President, Lancaster Packaging
Marianne Lancaster founded the company out of her home in 1989 as a minority woman owned organization, specializing in mil-spec anti-static bags. Today, the company has grown and now occupies 14,000 sq. ft. in Hudson, Massachusetts. Lancaster Packaging now provides national distribution of packaging, industrial supplies, and supply chain services. This includes Vendor Managed Inventory Services (VMI), custom and standard packaging, shipping, distribution and purchasing services.
Building on over 30 years of experience as a distribution management industry, Marianne Lancaster’s Strategic Business Plan took her company to the next level by offering an integrated supply and service solution. In the fall of 2009, Lancaster Packaging (LPI) launched its Purchasing Services Division. Expanding her business into both national wholesale distribution and procurement services. Lancaster Packaging, Inc.’s primary customer base comes from the Industrial manufacturing, Tel-Com, Aerospace, Space and Defense Industries.
Marianne is an Advisory Board Member of the Central Massachusetts Center for Women & Enterprise. Lancaster Packaging has been recognized as an Outstanding Diverse Small Business at Lockheed RMS, Sikorsky Aircraft and Comcast Corporation.
Over the past 12 years, Ms. Lancaster has been listed the Boston Globe’s Top 100 Women-Let Businesses in Massachusetts. In 2018, Ms. Lancaster was honored by the Worcester Business Journal as one of leading Outstanding Women in Business. Lancaster Packaging, Inc. has received the AIM Massachusetts Next Century Award. In 2020 Marianne Lancaster and Lancaster Packaging, Inc. were honored with the SBA 8A Graduate of the Year Award.
During these hard times, Lancaster has weathered the storm supporting the needs of organizations that require PPE products including sanitizer. Lancaster has launched its own sanitizer brand to support customers that cannot use the harsh properties of the emergency high level alcohol brands out there right now. Again, listening to her customers’ needs, Marianne devised her own formula to protect hands with a great smelling moisturizing product.