Meet Gilpin

A seven-decades long legacy. Founded in 1963 by Sandy Gilpin and acquired by Paul McClure in 2008, Gilpin is the global leader in easy-open ends, hard-to-find packaging closures, and plastic containers for pasteurized, retort and hot-fill foods. We attribute our success to one thing: focusing on the unique needs of each individual customer and supplying the best solution.

Consistently delivering results has attracted a loyal customer base that includes premier global brands, specialty and local brands in every corner of the world, universities, and startup companies. Each customer recognizes and values Gilpin’s unique expertise and counts on us for the right solution, the best quality, the best value, and on-time delivery.

Gilpin understands the subtleties of doing business in global markets. We have a network of sales agents on every continent who speak the local language and understand local business practices. Although we’re in the business of selling packaging, establishing and maintaining personal relationships with customers is our ultimate goal. Your success is our success.

Gilpin is growing strong. In April 2021, Gilpin acquired Automated Container Sales Corporation, a leading easy-open end company founded by John Morrison in 1987. Morrison is recognized as the industry’s premier innovator, having participated in the creation of both SafeRim® and DoubleSafe®, full-panel removal easy-open ends created specifically for cut protection. These ends, originally created in the 1960s, are still in use today. The acquisition strengthens our leadership position and ability to bring the best solutions to customers around the world.

Meet Our President

Paul McClure, President

A packaging professional with nearly 30 years of experience, Paul McClure joined Gilpin in 2004 as president with the responsibility of global sales and marketing. Under his leadership, the company has enjoyed significant expansion, experiencing ten-fold growth.
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