Well, a lot happened this season, especially in Ted's life and we wanted to wrap this up with his crazy year and why you should be excited to hear more from him in Season 4 coming this May
Also, Adam's TEDx talk on Packaging came out this week. Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WOBqfJM2lk&t=3s
Another huge thanks to DocXellent for their sponsorship this Season!
HUGE thanks to DocXellent for their Season 3 sponsorship of the Podcast. Head over to www.peopleofpackaging.com and get your eBook and stop dealing with all of those loose and irregular specifications.
Likewise, make sure you check out what Lisa and the brandkey team are doing by taking their 30 day virtual press check challenge https://brandkeygraphics.com/f/take-our-30-day-challenge or connect with Lisa at https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisacurtin/
The season finale is coming later today as well with a conversation between Adam Peek and Ted Taitt
If you want to learn more from Brian, please connect up with him over at https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-sanner-19338491/
Also! Go to www.peopleofpackaging.com and get your free eBook from DocXellent AND help a child in need. For every download until the end of April 2021, we will be donating $1
In this much overdue episode, I got to chat with Cory Connors from Orora Landsberg about a ton of things from social selling to his non profit!
Speaking of his non profit, for every download of our eBook (at www.peopleofpackaging.com) between today and the end of April 2020, we will be dontaing $1 to his charity, Candle Lighters for Children with Cancer!
Connect with Cory on TikTok @corygated
Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/cory-connors-780b9993/
I had a great time chatting with CBX partner and packaging design visionary, Satoru Wakeshima about some amazing recent projects!
Connect with Satoru - https://www.linkedin.com/in/satoru-wakeshima-6762785/
Connect with CBX - https://cbx.com/
Support the pod - www.peopleofpackaging.com
Get a sweet packaging email every day - www.packaging.tips
Remember to support the podcast by going to www.peopleofpackaging.com to get your free eBook from DocXellent
ALSO! Join the www.packaging.tips newsletter to get your daily packaging industry newsletter.
You can connect with George on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/george-w-dempsey-jr-06b43154/
Check out what's going on with Raptor Packaging - https://raptorpackaging.com/
Please remember to like, share, and subscribe!
First of all, make SURE you connect up with Chemere at https://www.linkedin.com/in/chemeremathis/, she's graduating in May and you will love her conviction and knowledge and story here.
Also, you need to head over to www.packaging.tips to help the team there give away $250 and feature your company. We would love if you put People of Packaging in the Company link ;)
Finally, this season is sponsored by DocXellent - head to www.peopleofpackaging.com to get your free eBook on Packaging Specification Management software and level up your game!
We kick off March Madness with 2 episodes featuring current college students with this week's episode with Dee Sridhar. Dee is a dynamic communicator and passionate about sustainability. Connect up with her over on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/dekshitha-sridhar/
You can help us win the March Madness challenge by going to www.packaging.tips and subscribing to their newsletter and putting "POP Podcast" in the company name.
You can also support the podcast by going to www.peopleofpackaging.com to get your free eBook from DocXellent!
The first professional athlete we've ever had on the podcast! Jib Hunt is the CEO of Kemper Snowboards (www.kemper-snowboards.com) and he is reviving a classic snowboard brand. This former pro rider turned designer and marketer drops some knowledge in this can't miss interview!
You also can't miss out on the free eBook from our sponsor DocXellent. Go to www.peopleofpackaging.com to level up your packaging specification game and support the podcast.
ALSO, the podcast is a huge supporter of the Packaging Tips Newsletter. Daily packaging news and tips in your inbox. Sign up at www.packaging.tips
Here at the People of Packaging Podcast, we absolutely LOVE it when we find brands who are innovating and coming up with new product delivery methods and using PACKAGING as a differentiator.
DRNXMYTH is one such company and they are crushing it!
Brandon joined the podcast to talk about their journey and the 3 years they spent making the packaging to delivery delicious craft cocktails to your home or office.
Head over to https://drnxmyth.com/ to get some drinks and marvel at the packaging design. They are doing some great things for virtual happy hours as well!
Their IG page is also fire at https://www.instagram.com/drnxmyth/
Connect with Brandon at https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandonmschwartz/
Remember to support the podcast by getting your free eBook at www.peopleofpackaging.com
Adam is joined by Todd Meussling from Reynolds Consumer Group to talk importance of proper closures in food packaging among many other topics including the future of the industry and also the importance of child safety!
If you'd like to stay up to date with Todd - you can follow him on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/todd-meussling-a733153/
If you'd like to support out podcast, get your free ebook from DocXellent - www.peopleofpackaging.com
And new! You can subscribe to Packaging Tips to get your daily Packaging Industry email newsletter starting March 1 at www.packaging.tips
Future Proof is the home of Beat Box Beverages and is a fun and energetic company who prioritizes diversity, sustainability, and having a great time doing it!
Aimy Steadman joins Adam Peek for an incredibly fun interview that will make you want to invest and support this great brand
Connect with Future/Proof - https://futureprf.com/
Aimy Steadman - https://www.linkedin.com/in/aimysteadman/
Peep the video interview - https://vimeo.com/506304373
You can like and support this podcast by going to www.peopleofpackaging.com to get your free eBook from DocXellent!
2021 is off to a great start with another killer episode! Reminder that this season is sponsored by DocXellent so head over to www.peopleofpackaging.com to get your free eBook.
Brian Wagner is an incredible wealth of knowledge in the packaging world. You will be better by getting to know him and his company PTIS. You can learn more about them at https://ptisglobal.com/.
Connect up with Brian Wagner on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-wagner-a98395/
"Pura makes perfect scents"
You know what else makes sense? Stop letting your packaging specs go unmonitored! Head over to www.peopleofpackaging.com and get your eBook already! You can learn about ways to level up your packaging spec management with DocXellent. Do it already!
Richie jumps on the podcast today and we get to hear about what he's built at Pura with his incredible team and the role that packaging has played in bringing a fresh new idea to market along with the challenges as well.
Head over to trypura.com and change the way you manage the scents in your home. My office smells amazing...not overpowering but just right all of the time!
Ok, so honestly, I'm a huge fan of the Mrs. Renfro's brand. Their products are amazing and their packaging is also! you can find Mrs. Renfro's salsa online and at most major retailers
If you want to support out podcast, please hit up www.peopleofpackaging.com to get your free eBook from our sponsor, DocXellent
Easily one of Adam's favorite interviews of the season! Philippe is a dynamic leader and he discusses leading during a pandemic, the importance of sustainability and it's connection to diversity, and we get to hear about his journey into packaging!
Connect with Philippe - https://www.linkedin.com/in/philippeerhart/
You can learn about DocXellent by getting your free eBook at www.peopleofpackaging.com
You wanted more sustainable packaging podcasts and you got one! Fabien comes through with some great knowledge and resources along with sharing his story and journey into a critical role at MilliporeSigma
You will definitely want to check out SMASH Packaging - https://www.sigmaaldrich.com/chemistry/greener-alternatives/smash-packaging.html
They lay out what they are doing and how they are doing it all and it's incredible
Fabien can be contacted on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/fabien-thibault-20850032/ (his banner image is awesome!)
New father, Joe Edward Fernandez, comes on to talk about packaging and sustainability. Just don't call him Joseph (unless your his mother, than we will allow it!)
This episode is sponsored by DocXellent. Head over to www.peopleofpackaging.com and get your free eBook today and support this podcast and level up your packaging spec managment.
Connect with Joe at https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephefernandez/
Adam Peek at www.adampeek.com
Some super cool things happening today! Mark has a free eBook out called "Small Win, Big Victories" that comes out today! The link is on his LinkedIn page and he's a MUST FOLLOW.
To celebrate the release of his eBook, we are doing something special. For every download of the DocXellent ebook, the Podcast will be making a donation to Heart of a Hero, an non profit that helps underprivileged kids and an organization that IWON supports.
So, you can get 2 free eBooks AND help out some kids?!? What a day!
www.peopleofpackaging.com to get your eBook from DocXellent
Connect with Mark @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/markalansamuel
Follow IWON Organics - https://iwonorganics.com/
Learn about Heart of a Hero @ https://www.heartofahero.org/about
If you don't know about Garcon Wines yet, you're about to. They are aiming to revolutionize the wine packaging industry in a very needed and impactful way.
Make sure you not only connect up with Santiago on LinkedIn ,but also head over to www.peopleofpackaging.com and level up your packaging game with a free eBook from our sponsor, DocXellent!
Santiago - https://www.linkedin.com/in/santiagonavarro/
Garcon Wines - https://www.garconwines.com/
We are starting off December right, Episode 6 with Jose Amado of Boutwell Owens is live.
Ted Taitt and Jose get into great discussions leading to Jose dropping some Gems for the listeners.
Don't forget to log onto www.peopleofpackaging.com and download the free e-book from DocXellent to help support the podcast!
Connect with Jose on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/joseamado1/
Connect with Ted Taitt - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ted-taitt-4458136/
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Lumi has become one of the most disruptive and innovative companies to hit the packaging stage in quite sometime and Adam got to sit down with their CEO, Jesse Genet and talk about what inspired her to start Lumi with her cofounder, how she transported herself to Cali from Michigan, and what she sees in the future
Connect with Jesse on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessegenet/
Learn more about Lumi - https://www.lumi.com/
Get your free eBook from our sponsor at https://www.peopleofpackaging.com/
Remember to support our podcast and level up your packaging specification management by visiting www.peopleofpackaging.com to get your free eBook from DocXellent!
Today's episode we talk packaging design services with Matt Reddington from Veritiv. He drops some great nuggets and we get to learn about his past and his walk in packaging has been.
You can connect with Matt on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewreddington/
Season 3 is brought to you by DocXellent - head over to https://www.peopleofpackaging.com/ to download your free eBook about how to transform your specification management software!
Today we get to hear from Lisa Pierce from Packaging Digest and we get to cover some great topics. Lisa is an industry giant and the work she does at Packaging Digest in incredible. You need to connect with her if you aren't.
This season is sponsored by DocXellent - you need to hit up www.peopleofpackaging.com and get your free eBook. It'll increase your knowledge of the packaging game and support the podcast!
Today's episode is with Packaging Industry Hall of Famer - Jane Chase! Jane is the Executive Director of the IOPP and has an incredibly amazing journey to tell through the packaging industry.
If you're in the industry, you need to join up with the IOPP by going to https://www.iopp.org/i4a/ams/public/member_start.cfm?mbrAppID=1&pageID=75 and make sure you let them know Adam Peek referred you :)
We are excited to launch Season 3 and ALSO to announce our first sponsor, DocXellent.
If you want to support the podcast and level up your packaging game, head over to www.peopleofpackaging.com and you can get a free eBook that supports our podcast and helps you up your game on packaging spec workflow
Enjoy the interview!
Season 2 ends with a bang! We continue of our conversation with Darrell Jobe where Ted and I dig in more to what he's doing to change the world through his innovations at Vericool.
Hit them up at http://vericoolpackaging.com/
Darrell is absolutely one of our favorite people in this packaging world and is deserving of not just 2 episodes, but a recurring slot :)
In this episode we connect with Darrell and his story and next episode is about his company and all the great things they are doing!
Find Darrell on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrell-jobe-3b10a533/
Karen has an incredible story from growing up in India to stumbling into the packaging world and falling in love with in. Karen is on site for PCA at Hershey's and is loving every minute of her job :)
Connect with Karen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/karensoniaaranha/
Going back to where it all began for me (Adam)! I'm joined by Bob Peek, President of Peek Packaging, Miles and Mackey Peek also jumped on and we talk about family dynamics. The difficulty of family in business when everyone is working in the company and you gotta hear Bob's answer about what he would fix about the packaging industy.
Connect with them at www.peekpackaging.com
Bob Peek on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/bob-peek-87186011/
Miles Peek on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/miles-peek-37b353103/
Mackey Peek on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mackey-peek-box-guy/
Innoflex Solutions provides incredibly valuable solutions to both OEM's and CPG companies to help solve some very real and pressing packaging equipment problems.
Robert Champion shares his story with us about his journey!
He can be reached via email at email@example.com or on his cell phone at 248-214-8480
How often do you get to say, "I interviewed the President!" THE President of the World Packaging Organization is in the building and he did not disappoint!
Joining the podcast all the way from the Gold Coast of Australia he chronicled his journey from South Africa to the WPO and it's a must listen
If you are in the US and you want to get involved in the WPO, you should join the IOPP by visiting https://www.iopp.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2606
Connect with Pierre at firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Peek at https://www.linkedin.com/in/adampeek/
Happy Juneteenth, everyone!
We have Kirk Visola from Mind the Font on to talk about packaging, design, branding, black owned businesses, comic books, and so much more.
Do not sleep on this episode!
If you own a black owned business or know of anyone who does, sent them to https://www.mindthefont.com/empower to apply for the Empowered Initiative
Find Kirk on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirkvisola/
Find Ted Taitt on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ted-taitt-4458136/
Find Adam Peek on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adampeek/
June is PRIDE month and today is the day after a powerful Supreme Court ruling extending protections to the LGBTQ community and I could not be more proud than to have Paul Nowak from Quad Graphics on the podcast. Paul shares his story as a packaging nerd and gay man and how that has made him an invaluable asset to the team at Quad and the packaging industry
You can connect with Paul on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-nowak-6042a91a/
Adam Peek - www.linkedin.com/in/adampeek
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Michael Hughes offers his perspective as an Irishman who has worked for large companies like P&G and is now the CEO of Elevation Labs and has done an exceptional job of leading his team during this current Covid crisis along with his firm stance on issues of racial injustice (this episode was recorded prior to the George Floyd murder so it's not mentioned during the interview)
You can find Michael on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-hughes-91aa096/
Contact Elevation Labs at https://www.elevationlabs.com/
Connect with Adam Peek - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adampeek/
Adept Packaging Group is doing some incredible things and Jared Spencer is right at the heart of it all!
Learn about Jared's story and journey along with some of the strides Adept is making to bring transparency and sustainability to the packaging world
You can find Jared on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/packagingconsulting/
You can connect with Adam Peek - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adampeek
The Design Doc is in the building! Dr. VanHurley is an accomplished professor, teacher, designer, artist, author, and packaging professional.
She drops some knowledge on her past along with some trends she is seeing going forward.
You can purchase her book "Bootstrap Branding" here - https://www.amazon.com/Bootstrap-Branding-Entrepreneurs-Building-Finances/dp/0692662448
Connect with her on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/drvickievanhurley/
You can connect with Adam Peek on LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/adampeek
If you want to listen to the podcast search for People of Packaging Podcast anywhere you listen to podcasts.
Or online - https://wavve.link/peopleofpackaging/episodes
Adam and Kate had an interview that aired live on Facebook and the Ms. Frizzle of Recycling brought the heat! She's an incredible resource for all things packaging recycling. I think you'll agree, she needs to be a regular guest for sure!
Connect with Kate on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kateechristian/
Eco-cycle - http://ecocycle.org/
Adam Peek - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adampeek/
Adam sits down as part of his Covideo-19 series (where he is interviewing 19 different people during this pandemic) with Jon Bybee the VP of Creative from Lakanto Foods. Jon doesn't just wax his mustache, he also waxes poetic on the creative process, the role of packaging in the natural food space, and the amazing Monkfruit.
The best way to follow and connect with Jonathan is on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/scribbleoneverything/
Go buy yourself some Lakanto Monkfruit products at https://www.lakanto.com/
You can connect with Adam Peek at https://www.linkedin.com/in/adampeek/
Follow his Video series, including this one, https://vimeo.com/421921909
Meet a guy who has a team of people who literally want to save the planet. Steve is a thinker and a scientist who has developed a way to make cellulose from thin air!
Please connect up with Steve by sending an email to email@example.com
If you have connections to raw cellulose providers or people in the green tech space looking to change the world, make the intro!
As always, please like, share, and subscribe
So, you don't know Camille yet, but if you're in the packaging industry...then you absolutely need to! She's an amazing human with a ton of connections, knowledge, oh and she has the receipts to back up all of my claims.
Connect with Camille on LinkedIn -https://www.linkedin.com/in/camillecorrchism/
Connect with Adam Peek - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adampeek/
As part of Adam's Covideo-19 series, he interview Irene and Audrey to hear about their journey to help bald and balding men find worth and practice self care. They also have a really killer unboxing experience and you can tell they really focused and cared about the community
Mantlmen.com to peep the products
They have a Facebook page and private group as well - https://www.facebook.com/mantlmen/
You can reach Irene Kong on LinkedIN - https://www.linkedin.com/in/irene-kong/
You can reach Audrey Elise at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can reach Adam Peek at https://www.linkedin.com/in/adampeek/
Episode 4 with Jeff Bean from VSC is live and popping! Yes, Adam dropped a Mr Bean reference but then Jeff dropped some straight fire about his life and his passion for packaging!
LinkedIn for Jeff - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-bean-a389bb52/
Visible Supply Chain - https://www.visiblescm.com/
LinkedIn for Adam Peek - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adampeek/
In this bonus episode, Adam Peek gets to talk with Steve Conlin, CEO of Ogdens Own Distillery to discuss the transition they had to make to ramp up production on sanitizer and the critical role packaging played.
You can watch the video interview at https://vimeo.com/411570055
Connect with Five Wives Vodka - www.fivewivesvodka.com
Adam Peek - www.linkedin.com/in/adampeek or email@example.com
Ted gets to sit down with Maggie from Coty (formerly owner of Benevolent Beauty) and they cover some of the amazing things Maggie has done in packaging and her journey in packaging from Michigan State to beauty packaging
Connect with Maggie on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/maggie-wedemeyer-4642174/
Connect with Ted on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ted-taitt-4458136/
Steve Savage drops some knowledge in episode 2 of season 2. Please check out 1908brands.com to learn more about this innovative CPG firm in Boulder, CO
Connect with Steve on LinkedIn at - https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-savage-722b3412/
Connect with Adam Peek from Fortis Solutions at - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adampeek/
Please like, share, subscribe, rate, review to spread the love as we continue to share the stories of people in packaging
What a great way to kick off season 2! Michelle and Adam cover a ton of topics and Adam nerds out a little bit about Sonos and packaging :)
Connect with Michelle - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-enright-48b381b/
Connect with Adam - www.linkedin.com/in/adampeek
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Our first tag team episode where Ted and Adam where able to interview Chris Davidson, PhD. He is the director of corporate sustainability for WestRock
We had a great time covering a lot of packaging sustainability topics along with Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee so you don't want to miss this one!
Connect with Chris on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-b-davidson-8b550414/)
Please like, share and subscribe to the podcast so we can spread the word on how great the people are in this great industry
At Pack Expo 2019 in Las Vegas, Adam was able to carve out some time with Jonathan Quinn and, probably not surprisingly, they were able to cover many topics around the plastic industry.
You can connect with Jonathan for questions at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jquinnpackaged/
Follow his hashtag #buyplasticlivefantastic
Connect with Nova Chemicals at http://www.novachem.com/Pages/home.aspx
Connect with Adam Peek at www.linkedin.com/in/adampeek
As always, please LIKE, SHARE, and SUBSCRIBE to keep getting content around people and their stories!
Here's an interview from a few months back with Rhonda Foster. Adam and Rhonda discuss some of the challenges around point of purchase displays from a design and customer perspective...and even a little Naughty by Nature reference! Yes, Rhonda is down with POP
You can connect with Rhonda on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhonda-foster-a0a8449/
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Ted and Evelio linked up over the phone and the conversation is great! They cover lots of topics around Evelio's background and what he does with The Dieline
Connect up with Evelio on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/eveliomattos/
The Dieline - https://thedieline.com/
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Ted Taitt - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ted-taitt-4458136/
Adam Peek - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adampeek/
People of Packaging - https://www.linkedin.com/company/poppodcast
Adam has a wide ranging conversation with Sydney, Valerie, Christie, and Alexis from Interact Boulder.
You can learn more about Interact Boulder on their website https://interactboulder.com/
To connect with each individual, you can connect with them on LinkedIn:
Christie Wanamaker - https://www.linkedin.com/in/christiewanamaker/
Sydney Tomasello - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sydneytomasello/
Valerie Hawks - https://www.linkedin.com/in/valerie-hawks-137865/
Alexis Berg - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexiskberg/
Also, you can connect with Adam Peek at www.linkedin.com/in/adampeek or firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to listen to the latest season of the Business and Bourbon Podcast wherever you consume podcasts!
Episode 5 features a phone interview between Adam Peek and Dr Andrew Hurley from Clemson, the Packaging School, and Package Insight. They cover a broad range of topics including packaging for basil and Dr Hurley's intro to packaging as a high school selling pewter figurines.
Be sure to connect with Dr Hurley on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/drandrewhurley/
Adam Peek can be contacted on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/adampeek/ or via email email@example.com
Ted Taitt can be contacted on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ted-taitt-4458136/ or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
People of Packaging is part of the Business and Bourbon Podcast network! Be sure to check out season 2 of the Business and Bourbon podcast WHEREVER you listen to podcasts.
Finally, please subscribe, share, like, review, and rate to help us spread the word about people of packaging.
Brandi and Ted talk through a number of cool issues including the role of production in packaging graphics and great ways to pick a major. Connect with Brandi in LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/Brandi-Parker-6a6667b/
Episode 2 is an interview with our Co host Adam Peek from WS Packaging Group. We learn about his failed childhood dream and his journey from pastor to packaging professional. You can connect with him at LinkedIn.com/in/adampeek
We are so excited to be part of the Business and Bourbon Podcast Network! Our first episode is an interview with Ted Taitt. Ted is the co-host for The People of Packaging Podcast and the VP of Sales Engineering at CPP Global. You can connect with Ted on Linkedin at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ted-taitt-4458136