Michael Pearson is founder and president of Union Packaging, based in Yeadon, PA. Prior to starting Union Packaging in 1999, he served as team leader of the Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Team at MeadWestvaco Consumer Packaging Division. Pearson serves on the boards of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the U.S. Small Business Administration National Small Business Development Center Advisory Board. In 2012, the Urban League of Philadelphia presented Pearson with the Spirit of Innovation Award. Pearson served in the United States military as combat duty Army Officer in the Persian Gulf War where he received the Bronze Star and the Southwest Asiatic Campaign Medal. He received a B.A. in public policy and analysis from the University of Pennsylvania.