“Accel inc. is honored to be the Co-Chair for the 2020 National Conference & Business Fair. This year marks 20 years as a certified women-owned business and it is our 25th anniversary. What a great way to celebrate! It has been an honor over the past years to serve as Chair Emeritus of the Forum and two terms as a Board of Directors member. It has been a career highlight to be recognized on several occasions by WBENC as a Legacy of Leaders member, Women of Distinction, WBE Star, Trailblazer Award and an Applause Award Recipient. It is an immense pleasure experiencing the evolution of the organization and the accomplishments of so many women businesses.
On behalf of Accel, I would like to thank WBENC for all the opportunities over the past few years to contribute to the success and powerful impact the organization has made. You all make me proud to call you life-long friends, sisters, colleagues, and partners.”
Accel inc. is one of the largest women-owned vertically integrated contract packaging companies in the country. Founded 25 years ago, located in New Albany, Ohio, Accel anchors the Beauty Park that consists of 18 leading manufacturers in the health & beauty industry. We create value by:
- Scale & Speed – over 60,000 pallets of finished goods produced last year
- Innovation – we are fit for manufacturability by using automation and a lean Six Sigma
- Sustainability – we recycle more than 80 Mn lbs of corrugate annually
- Expertise – serving the Retail, Healthcare, CPG, and Food & Beverage industries. We are experts in:
- Manufacturing – capacity to manufacture over 70 Mn. bath bombs per year
- Community Building – we are proud to have 18 different languages reflected on our production
As chairwoman of Accel inc., Tara Abraham helps companies solve their most problematic packaging issues by driving out production costs and coming up with innovative solutions all while offering the best quality. Tara is recognized as an expert in the co-packing & co-manufacturing industries working with the top Fortune 500 companies in industries such as healthcare, consumer products, and beauty. She understands first-hand the importance of flawlessly merchandised product and delivers that value and so much more to customers. Accel has successfully grown over the past 25 years and is headquartered today in a 517,000 sq. ft. facility in New Albany, OH.
Tara’s career has largely been focused on building Accel, but she also has a deep commitment for the community and continuous learning. She has proudly served as a Board Member of American Heart Association, United Way of Central Ohio, Ohio Health’s Kobacker Hospice, and New Albany Chamber of Commerce where she has donated over $1M to date. In addition to her commitment to serving the community, Tara serves on the Board of Directors of People’s Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: PEBO) and is on the Audit, Risk, Trust, Nominating, Governance, Compensation and Foundation Committees. Abraham is a long term, dedicated supporter of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), serving on its Board and as Chair Emeritus of the Forum.
Tara holds a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising with an emphasis in Marketing from The Ohio State University as well as a certificate in Cyber Security at Carnegie Mellon University. She has received continuing education at Kellogg’s School of Management, Harvard University, and The Ohio State University.