Entry is free and nominations will be accepted through Feb. 19, 2016. Forms are available at packagingawards.dupont.com.
“The diverse panel of judges DuPont assembles each year is a hallmark of the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation,” said Bill Cunningham, global packaging marketing leader, DuPont Performance Materials. “We are pleased with the diversity of this year’s panel and greatly appreciate the time, energy and passion they devote to analyzing and discussing the entries as they identify packaging excellence among the entries.”
The judges come from around the world to gather in Wilmington, Del., March 8 – 10, 2016, to share their expertise and vast industry insights as they evaluate this year’s entries. Judges consider excellence in these areas: technological advancement, responsible packaging and enhanced user experience.
The 2016 judging panel includes:
Ramon Agustines – general manager, Flexible Packaging Division , Universal Robina Corp. (URC), Philippines
Serena Della Bianca – R&D research engineer, Resins Europe – Food Care, Sealed Air, Italy
Suzanne Fisher – director, Packaging, Sam’s Club, USA
Sanjay Ghoshal – senior director and global head, Packaging, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., India
Marianne Rosner Klimchuk – associate chairperson, Fashion Institute of Technology, USA
David Luttenberger, CPP – global packaging director, Mintel Group, Ltd., USA (Lead Judge)
Jeff Schuetz, staff vice president, Global Technology Consumer Packaging, Sonoco, USA
Colin Yates – sustainability director, Global Petcare Packaging sustainability director, Mars, Germany
Eduardo Yugue - R&D packaging manager, Pepsico, Brazil
“It’s a great honor to be asked to return as lead judge,” said David Luttenberger, CPP – global packaging director, Mintel Group Ltd. “This year’s panel represents a variety of roles, industries and regions. I look forward to hearing their perspectives as we work together to identify excellence in technological advancement, responsible packaging and enhanced user experience. Year over year, DuPont manages to build a fresh panel of packaging experts who deliberate on what is truly innovative. As a result, honorees really do earn a DuPont Award. They don’t just win it.”