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2020 Advisory Board

  • David France

    Packaging Research Fellow Conagra Brands

    David serves as Packaging Research Fellow for Conagra Brands.  His charge is to identify new packaging technologies, processes and materials with the potential to drive innovation, new product/packaging platforms and support Conagra’s goal of becoming America’s fastest growing food company. He is passionate about good design, sustainability and consumer delight.

    David has been with Conagra for 19 years and has led the development of some of the organization’s most disruptive and successful packaging systems; including the Orville Redenbacher pop-up bowl and the technology behind the Healthy Choice Café Steamers.

    Prior to joining Conagra, David worked at Apple Computer for 10 years, during that time he served as Apple’s Manager of Worldwide Structural Packaging Design, leading the team that created structural and protective packaging for Apple’s full line of computers, peripherals, and software. David still has a carefully packaged, special edition Newton deep in the bowls of his basement. Make sure you ask him about that.

  • Liz Logue

    VP Customer/Brand Engagement and Strategy, Inkjet EFI, US

    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.

    Logue, who lives in the Boston area, has a BA in marketing and finance from Simmons College.  She has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia and is a frequent speaker at industry events.

  • Michael Miller

    Manager for Digital Decoration Ball Corporation

    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.

  • Tom Molamphy

    Sales & Technology Manager, North America Siegwerk

    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.

  • Trevor Schroeder

    Product Marketing & Business Development Manager HP PageWide Industrial Corrugated Preprint Solutions

    Trevor Schroeder is the Product Marketing & Business Development manager for HP PageWide Industrial Corrugated Preprint solutions. Trevor holds immense passion for packaging printing technologies having completed a Packaging minor while earning his B.S. in Graphic Communication from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California. He went on to complete his M.S. in Print Media from Rochester Institute of Technology where he studied the adoption of digital print technologies in the label printing industry. Throughout his career, Trevor has held a sharp focus on customer needs and has previously served as a technical advisor to flexographic printers in both narrow-web label and wide-web flexible packaging markets.

    At HP, Trevor’s focus has been to accelerate the adoption of digital printing in the corrugated industry. He has worked with key customers to drive efficiencies and reduce overall corrugated manufacturing costs with the introduction of inkjet printing. As a Product Marketing manager, he is responsible for current and future product development and he brings his energy and enthusiasm to this rapidly changing market.

  • Bruce Smith

    Senior Principle Global Packaging Research and Development Molson Coors Brewing Company

    Mr. Smith is currently Senior Principle, Global Packaging Research and Development for Molson Coors Brewing Company, the parent company of MillerCoors, Molson Coors Canada, Molson Coors Europe and Molson Coors International.  He has been with Molson Coors for 34 years, in various roles from Quality through Operations and Business Development.  Mr. Smith is also Past Chair of the PAC, Packaging Consortium, a non-profit organization committed to the packaging industry and its sustainability, throughout the supply chain and end of life.  Molson Coors is a founding member of the Packaging Consortium, “To provide leadership for the packaging industry & increase our profile in the global market” and PACNext “A world without packaging waste”. 

    Mr. Smith plays a strategic role in the development of innovative sustainable packaging for Molson Coors globally, and the sharing of that technology across our global supply chain.  He is also responsible for the strategic direction of sustainable packaging that will meet the future needs our consumers.

  • Sean Smyth

    Print Consultant Smithers

    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 suppliers. Currently he acts as a non-executive Director at REAL Digital International, the pioneer of high volume inkjet and electrophotographic print. He is the editor of "Digital Labels and Packaging" launched in 2010 for Whitmar Publications, and contributes regular technology columns and articles for the Trade Press and Smithers journals

  • Debbie Thorp

    Business Development Director Global Inkjet Systems Ltd

    Debbie Thorp has worked in digital printing for over 25 years and is Business Development Director at Global Inkjet Systems Ltd (GIS), a leading developer of RIP software, drivers, electronics and ink system components for industrial inkjet printheads.

    In the late 1990’s Debbie was Head of Group Marketing at Xaar plc and then moved on to be Director of Business Development at AIP Ltd, a liquid toner technology development project.  Before joining GIS, Debbie was VP EMEA Operations at iTi - an inkjet integrator and materials deposition device manufacturer. Earlier in her career, Debbie worked for over 10 years in senior positions at specialist digital printing consultancy companies - BIS Strategic Decisions, IT Strategies and CAP Ventures (now InfoTrends).

    Debbie has a BA degree in Modern Languages from Manchester University and an MBA from Durham University Business School.