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David Feber

Partner, Detroit
Leads McKinsey’s work in packaging, drawing on extensive expertise to help clients grow, procure, and optimize packaging solutions

About David

Working primarily in consumer packaged goods (CPG) and industrials, David helps direct McKinsey’s work on packaging. Within the packaging-solutions space, he serves both packaging converters and equipment companies. David’s expertise spans substrates of packaging and includes corrugate, paper, printed cartons, plastic resin (flexible, rigid, and semi-rigid), aluminum, steel, pallets, as well as closures and labels. He advises clients on issues related to growth and account management, mergers and acquisitions, organizational structure, operations and manufacturing, and marketing and sales.

Examples of David’s recent client work include the following:

  • supporting mergers and integrations for multiple packaging and industrial companies
  • advising a global paper and engineered-products manufacturer on growth—both organic and inorganic
  • performing due diligence for packaging companies in rigid, metal, and flexible categories
  • assisting a privately owned CPG company with an organizational redesign of its senior team, which included structure, governance, incentives, and efficiency
  • advising a large, private-label CPG company optimize procurement and packaging and reduce spend

Prior to rejoining McKinsey, David spent many years in industry. He served as the CEO of a publicly traded, early-stage fastening technology company. During his tenure at a global plastics packaging company, he held numerous roles, including global vice president of R&D. As a vice president and general manager, David oversaw two business units that provided packaging to the food-service, personal-care, healthcare, and spirits industries. Earlier in his career, he held executive roles in strategy, product management, sales, and marketing in the fastener and packaging industries.

David volunteers on numerous nonprofit boards in the Detroit area. In his spare time, he is a dedicated runner and triathlete. He enjoys spending time outdoors in northern Michigan during the summer.

Published Work

Packaging solutions: Poised to take off?,” McKinsey & Company, July 2019

Winning with new models in packaging,” McKinsey & Company, May 2019

Past experience

Amcor Rigid Plastics
Global vice president of strategy
Global vice president of R&D
Vice president, general manager

TZ Limited
CEO

Acument Global Technologies
Vice president of strategy
Vice president of product management
VP of sales and marketing

Education

University of Michigan
MBA, strategy and finance

Wayne State University
MS, civil engineering

Michigan State University
BS, civil engineering