Director, Sales and Business Development, Specright Inc
Bio: Education: MBA, UCLA Anderson School of Management; Bachelors in Economics, UCLA.
Senior Manager, GreenBlueOrg
Bio: Adam Gendell is the Associate Director of GreenBlue’s flagship project, the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. Adam‘s work with the packaging value chain touches on goal-setting, design considerations, and stakeholder engagement. Adam has developed and delivered training seminars for hundreds of packaging professionals, including the Coalition’s Fall conference SPC Advance. Since joining GreenBlue in 2010 he has brought together stakeholder groups to lead work on topics ranging from life-cycle-oriented design to substantiation data for FTC-compliant recyclability claims. Most recently, Adam spearheaded a collaboration between packaging trade associations, recycling-focused NGOs, and government agencies to conduct a robust nationwide study on consumer access to recycling systems.He coordinates several Industry Leadership Committees and is a frequent speaker and writer on sustainability topics. In 2013 Adam served on the PAC NEXT Leadership Council.
Mgr. Product Management - Sustainability Ops, Amazon.com
Bio: BA, Government and Environmental Science & Policy - Smith College; MS/MBA, Sustainable Enterprise - University of Michigan.
CTO, Axiom Global Headquarters - Bangalore
Bio: Education: Master in Thermal Engineering NIT , Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. Achievements: Co Founder and Technology Lead at Axiom , Publications in the area of use of Modelling and Simulation for Automotive, Aerospace, Consumer Goods and packaging Verticals.
Professor And Director, Rochester Institute of Technology
Bio: Education: Dr.-Ing. from University of Dortmund- Mechanical Engineering, M.E and B.E. from Tongji University-Mechanical Engineering. Activities: Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Packaging Research, ASTM D10.13 Chair, Board Member of IAPRI and member of TAPPI.
Senior Manager - Packaging Engineering & Material Handling, ABF Freight
Bio: Education: BS & MS in Packaging - Michigan State University Activities: ISTA Testing Council former chair, ISTA Technical Commitee, ASTM D-10 Committee. Achievements: IoPP CPP-Lifetime, IoPP College of Fellows, ISTA CPLP- Professional, US patent holder.
Dr. S. Paul Singh
President, Packaging Forensics Associates, Inc.
Bio: Education: Ph.D., (Ag. Engg) MS, (Packaging), BS (Honors - Mech Engg). Activities: ASTM, IAPRI, ASSE, ASME, ISTA, IOPP, NIPHLE, ISO, WFLO. Achievements: Military Packaging Hall of Fame, ASTM Award of Merit, Fellow IOPP and ASTM.
Graduate Research Assistant, Virginia Tech
Bio: Education: B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Costa Rica Institute of Technology. Currently finishing an M.S. in Packaging at Virginia Tech and starting with the PhD program. Achievements: ISTA Certified Packaging Laboratory Professional.
Vice President - Technical, ISTA
Bio: Michigan State University – Bachelors of Science in Packaging; Member of ASTM International Committee D-10 on Packaging Testing Standards, IoPP Certified Packaging Professional (CPP), and an Active Member of IoPP Transport Packaging Committee.
Vice President, Marketing, Lansmont Corporation
Bio: B.S. in Packaging from Michigan State University. Activities: ISTA Global Board of Directors - Past Chair; ISTA Technical Division Board Director; ASTM D10, US Random Vibration Expert for ISO-TC122-SC3-WG7; Editor International Journal of Advanced Packaging Technology (IJAPT); International Association of Packaging Research Institutes (IAPRI). Achievements: ISTA CPLP Professional, numerous technical presentations, publications and training sessions, Transportation packaging expert witness.
Research and Development Packaging Manager, Materne North America - GoGo squeeZ
Bio: Education: PhD.
Packaging Engineer Associate, ABF Freight
Bio: Education: Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, 2008, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China; Ph.D. of Chemistry, 2013, University of Florida, Gainsville, FL.; Currently pursuing a Master's in Packaging, Michigan State University. Activities: 6 years as a research assistance and teaching assistant. Achievements: Graduate Student Research Abroad Award.
Technical Director, Atlantic Packaging
Bio: Education: Michigan State University - School of Packaging. Activities: ISTA, ASTM, PMMI.
Director, Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design, Virginia Tech
Bio: Education: MS in Wood Engineering, MS. in Engineering Management, Ph.D. in Forest Biomaterials. Activities: VP of TAPPI Virginia North Carolina, IoPP premium member, ISTA CPLP Professional. Achievements: Chair of ASTM D1185, Member of ANSI MH1 and MH10.
President, White & Company
Bio: Education: BS in Packaging from Michigan State University. Activities: Vice-Chairman for ASTM subcommittee D10.25 on Palletizing and Unitizing of Loads, member of IoPP's Transport Packaging Committee, contributor to ISTA testing protocols for unitized goods.
Executive Director - Packaging Technology, Sealed Air
Bio: Bachelor in Science in Packaging from San Jose State University + 25 years of on-the-job experience at Sealed Air Activities: Current Member of the ISTA Global Board.
Director, Packaging, Dell Technologies
Bio: Education: Education: BS, MEng Engineering, Cornell University; MBA, University of Texas. Achievements: Industry first innovations in bamboo, wheat straw, AirCarbon carbon negative, and Ocean Plastic packaging
Instructor, Michigan State University School of Packaging
Bio: Education: Bachelor of Science, Packaging, 1997, Michigan State University; Master of Science, Supply Chain Management, 2008, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL.; MBA, 2010, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL.; Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Packaging, Michigan State University. Activities: 18 years of distribution packaging and dynamics experience. Instructor at The Michigan State University School of Packaging. Chair of the ISTA Technical Division Board. ASTM D10 Committee Member. Achievements: Lifetime CPP. CPLP Professional. Crawford Fellowship Award Winner.
Package Engineering Manager, UPS Customer Solutions
Bio: Bachelors of Science in Packaging from Michigan State University Activities: ISTA North American Division, Technical Committee, Sustainability; Member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition Achievements: Two patents in Packaging.
Sr. Engineering Project Manager, Bush Brothers & Co.
- BS in Industrial Engineering Technology
- PMMI Packaging Managers Council
- IOPP member
- ISTA member
- Speaker at 2017 ISTA Forum
Sr Program Manager, Special Handling Packaging, Amazon
Bio: Education: BS, Packaging - Michigan State University. Achievements: Hall of Fame inductee in Michigan State University’s School of Packaging, a former Member of the Year and College of Fellows member at the Institute of Packaging Professionals, and strong supporter of packaging education.
Director DPLS, AAR/TTCI
Bio: Tom is a 1980 graduate of Iowa State University and began his railroad career in 1981 with the AAR Damage Prevention & Freight Claim Section in Chicago. In 1985, he transferred to Pueblo, Colorado to manage the closed car loading test program. In 1998, Tom left the AAR and worked as a consultant in freight loss and damage prevention. Tom returned to the AAR/TTCI as the Senior Manager Damage Prevention Engineering in May of 2011 and currently holds the position of Director DPLS. Tom’s work has been published by an alphabet soup of organizations, including ASTM, ASME, IOPP, CCMTA and others. Tom resides in Pueblo with his wife Johanne. He has 3 children and 6 grandchildren.
Technical Director, Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Inc.
Bio: Education: State University of New York at Brockport. Activities: Service Development, Supply Chain Risk Management, Standards R&D (ASTM, CGSB, EN, etc). Achievements: Global Quality Program Development for Leading Brands / Retailers, 16 years living outside of USA.
Sr. Staff Engineer - Packaging, Kohler Company
Bio: Education: B.S. Packaging, University of Wisconsin – STOUT. Activities: Member of ISTA and IOPP. Achievements: UW – STOUT Packaging Program Advisory Board, Six Sigma Certified, Created a packaging consortium team with outside companies.
Bio: Education: B.S. in General Science Education from Michigan State University. M.S. in Packaging Engineering from Michigan State University. Activities: Member of ISTA TSG. Achievements: ISTA CPLP Technician and IoPP CPP.
Bernard Michael McGarvey Ph.D.
Senior Engineering Advisor, Eli Lilly and Company
Packaging Engineer, EPE USA
Bryan Douglas Cardis
Consultant Packaging Engineer, Eli Lilly and Company
Principal Packaging Engineer, Bristol Myers Squibb
Senior in B.S. Industrial Technology and Packaging, California Polytechnic State University