John Boldt and Dustin Smith started BoldtSmith Packaging in 2013 after recognizing a demand for companies needing a temporary packaging engineer. These companies ranged from small start-ups launching a few SKUs into the market to large corporations with an existing team of packaging engineers requiring assistance for a specific project.
Since our launching, we have expanded our business to include a team of packaging experts and the software and tools to provide the best possible service to our customers. Our warehouse, located in Waukesha, WI, allows us the ability to receive your products so we can design, sample and test optimized packaging solutions. Our team of experts have a variety of backgrounds in the packaging world which allow us to brainstorm creative solutions to packaging problems.
Co-Founder and CEO
Prior to founding BoldtSmith, Dustin’s roles included Sr. Packaging Engineer at the Home Depot, responsible for managing retail packaging development and testing for globally sourced products. Earlier, Dustin worked with manufacturer’s that sold into Target, Wal-Mart and Walgreens under private label brands.
Dan is the BoldtSmith's General Manager with a background in Project Management, New Product Introductions, Quality Control, and Continuous Improvement Activities. With 25 years of Industrial Manufacturing experience, he provides additional Operations insight and for our Project Managers. His career is filled with interactions with companies such as Rockwell Automation, Honda Power Equipment, John Deere, and many Aftermarket Distributers.
Ray is the BoldtSmith's Creative Director with a background in designing retail packaging, brands, sub-brands, logos, photography and marketing campaigns. With National "Best In Show" designs, and multiple American Advertising Federation Gold awards across several categories, Ray has the experience and passion to deliver creative work to our customers that produces real in-market results. With over 1,000 retail packages designed to date, he's just getting started.
Bryan’s experience working at Harley Davidson and Silgan Containers focused on the development of protective packaging solutions in the automotive, motorcycle, food and pharmaceutical world. Bryan has a track record of working with cross functional teams to create effective packaging solutions to meet quality, cost and timing targets for every product.
Prior to joining the BoldtSmith team, Max spent 7 years at Fiskars managing the packaging development and testing for a diverse collection of globally manufactured retail and e-commerce products selling into Home Depot, Lowe’s, Amazon, Wal-Mart, etc. The background Max has in sourcing and implementing Asia based packaging solutions in North America adds a diverse aspect to the BoldtSmith Packaging team.
Nick has a diverse knowledge in several areas of packaging including consumer product goods, military packaging, ASTM crates, automotive, damage reduction, reusable container systems, and warehouse/manufacturing operational efficiencies. Prior to joining BoldtSmith Nick worked for Bentley World Packaging for 5 years where he designed crates for large industrial items, as well as military packaging designs.
Prior to joining Boldtsmith, Dave worked at Stanley Black & Decker designing and implementing packaging solutions for DeWalt Power Tools. Dave’s experience prior to Stanley Black & Decker was working as a packaging engineer at a testing lab conducting testing on medical, pharmaceutical and dangerous goods.
Jack brings to BoldtSmith 30+ years of proven automotive packaging and material handling experience. Prior to joining the team, Jack worked for Ford Motor Company and American Axle Manufacturing. He has extensive industrial packaging knowledge such as developing and implementing returnable, reusable, and expendable packaging systems. He also brings expertise in launching packaging for domestic/export vehicle and powertrain programs.
Mike has over 10 years of structural design and project management experience as a packaging engineer, leveraging various substrates such as corrugated, paperboard, and returnable packaging. He has a history of creating innovative solutions, while exceeding expectations, within different industries including food, beverage, pharmaceuticals, automotive, and industrial lighting.