Leadership

Our Axis management team has the national and international credentials for satisfying customer demand for excellence. Buoyed by significant investments in technology, equipment and resources, this team has been built to take the best of the company’s rich history and contemporize its legacy for innovative thinking, and dependable, leading edge business success.

The Leadership Team

The Axis team has the fire, the desire and the prowess to excel in the dynamic world of packaging and looks forward to serving customers around the country and the world – from here, in Butner, North Carolina.

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Larry Padgett

VP - GM

"I have worked for family-owned packaging companies for nearly four decades. Axis' proven experience in corrugated packaging solutions, with a focus on customer service is second to none.

With Axis since 2012

Experience
Has held nearly every position within the packaging industry, from truck driver to customer service representative, purchasing, accounting and sales. Nearly 30 years with the Welsh Paper Company. Larry is highly respected throughout the industry and widely known for meeting project challenges. Degree in Business Management from North Carolina State University.

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Tony Trent

Plant Manager

"I appreciate and relish the challenge of building this new team. Our combined experience in the corrugated container field, along with hard work and our team's tenacious spirit will most certainly help Axis maintain it's place at the top of this industry."

With Axis since 2018

Experience
A 36-year veteran of the packaging industry, including 27-years with Smurfit-Stone in Richmond, VA, corrugating and converting. Former Plant Manager with Carolina Container Corp. before coming on board with Axis in the same capacity one year ago.

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Jason Fish

Production Manager

"Axis is owned and operated by veterans of the packaging industry. They understand what it takes to be a frontrunner in this field and continue to invest in the equipment and technology to keep us there."

With Axis since 2004

Experience
Served the corrugated industry in many capacities since 1986, including time on the production floor as a flexo folder gluer, operator and eventually delivering merchandise. Familiar with operating most of the machinery in the plant.

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David Fink

Director of Sales

"My mission is to help our current and future customer with inventory management, lead times, cost control, buying strategies and custom solutions... because through our expanded capabilities, excellent personnel and leading edge equipment, Axis can bring added value to every customer.

With Axis since 2019

Experience
Formerly director of sales for a national packaging company and sales executive with healthcare companies in the northeast U.S. and startup company entrepreneur.

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Jennifer Huff

Customer Service Manager

"Axis Container is an eager group of people that takes pride in meeting our customer's needs with quick responses and fast turnaround. With our strong leadership group and company parent, SLP, the sky is the limit to ours and our customers' success."

With Axis since 2000

Responsibilities
Customer advocate and liaison, resolving any challenges that may arise, toward delivering an exceptional experience for our customers. Generate box specifications and manufacturing production orders, including assistance with emergency rush situations. Support to Axis account representatives.

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Matthew Carver

Maintenance Supervisor

"In my 2 years with Axis, I have learned so much. They have provided me the opportunity to share my knowledge with my technicians and together we make sure that we are firing on all cylinders in our state-of-the-art, 70,000 square-foot sheet plant and warehouse."

With Axis since 2017

Responsibilities
Maintain a stable of modern equipment, including flexo-printers, die-cutters, slitters, folders and specialty gluers, with a focus on quality control.

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Buck Anderson

Corrugated Designer

"One of the many reasons I enjoy working at Axis is that every day is different. One of my prized accomplishments was designing at 40"-diameter octagon box for a customer and seeing that come to fruition."

With Axis since 2010

Responsibilities
All new corrugatd box designs start here, from concept to completion. This includes determining the weight and size, based on customers' needs. Once a project is submitted for approval, if there is an issue or question, he is there to make any adjustments in the original design.

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Ben Dawson

Logistics/Scheduling Coordinator

"Working at Axis is a fun challenge because we have to be ready to turn on a dime to handle the needs of our customers. One of our main competitive strengths in the market is our ability to deliver on very short lead times."

With Axis since 2014

Experience
Managed all the logistics, purchasing and plant scheduling for the corrugating operations with Capital Corrugated and Carton in Sacramento. Production supervisor and manager in steel manufacturing, industrial laundry and building products. Degree from the University of Alabama.

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Phillip Casson

Account Manager

"I plan to utilize my combined background in sales and engineering to help better understand the challenges of our customers and be able to match them with the integrated services and solutions that only Axis can provide."

With Axis since 2019

Responsibilities
Sales and customer advocacy, including being able to provide strategic solutions to client's corrugated and packaging needs.

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Cory McCormick

Account Manager

"I am looking forward to building lasting relationships with new and existing customers, assisting them with their packaging needs and overcoming any carton/container/logistics challenge they may face. We have a great team and excellent capabilities to serve virtually any customer."

With Axis since 2019

Experience
Outside sales representative with Ernest Packaging Solutions, awarded top performance honors in Raleigh market. At a national logistics company, exceeded sales goals and ranked among top 3 achievers out of 12 divisions in his sales category. Graduate of East Carolina University, with a Major in Business Marketing.