Sean Smyth, Print Consultant at 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.
HP PageWide Industrial Corrugated
Niv Ishay, Marketing Manager at HP PageWide Industrial Corrugated, HP Inc.
As HP PWI Corrugated Marketing Manager, Niv Ishay is responsible for strategic & product marketing, current business management, sales enablement, and marketing communications.
Niv joined HP in 2016 as HP Scitex future product marketing manager. Prior to HP he was a manager of sales enablement & platforms product management in Stratasys, a 3D printing company. Before joining Stratasys, he founded and managed a technology start-up company for vehicle safety enhancement.
Earlier in his career, Niv held various technical positions including algorithms development and mechanical engineering.
Niv is Israel-based. He holds a BSc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, Israel institute of technology, and an MBA with specializations in Marketing and Strategy from Tel Aviv University.
Director - National Account Graphic Solutions
Chris Knecht, Director - National Account Graphic Solutions at Georgia-Pacific
Chris is currently the Director of National Accounts, Graphic Solutions for Georgia-Pacific. 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 and converting professionals to bring solutions to the consumer packaging market.
VP of Sales/Director of Digital
Golden West Packaging Group LLC.
Brian Fellows, VP of Sales/Director of Digital at Golden West Packaging Group LLC.
Brian Fellows has been in the packaging industry for over 25 years. Currently, Brian is the VP of Sales/Director of Digital for Golden West Packaging Group LLC. GWPG offers Digital, Flexo, Litho, Litho-Lam, and Single Face Lam printing capabilities on both corrugated and folding carton. Primarily, GWPG services the West Coast, but operates much farther afield for high graphic packaging and displays.