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  • 30 Jun 2022

Cosmo Films appoints Justin Glass in North America

(L-R) Pankaj Poddar, group CEO, Cosmo Films and Justin Glass, president, North America, Cosmo Films

Cosmo Films has appointed Justin Glass as president for its business operations across North America. In his new role, Glass will be responsible for devising growth strategies and expanding business in the North American region for the organization. Glass will report to Kulbhushan Malik, senior VP and head of International Operations, Cosmo Films.

A seasoned business leader with over 25 years of experience, Glass comes to Cosmo Films with diverse experience and expertise in plastics and packaging industry. Glass started his career in plastic industry as a process engineer for Bi-axially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) tape films in the extrusion and coating functions and moved on to various technical functions across several primary polymer markets.  
 
Glass holds 15 years of expertise in handling commercial and finance related business strategies and planned execution for large multinational packaging manufacturers serving the food, consumer packaging, pharmaceutical and medical packaging verticals. In his past tenures, he has been associated with DS Smith as director Commercial Operations and Klöckner Pentaplast as commercial director Americas – Food and Consumer packaging.  
 
Pankaj Poddar, group CEO, Cosmo Films said: ‘With more than two decades long career in films and packaging industry, Justin holds proficiency in leading teams across functions including engineering, sales, marketing, and operations. His expertise in leadership, strategy and business acumen will prove significant to Cosmo Films operations in North America. I am delighted to have him onboard and look forward to his contributions in achieving our strategic goals in thoughtful and innovative ways.’  
 
Glass added: ‘Cosmo’s market domination and growth in different film segments is testimony of the dedication of Cosmo team, vision of its leadership, and Cosmo’s product quality and customer service. I am thankful that the leadership has entrusted me with the responsibility of leading and growing their business in North America. I look forward to leveraging the innovative teams at Cosmo Films to help unlock new market opportunities with our partner brands.’  
 
Glass is a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech University, and an MBA from Averett University. 

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