For over two decades ARCH Inc. principal Chris Heusch has helped innovative Independent Converters around the world enhance quality, productivity and efficiency, perfect their processes, gain market share, discover new markets and increase profitability. Born in Bonn, Germany Chris was exposed to the German apprenticeship system at an early age. This instilled the desire and dedication to continual learning and knowledge base growth that today keeps him on the cutting edge of the latest technologies in the paperboard packaging industries.
“Chris has been a core part of our strategic leadership team for fifteen years. He’s a key resource for staying abreast of new technology and an integral part of our success.”
David DeLine, President DeLine Box Company
From printing theory and practical application, through process and capital equipment consulting, to vision quest support and assisting converters with maneuvering through the evolution into digital production, Chris applies his knowledge around the globe working with converters, equipment manufacturers and material suppliers. His network of clients and industry experts is a key resource in finding solutions to complex issues, creating mutually beneficial technology partnerships and lasting relationships.
“Chris turns our vision into executable tasks and helps us keep focused on those.”
Chad Wagner, CEO Peachtree Packaging
Working closely with all levels of management and operations Chris helps organizations define and develop executable strategies, execute focus changes, implement new strategies and trouble shoot processes down to and through the individual job.
Custom Education & Training
Chris provides onsite training customized to meet the converter’s specific goals. Whether it’s refreshing old skills, updating on the latest technology and materials, issue resolution, or on-boarding the next generation of leadership, Chris delivers programs specific to the converter’s targeted goals and requirements.
“We brought Chris on to help our young leadership team grow and they have enthusiastically embraced his contribution.”
Jerry Frisch, President Wasatch Container
ARCH’s customized programs combine classroom and machine-side training to target the client’s core needs and provide the most comprehensive learning experience.
The Value of a Global Knowledge Base
As international competition continues to intensify, the knowledge of not only best practices, but international requirements, regulations and contacts are invaluable. With an extensive background in world converting markets, Chris combines his experience and industry knowledge to help converters apply best practices from around the world to their operations. Chris’ global knowledge base is also beneficial in bridging international culture and communication gaps.
“Chris serves as an adviser to our executive team with focus on technical issues and strategic market development. He continues to be our go to resource on flexo and digital print related topics.”
Thomas Gissler, MD Gissler & Pass, Jülich, Germany