About Us

On the banks of the Ohio River, Mar-Pak has served our local customers offering a full line of packaging products as well as warehousing and logistics. Our reputation in the FIBC industry both here in the United States and around the world has earned us the highest praises as a company of values, integrity, professionalism and accountability.

If you were to ask “What makes us different from the next,” our answer, without hesitation, would be “Our People”. We serve our customers with more than 250 years of combined experience. We bring with us years of relationships with trusted manufacturers and a vast network of products and services.

Call us today to learn how we can serve your business needs. We are looking forward to talking to you.

Putnam House
The Mar-Pak Team

Our History

  • 1983 – The company was started by Bill Miner and Terry O’Brien as Miner Sales, Inc. Miner Sales handled our national contracts with suppliers as well as our key customers such as DuPont and Shell Chemical.
  • 1983 – Miner Sales became the first and only manufacturer’s representative for Stone Container Corporation in the U.S. for corrugated.
    • Designed and supplied the first bulk box for Shell Chemical, which is now Kraton Polymers
  • 1984 – Was at the forefront of the bulk bag movement in the U.S. representing B.A.G. Corporation out of Dallas Texas as their top sales agent.
    • 1996 – Top Sales Performance Award
    • 1998 – Largest Total Sales Volume Award
    • 1999 – Largest Total Sales Volume Award
    • 2002 – Best Closing Ratio Award
  • 1989 – Shell Chemical Supplier of the Year
  • 1991 – Shell Chemical Supplier of the Year
  • 1994 – Shell Chemical Supplier of the Year
  • 1999 – Ames Tools Supplier of the Year
  • 2004 – Founding partner Bill Miner passes away leaving controlling interest to Terry O’Brien
  • 2006 – All companies are consolidated to form Mar-Pak, Inc.
  • 2006 – Don Brown V.P. of Sales orchestrates a logistics and warehousing agreement between Mar-Pak, International Paper and Kraton Polymers.
  • 2017 – Terry O’Brien passes away
  • 2019 – Michelle Secrest and Chuck Watt purchase Mar-Pak
  • 2019 Orion Engineered Carbon names Mar-Pak supplier of the year
  • 2019 Mar-Pak rolls out a new look for itself

Local Pride

While every employee at Mar-Pak takes great pride in his or her work, we also have great pride in our community’s rich history. We are reminded of it every day as we enter the historic building which serves as our corporate headquarters in Marietta, Ohio.

Located right on the banks of the Muskingum River, it is known locally as the David Putnam House. The first block was laid in 1792 and it was completed in 1805 while Thomas Jefferson served as our President. The building was home to David Putnam, who was a nephew of Rufus Putnam, a General during the Revolutionary War and an organizer of the Ohio Company that settled the Northwest Territory in 1787. The home also became the first bank in Ohio as well as the first bank in the Northwest Territory.

We welcome our customers to visit Marietta and enjoy the rich heritage our river town enjoys.

Our Team

Michelle Secrest

Michelle Secrest

President / Co-owner
Start Date: 1989

Michelle graduated from Marietta College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting. She has been managing the daily running of the business since 2006, becoming V.P. of Finance in 2006 before becoming President and co-owner in 2019.

Chuck Watt

Chuck Watt

Vice President / Co-owner
Start Date: 1996

Chuck graduated from West Virginia Tech in 1995 receiving a Bachelors of Science in Industrial Engineering Technology and an Associates Degree in Drafting and Design. He has a strong technical and design knowledge. Chuck served as the National Accounts Manager covering packaging in the U.S. and Canada before becoming Vice President of Sales and co-owner in 2019.

Debbie Green

Debbie Green

Purchasing / Customer Service
START DATE: 1985

Debbie has a very good knowledge of packaging that only 30+ years in the business will give you. Debbie has had a wide range of responsibilities and has been in Purchasing and Sourcing for the last 6 years. She also has been a support to our outside sales representatives.

Christine Dettorre

Christine Dettorre

FIBC Product Manager
START DATE: 1993

Chris has played a key role in helping develop the FIBC business at Mar-Pak. Chris handles all communications with our plants overseas and organizes all container orders as well as inventory levels that we keep on hand for customers. Our FIBC customers rely on Chris’s years of experience in the industry.

Lesley Handschumacher

Lesley Handschumacher

Receptionist/Accounting
Start Date: 2018

You will usually hear Lesley cheerfully answer when you call into our office. Lesley also brings support to our accounting department and serves as Administrative Assistant.

Teresa Jackson

Teresa Jackson

Customer Service / Inventory Control
START DATE: 2019

Teresa plays a very important role handling all daily orders from our customers. She is also responsible for ordering from our suppliers, maintaining inventory levels and setting up our trucking and logistics.

Jim Wagner

Jim Wagner

Warehouse Supervisor
Start Date: 1991

Jim runs the warehouse and logistics operation and is heavily relied upon by Mar-Pak and our customers to make sure that they receive their product on time. Our customers are known to call Jim direct and have him on “speed dial” as they depend on him daily.

Austin Frederici

Austin Frederici

Sales Representative
Start date: 2014

Austin graduated from Muskingum University in New Concord Ohio, which is where he resides. He has developed a deep knowledge of packaging overall and his customers have learned to rely on Austin to solve their packaging needs. No subject is off limits as he is well versed in all of them.

Aaron Courtney

Aaron Courtney

Warehouse Driver
Start Date: 2002

Aaron Courtney has been delivering to our local customers since 2002 and has created good relationships over the years with our customers. They depend on him delivering our products daily and we are fortunate he represents Mar-Pak.

Scott Guthrie

Scott Guthrie

Warehouse Driver
Start Date: 2013

Scott is from West Virginia and has been instrumental in our warehousing and logistics business. We have been fortunate that he chose to work with Mar-Pak over the years.