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Neil Ainslie MAIP
Director, NAA Enterprises Pty Ltd
Location: Adelaide based / International and Australia wide.
Phone: +61 (0) 409 863 496
Wechat id: neilainslie
Area of Expertise: More than 35 years’ experience in technical, design, production, thin-wall plastic packaging, extrusion, moulding, labelling and Heat transfer decoration. Management, sales & marketing of packaging. Local and Overseas sourcing. Passionate about packaging technology & trends, innovation, sustainable materials along with waste management (recycling education) production performance. Knowlegdeable in start up operations, importing and shipping , warehousing & transport, Quality, FMCG and HACCP.
Christopher Bell MAIP
Director, Beltrim Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne – Work area: Australia and Globally.
Phone: +61 (0) 413 270 318
Area of Expertise:
- Metal Packaging covering NPD , R&D, New plant start – ups and Commissioning (16in All), Material and Product specification on all Beverage ,Food and General purpose Products in 2 and 3 piece cans
- Coordinate global project on tinplate with many international partner companies covering all functional and food contact conditions.
- Project managing plant removals and equipment sales – past 5 years.
- Prepare and Project manage R&D proposal on Products, Materials and Processes under Australian Tax laws.
- Expertise in the investigation of customer claims, Quality , material cost reduction programs focused on sustainability, Environmental Works approvals of Equipment and Packaging Covenant.
About Pippa: Pippa is a certified circular economy consultant with over 13 years experience within the design sector, innovating how purpose driven brands can shape purchasing and reduce environmental impacts across FMCG. She brings a holistic view in solving the systemic challenges of business as usual.
Her experience spans brand strategy, brand communication, product innovation and packaging design. This breadth of experience working with leading FMCG brands and global design agencies leads to circular design and business thinking for the future.
Pippa founded philo & co to help future-focused leaders design out waste and transition to a circular economy.
Area of Expertise:
philo & co specialises in consumer brand and creative agency partnerships in four key areas:
- Inspiring Innovation- Circular economy training & thought leadership to build capabilities and share knowledge
- Brand Innovation- Embedding circularity into the heart of brands to create regenerative strategies & communication
- Packaging Innovation- Identify the most environmental & socially responsible circular packaging solutions & strategies
- Circular Innovation- Business model strategic planning to identify circular transition plans
Pippa is a Circulab certified consultant, trained to support the design of regenerative, resilient business models, products and services. She is a participant of APCO’s Design Working Group, actively contributing to the development of strategies to deliver the 2025 National Packaging Targets. Pippa regularly guest lectures at the UNSW, and speaks at industry forums such as AGDA, AIP and has mentored global circular design challenges, such as openIDEO’s Next Gen Cup Challenge.
Renata’s professional experience has shown her the worst – and the best – of recycling and waste management around the globe. She holds multiple degrees in packaging materials engineering, and has over a decade of experience working for large corporates in 15 countries. This includes Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Germany, India, China, Russia and Europe. Renata has worked extensively with paper, plastic and ink and understands the ideal way to process raw materials so they function effectively but impact lightly on the environment.Through AWEN, she educates and empowers business leaders to make innovative, powerful, informed and sustainable choices that protect nature
Area of Expertise:
Many business owners are surprised to learn that waste materials are not treated equally around the world.
Each country has different laws, recommendations, recycling facilities and capabilities to treat different waste materials. There are even regional differences within Australia and New Zealand. This makes it even more complicated to select the best sustainable packaging for your needs. As a packaging specialist, AWEN is a trusted consultant to small and medium-sized businesses in Australia and New Zealand. We have a working knowledge of which materials can be recycled or fed back into productive use in these countries. We also have strong relationships with a wide range of sustainable designers and suppliers.
Chris Feddersen, MSc, BAppSc, MAIP
Managing Director, PackEng
Location: Melbourne based / Australia wide.
WeChat ID: Feddersen
Area of Expertise: More than 20 years’ experience in technical, production, fibre packaging and marketing of packaging. Passionate about packaging technology, innovation, waste management (recycling education) and production performance. Knowledgeable in Dangerous Goods transport, auditing, NATA, GMP, FMCG, HACCP, supply chain, traceability, cold supply chain,Project Management and Business Development.
Michael Grima MAIP
Founder, QDesign Enterprises
Area of Expertise: 23 years experience in Design, NPD management, Business Development and Strategy across manufacturing, consultancy and brand owner industries. Major clients include Mondelez, Heinz, Unilever, Lion Dairy Drinks, Diageo, Kambrook, Cryovac Sealed Air, Fonterra Brands, Mars and Ansell which resulted in over 150 new products delivered to market and various awards won both locally and abroad.
Noel Havill NZIM (Cert Sup), MAIP
Consultant, Havill PackPrint Developments Pty Ltd
Location: Australia wide & New Zealand
Area of Expertise: More than 40 years packaging and printing industry experience, specialising in Folding Carton, Litho-Laminate and Corrugated Packaging. Point-of-Sale, Shelf-Ready Packaging. Marketing & Promotional Printing; Large Format, Digital, Offset, Flexographic and Labels. Expertise also in developing Contract Packing and Product Co-Manufacturing arrangement. Extensive Domestic and International Pack and Print Resourcing.
Although involved in the food manufacturing industry for over twenty years, it is Janette’s twelve years as a Business Manager that had given pursuit to Food Safety and Quality Assurance. With a degree in Business Management, a diploma in Food Industry Quality Assurance Management, a certificate in Food Science, and Lead Auditing qualifications, it is these traits that are predominately implemented into our client’s businesses.
Janette has assisted companies with improving their systems and processes by developing and implementing management policies and procedures and training staff members on these improvements.
Area of Expertise:
- Development, Implementation and Management of Food Act, PrimeSafe, HACCP, and GFSI food safety programs
- Internal Auditing of food safety systems alongside local and international standards
Gail Macleod MAIP, Business Analytics UCT, Digital Marketing UCT, Business Management WITS, Graphic Design UJ.
Location: Australia, Global
Area of Expertise: A veteran with over three decades of experience and over 5000 packaging projects, bridging manufacturer and brand owner capabilities with innovation, design intent, brand identity and strategy.
Services include: White Space, Consumer Trends, Business Objectives, Brand Creation, Strategy, Research and Development, Brand and Packaging Design, Packaging Engineering and Architecture to include digital and sustainable launches, e-commerce and retailer relevant packaging with implementation when relevant through eight regional global/local teams to conceive excellence in fit for purpose design that can work at scale.
Emanuel Mazzucco MAIP
Director, Mela Creative Pty Ltd
Location: Sydney, Australia
Phone: +61 (2) 9557 6699
Mobile: +61 (0) 419 222 229
Area of Expertise: Director and founder of Mela Creative, a packaging design agency in Sydney, established in 1992. Emanuel has over 30 years experience as a packaging designer and leads a team of Australian graphic designers that push the creative edge in packaging design. He works with clients to turn their product knowledge and marketing strategy into a brand and into packaging designs that have impact on the shelf. Services include branding, packaging design, POS, print and digital marketing. He has worked with clients in hardware, automotive, FMCG and retail.
Major brands include Coca-Cola, Rexona, Buildex, Lane, Zenith, Castrol, BP and Sandhurst Fine Foods.
Area of Expertise: Corrugated boxes, paper, FMCG unitising & palletising, WHS, APC.
*FMCG unitising & palletising refer Aussie Pack’n’ship
Specialised training programs, based upon your systems for quality, health and safety and environment. On-site product quality compliance for corrugated boxes, is another area in which I specialise. I am a qualified Cert. IV Assessment and Workplace Trainer.
Area of Expertise: Ralph Moyle FAIP CPP is an experienced food-packaging consultant with 40 years in the food processing industry and 20 years focused on packaging. Through a unique range of senior management experiences in Packaging, Operations, Technical and Quality Assurance in large and medium FMCG businesses, Ralph has brought increased value to many organisations through the value of smarter packaging at less waste. Ralph’s packaging knowledge has resulted in successful contemporary designs and material selections, improved shelf life, lower material costs, shorter supply chains and environmentally-friendly selections that have provided greater economic value.
Area of Expertise:
OWL is a boutique packaging consultancy with a firm belief that the right packaging solution should never cost the earth. With a history of working with businesses to develop and source packaging solutions that are both functional and sustainable, we work with brands to establish the best fit for their product whilst navigating the complexities of the National Packaging Targets and the growing consumer sentiment towards sustainable packaging.
As direct liaisons between brands, packaging manufacturers, and processors, OWL can manage the entire packaging process for you. They ensure that your packaging solution meets all aesthetic and technical requirements, while also being suitable for processing and shipping on its way to the customer.
Tina Pickering MAIP
Food Technologist, Correct Food Systems
Location: Based in Newcastle NSW, work Australia-wide
Mobile: +61 (0) 404 878 362
Area of Expertise: Food Technologist with over 35 years’ experience in FMCG and healthcare industries. Have always had a strong interest in packaging with a solid background in packaging development. Strong background in Purchasing (both local and overseas) and Materials Management. Specific areas of expertise are HACCP and labelling foods to meet legislative requirements as a consultant, auditor and a trainer to the food industry. Correct Food Systems offers accredited training in Food Labelling and HACCP Implementation and non-accredited HACCP Refresher training.
Pierre Pienaar, MSc FAIP CPP
Consultant, PackTech Solutions Pty Ltd
Location: Australia and Worldwide
Mobile: +61 421 606 028
About Pierre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6C5YrH0ZXM&t
Area of Expertise: International experience in all forms of packaging processes across all material types. Over 30 years experience in packaging design, cost reduction, problem solving, supply chain analysis, artwork management and die lines, specification preparation, packaging rationalisation. Passionate about packaging technology training. Advise on NPD management across manufacturing, consultancy and brand owner industries. Audit packaging systems on your behalf. Speciality areas include Packaging Economics, Pharmaceutical Packaging, Food Packaging, Confectionery Packaging. Have experience as legal expert witness.
Greg Roberts Dip.Pkg.Tech. FAIP CPP
Consultant, 4P Technical Services Pty Ltd
Area of Expertise: Global experience across all packaging material types and processes. Services include packaging design, cost reduction, trouble shooting, shelf ready, artwork management / die lines, Covenant action plans / environmental assessments, supply chain value analysis, staff development / in house training, quality systems, HACCP programs / auditing, expert witness, continuous improvement, project management.
Gilad Sadan MAIP
CEO, N.A.V.I Co. Global
Location: Melbourne based / Australia wide.
Mobile: 0416 526 536
WeChat ID: G888Navico
Area of Expertise: N.A.V.I Co Global is a Fresh Produce Creative Agency based in Melbourne, Australia.
Established to provide a unique insight into the food and fresh produce industries, N.A.V.I Co Global is founded on four core principles – Network, Advice, Value and Innovation. Their key focus is using Packaging as a marketing tool and consumer led innovations.
N.A.V.I Co Global’s edge and competitive advantage include Global trends and insights into product design, development and innovation; supply chain management; and execution of the production process – from logistics to the innovative use of food packaging.
Gilad has over fifteen years of experience in the packaging industry specialising in various packaging formats, Rigid and flexible plastics as well as cardboard and compostable packaging. He work with marketers to design products from ideation to creation. Gilad keeps his finger on the pulse of up-and-coming trends and concepts being developed around the world, and he frequently attends key industry trade fairs in Europe, Asia and in the USA and delivers keynote talks at trade fairs, conferences and industry expos covering various packaging ‘hot topics’.
Area of Expertise: International experience in plastic part/film design for variety of packaging solutions and in specific for recyclable packaging toward reducing pressure on our environment and create a sustainable circular economy.
As a highly experienced Mechanical Engineer with extensive project management and process control experience from the Packaging/Plastics Industry I consult with organizations and can walk them through any projects from concept through to implementation. Technical skills including injection molding tool and part design with the use of 3D modelling software, sound knowledge of polymer science and plastic manufacturing processes such as injection/blow molding, profile and blown extrusion, thermal and adhesive lamination as well as part assembling and converting machines for stand up pouches, BIBs and other kind of flexible packaging formats.
I consider regulatory and compliance factors for food and pharmaceutical packaging and look worldwide for the most innovative providers of sustainable packaging and latest technologies in this sector.
My experience includes but is not limited to: NPD for different kind of fitments and closures, intelligent packaging including extruded and laminated films. Identifying fit for purpose film solutions and sourcing more effective layers and additives for achieving optimum performance in terms of high barrier properties, improved seal strength, drop height, puncture and perforation forces, tear resistance, flexibility and heat/chemical resistance. Introducing new production lines, process control, laboratory tests and quality assurance services in specific for food /aseptic packaging. General troubleshooting and problem solving, cost reduction and more.
Ian Sutton BAppSc MAIP
Director, Sutton Flexible Packaging Training
Location: Melbourne based / Australia wide.
Area of Expertise: More than 35 years’ experience in technical, sales, and senior management in plastic raw materials and finished products and their application in the food packaging field. Experience in these areas in Australia and globally (UK, Europe, Asia, USA and South Africa).
Specialization in the training of employees at all levels of various companies in the key aspects of food packaging using flexible and semi-rigid polymers.
Daryl Thompson, MAIP, SPE, BA(Hons) Industrial Design
Director, Human Centred Packaging Design
Location: Australia and worldwide
Company Address: 15 Charles Conder Place, Berwick, VIC 3806
Mobile : +61 (0) 412 011 967
Daryl Thompson – LinkedIn
Area of Expertise: 26 years international experience in Packaging Design, problem solving, NPD management, Business Development and Strategy for B2B and B2C clients.
Supporting manufacturers, Branding Consultants, Brand owners and Retailers. Major clients include Lion co, Fonterra, Peters, GSK, Smith & Nephew, Reckitt Benckiser, and Hotel Chocolat. 1000’s of award winning products delivered to market – generating IP assets and profitable, cost effective solutions.
Uncovering real human needs – to create – great user experiences in packaging designs that work.
Liza Vernalls MAIP
Consultant, LV Consulting
Location: Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific
Area of Expertise: Over 20 years’ experience in identification of packaging innovation and establishment of R&D pipelines. Cost reduction identification using my unique methodology honed over a number of years in the industry. Working with packaging suppliers to collaboratively unlock key innovation areas for development. Sustainability program development from entry level to sophisticated. Technical team mentorship to help build T-shaped capability. I am passionate about the role that packaging plays as the “silent salesman” and how to build the right attributes into the package to ensure that it is seen, but more importantly bought.
Sarah Yanez MAIP
Consultant, Totally Wrapt Packaging Ltd
Location: New Zealand – Wellington based, Lower North Island and Upper South Island.
Mobile: +64 4 973 0358
Area of Expertise: Having worked as a Packaging Development Manager and Packaging Technologist in a number of large FMCG companies, Sarah has a wide range of experience including injection moulded containers, bulk bags, multiwalled bags, flow wrapping, pouches, tin cans, bottles, induction sealing, cartons, shelfready shippers, date coding, palletising and container loading. She is also able to help navigate the world of art work, printing, barcodes and material selection.