Ben Abernathy Joins Spearhead as their Global Packaging R&D Advisor

We are very proud to welcome Ben Abernathy to the Spearhead Group as our Global Packaging R&D Advisor. Based out of the Kentucky Flagship Innovation Center, Ben is strategically positioned to help expand our strategic Physical Brand Enhancement offerings within the bourbon belt and around the world.

Ben has over 17 years of experience in spirits, food, and household consumer packaging innovation and commercialization, working with such companies as Kraft, Cadbury, Clorox and most recently Beam Suntory. Ben has a vast amount of experience in not only package engineering and development, but he also has a natural ability to lead, inspire, and influence a broader team towards achieving overall organizational strategies.

“Having worked with Ben for many years, I knew that he would be a perfect fit for Spearhead as the Global Packaging R&D Advisor role. Ben is an extremely talented individual, able to approach all the technical aspects of a project with an eye on practical real-world application of designs in production, client co-pack/assembly and the final consumer usage. In addition to his technical background, Ben is an all around great person to work with; his straight forward, honest and ethical approach to everything that he does, fits nicely into Spearhead’s core values. We are very proud to call Ben part of our team.” – Robert Catalano, Co-Founder & President, The Spearhead Group, Inc.

With the addition of Ben to the team, Spearhead’s clients will see an increased technical presence on their projects, and our Spearhead Pioneers will also have an additional engineering resource dedicated to product development and production controls.

“I am both excited and honored to join the Spearhead Group. Their innovative and progressive approach to packaging and Physical Brand Enhancement truly inspire me. I look forward to further strengthening Spearhead’s commitment to producing quality products that make a lasting impact on consumers.”- Ben Abernathy, Global Packaging R&D Advisor


About Spearhead

With more than 45 years of collective experience designing and delivering memorable Physical Brand Enhancements that make a lasting impact, we understand the importance of a customer’s connection to a particular brand.

Companies choose The Spearhead Group because they know we are invested in all aspects of the process. We bring a unique and personable approach to each and every brand we represent and work towards ensuring ROI on PBE activities.