Meet the Judges for 2016

Satkar Gidda
Sales & Marketing Director, SiebertHead

At SiebertHead, the longest established brand and packaging design consultancy in the UK, Satkar helps national and international clients to foster communication between their brands and the consumer. Prior to joining SibertHead in 1989, Satkar worked in sales, trade marketing, and brand marketing for the confectionery giant Nestle as well as RHM Foods. In addition to speaking at various conferences and forums, he also serves as chairman of the judges of ECMA’s Pro Carton design awards.

Joanne Grennille
Supplier Quality Assurance, Mars Chocolate NA

Joanne has over 20 years of experience in packaging. In her current position with Mars Chocolate she works with packaging suppliers on continuous improvements and ensures that the packaging meets or exceeds standards. Prior to this she worked as a packaging scientist, executing packaging projects for future and existing product formats.

Sandra A. Krasovec
Packaging Design Professor, FIT

Sandra organizes FIT’s annual Sustainable Business and Design Conference, which advocates the value of aligning business strategy with sustainable design, is a managing partner of design management consultancy Design Practicum, and is co-author of Packaging Design: Successful Product Branding from Concept to Shelf, which is widely used as a text for introductory packaging design courses. Her experience runs over 25 years in brand strategy and packaging design for clients such as Coca-Cola, Frito Lay, Gillette, Kraft, M&M Mars, Pillsbury, Quaker Oats, Seagram, and S.C. Johnson.

Richard DePaul
Owner, DePaul Associates

Dick has worked in both the converting and consumer product sides of the paperboard packaging industry and has consulted with many companies who purchase or produce paperboard packaging. During his 50-year career, he has designed packaging in virtually every end-use category and has helped develop a variety of packaging systems. He has also authored and illustrated both editions of PPC’s Ideas and Innovation Handbook.

Gary Miller
Packaging Executive

Gary has over 40 years of experience in the industry and has held managerial positions in both the CPG side of the business in procurement as well as in manufacturing, sales, and marketing. For the past five years he has also judged the Paperboard Packaging Alliance’s Student Design Challenge.

John Lyons III
Former Associate Publisher of Package Design magazine

John brings the consumer/brand identity perspective to the ever-evolving packaging industry, especially as it relates to eco-friendly packaging.

Bill Wynkoop
Adjunct Professor, Packaging, RIT

Bill is also a contributing writer to Package Design magazine. 


Lynsie Gibson
Sourcing Engineer - Packaging, Performance Health / Hygenic Corp.
Lynsie's design won the 2009 Paperboard Packaging Alliance's Student Design Challenge.

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