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FaB CEO Briefing: Packaging for an Innovative Future
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FaB CEO Briefing: Packaging for an Innovative Future

 Export to Your Calendar 8/15/2017
When: Tuesday, August 15
11:30 am - 2:15 pm
Where: Miron Construction
1471 McMahon Dr.
Neenah, Wisconsin  54956
United States
Contact: Emily Allen

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FaB Members: $25
Non-Members: $45
This is an invitation-only event.

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FaB's Council
 is pleased to offer their invite-only CEO Briefings to provide the industry
facilitated peer discussions designed to offer year-round opportunities to garner direct senior executive input, and support of FaB’s strategic initiatives as we address issues facing the industry. To receive your invitation, see invite criteria below.

Leveraging our industry's packaging strength for competitive advantage is the subject we'll be exploring at this Briefing. Wisconsin is home to the nation's highest concentration of food and beverage industry packaging and equipment makers. How do we take advantage of it?
At this exclusive invite-only event, hear from packaging expert Claire Sand, Ph.D, owner of Packaging Technology and Research LLC and adjunct professor at Michigan State University, about how we can develop packaging for an innovative future.
Dr. Sand will share her thoughts on the role packaging plays in industry innovation and Wisconsin's role in the packaging industry. It was a year ago at our briefing on The State of Industry Innovation when CEOs urged FaB to bring more of our state's packaging companies to the table. Dr. Sand's presentation will be followed by facilitated table discussions as we garner your input on efforts to better leverage Wisconsin's packaging strength for competitive advantage?
We're back in The New North Region of Wisconsin at Miron Construction in Neenah.
In her 30+ year career, Dr. Claire Sand has held a variety of roles across the food science and packaging spectrum. Her mission is to fundamentally change the world with packaging science that increases shelf life and reduces food waste. Prior to leading her own company, Sand’s experience ranged from basic research and development to strategic value chain analysis and everything in between. Her portfolio includes working with Gerber-Nestle, Pillsbury- General Mills, Kraft Foods-Kraft Heinz, Dominick’s-Safeway, and research institutes in Germany, Colombia, and Thailand.
Dr. Sand holds a doctorate degree in Food Science and Nutrition from the University of Minnesota and received both her master’s degree and bachelor’s degrees in Packaging from Michigan State University
FaB will offer a complimentary shuttle from Milwaukee's north side to Neenah. If you'd like to ride along, please email Shelley Jurewicz to reserve your seat(s) no later than August 1st.


FaB CEO Briefings are invite-only sessions for the CEOs, CFOs, COOs, Presidents, Executive VPs (not includes Sales), GMs, Owners and Entrepreneurs of Wisconsin’s food, beverage, ingredients, equipment and packaging manufacturers, distributors, retailers and associations.


We invite the senior executives of FaB's Food and Beverage Member Companies (limit two per company) and our Annual Sponsors (non-food and beverage, limit one per company/CEO). Also invited are a targeted number of non-member food and beverage company CEOs, offering an opportunity to join our strategic efforts. If you've not received your invitation, please contact Shelley Jurewicz.


11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Arrive, network, enjoy lunch buffet

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
FaB updates and Briefing introduction

12:20 pm - 1:00 pm
Packaging for an Innovative Future by Claire Sand, Ph.D

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Briefing table discussions on:
How can we better leverage our packaging strength? And, w
hat should we be saying about our packaging strength?

1:45 pm - 2:10 pm
Table reports

2:10 pm - 2:15 pm
It's a wrap



Business casual 


  • Belmark: Karl Schmidt
  • Galloway Co.: Greg Pollesch, Ted Galloway, Kevin Beauchamp
  • Gehl Foods: Eric Beringause
  • Good Foods Group: Brad Nicholson
  • Kendall Packaging: Eric Erickson III
  • Kerry: Colin McDermid
  • Klement's Sausage: Ray Deeter
  • Maglio Companies: Sam Maglio, Mark Maglio
  • Midland Packaging & Display: Julie Tadlock
  • Regal Ware: Dave Lenz
  • Salm Partners: Keith Lindsey
  • The Omanhene Cocoa Bean Co.: Steve Wallace
  • Ventura Foods: Allen Pavlovich
  • Wixon: Peter Gottsacker


  • BMO Harris: Deb Roesner
  • Bassett Mechanical: Kim Bassett
  • Northland Laboratories: D.J. Alwattar


  • Baker's Quality Pizza Crusts: Patricia Miller
  • Chr Hansen: David Carpenter
  • Denali Ingredients: Neal Glaeser
  • Klement's Sausage: Ray Booth
  • Lakefront Brewery: Russ Klisch
  • Palermo's Pizza: Giacomo Fallucca
  • Sargento: Louie Gentine
  • The Spice House: Tom Erd
  • Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.: Cate Rahmlow

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