The Face of Packaging Innovation™, that’s what Bell Incorporated calls itself. More importantly though, it’s not just a slogan, but a key element of a business philosophy that has been at the heart of its success since Mark Graham, president and CEO, bought the company in 1976.
At that time, Bell Paper Box Company had one full-time employee, less than $40,000 in sales, and a customer list that could be counted on one hand. Graham, however, recognized the entrepreneurial opportunity presented by the fragmented state of the packaging industry in the mid-1970s. During the next two-and-a-half decades, he used an overriding focus on innovation, meeting customer needs, and reducing costs to build the company into one of the ten largest independent folding carton manufacturers in the U.S. Along the way, Graham changed the company’s name to Bell Incorporated.