Jonathan Quinn, Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan brings over 15 years of industry knowledge and experience to the U.S. Plastics Pact. His lifelong passion for and leadership in plastic packaging, paired with his strong belief in a plastics circular economy, fuels his work toward the U.S. Pact’s crucial mission.

Previous to his current role, Jonathan was the Vice President of Marketing and Sustainability for the API Group of Companies, where he focused on delivering marketing strategy and execution along with all facets of sustainability. Jonathan is recognized as an expert in many areas of plastic packaging, in particular flexible packaging sustainability, which is a key focus both of the U.S. Pact’s current Roadmap to 2025 and the upcoming Roadmap 2.0.

Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Science in Packaging Science and Business Management from Clemson University. Currently, he is the founder and Past Co-Chair of the Flexible Packaging Association’s (FPA) Emerging Leadership Council, serves on the FPA’s Chairperson’s Advisory Council, and is on the Global Board of Directors of the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA). In June of 2021, Jonathan was appointed to the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Advisory Board for Diversity and Inclusion. Most recently Jonathan was appointed in July 2022 to the Advisory Board for the Schools of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences at Clemson University.

Jonathan was designated a “Rising Star under 35” by Plastics News in 2018 and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) Young Leader of the Year in 2019. In February 2021, Jonathan was recognized by Plastics News as a top social media influencer in plastics and packaging. In January 2022, Jonathan received the designation of 40 under 40 by Waste360 for his contributions to waste, recycling, and sustainability. In December of 2023 He was recognized as a top leader in Plastics Sustainability by Plastics News.

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