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Rocky Batzel, Inventor / CEO

A native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Rocky Batzel is the inventor of SnapSlide and currently serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Marywood University in Pennsylvania and, while enrolled in medical school, he noticed his grandmother struggling with a traditional, "push-and-twist", child-resistant cap on her prescription bottle. That inspirational moment led him to pivot his career into the world of entrepreneurship, and he set out to design the very first prototype of what would eventually become SnapSlide. After securing patent protection, Rocky ultimately formed a company around his groundbreaking innovation. As the company’s CEO, he is dedicated to advancing engineering, diversifying applications, and leading SnapSlide’s mission to bring this adaptive solution to those who need it most.

This year, Rocky was honored to be invited by AMERIPEN ( to be one of three panelists to speak at their Annual Summit in Washington, D.C. on the topic of “Inclusive Design in Packaging.”

AMERIPEN is the only organization exclusively focused on U.S. public policy for the entire packaging industry. This premier packaging policy event brings together industry leaders, government and elected officials, figureheads from environmental nonprofits, and companies from across the country.

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Chason Sordoni, Inventor / CEO

A resident of Bend, Oregon, Chason Sordoni is the Chief Operating Officer of SnapSlide. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Chason was driven to expand upon his family’s long and proud legacy of entrepreneurship and business success throughout the Pennsylvania region. Chason quickly recognized the profound advantages of SnapSlide, and committed to co- founding the company with Rocky Batzel, the present-day CEO. In addition to being responsible for day-to-day operations of the company, Chason heads up corporate relationships and resource management. He has served as a member of the Packaging and Labelling Committee of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), a Board Member of the United Way of Central Oregon and he is actively involved with the Institute for Packaging Professionals (IOPP).

On May 3-5, 2024, Chason and Rocky will be attending the Abilities Expo in NYC ( where they will be featuring the SnapSlide solution to thousands of attendees. Initially launched in 1979, Abilities Expo is the nation’s leading event for manufacturers, distributors and service providers to showcase their products and services directly to the end-user and professional healthcare providers within the disability community.