Stan Akkermans was trained as Industrial Engineer and General Manager with focus on the packaging industry. In 2000 he joined Mars Inc. where he advanced to Graphics Manager and worked in the Innovation team as Portfolio Manager in Germany. He moved to Holland where he is now responsible for Global procurement of creative agencies such as packaging design and innovation.
After being trained as a mechanical engineer, Peter Klein Sprokkelhorst decided to join the paper-processing industry. In 1982 he became managing director of Zedek Deventer Holland (which today belongs to the Smurfit Kappa Group) and turned the company into a major display and packaging supplier in Europe. He retired in 2008, but with 45 years of experience is still active as an independent consultant.