YaJun (Carol) Jiang, President of Mississauga-Ontario-based Beneco Packaging, has been ranked No. 53 on the 17th annual W100 list of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs by Profit/Chatelaine. Published in the June issue of Canadian Business and online at Profitguide.com and Chatelaine.com, the W100 ranks female entrepreneurs with a proprietary formula that considers the size, three-year revenue growth rate and profitability of the businesses they own and run. All data is verified through financial statements supplied by candidates. To qualify, candidates must be owners or significant stakeholders who at least share in major decision-making.
Jiang oversees Beneco Packaging, one of the leading packaging firms in North America, as well as its subsidiary, SoOPAK, a short-run custom packaging program in which orders start at one to 5,000 boxes with no die or plate charges. The firm caters to large corporations in need of a small run to test the market or a start-up that needs a small batch of folding cartons for its new product. “You need a bold vision, an innovative strategy and loads of tenacity to earn a spot on the W100,” said James Cowan, Editor-in-Chief of Profit and Canadian Business. “Every person on this list represents the pinnacle of business success in Canada. Their stories are inspiring and instructive for those seeking to excel as entrepreneurs.
“Beneco Packaging is honoured to be listed on the W100 ranking,” said Jiang. “This achievement reflects our belief in our products and services as well as the dedication of our team. What sets our company apart from the many packaging manufacturers in North America is our specialty: short-run packaging.”
Jiang established Beneco Packaging in 2004 in a 45,000-sq.-ft. facility in Mississauga, Ontario catering to the cosmetic, food and confectionary, entertainment, pharmaceutical, stationery, sports and consumer product markets. The company is equipped with printing and finishing services including structural and graphic design, prepress, offset printing, embossing, die cutting, window patching, folding, and gluing. The firm’s growth exploded between 2008 and 2014 posting a 114 % increase. During that time, exports made up 28% of its sales. In 2014, the 30-employee firm ranked number 377 on the prestigious Profit 500 list as one of the top 500 Canadian companies in the country in terms of revenue growth.
EDITOR’S NOTE: All of us at Graphic Arts Magazine congratulate Carol on her many achievements.