Northern Bag & Box Staff

Charles P. Weingarten

Charles P. Weingarten


As both the President and Owner, Chuck has over 30 years of experience in the packaging industry. In September 1995 Chuck founded Northern Bag and Box Company and continues to be on the cutting edge of packaging in the region. He holds a B.S. in Business Economics from North Dakota State University and a M.Ed. from Boston College. Chuck and his wife Mary have four grown children.


Ben Weingarten

Development Director/Sales

Ben delivers a truly unique perspective to the company with his diverse, corporate background of six years--order to cash as well as project and process improvement work. A 2000 graduate of Creighton University with additional post-graduate studies credits, he possesses a broad-based educational background in arts, science and business administration. Currently, Ben is working towards his CCP and learning the industry. He is excited to be a part of NBBC and its future.


Sarine Weingarten García 

– Hablo Español –

General Manager/Inside Sales

With an International MBA from Pepperdine and a BA in International Affairs from George Washington, Sarine manages all aspects and operations of the business. She also handles inventory purchasing and inside sales and is in charge of our Total Quality Management program. She is HACCP and PCQI trained and certified as an Advanced SQF Practitioner. Sarine lives in Fargo with her husband Leovy, daughter Charlice Marie, son Leovy Charles and new baby girl Sarah Burnadette.


Mike Gillen


Upon graduation from the University of North Dakota in 1969, Mike began his sales career in pharmaceuticals. In 1975, Mike started working in the packaging industry and hasn't looked back. Mike has been with Northern Bag and Box Company since its inception where he specializes in poly and corrugated cartons. Mike and his wife Donna have three grown sons.


Dana Brock


Dana joins the Northern Bag & Box sales team with over 25 years of sales and customer service experience. His clients are primarily in the Red River Valley and throughout the Upper Midwest and looks forward to growing with the company. He and his wife Kari reside in Fargo and have four children. In his spare time, Dana enjoys golfing, racing and following all of his children's sporting events.  


Kristi McWalter

Customer Service

Kristi brings over 10 years of sales and customer service to Northern Bag and Box. Kristi is a 1997 graduate of The University of Minnesota. Kristi enjoys spending time with family and friends and is enthusiastic about growing with the company.


Daphne Jones

Customer Service

With 35 years of experience in operations, account management and customer service in stock brokerage, customs brokerage and a former business owner, Daphne is the newest addition to our staff. Daphne calls North Dakota home but she was born and raised in Staten Island, NY. She lived in San Francisco for nine years after leaving the east and before settling in the upper Midwest. Daphne enjoys live theatre and gardening. She travels regularly to Canada to visit her adult children and to the east coast, when time permits, to visit family.


Doug Nelson

Warehouse Manager

Doug provides exceptional warehouse knowledge and experience to NBBC. Doug is a 2004 graduate of Valley City State University with a BS in Marketing and Business Management with minors in Psychology and Sociology. His experience and Degree give Northern Bag and Box Company a terrific combination for this position. After hours Doug enjoys playing all sports and going to the lakes.


Keith Hultgren


Keith has been with Northern Bag and Box Company since March 1997. With a combined 30 years of accounting and software design experience, he is an invaluable resource to the organization. Contact Keith with all your billing inquiries. Keith and his wife Michele have three grown children.


Chad Raaum


Chad graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2000 with a Bachelors Degree in Accountancy. After spending the first 8 ½ years of his career in the Minneapolis area he has moved back to Grand Forks with his wife and two kids. In his spare time Chad enjoys golfing and attending sporting events.

Leovy Garcia Iznaga

– Hablo Español –

Warehouse Quality Manager

Leovy is HACCP and PCQI trained and certified as an Advanced SQF Practitioner. He is originally from Havana, Cuba where he was an Naval Engineer for many years. Currently, Leo maintains the building and the daily quality inspections to ensure a food grade warehouse. He also works with Doug on shipping and receiving product. Leo has a Certificate in Business Management from North Dakota State College of Science and is currently working towards his A.A. Leo loves baseball and soccer and spending time with his family.