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About CRATIV

MISSION

At CRATIV, our mission is to support the cannabis industry by providing unique consumer friendly packaging solutions designed to keep cannabis out of the wrong hands while allowing businesses to express themselves through fully-customizable and brandable containers. Through integrity, collaboration, and compassion we will drive new levels of compliance, promote financial gains for our customers, and protect children and consumers.

Sound Cannabis Packaging Advice from CRATIV Packaging
Sound Advice

CRATIV Packaging is well versed in packaging and labeling regulations for the cannabis industry. We proudly support  industry through education and collaboration.

Cost Effective Cannabis Packaging at CRATIV
Cost Effective

CRATIV products are cost competitive, certified child-resistant, and offer design and manufacturing flexibility. The flat surface area is ideal for superior branding and regulatory information that can be effectively and professionally labeled.

Experienced Packaging Professionals at CRATIV
Experienced

Our team has 50+ years of combined experience in medical device design, manufacturing, quality, sales, and marketing. Our innovations drive top line growth with products that promote superior branding.

Who is CRATIV?

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Bill Ludlow, P.E.

Founder / CEO

Bill is a licensed professional mechanical engineer and has over 25 years of experience in ASTM crankcase oil testing, commercial solar energy generation, oil and gas equipment manufacturing, Medical Device manufacturing, and cannabis infused products manufacturing. 15 years of Bill’s experience was focused on Medical Device manufacturing with companies including Cardinal Health, CareFusion, and Becton Dickinson (BD). With his background, Bill has the experience to apply the highly regulated Medical Device manufacturing requirements to the Cannabis Industry. Bill has experience in medical device sterile barrier packaging designs, processes, and validations and has served in the roles of Sr. Principle Engineer, Operations Manager, and Plant Manager. Bill founded CRATIV Packaging and pivoted his career to focus on the cannabis industry in early 2015. He also served in the role of President of Bronnor Corporation, a cannabis infused products manufacturer. Bill holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Austin College in Sherman, TX and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Jason Torpy

Supply Chain Leader

Jason is a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) with 15 years of experience in transportation and warehousing in military and manufacturing environments.  He started his career with the US Army’s 1st Armored Division as a Captain after graduating from the US Military Academy at West Point.  He honed his skills in diverse environments as a Managing Consultant with IBM’s Global Supply Chain practice.  He holds three certificates from the Association for Supply Chain Management in disciplines of supply chain management and operations.  He earned an MBA with a focus in Strategy and Logistics from The Ohio State University in 2007.

Russ Williams, CFA

Contract Chief Financial Officer

Russ has a strong background in finance and strategy. His professional experiences include managing a boutique business valuation firm in the Rocky Mountain region where he oversaw the firm’s strategic growth initiatives, client experience and growing team. Earlier in his career with the firm, Russ developed and managed valuations for venture capital and private equity clients. At CRATIV, he is responsible for executing the company’s growth strategy and managing financial processes, including budgeting, cash flow forecasting, and accounting. Russ holds a BS in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Colorado at Boulder and he is a CFA® Charterholder.

Ashley LeCount

Customer Success Leader

Ashley is an experienced professional with a background in Human Resources, Information Technology, Customer Service, and Sales. Ashley graduated from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT with a B.A. in Psychology. At Sacred Heart University Ashley was a 3-year starter on the Division I Women’s Soccer team. Recently, Ashley played in the WPSL as a semi-professional soccer player and was selected to the 2019 East Region Midwest All-Conference Team! Ashley has experience in a number of industries including sales and service, medical device manufacturing, and higher education. Ashley brings a common sense approach to business challenges. Her competitive mentality shines bright in a professional setting. Ashley is an extremely results driven individual who is willing to take on any task with confidence to meet or exceed customer expectations. Ashley is a business partner whose strengths are to build positive working relationships with clients, management, and peers.

Our Skills & Expertise

50 years of medical device design and manufacturing experience

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Experts

Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's)

Regulatory packaging and labeling compliance and control

Multiple FDA Audits Defended

Patents Awarded

Multi-million dollar savings in manufacturing efficiencies achieved

Multi-million dollar new design revenues achieved

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CRATIV Packaging is a proud member of the NCIA

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