June 10, 2021

Medical Packaging appoints new President/CEO

Flemington, NJ (June 10, 2021) – Medical Packaging Inc., LLC (MPI) has appointed John Zripko the new President/CEO of the company. An experienced business leader, John Zripko will succeed Andrew Bartels and assume responsibilities after a transition period.

MPI’s leadership transition is the result of a thoughtful approach to the succession plan for MPI put in motion with a partnership with The Zabel Companies in July 2020.  Andrew Bartels, after having served as President/CEO of MPI since 2007 as the second generation of family leadership of the company, will remain involved with MPI as an owner, in an advisory role and as a key member of the board of directors.

John has 30+ years of experience leading packaging companies serving the pharmaceutical, medical, food, and other industries while achieving sustained, profitable growth. John possesses a unique blend of financial, technical, and commercial skills and is an ideal fit for MPI.

“John has the required skillset and experience to take MPI to the next level as we continue to achieve our long-term growth goals in the core markets we serve, “said Andrew Bartels. “John joining MPI is in alignment with the partnership with The Zabel Companies to drive continued, long-term sustainable growth at MPI.”

John Zripko shares, “I am honored and excited to join MPI as the new President and CEO. Andy Bartels and his family built an incredible company which recently celebrated 50 years in business, and I am proud to have been chosen to lead MPI in the next chapter of continued growth and success. I would like to thank Andy and the Board of Directors for trusting me with this responsibility, and I’m glad to have joined the MPI family!”


About Medical Packaging Inc., LLC

MPI is a leading global manufacturer of full-service unit dose systems and solutions. Since 1971, MPI has been providing high-quality products, custom-tailored medical packaging solutions, and outstanding service to customers worldwide. MPI meet the needs of medication packagers through unit-dose equipment, consumables, service, and software solutions in a variety of market segments, including hospitals, specialty pharmaceutical companies, long-term care facilities, and other end markets.  The Company’s website can be found at www.medpak.com.


About The Zabel Companies

Based in Charlotte, NC, The Zabel Companies is an investment firm dedicated to partnering with management teams to patiently build privately held companies. Zabel brings a proven and flexible approach to investing in and growing high quality businesses. Whether through a buyout or recapitalization, Zabel’s strategy is to work closely with management teams to steadily grow businesses and build value for all parties involved. For more information, visit www.zabelcompanies.com.