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Packaging Digest seats its new Editorial Advisory Board

Packaging Digest seats its new Editorial Advisory Board
2015 Packaging Digest Editorial Advisory Board (left to right, top to bottom): Biondich, Luttenberger, Peters, France, Gregg, Mase, Chase, Singh and Goodrich.

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:

Scott Biondich

Group Director-Sparkling, Packaging & IC Equipment Development,

Coca-Cola North America

Jane Chase

Senior Director Packaging Engineering, Schwan’s Shared Services LLC,

The Schwan Food Co.

David France

Packaging Research Fellow

ConAgra Foods Packaging R&I

Nina Goodrich

Director/Executive Director,

Sustainable Packaging Coalition/Greenblue

Mary Gregg

Director-Packaging, Campbell North America

Campbell Soup Co.

David Luttenberger, CPP

Global Packaging Director

Mintel Group Ltd.

Joe Mase

VP, Marketing & Business Development,

Sagent Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Eva Peters

Global Head of Packaging Development & Industrial Design,

Novartis Consumer Health

Jay Singh

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

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