Gary R. Kohl

Executive Vice President & President, SGK Brand Solutions at Matthews International

Since becoming SGK’s president in 2017, Gary has led SGK in the most significant transformation in its history, reshaping the company to lead in the constantly disruptive communications industry.

Throughout SGK’s continuing transformation, Gary has worked to ensure that operations are tightly synced worldwide with a new business strategy, technologies are keenly focused on enabling marketing operations excellence, and there is renewed focus on diversity and inclusion.

Gary has also led the way in preparing the organization for change as a continuous growth process and not an event. Under his leadership, SGK has become a more agile, outcome-focused business partner to its clients, helping them simplify their marketing to amplify their brands and grow.

Prior to his current position, Gary was executive vice president, global development at SGK where he played a critical role on the Executive Leadership Team, developing strategies to accelerate growth and profitability across the regions.

Gary’s background prior to joining SGK includes executive and senior level positions in sales, marketing and general management. Most recently, he served as group senior vice president, digital solutions, global packaging and printed electronics groups at RR Donnelley.

Gary is also a member of the Matthews International Executive Leadership Team.

Gary earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Boston University and completed executive coursework at Columbia University and The Kellogg School of Management. Gary also achieved Champion Level Six Sigma Certification.


  • Executive Vice President & President, SGK Brand Solutions

    Current role