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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 nine individuals elected from SPC member companies.

To ensure equitable representation of the supply chain on the Executive Committee, SPC policy requires a representation of:

  • A minimum of two material manufacturers
  • A minimum of two converters
  • A minimum of two brand owners

Elected members serve three-year terms, and are limited to one term. Three elected positions open each year.

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

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.

Megan Robison


Garry Kohl


Ashley Leidolf

Dow Packaging & Plastics

Carolyn Klindt

Danone North America

Tamsin Ettefagh

Envision Plastics

Chris Lancette


Cherish Miller


Paul Nowak


Eric Abraham

YFY Jupiter

Dr. Matthew Realff

Georgia Tech

Nominate yourself for the SPC Executive Committee

Nominations for the 2020 election are open July 20 through September 4th, 2020 at 5pm EST. SPC members can nominate themselves for the SPC Executive Committee.

Elections will be held September 4th – October 30th at 5pm EST.

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

The 2020 Executive Committee nominations are closed.


Christiane Waldron
Christiane Waldron
Business Development Director, Kaneka Americas Holding

Christiane Waldron is the Business Development Director and the head of the newly formed Biopolymers Division at Kaneka Americas Holding,… Read more »

Katherine Roop
Katherine Roop
Mitsubishi Chemical Performance Polymers
BioPBS Business Development

Katherine received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware in 2014. She has been… Read more »

David Potter
David Potter
Vice President, Corporate Development, Plastic Packaging Technologies

Dave served numerous executive level roles over his 15 years at Plastic Packaging Technologies (PPT), a vertically-integrated manufacturer of value-added… Read more »

Chris Nothnagle
Chris Nothnagle
Senior Director of Corporate Marketing, Toray Plastics

I have more than 30 years of experience in the packaging industry and possess extensive product and process knowledge for… Read more »

Steve Davies
Steve Davies
VP, Performance Packaging, NatureWorks

Davies is responsible for the Performance Packaging Business at NatureWorks, a company formed with the mission of bringing to global… Read more »

Phillip Crowder
Phillip Crowder
Corporate Director, Sustainability, Winpak

I have been in the plastics and packaging markets for 30 years having worked at Eastman Chemical, Sealed Air and… Read more »

Nicole Smith
Nicole Smith
Coca-Cola North America
Sustainable Packaging Program Director

Nicole leads sustainable packaging and recovery initiatives for Coca-Cola North America.  Joining the Coca-Cola system in 2012, she worked with… Read more »

Gaurav Kale
Gaurav Kale
Head of Engineering, Packaging, Blue Apron

Gaurav Kale currently leads the packaging engineering function at Blue Apron with focus on design and sustainability. He has been… Read more »

Arno Melchior
Arno Melchior
Global Packaging Director Packaging Systems & Best Practices Health & Hygiene Home

I started as a Mechanical Engineer with GM in Germany developing underbodies for cars. My career in Packaging started in… Read more »

Jake Hebert
Jake Hebert
Americas Market Manager

Jake Hebert is the Sr. Manager of Sales and Marketing with Futamura, the global leader in Cellophane films and manufacturers… Read more »

Carter Anderson
Carter Anderson
Senior Packaging Engineer, Intel Corporation

Carter has 30 years of experience working in the high-tech industry between Cray Research, Silicon Graphics, and Intel.  The last… Read more »

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