Genstar-backed Tekni-Plex taps Chamulak as president and CEO

Tekni-Plex, which is backed by Genstar Capital, has named Brenda Chamulak as president and CEO.

Tekni-Plex, which is backed by Genstar Capital, has named Brenda Chamulak as president and CEO. Her appointment is effective June 30, 2021. Chamulak joined Tekni-Plex in October 2020 as president of its newly created packaging products division. Based in Wayne, Pennsylvania, Tekni-Plex is a maker of packaging material solutions and medical products.


WAYNE, Pa., March 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Tekni-Plex, a global leader in the development and manufacture of innovative packaging material solutions and medical products, today announced that Brenda Chamulak will become company president and CEO effective June 30 as part of a planned leadership transition. Ms. Chamulak succeeds Paul J. Young, who will become chairman of Tekni-Plex’s board of directors.
David Golde, managing director of Genstar Capital, Tekni-Plex’s private equity sponsor, said, “Tekni-Plex is a strong, well-capitalized billion-dollar company that is one of the leading packaging and solutions innovators in the industries it serves. Brenda is a highly experienced and successful senior packaging executive who brings tremendous strategic and management skills to Tekni-Plex as the company heads into its next phase of growth.”

Ms. Chamulak joined Tekni-Plex in October 2020 as president of its newly created Packaging Products division. At every step of her career, she has leveraged her strong growth focus and significant talent for strategy to deliver double-digit returns for her businesses. She is well versed in the broad packaging market having spent nearly 30 years in the industry. Working with winning teams across the globe, Ms. Chamulak has developed long-term relationships, fostering a spirit of partnership through a market- and solutions-oriented mindset.

Commenting on her new role, Ms. Chamulak said, “We have an exciting journey ahead at Tekni-Plex. The strength of our people, capabilities, and technologies will enable us to build closer relationships with customers by contributing innovative solutions, while maintaining the high standards we have always set for product quality and excellent customer service.”

Mr. Young moves to the chairman role after guiding the company to significant growth since joining it in 2008. He was instrumental in leading the company through 15 business acquisitions.

Mr. Golde commented, “Over the years, Paul has built and fostered an impressive culture of loyalty, commitment and collaboration. He assembled a great team of people and capabilities that transformed Tekni-Plex into a global leader that is strongly positioned for growth. I thank Paul for all of his contributions to Tekni-Plex, and am excited that Paul will continue with the business in his role on the board of directors.”

Commenting on the transition, Mr. Young said, “I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to all my Tekni-Plex colleagues, customers and many partners around the world with whom I have worked over the past 13 years. Tekni-Plex is a great company with excellent people – all focused on providing product and technology solutions for our customers. I am certain Brenda’s high energy and market focus will drive the company’s growth for years to come.”

Tekni-Plex looks to continue its momentum under Ms. Chamulak through new product innovation, talent recruitment and further business acquisition.

Ms. Chamulak came to Tekni-Plex from Jabil Packaging Solutions (JPS) where she was CEO, SVP and president. Prior to JPS, she held positions of increasing responsibility at AptarGroup Inc., serving in senior roles in marketing, innovation, business development and general management. Ms. Chamulak earned a Master of Business Administration from Marquette University in Milwaukee, and a Bachelor of Arts in marketing and international business from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

About Tekni-Plex, Inc.
Tekni-Plex is a globally-integrated company focused on developing and manufacturing products for a wide variety of end markets, including medical, pharmaceutical, food, beverage, personal care, household and industrial. Tekni-Plex is headquartered in Wayne, PA, and operates manufacturing sites across 10 countries worldwide to meet the needs of its global customers. For more information visit