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Packaging Solutions to Decrease Food Waste for Meat, Seafood, and Cheese-based Products - IFT Food Packaging Division Webcast | Contact Hours: 1

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  • Myron Geiser

    Myron graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a degree in Packaging and began his career as a packaging development engineer in the pharmaceutical industry with Marion Labs in Kansas City. As the result of an acquisition, Myron relocated to Cincinnati with Marion Merrell Dow and led the Packaging Engineering group for five years. From there, Myron went to Keebler to manage packaging development for the Salty Snacks division until it was divested, and then to American National Can which later became Pechiney and Alcan. At Pechiney, Myron managed product development activities for the Healthcare & Specialty division at their technology center in Neenah, WI, later becoming the marketing director for the Specialty division at their Chicago headquarters, a position he held for three years. He then took a position with Appleton Papers as they began building a packaging business, first in a business development role, then becoming Director of Marketing. As a result of downsizing, Myron came to Schreiber Foods in Green Bay, WI in 2006 as a Packaging Engineer and progressed to the Director of Packaging. This involved managing the packaging engineering functions for this $5 billion dairy producer of cheese, cream cheese, and yogurt products. In 2014, Myron left Schreiber to become the Sr. Director of Engineering and R&D for TC Transcontinental Packaging after they acquired Schreiber’s Capri flexible packaging division.

    Myron has an MBA from Xavier University and is a member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals through which he is a Certified Packaging Professional. He is married and has two girls.

  • Jay Cornillie

    Jay’s experience with Tyson began as an intern where he focused on Jimmy Dean breakfast and Sara Lee sweet goods brands. Jay is responsible for all packaging on the Ball Park brand, which includes hotdogs, frozen burgers/meatballs and beef/turkey/pork jerky. Jay is a graduate of Michigan State University and is from Byron, MI.

  • Lora Spizzirri

    Lora N. Spizzirri is Vice President of Packaging Solutions at 915 Labs. She manages the Packaging Solutions Program from design to production, translating packaging visions, strategies and customer requests into projects and programs.

    To establish its Packaging Solutions Program, 915 Labs has partnered with some of the leading packaging suppliers in the world to offer a range of stock and customized packaging solutions optimized for MATS and MAPS. In addition to leading the development of MATS and MAPS packaging formats and functional materials, Lora manages the internal packaging team at the 915 Labs Center of Excellence.

    Lora has significant experience as a research and development executive in the food and beverage industry and has worked for several major food companies, including General Foods and the Kraft Foods Group. Most recently, as the Director of Packaging Research and Design at Kraft, she led a team of engineers and scientists in creating a strategy to leverage the research capabilities of the company’s strategic suppliers, resulting in significant cost savings. She also led a renovation of Kraft’s iconic Philadelphia Soft Cream Cheese product line including a reformulation, packaging redesign and shelf display improvements that led to a nine percent increase in revenues in the first year post-launch.

  • Claire Koelsch Sand

    Dr. Claire Koelsch Sand is a technical and educational leader with over 25 years of experience across the food science and packaging spectrum.Her experience ranges from basic research, development, market research to marketing with Total Quality Marketing, Gerber, Pillsbury, Kraft Foods, Dominick's, and research institutes in Germany, Colombia, and Thailand.This broad range of experience provides insights into packaging's multifaceted role.

    Since 1996, her company, Packaging Technology and Research, has helped clients achieve diverse technical and strategic goals. Claire is author of the Packaging Value Chain and numerous book chapters and articles.She serves on the Packaging Science and Technology Editorial Board, as a Journal of Food Science Reviewer and as a member of the IFT Food Packaging Division Executive Board. She also serves the food science honorary society Phi Tau Sigma as a Strategic Relations committee member, and as a city Human Rights Commissioner.

    Claire is President of Packaging Technology and Research, an Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University, and a consultant on international development projects.

March 2, 2017
Thu 10:00 AM CST

Duration 1H 0M

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