Our Culture and Values

Hammer Packaging is a highly focused, customer-driven team of printing professionals committed to Communicating Your Image® and realizing your business objectives.

Jim Hammer - President & CEO

We do what we say we’re going to do.

President and CEO, Jim Hammer, sets the bar high for the company. The fourth generation to own the company, Jim holds his employees to six shared values. The end product is continuous customer satisfaction and consistent recognition as a “Best Workplace in the Americas” by Printing Industries of America.

Lou Iovoli - Senior Vice President

Today, we’re an engineering company.

The printing industry is rapidly evolving and Hammer Packaging is ready to take the changes head-on. Lou Iovoli, Sr. Vice President, discusses Hammer as a strategic partner at the table as product packaging moves into the future. We’re working on solutions to challenges that haven’t even surfaced yet.

Hart Swisher - Vice President, Research & Innovation

We thrive on brainstorming with customers.

Hammer operates with the future always in mind. The first printer in North America to have a VSOP press, and the most diverse portfolio of equipment in the country, Vice President for Research and Innovation, Hart Swisher, focuses on keeping Hammer at the cutting edge of technology.

Hammer's Shared Values


We are consistent in all things important.


We recognize the value in everyone.


We do what we say we are going to do.


We are committed to our customers, our jobs, and our company.


We are truthful and accurate.

Continuous Improvement.

We embrace change .

Recipient Rochester Business Ethics Award

Hammer Packaging has earned the area's most coveted business distinction, the Rochester Business Ethics Award (RBEA).This award places Hammer in a very exclusive and prestigious group. This remarkable achievement recognizes and rewards Hammer's core business practices and people-oriented culture.