Ross Youngs founded Univenture, Inc. in 1988 alongside the invention of his Safety-sleeve® disc packaging design; in the 25 years since, Univenture has grown to become a full-service designer, manufacturer, and distributor of packaging products used in dozens of industries the world over.
With more than 50 issued patents worldwide, Youngs and Univenture can credit a great deal of their successes to ingenuity. The revolutionary Safety-sleeve® material, which allows slim and secure disc protection, made such waves in media industries that it led to Univenture’s first of five inclusions in the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies. The invention of the patented U-1000 system in 1997 similarly transformed the limits of high-volume, highly customizable, completely automated media packaging.
Univenture brought in the 2000’s with even more diversified product solutions. The UniKeep™ brand launched in 2000 to offer both businesses and consumers superior document organization and storage, and Modern Plastics recognized the patented UniKeep Case Binder as one of the best-designed products of 2002. In 2003 Univenture launched the EnvyPak™ brand to combine clear polypropylene envelopes and custom printing options for use in impactful direct mail campaigns.
Ingenuity not only defines Univenture’s unique products, it has also long been a hallmark of the company’s greater business practices; for example, Univenture.com was one of the first packaging manufacturer sites on the web. Youngs has also used his distinct background in environmental science and industrial engineering to keep Univenture at the forefront of green initiatives and groundbreaking technology. For these reasons, he has frequently been recognized as a noteworthy entrepreneur – including as Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Manufacturing Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young.
Univenture has maintained sales and manufacturing operations from its Marysville, Ohio headquarters since 1994, and supports global distribution capabilities.