VP, Performance Packaging, NatureWorks
Davies is responsible for the Performance Packaging Business at NatureWorks, a company formed with the mission of bringing to global markets a broad family of naturally advanced, renewably sourced, materials. He regularly represents the broader bioplastics industry, providing audiences a provocative perspective on functional new materials innovation.
In his 16 years with NatureWorks, he most recently led its Public Affairs function, defining the company’s renewable feedstocks sourcing and strategy, product recovery strategies, and managing the company’s industry and stakeholder relations, external communications and media relations. Previously as NatureWorks’ global marketing director, Steve was responsible for market development with Ingeo plastics in rigid and flexible packaging, food service-ware and durable goods, and with Ingeo fibers in apparel, personal care, home and garden.
Why do you want to serve on the SPC Executive Committee?
NatureWorks was a founding member of the SPC some 15 years ago, and we’ve been an active member as the organization has matured and grown. Then, and only more so today, we believe that it is vital to create and support a safe space for a collaborative, precompetitive discussion about all things packaging.
NatureWorks’ priority – our mission and the vision behind it – is to create more responsible high-performance materials for a more sustainable, circular future. As 20 year “practitioners” in the renewable materials space, we think it’s important to lend our expertise, but even more important to listen to the concerns of industry and stakeholders as we all seek to create packaging that aligns with SPC’s sustainability mission.