Robert Testa


I am the  Sales Director for BillerudKorsnäs Americas region based in Portland, Oregon where we challenge conventional packaging for a sustainable future which aligns perfectly with my own personal sustainability goals.

I previously worked for RR Donnelley leading the Global Packaging business and served as Managing Director of Europe, President of RR Donnelley Japan, and spent many years developing and implementing solutions for major global brands. I graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in Business Economics and self-funded my education by working as a Calculus and Statistics tutor which is where I met my wife of 30 years. I have 2 adult children who have inspired me to be more sustainable in my everyday life. I am an avid racquetball player and keep in shape by walking as I have not owned an automobile for the past 2 years.

2018 SPC Executive Committee Candidate

Why do you want to serve on the SPC Executive Committee?

My desire and passion is to collaborate with cross functional and cross cultural teams with major brands to achieve a more sustainable future and am making good progress in my role with BillerudKorsnäs.

What do you think you can contribute as an Executive Committee representative ?

For the power of industry to make packaging more sustainable, measurable results must be realized by improving a Brands overall performance. I wish to serve on the Executive committee because I am results oriented and passionate about sustainability. My Global experience and background would be an excellent fit as I am interested in contributing and learning together how we can make a difference. Simplifying complex issues and providing optimized solutions is something I have done my entire career and began when I was a Mathematics tutor at UCLA. I am driven, a team player, and desire to make the planet a better place to live for future generations. It would be my honor and privilege to serve along side each of you on the SPC Executive Committee.