Patrick Innes

President & Director of Sales


Overseeing our commercial operations is Patrick Innes, a graduate of James Madison University, Patrick was a scholarship student athlete playing for the Duke's Men's Soccer team. Following graduation Patrick rode his bicycle across the United States from Virginia Beach, Virginia to Astoria, Oregon. Following this life changing trip, Patrick continued to chase a sense of adventure and sought employment at Proseal America under the direction of CEO, Gari Wyatt.

Through his tenure at ProSeal America, Patrick managed the Sales Department to double digit growth for the last 6 consecutive years, growing the department rapidly to oversee multiple market segments like; Soft Fruit, Prepared Produce, Protein, Non-Food, and Ready to Eat Meals. Through his technical expertise and commitment to customer service, Patrick oversaw a team of individuals who successfully grew the core ProSeal products across North America while also procuring opportunities for full line solutions to consist of weighing, filling, tray handling, sealing, labeling, and case packing.

Tony Hodson

CEO & Director of Engineering


With over 30 years of industry experience Tony Hodson leads Empirical Packaging Solutions as our Chief Executive Officer and Director of Engineering.

Tony has worked for many industry leading companies like Ishida, Heat & Control, ProSeal, and JBT Corporation throughout Europe and North America. His dedication to getting the job done is incomparable to any other within the industry. Tony has provided multi-million dollar turn-key solutions to every major blue-chip company in the US and Europe, utilizing his professional engineering skills; customers receive world class design, project management, and successful installation for their desired URS.

Over the last 5 years, while working at ProSeal America, Tony Hodson created the Sales and Projects department to support turnkey solutions for ProSeal America and JBT Corporation, specializing within the CEA, Salad, and Ready to Eat spaces, Tony has successfully overseen the installation of hundreds of packaging lines. His technical aptitude and determination to ensure that customer gets, what they need, when they need it, will be foundational to the success of Empirical Packaging Solutions

Gari M H Wyatt

Chief Executive Advisor


Having Started his professional career in engineering with Rolls Royce Aerospace, Gari benefited from an excellent introduction to his technical career, ultimately qualifying as a quality control engineer.

Going on to Enjoy a 7-year Rugby fueled engineering sabbatical, he then returned to his core training by starting his own business conjoining engineering and sales and marketing skills.

This journey ultimately brought him to join the management team at Proseal Uk acting as a prequel to becoming the CEO of startup Proseal America LLC in 2009.

During his tenure has CEO of Proseal America 2009 - 2021. He took the company from a $0 start up with 1 employee to a $60m pa with 120 employee that became a major player in the North American food packaging sector.

It is in this sector of cutting edge of food packaging technology, Gari feels that he is uniquely positioned to see global trends and techniques to assist the North American in transitioning to a more sustainable packaging future.

Recognizing this need has fueled the passion that has ultimately drew him out of retirement