From our early days in turn-of-the century St. Louis, TricorBraun has grown to be the undisputed leader in rigid packaging and related services. Through hard work, perseverance and smart, strategic growth, we have experienced phenomenal success including the ongoing development of designs, molds, territories, engineering capabilities and a broad selection of services. With over 40 locations worldwide, we know that an important key to our success is our people and their strong commitment to customer service.
TricorBraun’s leadership team is comprised of the most knowledgeable people in the packaging industry. With insight, experience, vision, commitment and complete integrity, they have built a company that is dedicated to the success of their employees, customers and stakeholders. With a combined tenure in the industry of almost a century, together they set the standard for excellence in the marketplace.
Court Carruthers became TricorBraun’s President and CEO October 2017. Carruthers has served on TricorBraun’s board of directors since AEA’s purchase of the company. He previously spent 13 years with W.W. Grainger Inc., serving in various global leadership roles, most recently as Group President, Americas. In this role, he was responsible for the company’s $9 billion business across North and South America, including 15,000 team members in more than 500 locations, as well as eCommerce and technology innovation for the company. In addition, Carruthers brings considerable public and private board experience, including US Foods, Ryerson Holding Corp, and Follett Corporation.
With more than three decades of experience in the packaging industry, Mr. Strope has expertise in every stage of new package and product development, as well as extensive experience in sales, management and operations. Mr. Strope began his career with TricorBraun as an Account Representative; in 2002, he was named Chief Executive Officer and President. In October of 2017 Mr. Strope became the Executive Chairman. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for TricorBraun, Mr. Strope serves on the boards of two other companies.
As the third generation of the founding family of TricorBraun, Ken Kranzberg literally grew up in the packaging industry. Mr. Kranzberg joined the business in 1960 and opened its first branch office in Memphis seven years later. He continued to preside over the company’s national expansion, serving as its president for many years. In addition to his position as Chairman of the Board of TricorBraun, Mr. Kranzberg is deeply involved in philanthropy and serves on the board of many organizations including the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, Opera Theatre of St. Louis and the Missouri History Museum.
TricorBraun has been a leading force in the packaging industry for a very long time. We believe we owe that leadership position to a commitment to our core values. We look to these core values to guide us in everything we do, day in and day out, in our efforts to provide inspiring, innovative packaging solutions that make a difference.
Integrity: We come through for you. And we cut no ethical or moral corners. Trust, respect, fairness and honesty are our guiding principles.
Passion: The enthusiasm, perseverance and pride our team brings to our partnerships builds profitable, long-term relationships
Value Added: Our knowledge, skill and innovation differentiate us and our customers leverage this value to their financial advantage.
Service: Communicating and being responsive to the needs and goals of others is the cornerstone of our business
As the largest supplier of rigid packaging in the world, TricorBraun recognizes our obligation to act responsibly, ethically and with unassailable integrity in all our interactions. We believe that to be truly successful, we must honor our core values and treat our employees, customers, suppliers, communities and the environment in which we all live with the utmost respect.
Because we operate globally and are very aware that our business practices affect people and communities in virtually every corner of the world, we are committed to protecting the health and safety of our employees worldwide and take our responsibility for environmental stewardship very seriously.
TricorBraun is – and always has been - committed to conducting business in a highly professional and ethical manner and requires the same from the companies that do business with us.