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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.
About Pippa: Pippa holds a BSc in Product Design and has more than 10 years experience within the creative industry innovating how creative businesses and brands can redefine how we design. Her experience spans brand strategy, brand identity, brand communication, product innovation, packaging design and employee engagement. Pippa founded philo & co to help creative businesses and brands transition to a circular economy.
Area of Expertise:
Circular economy, circular design team training, Circular economy thought leadership, Brand strategy, Brand sustainability positioning, Brand communication strategies (on and off packaging), Circular packaging consultation, Circular packaging/ product design ideation, Circular design project management & delivery, Circular packaging design strategy, Circular economy business strategic planning.
Pippa is a participant of APCO’s 2020 Design Working Group, actively contributing to the development of strategies to deliver the 2025 National Packaging Targets. She has been selected as part of the eXXpedition Round the World sailing voyage in 2021 to research plastic and toxins in our oceans, with the ambition to define closed loop solutions to plastic and packaging waste.
Area of Expertise: More than 15 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 and HACCP.
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
Ron Mines FAIP
Director, RM Boxology Pty Ltd
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.
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’.
Somayeh Shirdel MAIP
Consultant, Reformulated packaging (Re4Pack)
Location: Adelaide Australia, ANZ
Mobile: +61 404 467 333
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.