One Team, One Vision, One Integrated Process
Centrally located for optimum cross-functionality, we are fully integrated across our equipment and our people to ensure the collaboration and transparency that is vital in our business. We have quite literally broken down the barriers of communication by embracing the open office movement which allows communication to flow seamlessly and facilitates quicker decision-making, supporting the integrated atmosphere we encourage!
This group of people are the face and heart of CCA. With a company-wide focus on partnerships, they will all take the time to get to know you, your people, and your business so that we can understand the complexities of your day-to-day. Chances are you’ve already met many of them and had meaningful conversations on how we can continue to Deliver the Promise! If you haven’t, put a face to a name and read a little bit about each of them below.
Manufacturing & Operations Team
Responsible for making, testing, and getting the product out to you – our business relies on this talented group of people. Consisting of individuals who run the manufacturing lines, technicians who keep the lines running, engineers to design and implement critical changes for efficiency, and our logistics crew that get the product out to you; they are the integral piece of the puzzle. Connect with us to find out what positions are currently available or check us out on ZipRecruiter.
Meet our Team
Doug is a Customer Service Representative at CCA. He has held this position since 1983 which has included many responsibilities through his years here.
During his time at CCA, he has built a relationship with the customers he services. He enjoys supporting the sales team and production team in the day-to-day customers relations.
When not working, he enjoys the outdoors, including hunting, fishing, and hiking.
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Janet recently joined CCA. Her career has consisted of 23 years in the manufacturing industry; while the last 10 years have been concentrated in the warehouse and logistics sector.
Her responsibilities include overseeing the daily operations of the shipping/receiving department, developing plans to meet the challenging demands of the transportation industry and utilizing her industry knowledge to supervise process improvements and optimizations. She is passionate about employee engagement and strives to develop and mentor each of her team members.
Janet has lived in the Reading area for 30 years but is a native of Puerto Rico – giving her the benefit of being bilingual in Spanish and English. Her family is her motivation and inspiration. She enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 grown children (1 son and 3 daughters), who have blessed her with 5 beautiful grand-babies. In her spare time, she enjoys watching family movies, listening to music, and cooking
Human Resources Manager
Jhensen joined the Giorgi family in January of 2018 as a Human Resources Assistant. His role entails overall administration, coordination and evaluation of Human Resources practices such as employee engagement, talent acquisition and retention, employee relations, training and development, leave of absence administration, Worker’s Compensation, among many other responsibilities.
Jhensen came onboard with 13 years of experience in Human Resources and holds a Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration with a concentration on Project Management and Human Resources from DeVry University – North Brunswick, NJ Campus.
Employee relations and engagement have been a driving factor of his career as this has made him easy to approach and trust when handling day-to-day situations.
In his personal life, Jhensen enjoys outdoor activities, gymnastics and traveling.
Asst Controller & Cost Accountant
Jeff has been with the company since July of 1982. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.
Outside of work, Jeff enjoys spending time with his two daughters and 7 grandchildren.
Technical Services Manager
Tim is the Technical Services Manager for Can Corporation of America (CCA), having been employed since graduating from college in 1985. He has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Delaware Valley University (formally Delaware Valley College) in Doylestown, PA.
Outside of CCA, Tim enjoys golf and officiating youth baseball.
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Director of Operations
Jerry is primarily responsible for ensuring Safety, Quality, and Productivity at Can Corp, while promoting teamwork and engagement.
He has more than 30 years of sheet metal manufacturing leadership experience on multiple levels across several companies, including Tyco International, Cambridge Lee, and Allied Tube Company. Jerry earned a BS degree from Albright College in Reading.
He has two grown children and lives locally with his wife.
John is a third generation Can Maker recently celebrating his 20-year anniversary with the Giorgi Companies. He started his career with CCA as a machine operator in the Press department. He was then promoted to different roles throughout each of our departments as a Group Lead in Coating/Littell, then as Supervisor for the Can Lines, and eventually to his current role as the Production Manager.
His formal training includes an Associate’s degree in business from Lehigh Valley College and a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Phoenix. His 20 years of real-world experience in the industry provides a solid foundation for critical analysis of all production requirements.
Jon has worked in Purchasing for over 15 years starting in wholesale distribution. The past 10 years moving towards specializing in a direct manufacturing environment. He enjoys the pressures of supplying critical raw materials and complimentary MRO, MSP, and Service parts and orders to our team of end users at CCA.
He specifically supports our Operations, Maintenance, Engineering, and EHS teams.
Additionally, he runs lead on numerous cost savings initiatives, vendor approval and setup, product qualification and inventory/supply agreements.
Outside of work, Jon enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He has a passion for buying, fixing, and (hopefully) selling vintage guitars.
Xufeng, AKA Kevin, joined CCA as a Mechanical Engineer in March 2022. Since then, he has been involved in many projects across both our plants.
This includes designing sheet coating lines, can body line floor layout updates, project cost estimation, designing and fabricating production machine assemblies and parts. He’s spent some time reverse engineering or modifying production machine OEM parts and components. He also assists the department mechanics on repairs and maintenance.
For the past two decades, Kevin has been administering environmental compliance and government regulations for both plants. This includes shipping and documentation of our various waste streams, reporting to the EPA, PA DEP, PA L&I & Berks County EMA and local fire companies.
In his personal time, he enjoys building model airplanes!
Kristina joined CCA in September of 2020, taking on a hybrid role consisting of Customer Service, Marketing responsibilities, and leading internal initiatives on CCA’s Sustainability journey as well.
She obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus in Marketing from Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management and brings with her 23 years of customer service experience.
While customer service has always been a fundamental role in her career, her passion is using her creative talents. Manufacturing found her in 2015 and as a person who has a curiosity for mechanical things, it has kept her interest.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. She is an avid gamer, enjoys crafting delicious food for those around her, and wields a mean crochet hook.
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VP of Engineering & Manufacturing
Manish has been part of the CCA team since 1992. During his tenure, he has held multiple positions with the current being VP-Eng./Mfg.
As a part of the Engineering/Maintenance team, we are able to improve plant safety, operational efficiency, and product quality.
We have also helped our business partners to become more competitive by producing cans and ends with the best available process.
Manish holds a degree in Production Engineering from the University of Bombay and an MBA (Finance) from St Joseph’s University, Philadelphia.
Outside of work Manish enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with the family.
Production Mechanic Manager
Mike began his career at CCA in March of 1984. Since that time, he has held a variety of positions – from Quality Control, Press Supervisor, Press Department Manager, and Second Shift Production Manager, to his current position.
Prior to working for CCA, he was an Aircraft Maintenance Mechanic in the Marine Corps. Before that, he worked in the construction industry performing mechanical and welding tasks.
The joy in Mike’s life is his wife, two children, and their families.
In his spare time, he enjoys supporting his family in their endeavors. He also enjoys outdoor recreation activities including camping and golf.
Plant Manager – Berks Can facility
Rich joined the can making business in 2015, to continue a career with companies that have a strong American manufacturing presence. He believes that any goal can be achieved through teamwork.
Rich earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University and has prior experience in the Medical Device and Consumer Electronics industries.
Depending on the season, you might find him backcountry skiing in the White Mountains or exploring the countryside on a bicycle.
Rob oversees Production Planning and Scheduling, along with purchasing of raw materials. He brings a variety of experience gained from his roles at CCA, including Shipping/Receiving and several years of department supervision on the production floor.
He places a high value on supplier relationships and works diligently with the supply chain and the rest of the CCA team to ensure that we can fulfill customer demand on time and in full.
Rob has a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a MBA from Alvernia University.
He lives in Sinking Spring, PA and his hobbies include hiking and backpacking and attending Penn State sporting events.
VP & General Manager
Robert has been our Vice President and General Manager of Can Corporation of America (CCA) since October 2020.
Before joining CCA and The Giorgi Companies, he held a variety of progressive senior leadership positions within the ridged packaging sector at companies such as Graham Packaging, CCL Industries, and RR Donnelley.
As a seasoned professional with more than 20 years packaging related experience, Robert is known for driving brand growth, maximizing operational excellence, delivering financial performance, and energizing business leaders. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Eastern University – St Davids, PA and a Bachelor’s degree in printing/packaging management from University of Wisconsin – Stout.
In his free time, Robert enjoys spending time with his daughter Paige and wife Dawn traveling and taking in all life has to offer.
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Business Unit Controller
Ross possesses a BA in accounting as a graduate of Alvernia University and is certified by APICS. This has helped provide a good basis for involvement in all ERP systems.
He has been in the manufacturing sector for over 35 years with varying levels of responsibility in all accounting disciplines. He is very proud of his involvement in several implementations over the course of his career.
Ross believes that he is able to help impact the direction of the business by being a good resource to the management staff by providing accurate results in a timely manner and feels privileged to be a member of the strong team at CCA.
While Sam is new to purchasing, he relishes the opportunity to use critical thinking and communication skills in this role. He is focused on procuring the necessary materials and services in a timely and economical manner to help CCA operate at its highest level.
When not at work, Sam can be found devouring books and finding the area’s best swimming spots
Sujeidis joined the CCA team in March of 2022. She has more than 20 years of experience in customer service, holding positions such as a manager at a retail store and most recently working at a bank handling various accounts.
Her priorities are to build a long-term relationship with CCA partners and develop strong internal relationships.
When not at work, she loves to spend all her time with her husband and daughter, traveling and enjoying life.
Customer Service & Sales Director
Tek was born and raised in Poland and is an avid long-distance cyclist. He found a passion in the can manufacturing industry from the beginning of his career.
The ‘making a can’ process has always been fascinating to me, whether it’s out on the production floor, with a customer, or in the office.
I joined CCA in 2010 and from day 1, I fell in love with the collaborative nature and culture that CCA was built on. As the head of Sales/CSR/Marketing, my passion is to continue to build the culture and reputation that we can be proud of in our industry.
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