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.
Founder and PrincipalAt
Brent Lindberg is annoying, and he knows it. It’s more than just the corny jokes and odd quirks. With a curiosity that rivals George, Brent has the habit of relentlessly asking questions like a 5-year-old. He also has an obnoxious appetite for the unexpected (as anyone who’s seen his wardrobe can tell you).
Together these traits produce an unorthodox approach to structural packaging design which has built a culture at Fuseneo, the creative studio he started. And somehow, it seems to be working. Their incessant inquisition and boundary-pushing has been reshaping packaging experiences across retail and e-commerce for more than a decade.
Director, Ecommerce and Business DevelopmentAt
Yi is responsible for global ecommerce & business development based in Amcor’s headquarters in Zurich. Yi joined Amcor in 2008 and held multiple roles in marketing, innovation and business development based in USA and Europe. Yi’s packaging and market knowledge span across diverse end-use segments and across rigid, flexible packaging and folding cartons. Her passion is connecting the dots between market insights and solutions to drive growth for Amcor and its customers.
Prior to Amcor, Yi previously worked for Philips in retail marketing and management in China.
Yi holds an MBA from Henry B. Tippie School of Management, The University of Iowa, USA.
Director of Procurement - PackagingAt
Rian Mabry is the Director of Procurement - Packaging for HelloFresh. HelloFresh is a meal-kit delivery company focusing on delivering fresh food to customer around the world. Rian came to HelloFresh to focus on driving innovation in the meal delivery industry. Through continued sustainability and food safety of packaging materials. Rian has a strong desire to see the meal-kit industry drive changes into how e-commerce packaging is perceived.
Rian is a graduate of Michigan State University School of Packaging. Since completing his education he has worked in Pharmaceuticals, Confections and Beverage industry focusing on packaging innovation and productivity.
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.
Director, Global R&DAt
Dustin is Director, Global R&D at SC Johnson leading product development teams in delivering growth through the eCommerce space. He is passionate about creating consumer value and views eCommerce as more than “a brown box” and “another sales channel.” To Dustin eCommerce presents an opportunity to tell meaningful brand stories and capture the consumer. He is energized with the challenge of profitably being where the consumer is anytime, anywhere, and shaping this fast-growing space.
Dustin joined SC Johnson in 2010 and has held roles across multiple R&D and Supply Chain functions including New Product Development, Design to Value and Commercialization. Prior to SC Johnson Dustin was developing new products and packaging with teams at Syngenta and Mattel Toy Company.
Dustin holds a Masters Degree in Product Design and Development Management from Northwestern University and a B.S. degree in Packaging from The University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Senior Packaging EngineerAt
Jerica Young is a Senior Packaging Engineer at Seventh Generation.