Close this search box.

Premier Packaging Becomes Woman-Owned Business Enterprise

Premier Packaging is proud to announce it has completed a major prerequisite that will qualify the company to seek official Women Business Enterprise (WBE) certification. Effective March 1, 2024, Jill Gaynor will take on the roles of CEO and majority shareholder of the manufacturing and distribution company.

As Jill Gaynor—the current Chief Marketing Officer—assumes her new duties, current Premier owner and CEO John Gaynor will transition to President of the company.

“As a female-owned and -managed business, Premier will now have minority-owned status that will open new business opportunities for us,” said Jill Gaynor. “We are excited about partnering with other companies including state and local governments to do what we do well—all things packaging.”

“Jill has been involved in our business since day one, collaborating with me on every risk and decision,” said John Gaynor. “We will still collaborate together, but now Jill will take on the controlling leadership role within Premier.”

Premier Packaging will celebrate 30 years in business this March. Based on 2023 data, Premier will rank as the seventeenth largest woman-owned/managed business in the country.

About Women’s Business Enterprise Certification
WBE certification by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) validates that a business is at least 51% owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman or women. Since the WBENC’s founding in 1997, the nonprofit organization has grown to become the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States and a leading advocate for women-owned businesses in corporate and government supply chains.