Vanguard Packaging Has New CEO

Chris Stoler in a suit standing in front of a brick wall
Chris Stoler

Vanguard Packaging, a Kansas City, Missouri-based designer and manufacturer of value-added point-of-purchase displays, has appointed Chris Stoler as its new chief executive officer. He will be responsible for creating the infrastructure to grow Vanguard organically through its sales-driven culture, e-commerce and acquisition.

Previous CEO Mark Mathes is stepping away from the day-to-day management of the business to take on the new role of executive chairman. His focuses going forward will be to lead M&A and to work to make the company a stronger national-level display and packaging company.

Stoler is a veteran of the manufacturing industry of paper-based food packaging, corrugated packaging, adhesives, plastics and agriculture equipment. He had been president of FDC Graphics Films.

“Vanguard is excited to have Chris join the team to lend his experiences to strong business growth,” said Mathes.