Ken Chrisman, EMBA '11
Ken Chrisman is the vice president and general manager of Sealed Air Corporation's Specialty Foams business. Founded in 1960 with the invention of Bubble Wrap® air cellular cushioning, Sealed Air is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of fresh food, protective and specialty packaging products, with operations in 58 countries worldwide and annual sales in excess of $4.2 billion. Chrisman will continue in this role while earning his MBA through the Cornell University Executive MBA program.
Chrisman, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, joined Sealed Air as a project engineer in 1987. During his tenure Chrisman has served in the role of increasing responsibility in product development, operations and general management. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and has been awarded 5 U.S. patents for various packaging innovations. Chrisman also serves as an MBA recruiter for Sealed Air, conducting numerous on-campus interviews each year.
Chrisman serves as the vice-chair of the board of directors for Project Medsend, a medical charity that takes over the student loan payments of medical professionals so that they can serve amongst the underserved peoples of the world without the burden of financial debt. Chrisman also served as chair of the church expansion project for Black Rock Church in Fairfield, Conn., raising over $13 million to support this effort.