Hendricks recently joined the Welch´s supply chain management team in purchasing. His responsibilities include all PET, HDPE, and polypropylene bottles, jars, and cans as well as all plastic and metal closures, aluminum and steel cans.
Previously, he was the senior packaging scientist at Welch's research and development center. There he managed package development and implementation for the recently introduced 32-oz. PET jar for Welch´s jams and jellies. He also oversaw lightweighting and cost reduction initiatives for current packaging plus design and development of new packaging for Welch´s new products development teams.
Before Welch Foods, Hendricks' experience included being a senior research engineer for Frito-Lay Inc., developing new packaging as well as new products for Bestfoods Inc., and developing new process methods and equipment designs at Proctor & Schwartz.
He graduated from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn., with a degree in chemistry.
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