The independent, international jury covers a broad range of expertise.
All entries are judged according to various criteria: these include graphic and structural design, production techniques, cost-efficiency, ecology, innovation, convenience etc.
CHAIRMAN OF THE JURY Satkar Gidda studied Business Studies and Marketing and has worked 6 years in Sales, Trade Marketing and Brand Marketing for RHM Foods and Nestle followed by 30 years as Sales & Marketing Director of SiebertHead, the longest established brand and packaging design consultancy in the UK. Since March 2020, Satkar operates as an independent consultant.
SL DESIGN Susanne Lippitsch graduated in Industrial Design from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. During her training she completed the Masterclass for Packaging at the Escola de Disseny Elisava in Barcelona. Since 2001, she has worked as an independent packaging designer and has taught packaging design in Graz and Salzburg for over 15 years. Her work has won several prizes and her clients include many prestigious companies.
DR JANET SHIPTON
PACKKNACK An accomplished project manager, experienced in developing and delivering multiple detailed projects on time and within budget. Packknack is a network of talented consultants lead by myself. We work on packaging research, design innovation and development. 2013–2015 Section Manager/ Chocolate Lead, Packaging (Tablet, Bitesize and Sharing) Global Category Team, Mondelez International (formally Kraft), Responsible for managing a team of pack developers to create new packaging innovations and maintain quality standards for the developed and emerging global chocolate markets. Before setting up her own consultancy Janet spent five years as Divisional Design and Development Director at Chesapeake Branded Packaging (now MPS WestRock) before joining Mondelēz International as Global Section Manager for Chocolate packaging development.
PACKAGING GLOBAL, GENERAL MILLS Jean-René Truttmann has 13 years of global experience for two major global FMCGs (P&G 9 years, General Mills 4 years) with a 2 xears expatriation in P&G Singapore. He worked in both direct and indirect purchases with strong expertise in packaging and marketing services, accountable for up to $300 MM + spending, leading transformational projects in sourcing. In March 2017 he joined General Mills, Nyon, and since March 2018 he is responsible for Global Sourcing Paperboard at General Mills.