Our Team / Mick Arnold
In his 20 years as president, Mick has led the company in doubling the number of employees while bringing in five times the revenue. He has brought efficiency to the operation and an improved cost of ownership, just the same as his company does for its customers.
“We assess each customer’s production facilities, all of the packaging aspects of their supply chain and the ways they interact with our products,” Mick says. “Then we suggest ways to increase productivity and decrease materials costs so that the end result is increased profitability for their companies.”
Mick’s primary responsibility is identifying trends in the packaging industry and changes in client needs. With that insight, he sets the direction of the company in its constant push forward. He provides the resources for his team to follow through on the vision, particularly with investments in technology for delivery tracking and customer inventory management. Finally, he makes a commitment to recruiting and training the talent most capable of adapting to the demands of the industry, and giving them the support and encouragement to find success and fulfillment in their careers.
Mick joined Arnold Packaging (then known as Arnold’s Factory Supplies) at age 13, working in the manufacturing plant. Each summer he rotated to a new area: box construction, inventory, loading, and delivery. He came on full-time in 1993 as a sales representative, then a sales manager, and then named president in 1995. Mick led the name change of the company in 2016 to reflect the A-to-Z range of packaging products and related services that they can provide.
Mick attended high school at The Severn School in Severna Park, Md., before attending Radford University in Virginia, where he graduated in 1993. He has been coaching soccer and lacrosse for the Green Hornets Youth Organization since 2007.