Cycle of Conferences


Ja´naysha Hamilton-UBE

With a BSE in Chemical Engineering with a minor in International Engineering from the University of Michigan of Ann Arbor, she is currently the technical service engineer for UBE America Inc. in the Nylon extrusion department. She provides support for current and potential customers in the United States, Mexico, and Canada regions. Additionally, Ms. Hamilton leads the operation of UBE’s technical center, named UBE Development America, where ample film analysis equipment has been installed.

Eric Joneson- Lansmont Corporation

Joneson holds a B.S. in Packaging from Michigan State University and has an extended experience in areas of Transportation Packaging, Supply Chain Dynamics Measurement and Analysis as well as laboratory testing applications. He is also part of the Board of Directors at IAPRI, Global Board of Directors at the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) and ISTA Advocate Council Representative and Association Past Chair, ASTM D10, and Random Vibration Task Group Member. Joneson is currently the Vice President of Technology at Lansmont Corporation.

Carlos Gallardo-Empack Graphics Design

Carlos is an Industrial Designer, Marketer, and Packaging Design Specialist. He is the CEO and founder of the consulting firm Empack Graphics Design Group, a company focused in the areas of Packaging Design, Brand Identity, Retail Marketing, Strategic Design, and Market Analysis. Carlos is responsible for the development and implementation of communication strategies and design for domestic and international brands by building and participating in brand strengthening through creativity and a differentiated thinking approach, thus permitting a brand profit increase.

Mauricio Aguilar-Sigma

Mauricio Aguilar works for Sigma, a global company dedicated to manufacturing fresh food (processed meat, dairy products, beverages, prepared food, etc). Mauricio is currently working as an R&D Manager for Mexico and Latin America factories and is the leader for sustainable packaging projects globally. Mauricio has been in the food industry for 17 years and has lived in different countries working for Sigma´s factories. He has a master science degree given by Tecnológico de Monterrey and a BS in Chemical Engineering with polymer specialty given by the Universidad de Guadalajara.

María Paz Gonzalez-Berjé Inc.

Dr. Gonzalez is the Vice President for Sourcing and Product Management at Berjé, Inc., based in New Jersey. She has over 22 years’ experience in the food industry specializing in international sourcing of natural ingredients and problem-solving and sourcing of different packaging needs. Dr. Gonzalez’s daily challenges involve navigating the world of international logistics, import/export restrictions of complex supply chains, and finding solutions for global packaging needs in a variety of products. Dr. Gonzalez is fluent in four languages and her sourcing experience and network of collaborators spans to over twenty countries. She holds a packaging MS and Ph.D. from Michigan State University.

Yves Wyser-Nestlé

R&D Expert in Packaging, Nestle Research Center, Lausanne Switzerland. Yves holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science from the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, EPFL). For over 20 years, he has worked at Nestlé Research in packaging related developments, with a special focus on Shelf-life prediction tools development. He has also specialized in the assessment of novel materials and technologies, including on the topic of Nanomaterials in food contact materials, for which he has been a member of the ILSI expert group. He has served since January 2018 as an associate editor for Wileys Packaging Technology and Science, focusing on papers related to new materials. 


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