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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.
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 Speaker: Daniel A. Abramowicz Ph.D. Executive VP Corporate Technologies & Regulatory Affairs Crown Cork & Seal Co. Inc.
Monday November 4thconcurrent sessions 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-ResistantAdult-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 15-Minute Break10:30 - 10:45 a.m.concurrent sessions
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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