Elaine Jacob to be Inducted to NACD Hall of Fame

Recognizing a True Pioneer in the Packaging Industry

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MJS Packaging is pleased to announce that Elaine Jacob has been selected for induction into the National Association of Container Distributors (NACD) Hall of Fame. This annual award recognizes an individual who has made a significant impact on the packaging industry. Elaine will be honored in memoriam on April 27th at the 2017 NACD convention in Napa, CA.

Elaine began her career in the 1950’s at her grandfather’s company, M. Jacob & Sons (now MJS Packaging), and led efforts into the emerging plastics packaging market. A pioneer in the packaging industry, Elaine became the first female NACD president in 1977, and quickly brought more structure to the organization.

“This is an incredible honor for both MJS Packaging and the Jacob family,” said Matt McDonnell, Board Member and Director of New Business Development for MJS Packaging. “Through conversations with industry insiders and from the close relationship I shared with my Great-Aunt Elaine, it is apparent she was instrumental in shaping the legacy within our 132 year old company and the industry at large. We are thrilled the NACD selected Elaine to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.”

“What a well-deserved honor,” added Deborah Jacob, Chair of the Board for MJS Packaging. “Elaine was a mentor to me, and she deeply instilled in me the belief that if I strove for success, anything was achievable.”

A major provider of packaging solutions founded in 1885, MJS Packaging operates nine sales offices throughout the U.S. Corporate website is www.mjspackaging.com.

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