Director of Digital Marketingat
ePac Flexible Packaging
Jeff Jacobs is a marketing executive at ePac Flexible Packaging leading national and international digital, strategy, and partnership efforts.
He has nearly 20 years experience working in a variety of marketing, branding, and design agencies with some of the leading CPG, grocery store, and technology companies in the world including brands like Whole Foods, Samsung, Publix, Walmart, Frito Lay, Gatorade, and Stacies.
Jeff has spent the majority of his career developing brands, packaging, advertising campaigns, and creating in-store experiences before moving client-side to an established CPG brand prior to his current role at ePac. He has also worked and consulted with startups across the country and is an advisor and investor to a number of CPG startups.
He works with brands to help develop their brand positioning, packaging, and go-to-market plans while helping brands to avoid the hazards of the startup environment.
Manager, Advanced Printing Solutions Business Development, Chemical Business Globalat
Manager - Corporate Print Pkg Developmentat
Nestle India Limited
Mr. Ajay Rajvanshi, Eminent Printing Technocrat who has 25 years plus of glorious experience in our Printing Industry.
He was born and grew up at, the heritage city, PrayagRaj, formerly known as Allahabad. After doing his specialization in Printing Technology, he accredited his skills with the Management Degree (MBA in Systems).
After receiving his education, he started his career with Tata where he nourished his experience and started his latest journey in Nestle in 2006.
His extemporary work at Nestlé enjoys the ample of achievement towards the Brand proposition, Anti-counterfeit measures (Covert & Overt), Ensuring Supplies, Printing Criticalities, Color Management & Optimization, Technological Advanvancement, Compliance to Nestle’s Guidelines related to Food safety & Sustainability like implementation of Toluene Free Rotogravure Inks, transition of MLP to MML based laminate, etc. …
During these years at Nestlé, he has established various processes like different print processes v/s time delivery, perfect control on Artwork development & Cylinder manufacturing etc. In 2017, Nestlé being the first one to use the water base ink for reverse printed laminate through Rotogravure under his leadership & very recent, limited edition of Kitkat wrapper (MML) with use of Glow in the dark in 2020.
Last, he is a married person and enjoying his life with his two sons.
Sales and Swiss subsidiary in Altech, export sales of pouch making machines in Nishibe Kikai, export sales of specialty packaging films in Toray Advanced Film, currently working for Miyakoshi.
Director of National Accounts Graphic Solutionsat
Chris is currently the Commercial Lead and Product Development Manager for Georgia-Pacific Digital Print Solutions. He has over 30 years’ experience in gravure, flexo and offset pre-press, print tooling and print for packaging. Chris has been instrumental in the development of product offerings, paper testing and design and pre-press standards for digital inkjet print for packaging. He has been on the ground floor with GP and their implementation of the first HP T400 and now the first and only HP T1100 in North America. Chris leads a team of Creative, Design and Print professionals to bring solutions to the consumer packaging market.
Director, Advanced Printing Solutions Business Development, Chemical Business Globalat
Packaging Innovation Research Institute, R&D HQat
Division Director at
Ohno Inkjet Consulting
Ohno Inkjet Consulting (OIJC) is a consulting firm, founded by Akiyoshi Ohno. Executive Office of Konicaminolta, the division director at industrial inkjet, provides solutions of how to be successful in business development based on his rich worldwide experience and human network.
President & Chief Consultant, Professional Engineerat
SUMIMOTO PACKAGING CONSULTANT OFFICE
Joined Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. in 1967 and engaged in product planning, research & development, sales promotion, sales education, etc. in the packaging field. Mr. Sumimoto had developed retort pouch, aseptic packaging, liquid paper containers, pharmaceutical packaging, industrial materials, etc. for flexible packaging. In addition, engaged in the application of LCA, user-friendly packaging, and applications of RFID (IC tags). Retired in 2004 and opened Sumimoto packaging Consultant Office and visited 24 countries as a packaging consultant, Now he has working for many companies to advise research & development of new packaging.
Vice President, Recycling Science Research Centerat
Sean Smyth has spent over 25 years in the industry in senior technology positions for a variety of print businesses across the supply chain, in hands on and consultancy roles. He helps companies make money through the appropriate use of technology.
Sean has a deep knowledge of the global print market, and a key member of the team providing quantitative market data and forecasts for the printing, paper and packaging industry. He authors off-the-shelf market studies and provides strategic consultancy services to a range of clients across the value chain.
Sean has a strong background in appropriate application of technology to print, implementing digital print systems, MIS and workflows to take time and cost out of the print supply chain. In 1994 he became Technical Director of Rexam, where the first colour digital presses in the UK were installed and he has extensive experience of digital printing. He has written many books and market studies on the future, print technology and digital print, including Smithers flagship title "The Print & Production Manual" and the "Future of Global Print Markets".
He has held senior management roles for several large and small print and print management companies where he applied systems and technology to improve efficiencies. He has a very strong background in digital printing, for users and supplier and contributes regular technology columns and articles for the Trade Press.
VP of Sales, Digital Print, Asia Pacific Regionat
Ichiro Kawahara joined Japan Kodak Co., Ltd. in 1991. He has consistently been involved in the sales and marketing of the Graphic Arts business. After serving as a product manager for the Digital Proofing System (Approval System), he moved to the high-speed inkjet business in 2006, where he was involved in product launch, marketing and sales for the Prosper S series and Prosper Press. Since this year, he has been assigned Vice president of digital sales in the Asia Pacific region including Japan.
Kamei has been dedicating himself to digital print since 1996 throughout his carrier and established the affiliate of PODi, which was the world largest organization to promote digital print since 1996, in Japan since 2013.
Since that, Kamei has been helping the members of PODi Association to promote their business through the web site information such as case studies and latest industry insite articles as well as on site sales & marketing training and consulting for management.
Concurrently assigned for multiple board of directors at key industry players.
A member of Japan P.E.N. club.
Business Development and Brand Innovation Managerat
HP Japan Inc.
Kenta Taguchi, HP Manager at HP Japan Inc, has been involved in the graphics packaging industry for over 10 years, and he is passionate innovator and leader in the digital transformation of Japan printing industry.
Prior to joining this industry, Kenta has engaged in business consulting and system engineer for the manufacturing and retail industry in Hewlett-Packard Japan Co., Ltd.
Kenta holds a master's degree in engineering from Tokyo University. He resides in Tokyo with his wife.
Flexo Business Development, Sales Division, Digital Flexo Business Unitat
From major printing company, joined the Kaigai Hell Graphic Center (currently Heidelberg Japan), a plate-making equipment trading company, in 1986.
Involved in the prototype of the initial color profile and in charge of plate-making printing management.
After moving to Creo Japan (now Kodak LLC) in 2003, In charge of flexo plate making system technology.
After that, transferred to Esko Graphics Co., Ltd. in 2019, and currently mainly in charge of business development of flexographic printing in the sales department.