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The Conference at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2003

A comprehensive three-day seminar organized into concurrent sessions each day, this conference is packed with information about the world of packaging.

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Editor’s Note: Each presentation title is preceded with a letter (M, T or W) and boldface track name, designating the day and track of the presentation. Tracks include: Materials, Security, Operations, Pharmaceutical Packaging, OMAC, Closures, Cost Control and Coding.)

Monday, October 13

8:30 – 9:15

eye-openerkeynote session

Simon Langford

Manager, Global RFID Strategy of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Ron Reed, Co-presenter

Manager, Corporate Packaging for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Implementing RFID: Wal-Mart’s Supply Chain Expectations

9:25 – 10:10am

concurrent sessions

(M1 Materials) Fresh Foods, Natural Packaging: the Benefits, the Potentials, and the Realities of PLA

Brian Glasbrenner, Business Development Manager – PLA Films, North America, Cargill Dow LLC; and David Hess, Vice President of Operations, Simon Candy

(M2 Security) New FDA Packaging Regulation Initiatives under the Bioterrorism Preparedness Act

Ralph Simmons and David Ettinger, Attorneys at Law, Keller & Heckman LLP

(M3 Operations) Process Control of Motion in Packaging – Packaging as Part of the Process

Craig Kruse, Corporate Account Manager – Bosch Rexroth Corporation

(M4 Pharmaceutical Packaging) Applying the Good Automated Manufacturing Practice

(GAMP) Methodology to OEM Equipment

Jim John, Director of Corporate Development, Brock Solutions Inc.

10:20 – 11:05am

concurrent sessions

(M5 Materials) Lighter, Stronger, More Appealing Glass Containers

Mary Ellen Reis, President, Packnology

(M6 Security) Hard Times for Product Pirates: Flexible Packaging Counterfeiting Defenses

Angela Roggenhofer, Healthcare Marketing Manager The Americas, Hueck Foils LLC

(M7 Operations) Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM): Putting the “Science of Reliability” into Practice

John Callini, Principal Engineer, MARKEM Corporation

(M8 Pharmaceutical Packaging) Packaging Process Validation - an OEM perspective

Mel Bahr, Chairman, MGS Machine Corp.

11:15am – 12:00pm

concurrent sessions

(M9 Materials) Packaging Fees in Canada, New Environmental Design Requirements in Europe and Asia: How Do I Comply?

Victor Bell, CPP, President, Environmental Packaging International

(M10 Security) Achieving A Simultaneous Boost In Product Security And Quality Via X-Ray Inspection

Ken Bloomfield, Principal, Tellico Harbor Consulting

(M11 Operations) Quick Changeover: At the Intersection of Mass and Lean

John Henry, CPP,

(M12 Pharmaceutical Packaging) Operations Aid - Packaging, Labeling and Warehousing Guide for Pharmaceuticals

Nancy St. Laurent, President, STL LINCS

Tuesday, October 14

8:30 – 9:15

eye-openerkeynote session

Jon Elia

Quality Systems Manager, Manufacturing

H.E.B. Grocery Company

Eliminating Muda (Waste) in Your Packaging Operations

9:25 – 10:10am

concurrent sessions

(T1 OMAC) “Plug and Pack” Specifications Benefit Packagers and Machinery Builders

Robert Martell, ISPE, Automation Engineer, Pfizer Corp.; Patrik Hug, President & CEO, ELAU Corp.; and Jonas Ewing, Quality Manager, Norden Pac

(T2 Closures) Advances in Value Added Closures: Hot Fill Plastic & Composite Closures for Plastic Containers

Bill Thomas, Director Product Development, Silgan Closures; and Ed Lerner, Manager Packaging & Processes, Welch Foods

(T3 Operations) Robotic Technology for Palletizing and Depalletizing

Mark W. Senti, President, GSMA Systems

(T4 Materials) Food Can Innovations and Trends

Jeffery DeLiberty, Marketing Manager, Silgan Containers

10:20 – 11:05am

concurrent sessions

(T5 OMAC) Packaging Needs (Reliability, Flexibility, Appropriate Human Interface, Applied Standards) of the Food Industry

David Lutz, Senior Packaging Engineering Specialist, General Mills

(T6 Closures) Fitment Closures for Gable-top Cartons

Dick Lohrman, Vice-President Engineering & R&D, Portola Packaging, Inc.

(T7 Operations) Training IS a Business Decision: Building Value Through Training Partnerships

Nancy Cobb, President, Partners in Possibilities

(T8 Materials) Flexible Pouch Zippers that Meet

the Challenges of Retorting, Powdered Products,

Easy Elderly Access and More

Bob Hogan, Sales and Marketing Director, Zip-Pak,

an ITW Company

11:15am – 12:00pm

concurrent sessions

(T9 OMAC) Packaging Network Security in the Food Industry

Edmund K. Amanor, Staff Engineer, Hershey Foods Corporation

(T10 Closures) Adding Value to Consumer Packaging with Dispensing Closures

Raj Krishna, Vice President, Director of Technology,


(T11 Operations) Packaging for Materials Handling

David Maloney, Senior Editor, Modern Materials Handling Magazine

(T12 Materials) Rotary Screen Graphics Enhance

The Look and Feel of Shrink Film Labeling

Patrick R. Kennedy, VP of Sales and Marketing,

The Kennedy Group; Nancy Klaar, Marketing Manager,

The Kennedy Group; and George Michaels, Director of Sales and Marketing, Trine Labeling Systems

Wednesday, October 15

8:30 – 9:15

eye-openerkeynote session

Everett V. Darby

Vice President, New Product & Package Innovation,

North America

Coca-Cola North America

The Innovation Imperative

9:25 – 10:10am

concurrent sessions

(W1 Closures) Choosing The Right Heat Induction Material

Bob Radek, National Accounts Manager, Selig Sealing Products, Inc.

(W2 Cost Control) The Threat of Reverse Auctions

Jan Stoddard, Associate, Raine Consulting Inc.

(W3 Operations) Stop Line Jams From Happening Again

Chris Froah, Packaging Engineer, Procter & Gamble; and Jim Dechman, President and CEO, Monitoring Technology Corporation

(W4 Coding) The New Revolution in Product Identification: EPC Integration for RFID

Greg Elfering, National Sales Manager; and David Benjamin, Business Development Manager, Markem

10:20 – 11:05am

concurrent sessions

(W5 Closures) The Use of Induction Sealing Technology for Capless Sealing

Mark Plantier, Marketing Manager, Enercon Industries

(W6 Cost Control) Reducing Total Cost of Ownership for Industrial Ink Jet Printing

Steve Liker, Director of Marketing, Trident (an ITW company)

(W7 Operations) Using PackML for OEE Analysis

Steven J. Weber, Supply Chain Project Manager, Unilever North America

(W8 Coding) Automating Spice Bag Labeling and Saving $300ꯠ a Year in the Process

Tony Fowler, Account Manager, Pax Printer Engines, Zebra Technologies; Olindo Eger, Principal Systems Engineer, SuperUser Solutions; Jeff Caddell, Senior Project Engineer McCormick Flavor Group

11:15am – 12:00pm

concurrent sessions

(W9 Closures) Advancements in Vacuum Beverage Closures

Mark Fricke, Vice President of Product Development & Research, Kerr Group Inc.

(W10 Cost Control) Value Analysis/Value Engineering for Reducing Packaging Costs

Linda Michels, COO, ADR North America

(W11 Operations) Meat and Poultry Tray Packaging: Trimming Costs, Enhancing Appeal

Bob Koch, Head of Sales, Food Div., Multivac Inc.

(W12 Coding) Will the Real RFID Please Stand Up?

A Panel Discussion presented by AIM – the Association for Automated Identification and Data Capture Technologies

Moderator: Bob Karr, Vice President, Marketing ,

SATO America, Inc.

Panelists: Mike Nichols, Senior Project Consultant,

Global Business Development, Intermec

Bill Allen, Marketing Manager, Texas Instruments

Matt Ream, Sr. Product Manager, RFID Systems,

Zebra Technologies

Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute

Phone: 703/243-8555

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