Bill Burke

Former President and COO, Nordenia USA


Bill Burke is an experienced senior executive who has spent most of his career in the global packaging and manufacturing sectors.  Companies under his leadership have provided products and services to many well-known multi-national and domestic food, beverage and consumer products companies.  Mr. Burke’s background includes President and CEO roles in both public and private equity owned global middle market manufacturing companies including the U.S. operations of many foreign-owned businesses.  He has demonstrated success turning around low-performing entities, streamlining complex business processes, launching unique new products and driving profitable growth strategies.  As a strategic thinker with hands on operating skills, he has aligned business goals with performance metrics to deliver results.

Mr. Burke was the President and COO of Nordenia USA, Inc. a manufacturer of advanced technical films and flexible packaging.  He also served as the President and CEO of Specialty Packaging Group, a manufacturer of cosmetic products and plastic packaging.  Prior to these assignments, Mr. Burke was President and CEO of both Schmalbach-Lubeca Plastic Containers USA, Inc., a $600 million manufacturer of plastic beverage and food containers, and White Cap USA, Inc., a $200 million manufacturer of plastic and metal closures and packaging machinery.

Education and Professional Credentials

  • B.S., Economics and Finance, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • M.B.A., University of Chicago

Select Board Affiliations

  • Knapp Entrepreneurship Center of Illinois Institute of Technology

Personal and Other Affiliations

  • Lives in Chicago, IL
  • Two adult daughters and one grand child

Latest News

  • February 28, 2015
    Nicolet Capital Speaks at Plastics, Packaging and Converting Industry Conferences

    Nicolet Capital Partners, LLC, was a guest speaker at The Packaging Conference in Tampa, FL earlier this month. Mr. Snyder participated on a panel regarding M&A trends in packaging along with several other industry experts including former Coveris CEO Jack Knott and former Alloyd CEO Ed Parkinson.

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  • June 2, 2014
    Nicolet Capital Sells Investment in Pretium to Genstar

    Nicolet Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity firm in Chicago, IL, announced today that it has sold its investment in Pretium Packaging to private equity firm Genstar Capital.

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  • January 6, 2014
    Nicolet Capital Completes Acquisition of Star Packaging

    Nicolet Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity firm in Chicago, IL, announced today that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Star Packaging Corp. from private equity firm Azalea Capital.

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