Humberto Garcia

Location

Trumbull, CT, United States

Role

Packager

Industry

Personal Care

Job Title

Packaging Manager Environmental Sustainability

Company

Unilever

Profile

Humberto Garcia
Packaging Manager Environmental Sustainability

Named to Ethisphere Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics at #24 for 2007 in the area of design, Humberto Garcia currently serves as packaging manager environmental sustainability for Unilever. Assuming this role in 2006, Humberto is responsible for coordinating Unilever’s efforts surrounding packaging sustainability for all categories including food, home and personal care in the U.S. and Canada.

A key accomplishment during this timeframe when he served in the regional packaging development group was the package development for ‘all’ Small&Mighty concentrated detergent for which he was named to the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics in 2007. The innovative product and package took the liquid laundry segment in the US by storm and has been very successful, increasing market share by 25%, leading Unilever to use the packaging design globally in its liquid detergents.

Humberto not only brings a broad range of packaging experience and expertise including, primary package design, sustainable packaging, sampling vehicles and promotional packaging, printing and decoration to his position at Unilever, he brings a depth of international experience to the global package goods company, joining Unilever, Mexico in 1994 with an industrial engineering degree from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.

From 1994- 2002 Humberto held a variety positions for Unilever’s LATAM region operations including package engineer, packaging development manager, product evaluation manager and project manager responsible for developing packages for several product categories including skin care, hair and deodorant, working on such well-known brands as Pond’s Dove and Rexona, known as Degree in the U.S.

From 2002, when Humberto transferred to Unilever, U.S. until 2006, as packaging development principal engineer, he was instrumental in developing and implementing packages for several product launches in the liquid laundry segment, including ‘all’ Small&Mighty. During this period, he was also directly involved in developing and implementing packages for several product launches in the global marketplace, in the skin care category for several high-profile Unilever’s such as Dove, Vaseline and Suave.

About Unilever
Unilever [NYSE: UL, UN], one of the world’s largest consumer products companies, aims to add vitality to life by meeting everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care. Each day, around the world, consumers make 150 million decisions to purchase Unilever products. The company has a portfolio of brands that make people feel good look good and get more out of life.

In the United States, these brands include recognized names such as: Axe, “all,” Ben & Jerry's, Bertolli, Breyers, Caress, Country Crock, Degree, Dove personal care products, Hellmann's, Knorr, Lipton, Popsicle, Promise, Q-Tips, Skippy, Slim-Fast, Snuggle, Suave, Sunsilk and Vaseline. All of the preceding brand names are registered trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies. Dedicated to serving consumers and the communities where we live, work and play, Unilever in the United States employs approximately 13,000 people in more than 60 office and manufacturing sites in 24 states and Puerto Rico – generating nearly $10 billion in sales in 2006. For more information, visit www.unileverusa.com.

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