Interviews

Michael Malz

Michael Malz

Product & Marketing Director

GlobalVision

Michael Malz

Mike Malz is the Product & Marketing Director at GlobalVision where he oversees the product direction and brand vision for the company. <br /> <a href="https://www.globalvisioninc.com/">Web Site</a>

Bruno Vermeulen

Bruno Vermeulen

EMEA Marketing Director

Esko

Esko

Over the years Esko has developed a long-standing expertise in these markets an in-depth knowledge of each of these individual target audiences. As a result, it has developed segment-specific solutions, tailored to the needs of each customer in those arenas.

Pietro Volpi

Pietro Volpi

Marketing Dept. Manager

SMI Group

SMI is not afraid of change or of new challenges and is continuing to innovate with the same enthusiasm as always, driven by undeniable values such as seriousness, respect for his customers and team-work

Pietro Volpi is the Marketing Dept. Manager at SMI (SmiGroup), one of the world's biggest producers of packaging machines. He is responsible for installing units in over 130 nations all over the world. Pietro Volpi has set new standards in the packaging world by mixing together various factors with a flexible approach to satisfy the customer's needs. He establishes long-lasting business relationships with many top players in the food and beverage industry.

Van Rooijen Hendrik

Van Rooijen Hendrik

Sales & Marketing Manager

Euromac Costruzioni Meccaniche s.r.l.

Euromac is one of the most important suppliers of slitter rewinders worldwide in terms of quantity of machines supplied, quality, diversification, customization and all what makes us one of the most appreciated suppliers globally.

James Thomas

James Thomas

Business Development & Marketing Manager

Focus Label Machinery Ltd

The company had developed its first Flexo machine which enabled the company to grow and become established as a leading manufacturer of narrow web presses in the UK and around the World. Our company remains a family business today, and exports around 70% of its UK manufactured products around the globe.

Scott Summerville

Scott Summerville

CEO

Microscan Systems B.V.

Microscan has a strong history of technology innovation. We revolutionized the automatic identification (auto ID) industry in the early 1980s with the invention of the first laser diode barcode scanner, and again in 1994 with the invention of the 2D symbology, Data Matrix.

Giuseppe Gallucci

Giuseppe Gallucci

CEO

Elitron IPM S.r.l

Elitron is a manufacturer of automatic dieless cutting solutions which has been in the business since 1984. In 1994 we decided to invest in a strategic internal software house so that the core of our machines was developed inside of our company.

Regina Schnathmann

Regina Schnathmann

Director Communications and Public Relations

BEUMER Group GmbH & Co. KG

BEUMER Group GmbH & Co. KG

The BEUMER Group is an international leader in the manufacture of intralogistics systems for conveying, loading, palletising, packaging, sortation and distribution. Together with Crisplant a/s and Enexco Teknologies India Limited, the BEUMER Group employs 4,000 people worldwide, and achieves an annual turnover of about 700 million EUR. With its subsidiaries and sales agencies, the BEUMER Group serves customers around the globe, across a wide range of industries.

Thomas L Schneider

Thomas L Schneider

President

World Packaging Organisation

A large part of WPO’s mission today is about education. While many of our members are involved in basic packaging education, WPO’s programs tend toward educating a person who has found themselves suddenly working in packaging within their company.

Axel Nather

Axel Nather

Head of Sales and Marketing

MLT Micro Laser Technology

We provide our services to a wide range of customers. The main industries that we deal with are the film converters, food and packaging companies and all processes where classical die-cutting and mechanical perforations are actually in use.

Véronique SESTRIERES

Véronique SESTRIERES

Director Of ALL4PACK PARIS

ALL4PACK PARIS

In light of increasing integration along the entire production chain, the EMBALLAGE and MANUTENTION exhibitions have confirmed their complementary nature by becoming ALL4PACK Paris, the global marketplace for Packaging, Processing, Printing & Handling. This marks a strategic move in response to buyers’ expectations and reinforces the event’s key position for the EMEA region at an international level. With 13 months to go before ALL4PACK Paris opens, the new setup is attracting attention and registration numbers are rising.

Markus Rustler

Markus Rustler

Managing Director

Theegarten-Pactec GmbH & Co. KG

With a view to the swop Shanghai World of Packaging which will take place from 17 to 20 November 2015, the VDMA Packaging Forum conducted an interview with Markus Rustler, Managing Director of Theegarten-Pactec GmbH & Co. KG in Dresden

Kai Büntemeyer

Kai Büntemeyer

Managing Partner

KOLBUS GmbH & Co. KG

“The Shanghai World of Packaging concept promises success...“ ...states Kai Büntemeyer, Managing Partner of KOLBUS GmbH & Co. KG and Chairman of the Board of the Printing and Paper Technology Association within VDMA.

Dr Joseph Hotchkiss

Director, Center for Packaging Innovation and Sustainability, Michigan State University

Thinking Outside the Box - The Next Decade of Packaging

Packaging directors should be open minded and literally think outside the box, advises Dr Joseph Hotchkiss, Director, School of Packaging & Director, Center for Packaging Innovation and Sustainability, Michigan State University. “They should think about packaging in a much broader sense. The most far-reaching ideas will be the winners in the marketplace,” he adds.

Mr. Davide Malki

President

Laem System srl

Laem has been one of the first companies to believe in the turret slitter rewinders, and our experience in custom made solutions (Ex. TR 415 or TR 405), allowed us to create the RB4 series, which today is one of the best machines in the market in terms of price:quality ratio. In the past ten years, I would say every single machine that we have shipped to customers was somewhat different from the previous one. As I mentioned before, this also helped us to grow and improve our technology and the machine’s performance.

Mr. Dalibor Schuman

Managing Director

BERHALTER

The name BERHALTER is synonymous with the production of innovative and customised die-cutting systems. 50 years of experience, ongoing further development and the constant adjustment of our company's infrastructure have helped us to grow into a dynamic company in the packaging industry.

Tom Domen

Long Term Innovation Manager

Ecover

Giving Waste a Value: How Ecover Makes Packaging Out of Ocean Waste A world-first in packaging, a new form of recyclable plastic that incorporates sea plastic, post-consumer recyclables and plant-based plastic, came about when Tom Domen, Long Term Innovation Manager at Ecover, was looking for a packaging solution that could make a long term positive contribution to the environment

Erwin Dito

Innovation & Packaging Director Western Europe

Anheuser Busch InBev

To stand out from all those other products, a product should build and keep its distinctive features over time. Globally successful brands are typically those that never dramatically change their look.

Patrick de Vleeschouwer

Global Sales Director

Airopack

Combining true added value in enhancing everyday ease for the end consumer is an important target. To keep up with changes, We invest in both sides of the trade by being able to offer a turnkey, ready to sell product and keep a competitive price.

Mr. Pietro Volpi

Marketing Manager

SMIGroup

"Creating systems and machinery that allow the achievement of this optimal “blend” is SMI's main objective. SMI's ongoing commitment to improve the technological content of its machines has allowed us to make available in recent years more and more advanced and efficient packaging solutions, which were unthinkable even only ten years ago."

Raghu Das

CEO

IDTechEx

"Printed electronics has enabled packaging that lights up, sounds and does much more to get the consumers attention."

Mr. Frank R. Wagner

Director Sales & Marketing

MLT Micro Laser Technology GmbH

MLT is already very active in the smart packaging market. Our laser perforation systems are often used to create micro perforation patterns in flexible films for MAP packaging or macro perforation patterns for ideal ventilation in order to increase product shelf life.

Kate Achelpohl

Director of Member Communications, USA

PMMI - The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies

From an air-quality standpoint, there are a growing number of environmentally friendly inks for digital printers—formulas that are low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These environmental advantages ripple through the supply chain, with each player benefiting from the efficiency of printing only what is needed, when it’s needed. Every organization that participates, from the ink supplier to the retailer, stands to benefit.