Roger Zellner is the Director of Sustainability for Research, Development and Quality at Kraft Foods. He is responsible for development and implementation of RD&Q sustainability strategy, platforms and tools for package and product design. Additionally, he is the Kraft Food RD&Q leader for Sustainability internally and externally with customers, NGO’s, government and universities. Roger is currently a co-chair for the Global Packaging Project sponsored by the Consumer Goods Forum.
In 1983, Roger began with Kraft Foods - Oscar Mayer business. He has held various management positions since 1992 in both product and packaging development and has worked in Madison, Wisconsin, Glenview, Illinois, and Munich, Germany. He has been involved with many new product and package innovations which have been successful in market contributing significant revenue growth. Many of the innovations have leveraged new technologies and consumer research to deliver consumer desired benefits.
Roger completed his B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1983 and his Executive MBA in 2000, both at University of Wisconsin, Madison.