VP of Marketing & Strategyat
Amcor Rigid Packaging
Greg is a graduate of the School of Packaging at Michigan State University. He started his career as a Packaging Engineer working his way into a Product Development Manager in the late 90’s where he led a team of designers and engineers. During this time the team developed and launched hundreds of new containers and closures in collaboration with CPG’s.
Greg joined Amcor Rigid Packaging in 2005 and has held a series of Sales and Marketing roles leading to his current position as Vice President of Marketing and Strategy. Throughout his career he has focused on the collaboration between design, research/development and operations to commercialize innovative packages that improve product performance, protection and delivery across all consumer product categories.
Graduate of the University of Southern California. Started as a sample maker at Bay Cities while attending college. Became a Salesperson and rose to the President’s position in 1995. Became CEO shortly thereafter and named Chairman in 2002. Served as Chairman of the Association of Independent Corrugated Convertors in 2014/2015. Serves as Board of Director member of the AICC, International Corrugated Packaging Foundation, and Fiber Box Association. Advisory Board member of California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA. Member of Vistage International.
Associate Director of Technology, Global eCommerceat
Colgate Palmolive Company
He loves his job.
Derek collaborates with product development and the end to end supply chain to bring user centric products to market. The focus has been to design and to engineer sustainable, omni-channel, cost effective primary and secondary packaging components for global brands like Colgate, Palmolive, Hills Pet Nutrition and Ajax.
Just recently he supported the development of the organization's 2025 reimagined digital commerce packaging strategy . Additional contributions to Colgate Palmolive Company are 10 US patents since 2001.
He is a graduate from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and a member of the Project Management Institute.
He is an Assistant Coach for Men’s Soccer at Union County College.
Head of Curiosity & Founderat
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.
Shyamala Soundari Kuppusamy
Senior Director, E-Commerce Technology Product Managementat
Lowe’s Companies Inc.
Shyamala is an experienced Product Management and Strategy leader with an entrepreneurial spirit. She has an extensive experience in E-Commerce, Marketplace strategy, Digital Marketing and Mobility. Led various strategic initiatives in major retailers such as Macy’s , Bloomingdale’s, Toys ‘R’Us, Sears & Kmart, Alfuttaim Retail, Sainsbury's across multiple geographies - USA, UK, UAE & India.
Sr. Manager, Global R&Dat
Jie Yan is Sr. Manager in PepsiCo Global R&D located in Valhalla, New York. She leads packaging innovation of PepsiCo Beverage North America (PBNA) ecommerce platform as well as commercialization of leading CSD brands, including Mountain Dew, KickStart, and GameFuel. Jie is also responsible for developing new packaging platforms in PBNA beverage business unit.
Jie Joined PepsiCo in 2004 and held roles across multiple R&D functions, including Sensory & Consumer Research, Analytical Science & Brand Sustainability and PepsiCo Advance Research, where she has advanced the packaging agenda base on renewable material.
Jie holds two Masters Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Statistics from Rochester Institute of Technology, a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China. She is also a PMI Certified Project Management Professional.