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The SPC Executive Committee is an advisory group dedicated to the SPC and its mission

Executive Committee members serve by providing perspective and expertise on industry trends, acting as ambassadors for the SPC, and providing strategic guidance on issues related to the SPC including its goals and activities. The Executive Committee includes elected representatives from SPC member companies, an appointed representative from the GreenBlue Board of Directors, and the SPC Director.

Between 2021 and 2023, the Executive Committee will expand from nine elected members to twelve elected members, with four elected positions open each year. To ensure equitable representation of the supply chain on the Executive Committee, SPC policy requires a representation of:

  • A minimum of three material manufacturers
  • A minimum of three converters
  • A minimum of three brand owners or retailers

This supply chain representation is expected to be achieved by 2023. However, during the expansion of elected representative seats, the Executive Committee make-up may not meet the minimum of three in each category.

Elected members serve three-year terms, and may serve multiple terms with one year between terms.

Interested in learning more about the SPC Executive Committee? Download the SPC Executive Committee overview document.

The 2021 election is closed. The next election will take place in the fall of 2022

 


Current Executive Committee Members

SPC Executive Committee members serve as representatives for a group of member companies within the SPC. They serve as point of contacts in addition to the SPC staff and are happy to answer questions that you may have about the SPC, SPC events, and SPC projects and programs. To see who your representative is and to get in contact with them, check your Member Dashboard.

Gaurav Kale

Blue Apron

Jessica Marshall

McDonald's

Holli Alexander

Eastman

Myra Foster

Sealed Air

Rebecca Casey

TC Transcontinental Packaging

Garry Kohl

PepsiCo

Sandeep Kulkarni

KoolEarth Solutions, Inc.

Melissa Craig

Unilever

Ashley Leidolf

Dow Packaging & Plastics

Carolyn Klindt

Anthesis Group

Dr. Matthew Realff

Georgia Tech

Nominate yourself for the SPC Executive Committee

Nominations for the 2021 election are open August 9th through October 8th, 2021 at 5 pm EST. SPC members can nominate themselves for the SPC Executive Committee.

Elections will be held Monday, October 25th through Friday, November 19th at 5 pm EST.

Download the SPC Executive Committee overview document for more information about the Executive Committee.


Elections

Joseph Kochanski
Joseph Kochanski
Director, Sales & Marketing, Natural Resources
SCS Global Services

Bio Joseph Kochanski is a sustainability professional with more than 11 years’ experience working in social and environmental certification programs… Read more »

Steven D. Smith
Steven D. Smith
Vice President, COO
Allied Packaging Corporation

Bio Mr. Smith’s more than 30 years’ senior ownership and management experience began in 1978 when, at age 24, he… Read more »

George D’Urso
George D’Urso
Director, Fiber Sustainability
WestRock

Bio George D’Urso is the Director of Fiber Sustainability, and he is responsible for managing WestRock’s fiber certification efforts globally.… Read more »

David Brabham
David Brabham
Sustainability Strategy Director
Georgia-Pacific, LLC

Bio David is one of those fortunate individuals who turns a passion into a successful career. The path to his… Read more »

Jay Crespo
Jay Crespo
Staff Packaging Engineer - Sustainability
Amazon

Bio Jay is currently a Staff Packaging Engineer within the Device Packaging Experience organization at Amazon Lab126 where he advocates… Read more »

Anh Marella
Anh Marella
Marketing Director, Film Product Line Team
Avery Dennison Corporation

Bio Anh is currently the Films Product Line Director for the Avery Dennison Label and Graphic Materials business. Her team… Read more »

Dan Collins
Dan Collins
Vice President of Sustainability and Technology
C-P Flexible Packaging

Bio Dan Collins has over 30 years of hands-on experience in the packaging industry with a forte of providing technical… Read more »

Stewart Whitmire
Stewart Whitmire
Vice President
Atlantic Packaging

Bio Stewart Whitmire is the Senior Vice President at Atlantic Packaging responsible for leading R&D and innovation around sustainable packaging.… Read more »

Michelle Moskowitz
Michelle Moskowitz
Government Relations Advisor
Cruz Foam

Bio Michelle Moskowitz has 25 years of experience in government relations, public policy, advocacy, and project management. Her career as… Read more »

Kurt Wagaman
Kurt Wagaman
COO
NatureStar Global, LLC

Bio As an inquisitive only child growing up on a farm in central Iowa, I found early comfort in nature,… Read more »

Douglas Horne
Douglas Horne
CEO & Founder
Evanesce Packaging Solutions Inc.

Bio Douglas Horne is the Founder and CEO of Evanesce Packaging Solutions Inc. A serial entrepreneur with business acumen in… Read more »

Scott Byrne
Scott Byrne
Assistant Director, Global Sustainability
Sonoco

Bio Scott Byrne serves as the Assistant Director of Global Sustainability at Sonoco, a global packaging solutions leader, committed to… Read more »

Ying Liu
Ying Liu
Founder & CEO
Blue Lake Packaging, Inc.

Bio Ying Liu is the founder and CEO of Blue Lake Packaging, a fiber-based packaging startup aiming to bring innovations… Read more »

Jimmy Shah
Jimmy Shah
Sr. R&D Engineer
ICPG

Bio Jimmy Shah is a Sr. R&D Engineer at ICPG and Impact group. He began his career with Impact Plastics… Read more »

Michael Browne
Michael Browne
Paperboard Manager
Sappi

Bio Michael has Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Maine and over a decade of… Read more »

Joel Faaborg
Joel Faaborg
Director of Package Development Beauty Care North America
Henkel Corporation

Bio Joel leads packaging strategic direction for retail, professional, and eCommerce beauty care business units for North America. Seen as… Read more »

Nuha Siddiqui
Nuha Siddiqui
CEO & Co-Founder
Erthos Inc.

Bio Nuha is the CEO & co-founder of erthos, a start-up striving to make plant-powered plastics the new normal. She… Read more »

Robert Keller
Robert Keller
Director of Marketing and Product Management
Comar

Bio Robert Keller is director, marketing and product management at Comar. In this role, he leads all aspects of marketing,… Read more »

Thomas Philipon
Thomas Philipon
Chief Executive Officer
Total Corbion PLA

Bio Thomas is the CEO of Total Corbion PLA bv that manufactures and sells Poly Lactic Acid, one of the… Read more »

Krzysztof Krajewski
Krzysztof Krajewski
Packaging Sustainability Director (R&D)
Reckitt

Bio Krzysztof Krajewski started his professional career in packaging twenty years ago in Poland. However, since he was born into… Read more »

Sumita Ranganathan
Sumita Ranganathan
Senior Technical Manager - Sustainability
Inteplast Engineered Films

Bio Dr. Sumita Ranganathan has worked in the Plastics industry for 25+ years. She has extensive experience in film processing… Read more »

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