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.
Sales & Technology Manager, North Americaat
Tom Molamphy is the Sales & Technology Manager for Industrial Inkjet Inks at Siegwerk. He holds bachelors and masters degrees in manufacturing engineering and has over 30 years of experience in engineering, management, sales and business development in the electronic materials and UV curable materials and equipment markets - including pioneering work in the early stage adoption of UV-LED curing in several markets, most notably inkjet printing.
New Business Development, DuPont Industrial Solutionsat
DuPont Industrial Solutions
Genara Andrade, Americas New Business Development Leader for DuPont Industrial Solutions, is responsible for identifying new opportunities requiring innovative solutions that build on the core capabilities of the Artistri® Digital Ink, Cyrel® Solutions, and Display Materials businesses. Prior to assuming the NBD role Genara led technical teams developing aqueous ink solutions for the Artistri® Digital Ink product line. Genara holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Director, Innovation Solutions Groupat
Jones Healthcare Group
Biography coming soon.
Pink Elephant Productions, Colorkarma
Shoshana Burgett is an industry strategist and founder of Pink Elephant Productions, a consulting firm that helps medium and large organizations incorporate Voice of the Customer into their company’s product portfolio, delivering practical, actionable insights that create a compelling marketing message and strategy that grows market share and revenue. With over two decades of experience in on-demand printing, manufacturing, and personalization, Shoshana has been at the forefront of personalized production and omnichannel communications, serving as a senior executive at X-Rite, Pantone, and Xerox. Today, she shares trends, insights and more on Colorkarma, a media platform for designers.
Biography coming soon.
VP Customer/Brand Engagement and Strategy, Inkjetat
Liz Logue became EFI’s VP of Inkjet Customer/Brand Engagement and Strategy in 2019, a new role focused on helping EFI’s digital corrugated customers engage with brands. Logue’s work helps drive market awareness about digital printing and value it brings to the consumers. She also researches and develops strategies to extend EFI’s inkjet technology portfolio into additional new markets that can benefit from the and continuing analog to digital transformation in print manufacturing.
Prior to taking her current role, Logue was Vice president of Corporate Business Development, and Ink Jet strategy at EFI. In that position, she was responsible for planning, market evaluation and execution behind strategic M&A and new market development activity. Her work has included directing or assisting in EFI’s strategic moves into ceramics, textiles and corrugated packaging, working with engineering, ink and software teams to implement the correct solutions for target markets.
Prior to joining EFI in 2008, Logue worked for 10 years in various roles at IT Strategies, a specialized strategic consultancy company focused on the digital print industry. In her roles she advised hardware, ink and software vendors on corporate, product and M&A strategy. She also managed research initiatives, maintained industry relationships and kept abreast of the latest technology developments.
Global Package Development – Sexual Health & Wellness Business Unitat
Church & Dwight Co. Inc.
Program Manager – Global Packaging R&D
Church & Dwight USA
A packaging engineer with close to 20 years of design and development experience in the Personal Care, Cosmetic and Medical Device/Pharmaceutical industries. Throughout his career thus far, Michael has worked for companies including Johnson & Johnson, AVON and L’Oreal. He is now working for Church & Dwight who manufactures consumer products in the FMCG & cosmetic sector with his current focus on Sexual Health, Women’s Health and Wellness brands. He is responsible for new product development launches including innovative design, product packaging and as well as brand enhancement. Being an engineering graduate from Rutgers University he has a strong relationship with the RU packaging program and is also currently an adjunct professor teaching packaging printing methods and decoration techniques.
Global Director of Packaging Innovationat
A dangerously creative multifunctional translator, Keenan is known for his ability to bridge the gap between commercial and technical teams, helping them understand each other’s needs, constraints, and eventually unlocking solutions that work for both. From diapers to beer, you can find his handprints on many global brands and product portfolios including: Kleenex, Huggies, Depend, Poise, Cottonelle, Colgate, Stella, Budweiser, Corona, Ultra and Bud Light.
Keenan’s experience in various functional roles helps him bring fresh perspective, challenging industries.
Sales Marketing Directorat
Founding partner of Simply Inkjet previously held senior sales and marketing role in Kodak Enterprise Inkjet Division.
Before joining Kodak Graham worked in technical sales positions within the printing industry at Creo KBA and Dupont over the years. Has practical production experience within the Commercial Print and Packaging market.
Passionate about applying digital inkjet technology to drive cost reduction , creating new business opportunities and differentiation across the print industry.
Product Line Manager, SM&RT Technologies at
Creative product developer with broad digital textile print experience leveraging industry expertise for e-commerce, manufacturing, and brand activations. Passionate about user experience, technology exploration, and sustainable growth. Currently exploring the development and support of digital textile printing equipment for the decorator/finished goods market. Previous roles include R&D at Spoonflower, Innovation at Nike, and Product Specialist at TegraGlobal.
Business Development Manager, Digital and Specialty Printingat
Susan E Bailey, Business Development Manager, Specialty and Digital Print, Michelman
Susan Bailey has a wide-angle view of high-speed inkjet presses from raw materials and printhead construction to formulated systems and press side applications. She holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles, and undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. At Hewlett Packard, she first experienced the fundamentals of inkjet systems in imprint and specialty printing markets. Through the development of semi-conductor processing at Brewer Science and raw material design at IGM Resins, Susan saw firsthand how the individual component level decisions drive performance and market reach for inkjet application. Since joining Michelman in 2018, Susan has promoted primer and tailored aqueous overprint coatings with OEM and integration partners to provide inkjet press owners robust system solutions that offer confidence to expand their press use and inkjet applications in the print marketplace. Susan currently serves the industry presently as President of RadTech International North America.
Director of Trade Businessat
Bio Coming Soon
Douglas E. Bugner, Ph.D.
Chemistry Director, Digital Print Materials R&Dat
Douglas Bugner received his B.S. in Chemistry from The Ohio State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from UCLA. He has over 35 years of experience at Eastman Kodak Company researching, developing and commercializing inks and coatings for both electrophotography and inkjet printing systems. Since 2006, he has led the advanced development and commercialization of the pigmented inks and co-optimized paper and film treatments for Kodak’s high-speed continuous inkjet presses. He is currently Director, Materials R&D, Digital Print, Eastman Kodak Company. He holds 69 U.S. Patents and has authored over 50 scientific publications.
Lead Packaging Engineer, Global Innovation and Nutritionat
I am a packaging engineer with over 10 years of experience developing product packaging with a passion for learning and improving processes. Areas of expertise include package design and qualification, leading large scale packaging projects across multiple company functions, cost savings initiatives, development of continuous improvement methods, building and maintaining supplier capability and relationships, as well as creation of training modules, skill building and people development. My knowledge of packaging materials includes corrugate, cartonboard, plastics, and films across primary, secondary and tertiary packaging. I am interested in new and emerging packaging technologies, skills and methods.
Senior Sales Manager for Corrugated, Digital Printing North Americaat
Lloyd brings to Domino over 30 years of experience. His career includes roles as sales development manager, national & regional sales manager, and regional market director. Companies fortunate to have had Lloyd on their team over the past 20+ years include EFI, HP, and Bobst in which he was responsible for sales of digital and traditional corrugated printing machinery. Prior to that, Lloyd spent 12 years at Diagraph, providing coding, marking & labeling solutions to brand owners for their products and packaging.
Lloyd’s career in corrugated began with Bobst, where he spent 15 years selling corrugated and folded carton machinery throughout the USA. Over the past 6+ years he has been providing both single-pass and multi-pass digital solutions to the corrugated industry with HP, and most recently EFI.
Lloyd is very involved with AICC where he serves as an Ambassador… introducing new, incoming members to existing AICC members and helping them get acclimated and feel welcomed within the association.
Lloyd’s LinkedIn profile sums up his business focus. “I help corrugated and packaging companies with their transition from traditional flexo printing and litho-lam technologies into single-pass digital printing.”
Stephan Ango is the co-founder of Lumi, a software platform and online marketplace that enables brands to source and produce packaging from manufacturers around the world.
Stephan leads strategy and software products at Lumi. His teams are responsible for building innovative tools that enable better collaboration, traceability, and modularity at every step of the packaging supply chain.
Stephan also hosts the Well Made podcast in which he speaks with entrepreneurs and experts about innovative and sustainable ecommerce brands.
Born in Paris, France, Stephan holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Colorado College and studied industrial design at Art Center College of Design.
Director, Go-To-Market, HP PageWide Industrialat
Ted Samotis, HP WW Director of Corrugated GTM for the PageWide Industrial business, has been involved in the graphic packaging industry for over twenty years, and he is a passionate innovator and leader in the digital transformation of the corrugated industry.
Prior to joining HP, Ted lead the formation and growth of Georgia-Pacific’s Hummingbird digital packaging arm in North America. Hummingbird was the first in North America to install a T400S and T1100 for corrugated pre-print application.
Ted has extensive experience in the graphic packaging and display industry having served in diverse roles from supervisor to Vice President and General Manager with multiple organizations, including Chesapeake Corporation, Menasha Packaging, and Georgia-Pacific.
Prior to joining the business community, Ted served as an officer in the U.S. Army upon his graduation from the U.S. Military Academy, at West Point.
Ted and his wife, Suzette, reside in Erlanger, KY where they raised their five children.
Polytype America Corporation
Clay Oliff is the President//CEO at Polytype America Corporation, with responsibility for the sales, service and support of customers using decorating equipment being deployed in the rigid plastic container markets in North America. Joining Polytype America in 2012 as the Director of Sales, he spent the first six years focusing on growing market share and introducing new digital technologies from Polytype. Prior to joining Polytype America, he spent over 30 years in the commercial printing/packaging industry in various positions from operational to senior management, ultimately forging his path to technical sales positions for manufacturers and suppliers. Notable is his 10 years at manroland where he directed technical sales for the North American sheet fed division.
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.
Biography coming soon!
Vice President of Ecommerce Solutionsat
As VP of Ecommerce Solutions at Fantastapack.com, Justin Stacey drives the development of this unique web-to-print platform and supporting partnerships to help entrepreneurs achieve fantastic packaging that serves their brand and delights their customers.
Justin believes all businesses should have access to convenient, professional, and fast custom packaging. As an industry veteran, Justin’s experience includes sales, business development, operations, and executive management. This diverse background gives Justin a unique perspective which he leverages to streamline processes and remove the barriers associated with designing, purchasing, and manufacturing custom packaging.
Justin holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree as well as an MBA in IT Management. He is a speaker and frequent contributor to industry events and publications highlighting digital print for packaging.
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".
Foil & Specialty Effects Association
Jeff Peterson is the Executive Director of the Foil & Specialty Effects Association and Managing Editor of PostPress Magazine, a quarterly publication covering graphic finishing and bindery techniques, including foil stamping, embossing, die cutting, UV coating, perfect and mechanical binding, folding, and more.
Jeff has 30 years of experience in the foil stamping & embossing industry and has conducted numerous seminars on the subject for various trade shows and conferences, including PRINT, Graph Expo, Printing United, IADD-FSEA Odyssey, and others. He is also an accomplished writer, responsible for many technical articles in PostPress as well as in other industry magazines and publications.
Co-Founder & CEOat
Divya Gugnani, CEO and Co-Founder of Wander Beauty, spent nearly 20 years searching for beauty essentials that could keep up with her on-the-go lifestyle.
After earning her B.S. from Cornell University and M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, Divya began her career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs before moving on to private equity and venture capital at Investcorp International and FirstMark Capital. She later left the finance world after selling her first business, and, bitten by the startup bug, went on to become a serial entrepreneur. After co-founding multiple companies and having children, she became more time-starved than ever.
Balancing a thriving career and motherhood left Divya applying concealer during her morning subway commute and touching up her lipstick in between meetings in the backseat of a cab. She soon realized that her beauty products and routine weren’t made for beauty in motion: she needed products that saved time in her day, space in her beauty bag and that never sacrificed on performance.
Thus, Wander Beauty was born. Launched in 2015, Wander Beauty creates clean beauty essentials you reach for every day, wherever you wander. Each multitasker is co-created with our community and enriched with clean, globally sourced ingredients that work with your skin, not against it. With over 30 prestigious beauty awards, Wander Beauty has a loyal following of A-list celebrities, top journalists, and notable beauty and style influencers.
John A. Ortiz
VP, Ink and Materials, Chief Sustainability Officerat
John Ortiz leads Memjet’s ink and materials, compliance, and sustainability organization. Memjet creates digital printing technology that eliminates waste, creates safer work environments, meets the most discerning of customer safety and purity requirements and moves us all to a low carbon circular economy. Ortiz’s organization has developed ink and primer solutions that will enable flexible packaging using water-based inkjet inks. His Circular Economy thinking and action across the commercial printing industry is creating focus on waste elimination and upgradeability of existing capital equipment.
Prior to Memjet, Ortiz led HP’s Product Stewardship organization, successfully driving Circular Economy action within 2D and 3D printing solutions and PCs.
Ortiz resides in the US.
Vice President Sales & Marketingat
Kerry Drake has 30 plus years in the Creative Consumer Products Packaging and Point of Purchase Display industry. For the past 19 years has been delivering technology products to both packaging and consumer products companies that offer traditional design tools to non-designers.
Co-Founder & SVP Sales & Business Developmentat
Water.io - The IoT Smart Packaging Company
Biography coming soon.
Chief Operating Officerat
Keith leads Operations, and Product Strategy and Development at VerifyMe. He has 10 patents issued in the area of serialization, security printing and manufacturing, and transaction control processing and more than 25 years of experience in strategic, operational, and financial management. Prior to joining VerifyMe, Keith was the North American Chief Executive Officer of ABCorp., a four-entity division of the American Banknote Corporation operating in the U.S. and Canada.
Lauren Simonelli is a Co-Founder of ThreeMain, a Boston-based subscription cleaning products company aiming to reduce household plastic consumption and reshape the future of sustainability. At ThreeMain, Lauren is focused on product innovation, supply chain management, and customer satisfaction. Prior to ThreeMain, Lauren was a founding member leading product development of an Ad-Tech startup, later acquired by a global giant in the HR-Tech space. In her personal life, Lauren enjoys all facets of exercise, healthy living, and traveling the world.
Michael Miller has worked in digital printing for 24 years and is the manager for Digital Decoration at Ball Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of metal beverage packaging. Prior to joining Ball, Michael held roles at IBM and Ricoh, serving as worldwide digital printing support and leading the worldwide technical support and service planning groups in the high-speed production paper arena. Michael’s focus at Ball is to lead the technological effort to marry digital decoration with metal beverage packaging.
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 of Marketingat
Liz Carroll is the Director of Marketing at 1620 Labs, a craft cannabis cultivator located in Athol, MA. In her role, Liz is responsible for helping to build brand recognition for this newly-founded, privately-held company. She handles an array of marketing efforts, including PR, social media, media relations, as well as leading 1620 Labs’ packaging strategy. Liz’s marketing efforts helped the company to be featured in Packaging World for its innovative packaging strategy.
Chief Technology Officerat
James Bullington, Professional Engineer, is the chief technology officer (CTO). He joined LSINC in 2012 as director of engineering and was then promoted to vice president of engineering, prototyping and manufacturing.
As CTO, Bullington develops key relationships to advance growth in niche markets and focus on innovation in technology areas. He also is responsible for ensuring protection of the company’s intellectual property as it pertains to engineering and product development.
Bullington, who holds more than eleven patents, is a Professional Engineer with a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and deep experience in product engineering devices from electronic enclosures the size of a business card to flight simulators 27 feet tall.
His background includes extensive work in thermal and structural analysis, molded design, conceptualization of new products, electronics integration, manufacturing enablement, minimizing production costs, and mechanical engineering.
Vice President of Sales and Business Developmentat
Michael Brice is a 36-year printing ink industry veteran. He has served in every capacity: lab technician, colormatching, manufacturing, inplant technician and management, sales and senior level management. Mike became Chief Operating Officer of Superior Printing Inks in 2000 and named its President and COO in 2003. He also worked in the energy sector and then for Squid Ink Manufacturing for two years until he joined INX International Ink Company in Nov, 2011. Michael has served INX in a sales capacity as well as organizing and managing INX’s North American distribution effort. Mike was appointed Director of Offset Operations in 2012 and then as Vice President of Offset Operations in 2013. In 2018, Mike became Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Mike has served on various industry boards and organizations. Currently he is a member of Printing United Alliance’s Suppliers and Manufacturers Council.
FLoT Project Leaderat
FiberLean Technologies Ltd
Biography Coming Soon
Ed Wiegand is the President of JetFx Inc. a new print engine technology company delivering digital printing embellishments globally to multiple markets and platforms. His service of 32 years of iconic Global Brands in the packaging and print industry provide the experience and knowledge to innovate solutions for the challenges facing the industry. Ed Wiegand cur-rently holds five (5) U.S. patents on technologies directly related to the packaging & label industries
Ed served as Executive Vice President of Sancoa International & TubeDec LLC (a world class label and tube manufacturer) managing top accounts that included Procter & Gamble, L’Oreal, Johnson & Johnson and others. He led the global expansion strategy with the com-pany’s chairman and spear headed new developments in technology.
Vice President – Graphics & Productionat
Precision Digital Printing
Biography coming soon.
Dominika Minarovic tells a new story for the beauty world. The Co-Founder of BYBI presents a clean paradigm of 100% natural, vegan, and cruelty free products. As such, the brand also wholeheartedly supports sustainability at the highest level, preserving not only skin health, but the environment as well.
“From day one, we were determined to alter the industry’s impact on the environment,” she affirms. “We’re taking action against climate change by offsetting and reducing our carbon emissions. We actively encourage others to carbon copy us to set the bar high and drive change within the industry.”
Splitting her childhood between Australia and Hong Kong, she fell in love with the “pampering element of beauty” at home. With a passion for writing and journalism, she achieved a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Leeds and Master of Arts in Publishing from University College London. She transitioned from working in the literary world at companies such as Hachette Book Group to sales at Immediate Media Co., YuMe Inc, and AdRoll. Upon their introduction, Dominika immediately hit it off with Elsie Rutterford, bonding over wellness, fitness, and a healthy lifestyle. Together, they built Clean Beauty Insiders into an influential blog, book, podcast, and social media presence in 2015 before joining forces again for BYBI two years later. With this foundation, the company immediately set a precedent with its in-house formulation and all-natural ingredients.