Meet the Judges for 2017
General Manager, Pro Carton
Tony has over two decades of experience in the packaging industry, which is invaluable in his roles at Pro Carton and as a industry consultant. Pro Carton is the European Association of carton and cartonboard manufacturers.
Sandra A. Krasovec
Packaging Design Professor, FIT
Sandra is a professor and coordinator for the Packaging Design BFA Program at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City, bringing over 25 years of experience in brand and packaging design to the role. Sandra is heavily involved in the education of future designers, having been a managing partner at designPRACTICUM and continues to consult numerous organizations on using design methodology to strengthen their competitive advantage. She's also the co-author of Packaging Design: Successful Product Branding from Concept to Self, a text often used in introductory packaging design courses and has written for trade publications such as Package Design Magazine and Beauty Packaging.
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.
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.
Adjunct Professor, Packaging, RIT
Bill is also a contributing writer to Package Design magazine.
Senior Packaging Engineer, Performance Health
Lynsie's design won the 2009 Paperboard Packaging Alliance's Student Design Challenge.
Associate Professor, Clemson University Department of Graphic Communications
Dr. Nona Woolbright has been a faculty member at Clemson since 2002 and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Graphic Communications. She has a strong interest in management and personnel practices for the printing industry as well as research in consumer package design. She also maintains collaborative educational efforts with industry partners such as Hewlett Packard, Proctor & Gamble and the Flexographic Technical Association.
Senior Package Engineer, Hasbro Toys
Twelve years have flown by for Robin during her tenure at Hasbro Toys. She is a Senior Package Engineer, having worked on brands such as My Little Pony, Baby Alice, Fur Real Friends, Furby, Play-Doh, and many, many more. She enjoys the creativity involved in package design, which was the driving force behind her decision to study Packaging Science at RIT and then pursue a career at Hasbro.