One of our structural designers, Dave Owens, discusses five facts that he and his colleagues want to know when creating your corrugated box design. Here’s what he said about what helps the box design team work quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively.
Dave has been involved with corrugated box companies since he was five, and he began going to work with his dad, a corrugated plant manager, on weekends. Soon he was helping his dad in the garage, making and removing corrugated die cuts (with a hammer). Then, when his mom went to work full-time, he worked summers in the corrugated plant. By age 12, he was assembling corrugated box partitions. After he graduated in business management engineering and auto body repair from Mayo Technical (now Big Sandy Community & Technical College), he went to work outside the corrugated industry. Soon, he was back at the corrugated plant, working in various roles: loading and unloading, creating samples, ordering tooling dies and corrugated printed plates, working in inside and outside sales, as an office manager, and as the only full-time designer. He has been with Wertheimer Box as a structural designer since 2011.