In his role as Vice President, Jon is responsible for oversight and management of Bonded’s contract packaging division, Bonded Pac. Jon was instrumental in the group’s move to a 215,000 sq. ft. dedicated facility where they provide a broad range of contract packaging services. His focus includes oversight of the day-to-day operations, managing the growth from current customers, as well as expanding the division into new verticals and technologies.
Prior to joining Bonded Pac as General Manager in 2010, Hayward played an integral role in sales and marketing as a Partner during the 2008 start-up of Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. Jon’s early career was with Coveris Advanced Coatings, a flexible film coater and converter, where he spent 18 years in various engineering, operations, and commercial roles, most notably as Senior Director of Sales & Marketing. He began his career at Texas Instruments as an Industrial Engineer working on work measurement engineering for the defense industry.
Jon is active with the Contract Packaging Association, serving for three years on the Annual Meeting Committee, including committee chair in 2015, prior to accepting a position on the Board of Directors in 2016.
Mr. Hayward holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University in Clemson, SC, as well as a general management MBA from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.