BiographyBenjamin “Ben” Samuels is the CEO of Victory Packaging, a North American packaging distributor. He joined Victory Packaging in 1995 as regional operating manager of Texas. In 1997, Samuels began his role as Vice Chairman and leader of the national accounts group, real estate, finance and legal departments, achieving a period of unprecedented growth in sales and revenues. After the retirement of his father in May 2007, Ben was named CEO and leader of an executive team that currently manages more than 1,000 employees.
Prior to joining Victory Packaging, Samuels served as special projects manager for Star Furniture, where he implemented new sales events, developed a new budgeting process and participated in the creation of customized delivery, warehouse and computer systems.
Samuels is an active member in the community, where he currently serves as the Chairman of the Houston Food Bank and was also the President of the Houston Chapter of the American Jewish Committee before joining their National Board of Governors. He has also served on the American Leadership Forum, Serve Houston, Holocaust Museum Houston, Jewish Federation of Greater Houston, and of Jewish Family Service.
Samuels received a bachelor’s degree in American studies and economics from Amherst College in Massachusetts, as well as an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
He and his wife, Marci Rosenberg, reside in Houston and have a son, Ethan, and a daughter, Mimi.