The independent jury consisted of designers and packaging producers. This ensured that the needs of the entire Supply Chain were taken into consideration.
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.
DR JANET SHIPTON
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.
Director International Business Unit at Grafes, the Swiss subsidiary of ESPO & Cartotec and Artigrafiche Reggiane & Lai SpA
Solange holds a degree in civil engineering and has trained in many other areas but has spent most of her professional life in the paper/ carton making business and packaging industry. She has worked in Sweden, Germany, France, the US and Switzerland before settling down in Italy at Artigrafiche Reggiane & Lai. Her long career has seen her interacting with most of the multinationals in the food and beverage sector while managing profitable sales and marketing organisations. She deals daily with the technical and commercial aspects of the packaging industry.