Meet the Jurors of the 2013 DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation
Listed below are the industry professionals who will be judging the entries for the 25th DuPont Packaging Awards.
Update - February 26, 2013: Due to unforseen circumstances, David Wagner is unable to join us as head juror. A new head juror by the name of David Luttenberger has been appointed. He is Vice President/Packaging Strategist for Iconoculture’s Global Packaging Advisory Service.
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David Luttenberger is the VP/Packaging Strategist for Iconoculture’s Global Packaging Advisory Service. In his role at Iconoculture, he puts the business, innovations, and solutions of packaging in context with values-based consumer behaviors.
His “concept-to-consumer” perspectives and insights on consumer trends, packaging innovations, sustainable packaging, mobile marketing for packaging, and the general business of packaging across multiple formats and end-use categories have been
featured in keynote presentations at the 2008 Associacao Brasileira de Emballagem (ABRE) International Packaging Congress in Sao Paulo, Brazil; the 2007 Summit Meeting of the Packaging Industry; and the 2004 AsiaPak Congress in Tokyo, 2013 Packaging Innovations Conference, and multiple PackExpo Conferences. He recently presented at the 2012 DuPont Global Collabatory event.
David is the former director of the competitive intelligence firm, Packaging Strategies. He is registered by the Institute of Packaging Professionals as Lifetime Certified Packaging Professional. In 2008 he was recognized by Packaging & Technology Integrated Solutions as a Top Packaging Thought Leader, and is also listed by Package Design magazine as “one packaging’s most influential professionals.” He was recently invited by the Brand Packaging Design Department at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology to teach a course in Sustainable Packaging Design.
David is a retired 23-year U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He served in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1983 with the U.S. contingent of the Multi-National Peacekeeping Force, where he earned the Combat Action Ribbon.
He and his wife, Karen, have two daughters, Reilly, 24, a pre-K special needs teacher, and Morgan, 21, a nursing student at Rutgers University. They are members of Richwood United Methodist Church. He enjoys bicycling, woodturning, Japanese art and glass sculpture, and classic cars.
A.J. (Tony) Burns
The Procter & Gamble Company
Cincinnati, OH USA
Tony joined the Procter & Gamble Co, in 1988 after graduating from McMaster University in Hamilton, ON, Canada with a degree in Chemical Engineering and Management. Tony has worked in virtually every area of Product Development including Products Research, Process Development and Package Development. His assignments have spanned a diverse portfolio of global product categories including: Health Care, Fabric and Home Care, New Business Development, Beauty Care, Baby Care, Family Care, Market Development and Corporate Research. Currently, Tony has responsibility for P&G’s overall global packaging sustainability efforts.
Professor Antônio Dantas Cabral, PhD.
Course Coordinator & Professor, Packaging, Production and Food Engineering, Mauá School of Engineering, Brazil
Professor Cabral is the Course Coordinator and Professor for Packaging, Production and Food Engineering at the Mauá School of Engineering, Brazil. Prior to this position, Professor Cabral held positions in R&D, Quality Control and Assurance and Packaging Technology and Packaging R&D with several organizations, including Unilever Best Foods.
Director of Sustainable Packaging & Business Development, Pratt Industries - Paper Converter/
Suzanne Fisher, CPP, is the Director of Sustainable Packaging & Business Development for Pratt Industries. A Michigan State University School of Packaging graduate, Suzanne has spent most of her career in office furniture and automotive packaging, filling roles in Sales, Marketing, Purchasing, and Engineering Management. Suzanne’s interest in sustainability started at Herman Miller in the late 90’s due to their culture and leadership in sustainability.
Campbell North America, Global R&D, Campbell Soup Company, USA
Mary Gregg is Director of Packaging for Campbell North America (CNA) in the Global Research and Development organization. She is responsible for leading all aspects of packaging development and innovation for the CNA business unit, which includes soup, simple meals, beverages, and foodservice products. She also provides functional oversight to Canadian packaging development efforts.
Director, Int’l. Business Development, IFFCO Group of Companies at International Food Stuffs Company, UAE
A post-graduate from the Oberoi School of Hotel Management - India, Sudhakar Gupta is a specialist in Food and Beverage. A veteran in the business over 30 years, he was the Sr. Bakery Services Manager at Unilever before joining Burns Philp ( Now AB Mauri) as General Manager, Business & Product Development for the Indian region and Middle East.
Vice President & General Manager, Amcor Flexibles, Australia
Ann O’Hara is the Vice President and General Manager of Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific – Australia. The Australia flexible business is the result of a recent acquisition of the Aperio Group and includes 6 manufacturing sites and a significant import business which services FMCG, pharmaceutical and industrial clients. Ann joined Amcor in 2008 as Executive General Manager of Operations Development and a member of the Global Executive Team of Amcor. In this role, Ann ran the integration program for the Alcan Packaging acquisition from due diligence through deal closure.
Staff VP, Global Technology, Consumer Packaging, Sonoco, USA
Jeff joined Sonoco Products Company in 1996 as Technology Manager for the newly formed Flexible Packaging Division. He is currently responsible for the global technology efforts in Sonoco’s Consumer Packaging businesses including flexible, rigid paper and rigid plastic packaging and metal closures. In addition to Product Development, Jeff’s responsibilities include Product Safety, Sustainable Packaging Design and IP management. He leads Sonoco’s Corporate Technology Council and serves on the Quality and Sustainability Councils. Jeff holds over 40 U.S. patents related to packaging.
Dr. Tachasirinugune is the Executive Vice President of Research and Development for Chareon Pokphand’s Food Processing Business and serves as a senior member for the company’s innovation board. He joined Chareon Pokphand Group, one of Asia’s leading agro industrial and food conglomerates, in 1986 and has held numerous strategic roles across Asia.
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., USA
Jason Wadsworth is the Sustainability Manager for Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. and a third generation Wegmans employee having been with the company for 23 years. He is responsible for leading sustainability efforts by partnering with leadership as they focus on triple bottom line initiatives that are good for the environment, people and the company.