2012 Sustainable Packaging Symposium Featured Speakers

Tuesday, April 3-5, 2012, 1:50pm EDT

Highlights from this year's Symposium include keynoter Dr. Bill Flanagan from GE Global Research on eco-assessment and the supply chain, which was followed by a panel discussion featuring candid insights from Ahold, Kroger and Johnson & Johnson on the topic of leadership and sustainability.

Session Speakers include: 

  • Lise Laurin, Director, EarthShift

  • Laura Flanigan, Consultant, PE International, Inc.

  • Nate Shepley-Streed, Sustainability Manager, Corp. Brands & Manufacturing, The Kroger Co.
  • Harriet Hentges, VP Corp. Responsibility & Sustainability , Ahold (Ahold N.V)

  • Renato Wakimoto, Regional Director Packaging, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies in NA
  • Beth Beloff, Principal, Bridges to Sustainability

  • Jeff Meyers, Sustainable Packaging Program Manager, Coca-Cola Refreshments

  • Ryan L’Abbe, Vice President/General Manager, Ice River Springs - Blue Mountain Plastics Division
  • Joan Pierce, Exec. Director, AMERIPEN; formerly VP Packaging Sustainability, Colgate- Palmolive
  • Lisa Grice, CIH, NA Sustainability Practice Director, ENVIRON

  • Tony Kingsbury, Executive in Residence, Univ. of California at Berkeley

  • Jeanne von Zastrow, Senior Dir. of Sustainability and Industry Relations Food Marketing Institute (FMI)
  • Robert Combs, Project Leader – Packaging Production Services, Burt’s Bees Inc.
  • Bob Branham, Director of Customer Sustainability, General Mills

  • Tom Mitchell, Senior Dir., Strategic Development & Operations, Save Food, Messe Dusseldorf 
  • Meghan Stasz, Director, Sustainability, Grocery Manufacturers Assoc. (GMA)
  • Darlene Schuster, Executive Director, Institute for Sustainability/AIChE
  • Sandra Keil, VP Government Relations/Industry Affairs, Earth911
  • Greg Wilkinson, President, Third Oak Associates
  • Marco Castaldi, Asst. Prof., Earth & Environmental Engineering, Columbia Univ.
  • Annie White, Director, Coalition for Resource Recovery/Global Green (CORR)
  • Liz Shoch, Project Mgr., Sustainable Packaging Coalition/GreenBlue Institute
  • Rachel Kagan, Senior Director, Environment & Sustainability Policy, Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC)