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Article | September 30, 2002
Conference at Pack Expo features 50-plus speakers
Produced by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, the Conference at Pack Expo runs from Monday, November 4 through Wednesday, November 6. Here’s the line-up. For session abstracts, go to http://pei2002.packexpo.com.
15-Minute Break10:30 - 10:45 a.m.concurrent sessions SESSION C 10:45 - 11:30 a.m.9.) Barrier Needs: At the Core of an Innovative Package Development ProcessSpeaker: Michelle Stevens, Applications Specialist, MOCON10.) Gantry Robotics: From Stodgy to Speedy... How the Black Sheep of the Robotics Industry is Changing the Palletizing and Order Fulfillment ParadigmSpeaker: Bill Torrens, Director, Sales & Marketing, RMT Engineering11.) Dispensing Closures: More Choices and Better FunctionalitySpeakers: Raj Krishna, VP, Technical Director & Business Unit Manager of Advanced Technology Systems, Owens-Illinois, Inc., and an end user co-presenter T.B.A.12.) Eliminating Production Bottlenecks and Improving Efficiency with Root Cause Video RecordingSpeakers: Kari Hilden, President, Papertech Inc., and Darren Lanthier, Sales Manager, Papertech Inc.concurrent sessions SESSION D 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 13.) Rigid Packaging Technology Advances that Differentiate Products, Grow Brand Sales
Monday, November 4thconcurrent sessionsLearn about packaging innovation at The Packaging Conference in Orlando, February 3-5, 2014 SESSION A 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.1.) Material and Machinery Advances: Driving Forces Behind Consumer Goods Packaging InnovationsSpeakers: Keith Barnes, Director, Packform Ltd., and Lynn Dornblaser, Editorial Director, Global New Products Database, Mintel International Group2.) Beyond the Brown Box: Understanding and Satisfying the Very Different Corrugated Case Demands of Club Stores/Mass Merchandisers and Drink Pouch PackagersSpeaker: Billy Goodman, President, Goodman Packaging3.) What’s New in Child-Resistant,Adult-Friendly ClosuresSpeaker: Mark Fricke, VP, Product Development and Research, Kerr Group, Inc., and an end user co-presenter T.B.A.4.) Distribution Center Packaging in a Global EnvironmentSpeaker: William Armstrong, Technical Development Manager, Sealed Air Corp.concurrent sessions SESSION B 9:45 - 10:30 a.m.5.) Brace Yourself for More Packaging Industry ConsolidationSpeakers: Darrel M. Butler and Robert D. Billow, Managing Directors and Principals, Billow Butler and Company, L.L.C.6.) Speeding to Market with 3-D CAD Package DesignSpeakers: Brian Dahl, Machine Designer, Haumiller Engineering Company, and Jeff Osman, Regional Technical Manager, SolidWorks Corporation7.) Tooling for Plastic Closures: Injection vs. CompressionSpeaker: Andy Edlund, VP, Sales & Marketing, Marland Mold, Inc.Monday, November 4th cont’d8.) Wireless Control of Packaging OperationsSpeaker: Keith Kersten, Product Marketing Specialist, Rockwell Automation
Speaker: Daniel A. Abramowicz, Ph.D., Executive VP Corporate Technologies & Regulatory Affairs, Crown Cork & Seal Co., Inc.
14.) New Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems (AGVS) Technologies and How They Benefit Packaging Operations
Speakers: Brian Keiger, Manager of Systems Business, Transbotics Corporation, and Ken Gantt, Senior Engineer, Universal Manufacturing and Logistics
15.) Choosing the Right Liners and Sealing Systems for Plastic, Metal and Composite Closures
Speakers: Bob Radek, National Accounts manager, Selig Sealing Products, Inc., and an end user co-
presenter to be announced
16.) Networking Machine Vision to Improve Packaging Process Controls
Speaker: Mark Helman, Industry Marketing Manager, Cognex Corporation
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
17.) Design and Its Impact on PET Beverage and Food Container Performance
Speaker: Russ Hubbard, Director of Business Development, Schmalbach-Lubeca Plastic Containers USA
18.) Leveraging Design/Build for Faster, Better, Cheaper Packaging/Processing Lines
Speakers: Mark Shambaugh, CEO, Shambaugh
& Son, Inc.; Rick Calamari, Process Engineer, Frito Lay, Inc. and Craig Kreikemeier, former President, Sverdrup Industries
19.)Tamper Evidence and Total Product Integrity in a Changing Global Marketplace
Speakers: Jack Watts, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer, Portola Packaging, Inc., and an end user co-presenter T.B.A.
20.) Advance X-Ray Inspection: Making Routine Work Out of Formerly Impossible Weighing and Counting Tasks
Speakers: Ken Bloomfield, Tellico Harbor Consulting, and Wayne Knigge, General Mills/ retired
Tuesday, November 5th
9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
1.) Mechatronic Packaging Equipment, the PLCopen and the Rationale for a Motion Control Library
Speaker: Eelco van der Wal, Managing Director, PLCopen
2.) The Retortable Paperboard Carton Gets Ready to Enter the U.S. Market
Speaker: Andrew Dun, VP, New Business Development, Tetra Pak, Inc.
3.) Debunking the Packaging Line Efficiency Myth
Speaker: Mark Garvey, President, Garvey Corp.
4.) QCP: Faster, More Accurate Changeovers
Speaker: Paul Zepf, P. Eng., Zarpac, Inc.
9:45 - 10:30 a.m.
5.) The Pros and Cons of Implementing the Standard
Speaker: Henry Claussnitzer, Director of Marketing, Parker Hannifan, EMD HAUSER
6.) Packaging Machinery Empowerment in the Global Marketplace
Speakers: Christian Korte, Executive VP, Optima Filling and Packaging Machines, and Ronald Klieverik, GmbH, Dipl. Ing. (FH) Elektrotechnik, Sales Manager, Optima USA
7.) Packaging Challenges of the Single Parcel Environment
Speaker: Chad Thompson, Package Engineering Manager, United Postal Service
8.) Strategies for Automating and Integrating Manufacturing and Packaging Lines
Speakers: Jeff Aspinall, Automation Manager,
Multivac Inc.; Collin McIvor, Sr., Manufacturing Engineer, Medtronic MiniMed; and Ralph Vatterott, VP of Sales, Rapid Development Services
9.) Shrink Wrapping as a Cost Saving Strategy
Speakers: Emmanuel Cerf, VP, Sales & Marketing, Polypack, Inc., and Ron Aylor, Sales & Marketing Director, Polypack, Inc.
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 - 11:30 a.m.
10.) Discovering the Benefits of Open Modular Architecture Controls
Speaker: Rick Lidington, Executive VP of Operations,
11.) Hardening the Packaging Supply Chain Against Attack
Speakers: Ralph L. Dillon, Director of Quality Engineering, Pharmacia Corp.; and Joseph F. Noferi, Director, QA Compliance/Validation, Pharmacia Corp.
12.) New Developments in Aseptic Bottling of Fruit Juices, Isotonics and Dairy-Based Drinks
Speakers: Luigi Baiocchi, Export Sales Director, Procomac; David Blair, Sr. Project Engineer, Tropicana Products, Inc.
13.) Advances in Laser Package Marking and Scoring
Speaker: Gary W. Smith, Sales Director, Linx Xymark
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
14.) ‘Plug and Pack’ Packaging Machinery:
a Progress Report
Speaker: Fred Putnam, Consultant, Markem Corp.
15.) How P&G Plans to Profit from the OMAC Guidelines for Packaging Machinery
Speaker: Rob Aleksa, Corporate Engineering, Machine Control Section Manager, Procter & Gamble
16.) Are Your Packages Adequately Tamper Evident?
Speakers: Ed Arling, Senior Dir. of Biopharma QA, Pharmacia Corp.; and Ralph L. Dillon, Director of Quality Engineering, Pharmacia Corp.
17.) Pasteurizable PET Bottles: The Newest Beverage Packaging Option
Speaker: Douglas K. Robinson, VP, Marketing, Constar, Inc., and a beverage bottler T.B.A.
18.) Laser Processing of Flexible Packaging for Improved Quality and Customer Convenience
Speaker: Dr. Christopher Chow, VP, Converting Market for Laser Machining, Inc.
19.) Direct Laser Coding Technology: Packaging Professionals’ Choice for the Present and the Future
Speaker: Shlomo Assa, President of Laserink Corporation, a Markem Company
Wednesday, November 6th
9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
1.) A Post 9/11 Analysis of Packaging’s Role in Product Safety and Liability
Speaker: Eric F. Greenberg, Attorney at Law, Ungaretti & Harris
2.) Bio-Based Materials: A Reality in the Packaging Industry
Speaker: Nicole Whiteman, Applications Development Leader, Cargill Dow
3.) Applying the Lean and Agile Manufacturing Process Simulation Model to Packaging Operations
Speaker: Pat Helm, Senior Consultant for Consumer Products, Lockwood Greene Engineering
4.) Nondestructive Inspection of Heat-Sealed Retort Pouches by Airborne Ultrasound
Speaker: Tony Stauffer, President, PTI-Packaging Technologies & Inspection LLC
9:45 - 10:30 a.m.
5.) Upgrading Your Food and Beverage Packaging Operations with the Application of Clean Room Technology
Speaker: Peter Consitt, President, Operational Innovations Inc.
6.) Evaluating Metal Can and Glass Container Alternatives for Food
Speaker: Tom Osip, Packaging Development, ConAgra Foods, Grocery Products Co.
7.) Automating Packaging Machinery with the Use of Servo Technology
Speaker: Dan Throne, Business Manager, Food & Packaging Industry, North America, Bosch Rexroth Corp.
8.) Integrating Pouch Technology into a High- Speed Efficient Filling and Packaging System
Speaker: Bill Emden, VP, Strategic Accounts, Sidel Packaging Systems
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 - 11:30 a.m.
9.) “Producer Pays” and Other Global Environment Mandates
Speaker: Victor Bell, CPP, President, Environmental Packaging International
10.) Concave End Pressurized Thin Wall Steel Cans: Grace Under Pressure with 40% Less Steel
Speaker: Maggie Springer, Marketing Strategist, Ingenium Packaging
11.) Improving Packaging Operations Performance Through Safety Management
Speaker: Michael H. Crickenberger, VP, DuPont Safety Resource
12.) Making the Reclosable, Spouted Pouch a Beverage Market Reality
Speaker: Bill Hare, Director of Marketing, Curwood, Inc.
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
13.) Packaging Security and the Role of Induction Sealing in a Safety-Conscious Society
Speakers: Bill Zito, VP, Cap Sealing Sales for Enercon Industries; Jim Pitassi, Packaging Engineer, GlaxoSmithKline; and Mickey Miramonti, Technical Services Coordinator, GlaxoSmithKline
14.) Steel Shipping Platforms: How Harley Takes Its “Hogs” to Market While Reducing Costs and Environmental Impact
Speakers: Barbara Ledbury, Packaging Engineer, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, and Larry Nielson, Project Manager, Worthington Steelpac Systems
15.) Leveraging Integrated Motion Control for Throughput, Speed and Flexibility
Speakers: Doug Burns, Packaging Market Director, Rockwell Automation, and Bob Hirschinger, Product Marketing Manager, Rockwell Automation
16.) Enhanced Productivity Solutions with Continuous-Motion Stand-Up Pouch Machinery
Speakers: Dennis F. Calamusa, President,
ALLIEDFLEX Technologies, Inc., and a snack foods manufacturer T.B.A.
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
17.) Choosing the Right Anti-Counterfeiting Technology for Your Packaging Format
Speaker: Gadi Hoenig, General Manager, Tadbik Advanced Technologies
18.) Assessing the Latest Advances in Shrink Sleeve Label Films
Speaker: Scott Van Winter, Director Specialty Films, Ivex Packaging Corp.
19.) Leveraging Coding Technology to Cut Costs While Boosting Efficiency and Improving Supply Chain Management
Speakers: Scott D. Liniger, Strategic Marketing Manager, Videojet Technologies, Inc., and Bruno Pierannunzio, PPG
20.) Innovations in Retort Pouches
Speakers: Dr. Rani Stern, Chief Technical Officer, CLP Industries Ltd.; David Polvino, VP, Stock America; and Gary Caligiuri, President, Sunny Dell Foods
- »Videojet Technologies Inc.
- »Enercon Industries Corp.
- »Oystar Jones
- »Sidel Inc.
- »Tetra Pak
- »Cognex Corporation
- »DuPont Packaging
- »Garvey Corporation
- »Zepf, Inc. A Division of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc.
- »Ivex Packaging Corporation
- »Kerr Group Inc.
- »Portola Packaging, Inc.
- »Polypack Inc.
- »Sealed Air Corporation
- »Multivac Inc.
- »NatureWorks LLC
- »MOCON, Inc.
- »Zarpac Performance Index Inc.
- »Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Inst.
- »ALLIEDFLEX Technologies, Inc.
- »Crown Cork & Seal Co., inc.
- »Rockwell Automation
- »Environmental Packaging International
- »OMAC Packaging Workgroup
- »Papertech, Inc.
- »Haumiller Engineering
- »Packaging Technologies and Inspection, LLC
- »Selig Group
- »Dillon Inc.
- »Shambaugh & Son, Inc.
- »Bosch Rexroth Corp.
- »Bell Inc.
- »Integrated Motion, Inc.
- »PTI Packaging Systems
- »Zarpac Inc.
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