Andrew T. Berlin

Andrew Berlin is the Chairman and CEO of Berlin Packaging, Chairman and Owner of the South Bend Cubs baseball team, a Partner at the Chicago Cubs, and is active in many associations and civic activities. 


Berlin Packaging

As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chicago-based, Berlin Packaging, Andrew Berlin oversees the only Hybrid Packaging Supplier® of plastic, glass, and metal containers and closures. Under Andrew's leadership since 1988, the company is now a $2.6 billion enterprise, growing multiple times faster than the industry. Much of this growth is attributable to the compelling concepts and products he has brought to the packaging community and his innovative approach to operational strategy and business culture.

  • Has 40,000+ available SKUs, 200+ packaging consultants, and 100+ sales and warehouse locations across North America, Europe, China, and South Africa; the company has the right products, expertise, and geographic proximity to help customers increase their bottom lines through packaging products and services.
  • Supplies billions of containers and closures annually as well as performs warehousing and logistics services for customers of all sizes in all industries.
  • Is the only company in its sector to be ISO 9001 certified, to have Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) certification, and to achieve 99% on-time delivery of its shipments every month for over 13 years.
  • Has an array of complementary businesses that function to enhance customer relationships and quantifiably improve customer profitability, including:
    • Studio One Eleven, a design and innovation division bringing extensive experience in branding, package and product development, and a deep understanding of the implications package design has on the complete supply chain;
    • Berlin Global Packaging Group, global sourcing experts providing smooth management of transportation and logistics to ensure parts arrive in specification, on time, and 100% problem free;
    • E3, a consulting service helping customers Enhance Earnings and Efficiency;
    • Berlin Financial Services, offering flexible financing for capital spending initiatives;
    • Berlin Quality, delivering proactive and reactive support to make quality a competitive advantage for customers;
    • Dangerous Goods, providing safe, economical, UN-certified packaging solutions for shipping dangerous and temperature-sensitive goods;
    • Qorpak, a global supplier of laboratory packaging and supplies; and
    • Freund Container & Supply, a catalog division providing "need it now" packaging and industrial supplies with same-day shipping and no minimum-order requirements.

Case Study on Culture

Andrew's passion for winning through a unique corporate culture earned Berlin Packaging a case study in The Human Equation.



  • Partner/Owner at the 2016 World Champion Chicago Cubs
  • Chairman and Owner of South Bend Cubs, MiLB affiliate of the Chicago Cubs

Public Speaking & Accolades

  • Frequent quotes in major publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Business Week, New York Times, Bloomberg, Inc., Crain’s Chicago Business, and leading trade journals; network interviews include NBC, CBS, and CNBC;
  • Frequent speaking engagements on the subjects of packaging, leadership, and business-entrepreneurial studies;
  • Induction into the National Association of Container Distributors Hall of Fame;
  • Induction into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, which recognizes innovators and leaders; and
  • Listing in Crain's Chicago Business Who's Who as a business and civic leader.