Senior packaging technologist profiles

  1. Devesh Badola

    Title
    Packaging Manager at Colgate Palmolive
    Demographic info
    Mumbai Area, India | Consumer Goods
    Current:
    Packaging Manager at Colgate Palmolive, Manager Packaging at Colgate Palmolive
    Past:
    Sr. Manager Packaging Development at Cavinkare, Manager Packaging Development at Cavinkare, Research Associate at ITC Limited, Packaging Development Technologist at General Mills India, Associate Technologist Packaging development at Marico
    Education:
    Indian Institute of Packaging, Delhi University
    Summary:
    - World class packaging development - Project management. - Creativity & Innovation Packaging professional with extensive experiance in developing solutions for a wide range of FMCG products including food, cosmetics & beverages.
    Devesh Badola
  2. Matthew Lorence

    Title
    Packaging Technology Manager at General Mills
    Demographic info
    Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area | Consumer Goods
    Current:
    Packaging Technology Manager, General Mills Worldwide Innovation Network at General Mills
    Past:
    President at MattPak Consulting, Director of Packaging Development at Multifoods, Packaging Manager at General Mills, Packaging Program Leader at Pillsbury, Packaging Group Leader at ConAgra, Packaging Scientist / Senior Technologist at Pillsbury
    Education:
    University of Minnesota
    Summary:
    Packaging Development, Packaing Innovation, Product Development, Microwave Technology, Problem Solver, Team Builder, Six Sigma SENIOR PACKAGING & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGMENT & CONSULTING - PROBLEM SOLVER Consumer & Industrial Products / R&D / Supply Chain Strategic team builder, motivator, and leader of corporate-wide projects and programs. Successful in directing teams that create new products and develop innovative solutions to problems; especially in the packaging and materials development arena. Extensive experience identifying, developing, and commercializing packaging, products, and technologies to pre-empt and "leap frog" the competition. 20+ years of increasingly responsible positions, including: Business savvy • Broad experience in management strategy and practical execution tactics over multiple distribution channels. Accomplished as a proven team leader who has a strong understanding of business demands and practical solutions. Leadership • Extensive people management skills including cross-functional teams and engineering professionals who invent, develop, and commercialize both food products and packaging. Innovation • Track record as innovator of new products, new services, and new business. Excellent problem solver. Invented 13 U.S. patents. Core competencies include: -Consumer/customer-focused; identify and deliver results -Innovative problem solver with highly developed engineering-driven skills -Microwave technology expert -Leads cross-functional teams with conflicting agendas -6 Sigma Green Belt, analytic thinker, strong grasp of statistics and experimentation -Excellent people development abilities -Experienced at budget planning and management
    Matthew Lorence
  3. Steve Groothuis

    Title
    Technology Pathfinding Manager, DMTS at Micron Technology
    Demographic info
    Boise, Idaho Area | Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
    Current:
    Technology Pathfinding Manager, DMTS at Micron Technology, Teaching Consultant at Semitracks, Inc.
    Past:
    Simulation Group Manager at Micron Technology, Principal Consultant at SimuTech Group, Technology CAD Manager at Micron Technology, Senior Device Engineer at Micron Technology, Senior Package Engineer at Micron Technology, Adjunct Professor at Southern Methodist University, Strategic Accounts Manager at ANSYS, Inc., Electronics Industry Marketing Specialist at ANSYS, Inc., Advanced Semiconductor Packaging Lab Manager at Texas Instruments, Packaging Technologist at Texas Instruments
    Education:
    The University of Texas at Dallas, Michigan State University
    Summary:
    Currently, Steve Groothuis is a Technology Pathfinding Manager primarily responsible for working with different engineering groups within Micron Technology to set strategic directions for future memory packages and solutions. Steve has a rich background in the development of semiconductor & electronics packaging, MEMS, and other electronic device technologies. He is active in providing program, project, and team management on high tech research and development initiatives and products. His continuing personal goal is to help high-tech companies in improving their PRODUCT MANUFACTURABILITY, PERFORMANCE, and RELIABILITY. To support those activities, Steve is considered an expert in computational engineering techniques, material science, and materials testing techniques. He has been an engineering consultant to several Fortune 500 companies along with many start-up companies. Steve has technical sales and marketing experience with one of the world's leading Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) software companies. In the past, Steve managed Texas Instruments' Advanced Semiconductor Package Lab (ASPL), which was responsible package & technology pathfinding, mechanical modeling & characterization. He has 1) authored and co-authored over 45 papers in the field of semiconductor packaging, 2) provided numerous technical and invited presentations worldwide, and 3) holds over twelve US patents (some still pending).
    Steve Groothuis
  4. Patrick Poitevin

    Title
    at Mondelez
    Demographic info
    Birmingham, United Kingdom | Consumer Goods
    Current:
    Senior Associate Principal Scientist Next Generation Packaging Global Chocolate at Mondelez
    Past:
    Packaging Design Specialist at Cadbury Trebor Bassett, Packaging Development & Innovation Manager at COSi, Packaging Technologist at M&S, Senior Packaging Technologist at Coty Beauty, Clusterleader Packaging at Campina, Senior Packaging Technologist at Nestle, Packaging Engineer at Estee Lauder
    Education:
    Pasadena City College, Antwerp and Diepenbeek
    Summary:
    Global Chocolate Category at Mondelez, Next Generation Packaging and looking for Upstream Packaging Design. Specialties: Packaging Development, Packaging Innovation, Packaging Design, Quality, Biomimetics, TRIZ, Value Analysis, etc.
    Patrick Poitevin
  5. Richard Beckett

    Title
    Packaging Project Manager at ORIFLAME COSMETICS
    Demographic info
    Stockholm, Sweden | Cosmetics
    Current:
    Packaging Project Manager at ORIFLAME COSMETICS
    Past:
    Packaging Category Manager Colour Cosmetics at Oriflame, Packaging Category Manager Personal and Hair Care at Oriflame, Senior Packaging Engineer (Skincare) at Avon, Packaging Technologist (Personal Care & Colour Cosmetics) at Avon Cosmetics, Packaging Technologist (Haircare) at Boots, Technical Designer at FutureBrand, Design Assistant at Ablebox Ltd
    Education:
    Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Norwich School of Art and Design, Norwich School of Art and Design
    Summary:
    My passion is Packaging, quality, process, and delivering the best possible concept to the customer. I am a dedicated packaging developer with over 15 years’ experience across different locations and geographies. My Segment experience is in Skincare, Personal Care, Haircare and most recently Colour Cosmetics. My Core competence is project management. I thrive on delivering multiple packaging projects, according to tight tangential time lines, in pressurised situations. I enjoy working with and developing people and I'm experienced in managing small teams of technologists to deliver the best possible results. Packaging excites me and whenever I can I absorb myself in the subject matter via reading and debate using social media tools. Overall I am enthusiastic about the continual learning experience packaging offers.
    Richard Beckett