Jay N. Maisel

Jay N. Maisel

1925 -


Interview Length: 39 minutes

Interview Date: October 13, 2009

Interview Location: WHBG Channel 20, 223 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, PA




Born and raised on Long Island, N.Y., Jay Maisel has been a Harrisburg resident since 1949. After his time in the service and college in the Midwest, he moved with his wife to Harrisburg to work as a salesman. They started the Commonwealth Packaging Company in 1959. The Maisels were active in the Jewish community and participated in Harrisburg Community Theater while raising a family. Joined by their two sons, the Maisels have developed their Harrisburg company into an international enterprise, boasting high-end clients such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Calvin Klein. Their packaging product has also appeared with actress Amy Adams in the Disney movie, Enchanted.