Conference Speakers 

General Manager
RPC Group
David Baker has over 30 years’ experience in the metal and plastics Packaging Industry, starting his working life at Metal Box (CMB) and joining RPC Group just prior to the MBO that formed the company in 1991. David has a great understanding of what customers want, having spent the majority of his career in various senior sales positions in RPC’s blow moulding business, before assuming responsibility for RPC’s UK thermoforming operation in 2010. In 2014, David returned to...more
Chairman
Society of Plastics Engineers
Keith has been in packaging over 50 years at Ilford Ltd; Boots and now as a Consultant.. His major emphasis is on the ever evolving use of plastics in the world of packaging. Also runs a Summer School in the UK for Michigan State University school of packaging. 
DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers
Xavier Bories-Azeau joined DuPont in 2004 as a research scientist in the DuPont Teijin Films joint venture, and subsequently held various assignments in platform development, product development and global project management in the UK and in Japan. He moved to the DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers (P&IP) business unit in 2011 as Iberian Peninsula sales manager covering a broad range of packaging markets – food, medical, cosmetic etc. A year ago he relocated to the DuPont...more
Extrusionist
The Extrusionists
More than 40 years of experience in plastics of which 15 years with a focus on extrusion applications, in particular multilayer films. Studied organic chemistry. Worked as a Product Development Specialist at Akzo Nobel and as an Application Development Engineer at DSM Engineering Plastics giving support to customers and initiating new product developments. Since some years he is the proud owner of “The Extrusionists”, supporting extrusion companies and giving technical training...more
Key Account Manager
Milliken
Paul Darby joined Milliken in 2002 and is currently a Key Account Manager for the Chemical Division in Europe. In his current role he focuses on the development of downstream sales activities for the plastic additives business throughout the supply chain with a particular focus on ultra clear polypropylene packaging applications for pots, tubs and trays.
Innovations Director
Linpac Packaging
Originally a Chemical Engineer, Alan has a wealth of experience in technical, environmental and regulatory compliance fields within the packaging industry. With over 34 years within LINPAC Packaging he has managed major startā€up projects in packaging, polymer manufacture and plastics recycling, as well as going on to run these businesses successfully and profitably for the company. As one of the UK’s most widely skilled polymer and environmental practitioners, Alan was promoted to ...more
Marketing Director
Global Closure Systems
After gaining a HNC Polymer Engineering and B-Eng Polymer Engineering at the University of North London, Derek Hindle held positions of Product Designer and Senior Product Designer at Massmould Ltd where he was responsible for the design of new closures.  In 2001, he moved to Rand Worldwide as an Applications Engineer where he ran training classes for large companies like Visteon and TRW.   In 2004, Derek moved to Global Closure Systems (GCS) as the Design and Project Man...more
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Business Development Manager
APPE
With 23 years of experience in the rigid plastic packaging sector across the UK and Europe, Nick has held a number of roles across different functions such as technical development, project management, quality and commercial.   With a focus on food applications, Nick has extensive experience in high-temperature filling and other food processing and filling operations.  He has been responsible for a number of substrate conversion projects, usually from glass in to rigid pl...more
Co-Founder
ThePackHub
Co-founder of ThePackHub, a packaging innovation consultancy helping brand owners, retailers and packaging suppliers. I'm an experienced, capable and passionate packaging professional with over 20 years' experience gained in a number of high-profile senior brand management roles and most latterly running a thriving packaging innovation consultancy
Marketing Director
Dow Packaging & Speciality Plastics EMEA
Carlos joined Dow in Portugal in 1990, and has held different sales and marketing positions in Europe and Africa. He worked in South Africa, as market development manager for the region and was the EMEA marketing manager for the Building Materials business in Germany. In 2000 Carlos moved to Switzerland where he has worked for a variety of businesses including Performance Additives and the Emulsion Polymers, Chemicals and Specialty Chemicals businesses where he held several roles of increa...more
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UK Managing Director
Logoplaste
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Head of Engineering and Innovation
Nampak
General Manager
DRA Ltd
25+ years in technical plastics management. Plant Manager, Uniroyal/Royalite/Vita, 5 years – staff of 60 -- mixing from powders, calendering, sheet extrusion and thermoforming. Managing Director, High Pressure Plastics Ltd, 13 years – staff of 45 -- Heavy Gauge Pressure Forming – customers included IBM, Ericsson, Nokia, Siemens, BA, NCR. RAPRA – 3 years on €4.8m EU-funded research project on thermoforming. Since 2002 working in simul...more
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Marketing Manager
APPE
Packaging and Environment Manager
Marks and Spencer
Kevin Vyse is acknowledged as one of the packaging industries Power 50 (Packaging News) who has worked on all sides of the packaging design and engineering process. His career has spanned designing packaging, branding, engineering and technology and he has worked with many of Britain’s best known brands. He currently looks after packaging innovation and technology for the M&S food and is the head of the Institute of Packaging Professionals
President
Society of Plastics Engineers
Over 20 years in the masterbatch and additive business. Specializing in a variety of sectors such as blow moulding, injection moulding, extrusion and rotational moulding. I have worked globally in different markets, medical device, food packaging, cosmetics, building, and consumer products. Silvergate Plastics is the UK largest producer of masterbatch and additives.
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