Held to a higher standard

At Command Packaging, we’re used to tackling industry firsts. We’re the first U.S. manufacturer to receive the Environmentally Preferred Rating (EPR), and our recycling facility, Encore Recycling®, is the first of its kind in the U.S. to divert agricultural plastic from landfills. Plus, our leadership is actively involved in government legislation, setting new standards for reusability, recycling, and sustainability of plastic bags.

 

Adhering to the highest standards in quality and service, we ensure all our products are:
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U.S.
MADE

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INNOVATIVE

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HIGHEST
QUALITY

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ENVIRONMENTALLLY FRIENDLY

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ORDINANCE COMPLIANT


 

You’ll find our advanced technology offers shorter lead times, lower costs, and more printing options. Additionally, our manufacturing plant is ASI-certified with a “Superior” rating in cleanliness and sanitation, and all bags requiring direct food contact are FDA approved.

 

Awards

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  • HAVI 2016 Packaging Supplier Summit - Diversity Champion Award - For excellence in diversity
  • The Cheesecake Factory 2007 - Award of Appreciation - Our  Partner in Success
  • City of Vernon 2005 - SWAP Award - For innovation and achievement in waste reduction and recycling
  • Make-A-Wish 2011 - Walk For Wishes - Thank you for helping make children's wishes come true!
  • Earthpack 2009 - Vendor of the Year Award - For your outstanding dedication and support
  • See's Candies 2001-2003 - Quality Award - In recognition of Outstanding Quality & Service for Packaging Materials
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2014 - Small Business Honorable Mention Award - For outstanding waste reduction achievements as a wastewise partner
  • S. Walter Packaging 2010-2011 - Preferred Vendor - In recognition of your outstanding service, untiring dedication and unyielding commitment to quality
  • ORKIN 2016 - Gold Medal Audit performance - For perfect pest control performance as recognized by YUM! Brands
  • IMA (Internet Marketing Association) 2014 Impact Awards - Website Navigation Winner
  • Operation Clean Sweep 2004 - In recognition of Command Packaging as an Operation Clean Sweep partner having pledged to implement the OCS program for achieving Zero Pellet Loss

 

Memberships

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Command Cares

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We care deeply about the environment and the communities we serve.

Each year, we partner with Families Forward to help families in need at Thanksgiving, as well as the Department of Family and Child services to provide extra support to families during the holidays. We also provide local schools and groups, such as Boy Scouts of America and Food Finders, with reusable bags for their events.

Beyond what we do as an organization, we support our employees in their charitable initiatives, whether it’s running in memory of loved ones or donating blood.

Command Cares

 

Meet Our Team

Executive Team

Albert Halimi

President

Whether out on the Pacific Ocean or walking the plant floor, Albert is always thinking of ways to make Command better for our team and customers. He never forgets an employee's name and ensures everyone knows how important they are.

Aviv Halimi

Vice President, Operations

We are all in awe of Aviv's ability to do anything and everything from manufacturing to sales to IT. It's no wonder he started playing piano at the age of 6!

Cristina Ehlert

Vice President, Human Resources

We are lucky to have someone with such tenacity and a zest for life heading up our HR team. At 21, Cristina came to the US to learn English and go to college and, without any boating experience, she bought a powerboat and lived aboard for 3 years calling it a true paradise.

Pete Grande

CEO

Even though we all think he should run for office given his amazing leadership skills, Pete enjoys traveling the world and playing golf too much to have time for that.

Mike Manville

Controller

As much as Mike loves crunching numbers and working what seems like 24/7, his true passion is his family.

Lauren Grande

Vice President, Sales

Along with being a proud mama to Logan, outdoor enthusiast and design aficionado, Lauren is a great leader to her team and makes everything better when she is involved.

Cherish Changala

Vice President, Marketing & Sustainability

With a passion for dog rescue, Cherish spends countless hours helping find homes for dogs in need. She is grateful for her team that provides the best in quality, customer service, and marketing.

Sales Team

Amy Smith

Director of Sales

One of the nicest people you will ever meet, Amy's favorite things in life are family, faith, friends and restoring her 100-year old home with her husband Jim. Her customers cannot say enough about her!

Kathleen Bolton

Director of Sales

During her free time, you will find Kathleen biking and swimming at the beach and on the lookout for a future son-in-law. She will do anything to help her team and customers; just don't ever offer her a cookie with raisins.

Dede Mack

National Account Executive

With a heart of gold for many causes from blood drives to donations for Department of Child and Family services, we and her customers appreciate her so much!

Vickie Niesley

National Account Executive

Vickie's motto when flea market shopping is "the best things in life are old, loved and rescued". We and her customers think SHE is the best thing!

Mary Hershman

Account Representative

A Zumba instructor and a roller derby skater are just a couple of Mary’s many talents.  Her customers rely on her ability to get things done quickly and efficiently.

Lisa Mendonca

Regional Director of Sales

Customers appreciate Lisa's organization skills and up beat and can do attitude.  It turns out at home she gets lots of practice with her twins Vivienne and Cole.  Lisa truly has a knack for ensuring all details are taken care of no matter where she is.  We all appreciate Lisa!

Customer Service Team

Toni Valdez

Customer Service Manager

Born and raised in California with a love for the NY Yankees, Toni ensures all our customers also feel the love coast to coast with amazing customer service.  Toni is a true leader!

Alma Ortega

Customer Support Assistant Manager

A make-up junky that loves Halloween and nachos, Alma makes sure her family and customers always know how important they are.

Jose Flores

Customer Service Representative

When it comes to the heavy lifting at home or work, Jose is your guy!  On his free time, you will often find him working out at the local gym.  The heavier the weights, the better! In the office, he is always looking for ways to take on more and help the team and customers.  
Edna Lamela

Customer Service Representative

Edna is a shining star whether helping feed the needy on the weekends or bringing joy to those at her church through singing or helping a customer with whatever they need.  We are grateful to have her part of the Command team!