Packaging executives from Coca-Cola, ConAgra, Cal-Poly and more will be lending their expert opinions and advice to the editors of Packaging Digest.
At the beginning of 2015, Packaging Digest seated its new Editorial Advisory Board. The nine members represent key markets, such as food and pharmaceuticals, as well as provide a cross-section of various functions, such as packaging R&D, engineering and design. Consumer packaged goods, healthcare and academia all have a voice.
“This is a tremendous brain-trust of packaging leaders with cumulative decades of experience,” says Lisa McTigue Pierce, executive editor of Packaging Digest. “We appreciate their commitment to serve and will tap them for general ideas, as well as input on specific topics.”
Meet Packaging Digest’s 2015 Editorial Advisory Board:
Group Director-Sparkling, Packaging & IC Equipment Development,
Coca-Cola North America
Senior Director Packaging Engineering, Schwan’s Shared Services LLC,
The Schwan Food Co.
Packaging Research Fellow
ConAgra Foods Packaging R&I
Sustainable Packaging Coalition/Greenblue
Director-Packaging, Campbell North America
Campbell Soup Co.
David Luttenberger, CPP
Global Packaging Director
Mintel Group Ltd.
VP, Marketing & Business Development,
Sagent Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Global Head of Packaging Development & Industrial Design,
Novartis Consumer Health
Professor/Packaging Program Director,
Cal Poly State University, Orfalea College of Business
Among their duties, the Editorial Advisory Board members will offer suggestions on topics of interest to the industry, provide background consultations and assist with contact networking.
With the installation of the new board, Packaging Digest extends its gratitude to the outgoing board, whose members have served for two years (2013-2014):
Oliver Campbell, Director, Worldwide Procurement, Packaging & Packaging Engineering, Dell
Kim Carswell, Group Manager, Owned Brands Packaging, Target
Scott Hemink, Director of R&D/Quality for Latin America, General Mills
Joe Hotchkiss, Director, Michigan State University, School of Packaging, and Center for Packaging Innovation and Sustainability
Joe Keller, Section Head, Hair Care R&D Packaging Development, The Procter & Gamble Co.
Denise Lefebvre, VP, Global Beverage Packaging, PepsiCo
Peter Macauley, Director, Global Packaging & Sustainability, Abbott Laboratories
Michael Okoroafor, VP-Packaging R&D/Innovation, H.J. Heinz
Ron Sasine, Senior Director of Packaging, Private Brands, Walmart