Opportunity Green Business Conference 2011 Speakers

Ron Blitzer

Ron Blitzer

CEO & CoFounder
Be Green Packaging

Ron Blitzer (CEO/Co Founder) of Be Green Packaging LLC. Be Green Packaging,) designs, manufacturers, and distributes Cradle-to-Cradle™ certified, tree-free, compostable packaging for both the food and industrial/retail packaging industries. Blitzer has been in the packaging, beverage, retail food, and distribution business since 1982. A serial entrepreneur Blitzer founded American Softserve Systems Inc., which manufactured and distributed softserve ice creams and yogurts under license to ARCO am/pm Mini Markets. In the mid 1990’s he started a chain of organic juice and smoothie bars in San Francisco called Re Juice A Nation. He was a co-founder of Bank of Santa Barbara in 2007. He is a trustee of National Jewish Hospital in Denver and was appointed by President George HW Bush to a select committee for White House Fellows in 1991. Mr. Blitzer has a BA from UCLA and a MBA from the University of New Haven. Blitzer lives in Santa Barbara with his wife of 28 years and their only child studies music at the California Institute of the Arts.

Be Green Packaging is currently building the nations first plant fiber mold and pulping operation in Ridgeland SC. In August of 2011 Be Green Packaging was honored with a Diamond Award for Packaging by DuPont for their work
with Gillette on their Fusion Proglide package. In October P&G awarded the company with their “Changing Lives-Touching Lives” award recognizing the companies values and community relationships.

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