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Sustainable Packaging Ceo / Salesmanger / Project Managment

Ventura, California, United States
January 13, 2017

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CPG Sustainable Point of Purchase & Industrial Packaging

Development Engineer

Project Management & Supply Chain

Engineering Sustainable CPG Six R’s - Renewable - Re-Using - Recycling - Reduce - Re-Thinking - Repair

Innovative, forward thinking Packaging Development Engineer with 2 decades of fruitful success, executing a diversity of

sustainable CPG cost savings initiatives, using the Sustainability Six R’s methodology. Developing, Engineerig & steering

innovative packaging development & materials from conception through to commercialization, working cross functionally with internal, external departments.

Founder & CEO of Graphic Pak Container, the only female owner in Los Angeles, executing Sustainable Point of Purchase & Industrial Packaging, intergrating End-to End PMI-RMP Project Management, Global Supply Chain, Vendor & Inventory Management, Souring, Procurement, Financials, Manufacturing, Co-Packers, Distribution, Logistics, 3PL services since 1996.

Abilities include; Component & Material Development,Testing & Validation, Tops Engineering Software, Packaging GAP Assessments, Line Trials, Packaging & Process Equipment, Component Specifications, Equipment Specifications, Equipment Solutions & CVS - Commissioning/Validation/Start-Up, Test Methods & Protocols, Supplier Development (Packaging Components & Co-Manufactures) Analysis & Cost Benefit Modeling, Bid Support, Project Management, Packaging Forensic Science, Solutions Required on Accelerated Timelines, Temporary Resource Constraints, Identify & Improve - Gap Analysis/Assessment, Consumer/Shopper Insights & Analyzing Consumers Packaging Needs, New & Existing Material Development, New Packaging Formats, New Technology Platform, Design & Utility Patents, Lean Manufacturing & Quality Management Systems Evaluation, Protocols & Line Trials, PKG Component Specifications, Component Quality Requirements, Production Quality Requirements, Equipment Procedures & SOPs, line layout and efficiency assessments. Packaging Substrates, Design, Structure, diversity of Substrates, Paper Pulp, Corrugated, Chipboard, SBS, Coatings,Print Processes, Films, Bottle Blowing, Thermo, Pre Forms, Films, Fitment, Pouching, PET, HDPE, Packaging Line Automation and Manufacting Processes.

Project Experience; Pharma, Nutraceuticals, Auto, Value Added Food & Beverage, Natural Products, Low - High Acid, Aseptic,Tetra & Food Processes. Experienced with Tops software. Development of Two U.S & World Wide Patents for Innovative Sustainable Bio Degradable Packaging Materials.

Packaging Development Design CPG

Contract Negotiations

Go to Market P.O.P POS

Operations Sales CP

Interpersonal Communications

Vendor Relations

Ingredients, Packaging, etc.)

Digital, Flexo, Litho, Rotogravure Print

Pre Form / Pouch & Fitment

Analytical Skills Problem Solving

Strategic Thinking Communication Skills Written Verbal Presentation Skills Business Relationship

Time Management

Cads-Graphics Tooling Pre-Press Proto Type Molds Automation Layout Press Check

Sustainable Materials Design

Demand Planning

J.I.T Kanban

Project Management

Life Cycle

Cost - Specs - Dims- Proto type

Global Chain Supply Sourcing

Project Management

Financial Acumen

Solid Negotiations

Skills Issue Resolution

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Sales Force CRM

Capital Projects


Structural Engineering Design

Distribution Logistics


Failure analysis DOE FMEA ASTM

Equipment Automation



Team Leadership

Commodity Procurement

Microsoft Word Excel

Power Point

Tops Engineering

Organizational Skills

Ethic integrity


Wal-Mart Score Card

Professional Experience


Homeland Security Santa Barbara Airport August 2016-Current

Program Director

Montecito School District August 2016-Current

Director of STAR Enrichment Program. Director of higher education for Non Profit National Education Program approved and awarded by Washington D.C. Oversee daily operations, educators and financials. Interaction and participant with the Montecito School Board Directors.

Scope Enterprise CPG Consulting

Packaging Engineer July 2016- Current

Full CPG Sustainable Project Management & Packaging Development to Food & Beverage, Pharma, Nutricutical clients. Implementing cost saving programs via materials, Design, Print, Lean Manufacturing, Equipment Locations & Low Energy Processes.

Business Development & Media Marketing (Pro Bono) Educational Consultant

Santa Barbara Business Network, Santa Barbara, CA December 2015 – Current Implemented a new Marketing Campaign which increased visibility, traffic and membership for the Santa Barbara Business Network, igniting 21 thousand new contacts to the organization within 4 months. Built a network of vendors, commercial sponsors, benefiting Santa Barbara Business Community and the American Cancer Society. Focus of project was to create overall Community growth for the Santa Barbara Businesses.

Director of Business & Packaging Development & Chain Supply

Tossware Sustainable Drinkware, Fontana, CA Remote June 2015 – December 2015

Developed product placement for a line of luxury, sustainable drinkware with an oversea relationship with Takashimaya regenerating new business 138+ stores. Outsold all the staff combined within the first 3 months while developing new distribution, Logistics & Supply Chain opportunities. Created, a Corporate Mission Statement for the only Single Serve price point Sustainable Drinkware, made of recycled PET. Wash, Toss or Reuse. Manage third-party distribution and customer portals with accounts such as Amazon, Wayfair, Overstock, Wal-Mart, Target, Whole Polo Clubs, Film Festivals, Jordan’s, Food and Wine Festival, Southern Wine & Spirits, JetBlue, Delta, and Stadiums across the U.S. & Canada. Secured new clients and distribution chains with high-end national and global firms

Executive Business & Packaging Development CPG & Chain Supply

Bay Cities Container Consumer Packaging Los Angeles, CA March 2013 – June 2015

Conducted packaging line review for a National client resulting in the purchase of High-Speed Automation,

Omitting 6 labors, reducing blank size of materials and cost. Client saved 800K a year ROI 3 months.

Modified clients P.O.P design to run on equipment meant for another purpose.

Design & blank size saved the customer 4 labors and increased production and profit.

Created new branding, design of consumer packaging, P.O.P, POP, CPG, product positioning and sales. Conducted

product line reviews at clients packaging facilities. Created engineered new packaging

designs and finished goods to reduce overhead, increase production speed and packaging material reduction. Specialized

20 years with Value Added Clients. Full knowledge of Consumer Packaged Goods materials, commodity purchasing,

equipment and Co-Packing, Creating New Sustainable Product Development Designs & Opportunities, Manufacturing

alliances, Co-Packers Researching, creating new concepts, Materials, implanting, prototypes, testing, graphics,

CADS, production Marketing, Branding, Procurement and the Supply Chain Development, Logistics, Life Cycle, Line

Assessments, Equipment Efficiencies’, ROI, Capital Analysis, Wal-Mart Sustainable Score Card. Demonstrated written

and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills to work with diverse cultures and global partners. Projects

National / Global, Food & Beverage, Pharma (Teva) Auto (SEMA) Ford, GM and other diverse industries.

Owner/CEO/Founder Business – Contract Packaging Development & Operations

Graphic Pak Sustainable Point of Purchase & Industrial Packaging June 2003 – February 2012

Organically grew Graphic Pak from $0 to 10million in gross revs, 23.8% profit within 3 years with no debt.

Opened 3 additional logistic distribution hubs in 2 years with an outreach across the U.S. and abroad.

Developed a team of Sales and internal Project Managers to oversee fast track growth of the company.

Brought savings to National clients of over 1 Million a year each, by developing & modifying print processes,

materials, laytouts, production processes by developing Sustainable Designs & materials for CPG products.

Engineered new designs from concepts to commercialization for the launch of new product line, such as Naked

Juice, Pepsico, Walmart, Costco clients, Jack Daniels, Mikawaya, Orville Redenbacher, Niagara Water Mrs.

Fields, TevaPharma, Kirkland, Pharavite and Hansen’s Beverage which is now a patented design.

* Awards issued from SEMA OEM Auto Industry for design innovation.

*Awards for Sustainable Packaging Product Design Natural Products Show

Negotiated use of Sunkist Growers equipment & paper contract during the navel off season. Creating strategic

growth for both Sunkist and Graphic Pak. Sunkist fixed cap contract of 5 years, no increases, decreases applied,

based on the Yellow Sheet. This enable significant profit for Graphic Pak securing all Niagara Water

and Kirkland and beverage business and mitigating any Mill competition. In addition, changed high volume

national accounts from Flexo print to preprint roll stock liners. This production method reduced cost of the top

liner, set up charges, potential down time, increased competive price of converting, enabled J.I.T delivery and

lean inventory.. Should a plant have a shutdown I could move the roll stock to another converter and not worry

about graphics.

Managed operations, manufacturing, commodity procurement, supply chain, logistics, providing services to the

Consumer Packaged Goods that meet the requirements of our customers, Contract Packaging, Co-Packers and retailers

Experience in the industry of planning and executing projects from conception thru to commercialization, working

cross functionally with different internal departments (Customer Marketing, Brand Design, Sales, etc.). Manage

multiple multi layered complex projects at a time.

Manage operations, multiple packaging projects, package development, packaging lines, 3PL, Contract Packaging, Co-

Packers and value analysis cost savings initiatives, sustainable, materials, packaging reduction design, high speed

automated equipment, specs, testing, CAD’s, graphic development for all channels “go to market”. Develop and

implement packaging concepts by interfacing with Marketing, Sales, Trade Marketing, Supply Chain/Operations and

suppliers, volume discounts, purchase and inventory turnover. Specs, JDE Weights and Dimensions, Packaging

Instructions, Club Packs (trapped blisters, HDPE, PET, Thermo, Pre-Form Bottle Blowing Clam Shells, mock clams,

shrink wraps) Bonus Packs (face seal blisters, pouches, Custom Primary Packs (packed in displays only) P.O.P display

Secondary CPG Packaging. Experience in a multitude of substrate chemicals, and manufacturing industries. Developed

and executed project plans that defined scope, schedule, budget, business impacts and risks. Effectively used program and project management tools and techniques. Solved problems and made recommendations for primary and secondary

packaging, strategic execution and tactical issues within the relevant portfolio of projects and or processes.

Sales Manager CPG & Packaging Development

All Trades Container Consumer Packaging, Bell Gardens, CA January 1996 – June 2003

Out sold the team within the first year, then the owner. I generated 70% of the gross sales within 3 years.

Trained and managed a team of 10 sales representatives for Sustainable Point of Purchase & Industrial Packaging

Conducted packaging line reviews demonstrated bottom-line advantages of changing to new materials and

packaging automation. Created New Vendors & Supply Chain. Wrote professional sales reports, productivity analyses,

and process improvement proposals.

Continental Airlines LAX HUB 1985 – 1988

I was one of 5 employees chosen by Continental Airlines to open a regional Hub in Los Angeles CA. I was 3rd in seniority

out of 500+ employees. I was promoted as Continentals LAX HUB Training Agent.


Negotiated sale of Graphic Pak to Pactiv Corporation in 2013.

4 U.S Patents: 2 Worldwide Patents for materials 2014

#8871826 Hybrid Polymer Compositions with Enhanced Bio Degradability,”

#8802212 Welding of Biodegradable Polymer Parts,” #8262836 “Welding of Biodegradable Polymer Parts #20090117923A1 On-Demand SMS-Based Traffic Reporting.

Speaker in Washington D.C for Sustainable Packaging Materials 2010

Speaker at World Tech Connect Sustainable Materials 2010


Graduated ahead of my class and attended college at 15. Double lettered two varsity sports all four years.

Speech & Debate Team

Berkeley English & Business B.A

Minor in Speech and Communications 1996

PMP in process of Testing

Black Belt – Green Belt in process to be completed Oct 2016

PMI-RMP Risk Analysis Completed 2016

Associate of Science Pasadena College 1994

English, Interpersonal Communications, public speaking, and graphic arts focus

Associate of Arts in Business Citrus College 1982

Civic Activities

Volunteer, Academy for Success for Girls, Santa Barbara, CA 2015 – Current 2016

Keynote Speaker on Sustainable and Green Materials Tech Connect World Summit & Expo 2010

Anaheim, CA

Keynote Speaker on Sustainable and Green Materials, Investor Circle, Washington, D.C. 2009

Public Educator, conducted seminars on sustainable / environmentally friendly products and awareness

Glendale, CA 2000 – 2003

Search and Rescue Volunteer, Montrose, CA 2000 – 2003

Youth Group Leader 1995 - 2002


Avid Outdoors Person • Hiking • Classic Car Collector • Sustainable Materials • Volunteering for

Non-Profit Organizations • Startups

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