- BS Chemical Engineering 1958
Mr. Robert R. Hackinson, a native of Marquette, Michigan, earned a degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1958. While an undergraduate, he was a member of Phi Kappa Tau and Phi Lambda Upsilon. After graduation he joined Marathon Corporation, where he worked in research and development on packaging materials.
In 1965, Mr. Hackinson joined the Bemis Company at a subsidiary, Curwood Inc., a producer of specialty films for food packaging. In 1970, he became the Technical Director of the Bemis Company. In 1974 he was named Vice President. He has held a number of positions dealing with the growth of the company through the expansion of its technology. During his career he served as; Vice President, Bemis Film Division; Executive Vice President, Curwood Division, Converter Films Division, Curwood Packaging Ltd. and the Distributor Products Division. In 1985 he was named Senior Vice President.
Mr. Hackinson has been active in the integration of several acquisitions by the Bemis Company and they are now recognized as the largest supplier of flexible packaging materials in North America. He is involved in the Bemis Company’s expansion into Europe and has the responsibility for Bemis Packaging Ltd. in the United Kingdom. Mr. Hackinson has been active in the society of Plastic Engineers, the American Chemical society, and the Institute of Packaging Professionals.
From 1995 Induction to the Department of Chemical Engineering Academy