Andy Payne, Packaging Applications Engineer
Our People

Meet: Andy Payne, Packaging Applications Engineer

At Sealed Air, celebrating our people and their accomplishments is a core part of our culture. In our “Meet: Our People” series, you’ll hear directly from our people across the globe on what it’s like working at SEE, and a little bit about them outside of work.  

Where I’m located: Kettering, United Kingdom.

Length of time with SEE: 43 and a half years!

At SEE, I am passionate about: Creating solutions. We are met with many challenges within design, testing and many other tasks. These are opportunities to encourage innovation and develop new ideas. 

A typical day for me is: Not typical. Working with design means there is no such thing! We are privileged to have a variety of aspects to our workday, that’s what makes our roles so interesting. I am often asked what my job is, and after all this time, I still find it difficult to describe. I play with computers, design and create working pack designs, throw these designs about and shake them to verify they work. Then I can share my design knowledge with others.

I feel passionate about our culture at SEE, because: I still remember starting my career at SEE many years ago. I soon understood that SEE is based on a culture defined by ethics and incorporating innovation, but most importantly, our culture is enhanced by people. Changes have taken place but an underlying culture bonds the organization. 

I help our SEE Operating Engine by: Developing design and testing processes. I also helped by learning; my experiences at SEE have developed my knowledge of materials and design processes to the point that I can now share and mentor others.

"Over many years,  Andy has been one of the keystones of the Packaging Application Centers," says EMEA Packaging Application Centers Leader Pete Nicholls. "His industry knowledge, technical understanding and humor are second to none in his field and, as such, we are lucky that he continues to serve SEE customers with innovative and clever packaging design every day!" 

The core value that inspires me the most is Innovative because: This is the key to solving challenging problems. We should never think we can complete (or not complete) a task just because we have always done it a certain way. New ideas lead to progress and develop, ultimately, rewarding advantages. 

My favorite hobby is: Continuous repair and restoration of my classic vehicle.

Interested in joining us? Check out our careers page for open roles.  

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Jamie Nemeth

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Jamie Nemeth is the Manager of Corporate Content and Campaigns at Sealed Air responsible for employee communications and content strategy for our diverse, global population. She works to keep our employees engaged and informed, and writes stories about our people, culture, and experiences.