David Feber is a Partner with McKinsey & Company Detroit office. He leads McKinsey’s Packaging Service Line and has deep expertise in the packaging space. He serves multiple players in the packaging and chemical areas across consumer products, packaging and basic materials. David has had two stints at McKinsey. He was at McKinsey from 2000-2004 as an Associate Principle, then rejoined the Firm as a direct-elect Partner in January 2017. During the time in between, David spent almost a decade in senior executive roles in the packaging industry.
Mr. Hiser is Vice President of Standards and Certification at the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA), an association focused on empowering organizations and their people to minimize product damage throughout distribution and optimize resource usage through effective package design. He manages ISTA technical activities including development and maintenance of ISTA test Procedures and Projects, as well as ISTA Certification programs for labs, packaged-products and people.
Prior to joining ISTA in 2014, his packaging career included solving supply chain challenges at UPS’s Package Design and Testing Laboratory as well as developing Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) for Scott’s Miracle-Gro. Mr. Hiser is a graduate of the Michigan State University School of Packaging with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Packaging. He is an Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) and is involved in industry activities as a Packaging Industry Advisory Board member for Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).
Brought up in a family of printing and paper production and 15 years at H&M HQ marketing department working with innovation, building our supplier network, the startup of our sustainability work and wow with Point of sale material it was a complete match when I started to work with H&M group customer packaging 9 years ago. Taking our innovation and sustainability work within packaging for our stores and growing E-com sales to the next level, setting our packaging strategy and having the possibility of making sure we are leading the way to a more sustainable future is still my passion and the journey has just begun.
Oliver is a Director of Procurement & Packaging Engineering at Dell Technologies. In addition, he is recognized within the Dell Technical Community as a Distinguished Engineer – Supply Chain. Oliver has become one of the most influential thought leaders in the packaging industry by combining innovation, supply chain, and sustainability best practices. Under his leadership, Dell introduced industry changing materials such as bamboo, mushroom, molded paper pulp, ocean bound plastic and pollution ink.
These materials are environmentally healthier and offer lower cost and better performance which all results in delighted customers and a more sustainable planet.
Oliver’s accomplishments have been highlighted for their business and social influence by The Wall Street Journal; Fast Company in their 2019 Most Innovative Companies; Fortune in their 2017 Change the World Companies; and LinkedIn in their 2017 Top Companies to Work For. Additionally, the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show recognized his pioneering work in Ocean Plastic with a Best of Innovation Award. In 2021 he was named to the Technical Advisory Board for the Tom Ford Plastic Challenge. While at Dell he has been awarded 2 US Patents with additional ones pending.
Louise is an engineer with a MSc in Biotechnology from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. She has been with BillerudKorsnäs since 2011 in roles such as process engineer, technical service manager and sustainability manager. Louise has among other things been crucial in the work to set BillerudKorsnäs’ Science Based Targets in 2017 and is today focused on working with the commercial side of BillerudKorsnäs where she is active in developing the sustainability agenda focusing on product development, customer needs and circular economy. Her passion is to drive sustainability throughout the company, ensuring that the company contributes to a sustainable future.
Tania's experience in packaging manufacturing, marketing and innovation spans nearly 20 years. She holds a bachelor's degree in Communications from Hautes Études Commercials (HEC) in Montreal, with focus in marketing management. Ambitious and determined, Tania is successful at discovering new customer insights, and developing sustainable solutions that fulfill unmet market needs. She's passionate about the circular economy and thrives on identifying innovative & sustainable ways to redesign e-commerce packaging.
Jonne believes in creating value through sustainability. He founded a sustainability consultancy Natural Interest Ltd. in 2006 and in 2012 co-founded reusable packaging startup focused on sustainability and simplicity. RePack is an award winning European startup based Helsinki, Finland.
Marieke had over 10 years of experience in management consulting, international supply chains and impact-driven business modelling. As a pragmatic idealist, she firmly believes in building and growing game-changing businesses to tackle fundamental system flaws and drive positive impact. Within her work at Enviu, she builds pioneering circular businesses across the globe. At Mission Reuse she leads the innovation team in e-commerce, developing and testing new business models to scale up reusable packaging. Mission Reuse is a program developed by Enviu and partners, driving the transition from single-use to reuse in the Netherlands.
Armin joined Thimm in 2015 in the newly created role of Market Specialist Ecommerce and is responsible for developing Thimm’s position as leading packaging- company for brands and solution provider. Before joining Thimm, Armin worked in the logistics industry, in different roles, always customer and brand oriented to support business growth and brand experiences.
Clemence Viviani is European Category Manager for E-Commerce at DS Smith.
She joined DS Smith 6 years ago and had the opportunity to evolve through different roles in Marketing and Innovation, in Europe and the US.
Now specialising in the exciting and growing environment of e-commerce, where it’s important to adapt quickly to the trends and changes in the market.
ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Rochester, NY
Master of Science, Packaging Science
Bachelor of Science, Packaging Science
Professional Associations and Development
Institute of Packaging Professionals (IOPP) Board of Directors
Institute of Packaging Professionals College of Fellows
Lifetime Certified Packaging Professional
International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) Board of Directors
Certified Packaging Laboratory Technician
Member of Industry Advisory Board for Packaging Science at RIT
Member Advisory Council of the Contract Packaging Association
Member Editorial Advisory Board Packaging World
Member E-Commerce Packaging Council
Member American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
After 9 years in the retail Branko started with DPDHL in 2002. He fulfilled several roles in different functions, including sales, operations, marketing and project management. He now is board member of DHL Parcel Benelux and holds the responsibility for International business and the Strategy development. One of his responsibilities is to achieve the ambitious GoGreen and Clean production targets. To do so he acknowledges the power of innovation and cooperation.
European Outdoor Group, MBA from University of Cambridge, Apple Inc., bachelors degree in marketing.
Brent Lindberg is annoying, and he knows it. With a curiosity that rivals George, he has a habit of relentlessly asking questions like a 5-year-old. And anyone who knows him can tell you he has an obnoxious appetite for the unexpected. But somehow these odd traits create a perfect storm for real innovation. This has become the culture of Fuseneo, the packaging innovation team he formed over a decade ago. Together they help brands find unexpected opportunities in packaging by combining daring creativity with serious expertise.
A passionate & entrepreneurial business mind, Daniela cares deeply about customer-centricity, collaboration, sustainability, innovation, digitalisation and the future.
All of that is reflected in her position as Group eCommerce Director at Mondi, where she shapes the Group’s strategy being the go-to-partner for sustainable eCommerce packaging solutions. Equipped with an MBA, studies in International Business and Business Law, her 9+ years of experience in international B2B sales and marketing include leading roles in Sales Strategy & Distribution Partnerships, International Key Account Management, Regional Sales Management and Business Development at Mondi, she is a great example of internal career development.
Arco Berkenbosch began his career as a consultant for private packaging businesses, advising international B2B and B2C companies on packaging solutions. He was appointed Vice-President of Innovation and Development at Smurfit Kappa in 2008. In more than 20 years of working in packaging innovation Mr Berkenbosch has collaborated with many brand owners as well as with small startups. He believes that today there are more opportunities than ever to develop innovative and creative packaging solutions to grow business.
Karl is working with innovation in the division Packaging Solutions at Stora Enso. Karl’s passion for sustainability and innovation comes in handy when working with both local and global customers in facilitating innovation workshops, business development projects and other customer cases of reducing or eliminating plastic waste. A M.Sc in Chemistry and experiences from many pulp & paper mills helps in the technical discussions. The world needs o become more circular in resource usage and Stora Enso wants to be part of the solution, everything that is made from fossil today can be made from a tree tomorrow!
Bruno Guanziroli is responsible to develop the packaging market in particular where it concerns the automation of the packaging process for shipment. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering and in business administration. He has a broad experience in opening new markets, launching new products, in the field of startups and in strategic marketing.
Madalina Dragan is the Marketing Director EMEA for Personal Care and Home Care at Aptar Beauty + Home, part of Aptar Group, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of a broad range of drug delivery, consumer product dispensing and active material science solutions. Aptar’s innovative solutions and services serve a variety of end markets including pharmaceutical, beauty, personal care, home, food and beverage.
With 35 years of experience in the printing and packaging industry, Nigel Tracey re-joined BOBST in September 2021 after having spent 10 years driving the digitalization of the packaging industry with such companies as Highcon and Scodix.
Having studied at the London College of Printing, he started his career in tool making for the printing industry before originally joining BOBST back in 2001. At BOBST, he started in the folding carton industry with die-cutting and folder gluer products before moving to gravure printing and then focusing on sales management.
Part of his digital packaging experience is in customer business development, having become very familiar with setting up new sales and marketing approaches for converters as well as training and guiding converters’ sales teams in digital tactics.
From product development through to digital business cases, Nigel has been fortunate enough to have had a wide range of experience in the packaging industry.