Meet The Team

Dan Rotner

Vice PresidenT

“There is no better experience than creating a solution to a packaging problem. That’s when you know we’ve helped our customer win.”

Customers love Dan. Maybe it’s because he often knows what they need before they know themselves. Or maybe it’s because he enjoys putting in the hard work required to build genuine and beneficial relationships. Or perhaps it’s just because he’s a really nice guy. At Pioneer Packaging Worldwide we believe it’s all of these things and more.

Dan leads our rapidly expanding global offering, while also continuing to steer the Phoenix office. With 30 years of experience in the business, on clients ranging from small and local to vast and global, he’s continued to be invaluable to our customers.

Mark Lynne

General Manager

“Today, you cannot only provide products and services; we must provide and implement solutions to meet our customers’ needs.”
Mark has been a part of the Pioneer family for over 20 years. The strength of our company is our team members and during Mark’s career, he has been fortunate to have his previous managers as his mentors and is now able to pass on that expertise. Team members, like Mark, with vast experience and a dedication to our customers are a huge part of the winning formula. The Pioneer Team is at the forefront of working directly with customers to provide solutions to their packaging needs. Mark is dedicated to that ideal, and has been during his entire time with the company. As stated in our name, a Pioneer is a brand that forged ahead. We will continue to forge ahead to be an industry leader in innovation with award-winning service.

Jason Rotner

Vice President of Sales

“I don’t believe in ‘I Can’t.’ There is always a solution, and our purpose is to find the best for our clients.” 
Jason Rotner is no stranger to hard work. Jason unofficially started his Pioneer Packaging career in the warehouse working with his father as a new teenager during his summer vacations. The lack of pay pushed Jason to start a career in the grocery business at 14 years of age. His father would often boast about Jason being the only 22-year-old he knew with three weeks of annual paid vacation. Savings from this early career would provide seed money to start a college education and earn a Bachelor of Business. Jason would spend several years working with United Van Lines before finding his way back to Pioneer Packaging, this time in a revenue-producing position.
Jason functions as Pioneer’s Vice President of Sales. His strength is providing motivation and excellent skills training to Pioneer Sales Staff. However, Jason’s greatest attribute is his ability to listen and anticipate customer needs. Jason has had many roles within Pioneer Packaging, coming up through the ranks initially in customer care, account sales representative, and Operations Manager before becoming the Vice President of Sales.

Michael McBride

Marketing Director

“When it comes to business and marketing, I don’t necessarily focus on B2B or B2C; I believe in P2P, People to People.”

There is an incredible art to packaging. Packaging is very often a brand’s first impression for its customers. As a “B2B” business, marketing can be a tricky topic. At Pioneer, the main goal is to educate our clients in quality, innovative, sustainable, and stand-out packaging. Our customer service has always been the highlight of our company. We keep it that way by marketing not just our capabilities and brand but our outstanding packaging specialists as well. We treat every customer as a VIP by developing specific marketing and educational strategies for each one. This way of marketing develops long-lasting client relationships built on trust and respect. When Michael is not working, you can find him on the trails exploring Arizona, spending time with his wife and daughter, or working on his side business, outdoor and Arizona t-shirt design.

Casey Sheldon

Director of Purchasing

“It’s never about the Pioneer team or individual winning; everything centers on the success and growth of our customers.”

Casey Sheldon is the Director of Purchasing for Pioneer Packaging Worldwide and has managed distribution and manufacturing supply chains within the packaging industry since 2003. Casey recognizes the value of transparent and ethical relationships with Pioneer customers and suppliers. This rapport is evident in how Casey’s risk management reviews, forward-thinking, and collaborations within sales and operations provide support to Pioneer customers. Casey is process-driven and has a keen eye for identifying improvement opportunities in all areas, including procure-to-pay (P2P) and quote-to-cash (QTC). When Casey isn’t sourcing new items or drawing value stream maps, you will find her mentoring clients at Fresh Start Women’s Foundation or golfing with her husband, Travis. A true planner at heart, she loves hiking and organizing gatherings with family and friends near and far.

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