Greg Rodrigues co-founded Insulair, Inc., a manufacturer of patented insulated paper cups. Over his tenure, Mr. Rodrigues overcame cash flow shortages, product recalls, a patent suit, and quality control problems.
He developed Insulair’s manufacturing capacity into an extremely profitable, high quality producer of a state of the art insulated paper cup. The company employed over 250 people and had a manufacturing capacity of over 600 million cups per year. Insulair’s foodservice customers included McDonalds, Coca-Cola, Sara Lee, and 7-Eleven. Insulair had distribution in over 20,000 retail locations that included Target, Wal-Mart, Safeway, Publix, Whole Foods, Walgreens and Albertsons. In July of 2006, Insulair was sold to the Dixie division of Georgia-Pacific Corporation in an all cash deal for $170 million.
Greg previously served as a Board Member of Ecologic Brands, as well as other start-up businesses. Prior to starting Insulair, Mr. Rodrigues was Director of Concept Development for the Pizza Hut division of PepsiCo. Mr. Rodrigues holds an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School.