Edwards also champions Berlin Packaging’s Quality team, including the proactive consulting offered to strengthen the supply chains of Berlin’s customers; manages strategic supplier and product development programs; and oversees Berlin Packaging’s ISO 9001 and C-TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) certifications. Edwards has also joined Berlin Packaging’s executive leadership team.
“Ken brings incredible depth to his role as EVP of supply chain and has already started making an impact in how our supply chain contributes to our unique and results-based business model,” said Andrew Berlin, chairman and CEO of Berlin Packaging.
Prior to joining Berlin Packaging, Edwards worked at spirits company Beam Suntory as VP global head of manufacturing, leading 1,300 employees across all the company’s distilling and bottling facilities, and earlier as VP global chief procurement officer, overseeing all direct and indirect sourcing. Over the course of his career, Edwards also focused on procurement and operations at Pepsi-Cola General Bottlers, Avon Products, and Zurich Financial Services, where he was the company’s global head of procurement and real estate.