AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, announced the release of the latest episode of its Breaking Down Boxes podcast, “A Practical Matter,” featuring an engaging and insightful interview with industry veteran and AICC President Mike D’Angelo.

The conversation is hosted by Gene Marino, President of Akers Packaging Service Group, and Joe Morelli, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Huston Patterson and Lewisburg Printing Company.

D’Angelo shares his journey through the packaging industry, offering listeners a wealth of insights into his career progression, the importance of mentorship, and the balancing act between work and personal life.

From his childhood experiences to his transition from college to the workforce, Mike’s story is a testament to the power of hard work, adaptability, and the enduring importance of personal and professional relationships.

“This was a fun podcast for us. Joe and I think very highly of Mike. In my opinion, Mike’s humor, demeanor, and upbringing come together to make him a great leader, evidenced by his staying power in this industry for so many years,” said Marino.
Listeners will hear about Mike’s journey from graduation to entering the workforce, providing practical advice for those embarking on their careers. He discusses the critical role of mentors in shaping career paths, emphasizing how guidance and support can pave the way for professional growth.

The episode revisits Mike’s early days in sales, where he underscores the importance of face-to-face interactions and technical sales in the mid-80s.

The conversation delves into the challenges and successes of managing a growing team while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Mike shares his insights on effective management, the importance of humility, and understanding the strengths and weaknesses of team members.

The episode provides a deep dive into his management experiences at Bobst and Goss, his transition to AICC, and his leadership philosophy centered on humility and service.

Listeners can tune in to Breaking Down Boxes on major podcast platforms or at

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