related projects.
I managed the assigned Package Development projects, with minimal guidance to meet category objectives and project ship to trade dates. I provided packaging options, developed, engineered, tested packaging components and modified as necessary to meet: customer requirements, functional parameters, cost targets, manufacturing & shipping requirements. I provided technical input to package design process and assured package design for manufacturing acceptability, while realizing desirable consumer & Brand packaging elements. I developed and obtained information to approve packaging components plus wrote and issued packaging specifications and documentation, within required time lines.

Deluxe Corporation June – December 2012
Deluxe Corporation is headquartered in Shoreview Minnesota

Packaging Engineer Co-op Shoreview, MN June – December 2012
I traveled to production facilities across the United States, documenting packaging used in each facility. I independently compiled packaging data into master spreadsheet for quick use by corporation engineers, financiers, and production facility managers. I spear headed a data collection initiative for Deluxe production facilities to utilize process improvement for packaging operations. I communicated project status and needs to engineers, managers, and facility site leaders.
• Single handedly managed a data compilation project from beginning to its completion.
Packaging Corporation of America June – December 2010
The industry leader in custom design, manufacturing and distribution of packaging containers

Structural Design Packaging Engineer Co-op Mooresville, NC June – December 2010
I worked with packaging engineers in concept/implementation teams for packaging fragile products with new packaging solutions. I ensured viability of new solutions through shock and vibration testing, in accordance with ISTA 1A procedures, along with crush testing. I interacted with packaging engineers and customers to determine the most effective packaging designs. I ensured that packaging designs would not be difficult to reproduce in manufacturing. I integrated POP displays into packaging solutions. ...

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