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People of Packaging Podcast

People of Packaging Podcast

By Adam Peek
This is a podcast where we illuminate the stories of people in the packaging industry.

Cohosted by Adam Peek and Ted Taitt
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99 - Ed Garibian at Llumin is transforming how data can impact your manufacturing company
LLumin provides operations software that dramatically reduces downtime and helps enterprises optimize the performance of their assets, streamlines the management of critical materials, and ensures compliance with regulations. Make sure you connect up with Ed on LinkedIn - Get your specright book at
January 18, 2022
98 - The Packaging News from the week of 1-10 covering Melodea, LinkedIn Creator Cory Connors, So Fresh Inc
Check out what Melodea is doing at So Fresh Inc - Send your sustainable packaging ideas to Cory Connors Join us live every Monday at 8:30 am MST on LinkedIn
January 17, 2022
97 - Medical device packaging and the IoPP with Jennifer Benolken from Dupont
A couple of notes from this show. You must do 2 things! 1) If you aren't a member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals and you're in the industry, go to and SIGN UP! The community is great and you'll never regret it 2) Make sure you connect up with Jennifer on LinkedIn at Also, please like, rate and review our podcast. It would mean a ton!
January 11, 2022
96 - Plastic recycling with the incredible Chandru Wadhwani from Extrupet
Tune in for the silky smooth voice of Chandru Wadhwani and learn all about PET and plastic recycling in Africa.  Shout out to our sponsor Specright. Learn how you can get your specs right at
January 04, 2022
95 - 2021 wrap up SOLO with Adam Peek
Adam gets nostalgic about 2021 and teases some things coming in 2022 including his class with, working with sustainable packaging through the, The Specright summit (, and a kids book with Mascot Books!
December 30, 2021
94 - Packaging News Weekly - Importance of LCA's, UW-Stout Basketball, paper based flexible sachets for cosmetics
Join us every week as we discuss important and relevant packaging topics as brought to you by Ubuntoo. Join us by going to and use code packaging25 Interested in being a sponsor? Send us an email at
December 24, 2021
93 - Weekly packaging news show, 90% of companies WON'T hit their 2025 sustainability goals
On this week's show, we cover some recent news from Packaging Europe and Gartner which says 90% of companies will not hit their 2025 sustainable packaging goals.  Join us every Monday at 8:30 am MST on LinkedIn Join the Sustainable Packaging community by going to and use code packaging25
December 17, 2021
92 - Combining faith and business with Ben Steuart
Ben came and visited Adam at the Meyers facility in Minnesota and we had a great time talking faith in Jesus, business, packaging, and job creation. Connect with Ben on Linkedin at
December 16, 2021
91 - Are you ready for the sustainable packaging data revolution? Interview with Matthew Wright and Prashant Jagtap
Is your brand and your company ready to tackle to coming sustainable packaging transformation? The only way to do it effectively and efficiently is through the use of data. Specright ( and Trayak ( have teamed up to allow your brand to do just that.  Take the digital spec challenge. Ask yourself, could you move or pivot business in 30 days with the processes and information you currently have? How do you know the products you are buying are matching the specs you built? Learn more at
December 15, 2021
90 - Why did a brand change from rigid plastic to steel packaging with Dr. Shannon O'Grady from Gnarly Nutrition
Connect with Shannon on LinkedIn at Go get yourself some Gnarly Nutrition at And come connect up with our sustainable packaging community at and use code packaging25
December 14, 2021
89 - Talking social and environmental justice with Khafre Jay from Hip Hop for Change
If you want to get your own End White Supremacy shirt, sign up to be a monthly donor, or do both, go to
December 13, 2021
88 - Talking sustainability for cartons with Jordan Fengel from Tetra Pak
I had a great time sitting down with Jordan from Tetra Pak and there are a ton of resources you can access if you have questions Tetra Pak Sustainability reports - Jordan's LinkedIn - Carton Recycling info -
December 07, 2021
87 - Weekly Packaging News - Discussing the newest community platform Ubuntoo
What an amazing opportunity to partner with Ubuntoo and help them build this community up. Go to and use packaging25 to get signed up
December 06, 2021
86 - Talking new sales strategies with Print Sales Expert Kelly Mallozzi
What a great interview with Kelly Mallozzi from Girls Who Print and Learn more from Kelly at Support the podcast by going to and get the new book by Specright by clicking on the Amazon ad.
November 30, 2021
85 - Kanga Coolers are the coolest! with Austin Maxwell
Give a great gift by going to and get 10% off your purchase by using the promo code peopleofpackaging
November 23, 2021
84 - When someone chooses a major because of a packaging podcast
Can you believe Brendan O'Donnell chose his major with the help of this packaging podcast? Incredible! This episode is sponsored by Specright. Go get the latest book by Matthew Wright at and support the podcast. Also brought to you by Meyers Printing. They are an SGP certified facility delivering on what your brand needs when you need it. To link up with Brendan O'Donnell, go to
November 16, 2021
83 - Talking experiential and holistic design with Brandon and Ivan from
What a great opportunity to sit down with Brandon Termini and Ivan Alonso from from Handsome (   This episode is brought to you by Meyers Printing. Bring us your challenges at
November 09, 2021
82 - Packaging News LIVE with Adam, Cory, and Evelio 11/2/21 - Scrapp recycling app, Restock, and Envopap
Every week on Monday at 7:30 am PST/10:30 am EST, we will have a 15 minute segment where we share about some cool packaging news from the previous week.  Join us on LinkedIn LIVE every Monday or catch the replay on audio right here  Catch Cory Connors on the Sustainable Packaging podcast and on TikTok @Corygated Catch Evelio Mattos on the Package Design Unbox'd podcast and online at You can connect with Adam Peek at,, and on TikTok @revadampeek
November 05, 2021
81 - Todd Maute, Partner at CBX
Imagine working so hard to build up all of these incredible packaging designs only to have them screwed up because the brand doesn't value the spec data! Make sure you visit to learn about how you can protect yourself before you wreck yourself. Today's episode is with Todd Maute from CBX. He and Adam have a great conversation around packaging design, Todd's history, and some things he's excited about for the future. You can connect with Todd on LinkedIn at or CBX at This episode is available to view on the Packaging is Awesome YouTube page as well and online at Packaging is awesome
November 02, 2021
80 - Talking packaging design with Joey Rippole from Conran Design Group
Take control of you packaging spec data with Specright. Learn more and get a free trial at Joey Rippole is a designer with the Conran Design Group. Make sure you connect up with him at or on LinkedIn
October 19, 2021
79 - Talking Club Store Packaging with Michael Carrier
The Club Store packaging guy is here! Dropping all sorts of knowledge on you about ways to optimize your packaging for the unique club store environment.  Make sure you connect with Michael Carrier on LinkedIn ( and follow his awesome site at and also If you want to support this podcast, you can do so at and clicking "Buy Me a Coffee" or visit our sponsor at
October 12, 2021
78 - Talking sustainable designs with Brad Walling and John Perkins from Westrock
I had an absolutely incredible time at PackExpo 2021 and what a pleasure it was to sit down with John Perkins ( and Brad Walling ( Huge shout out to Specright for all their support for the industry and the podcast
October 05, 2021
77 - LIVE FROM PACKEXPO 2021 Talking the state of the Packaging Industry with Jorge Izquierdo, VP of Market Development at PMMI
Adam sat down with Jorge Izquierdo who is the VP of Market Development at PMMI and he waxed poetic on the incredible growth of packaging equipment in 2020 and the expected growth in 2021 and beyond. This is a MUST listen to episode! Connect with Jorge on LinkedIn at Please remember to like, share, subscribe!
September 29, 2021
76 - LIVE FROM PACKEXPO talking recyclable blister packs with Brian Ingraham and Ed Haedt from Amcor
Day 1 is a wrap and I'm tired! I did manage to get this episode out with Brian ( and Ed ( from Amcor You can hear all about their new Amsky product and check it out at If you're at the show, come swing by the Specright booth! I'll be there in and out all day 
September 28, 2021
75 - Talking PackExpo 2021 with Laura Thompson, VP of Trade Shows at PMMI
PackExpo 2021 is in a week and we had on Laura Thompson from PMMI to talk about the show, safety, and to get you pumped to be there!   If you want to book some time with me at the show go to and click on the PackExpo link.  Proud to partnering with Specright!
September 20, 2021
74 - They make and fill aluminum cans! Talking can packaging disruption with Eric at Vobev
A brand new 1.2 million square foot facility is coming to Utah and Adam got to do a live in person interview with the GM of Vobev ( just last week.  Eric walks us through his journey and he and Adam talk about the importance of condensing the can supply chain to be vertically integrated under one roof. Make sure you follow their disruption at Thanks to PackIOT for their sponsorship of this episode. If you want to be company like Vobev who is disrupting your status quo, get in touch with PackIOT at to learn more about how your manufacturing company can be deploying data for action
September 16, 2021
73 - Talking packaging design and disruption with Hernan Braberman from Tridimage
You will want to WATCH this interview as much as listen. It's really quite amazing how Hernan weaves a story in around his journey into the packaging industry and how he is challenging the status quo of design to delivery incredible results through his company If you want to deliver a challenge to the status quo, make sure you check out our partner, Specright at It's incredible what they are doing.
September 14, 2021
72 - Talking Bioengineered Labeling Laws with Kate Kalivoda, CEO of Misty Pines Consulting
Sponsored by Specright!  Are you tired of managing your specs in spreadsheets, PDFs, or relying on suppliers to do it for you? Learn how Specright can help you digitize and take control of your data to drive sustainability reporting, SKU rationalization, and more.  Go to to learn more today. Adam sits down with Kate Kalivoda and we talk about the upcoming Bioengineered Labeling laws and why brands need to be paying attention to them right now!  You can connect with Kate on LinkedIn at
September 03, 2021
71 - Talking Carbon Capture with Greg Constantine from Air Company
If you want to get access to the State of Digital Maturity for the Packaging industry, check out what PackIOT put together at Greg Constantine, co-founder of Air Company, along with his team are creating products using the carbon that's in the air! Super interesting movement happening with carbon capture. You can connect with Air Company at Follow them on IG @aircompany
August 26, 2021
70 - Charlie Webb from Van Der Stahl Scientific
Huge shout out to our sponsor, PackIOT - change your game by going to to learn more Charlie Webb is the guest today! He's an incredible wealth of knowledge around medical device packaging and is also the host of SPOT Radio Connect with him at or send him an email
August 19, 2021
69 - Sara Miltenberger - Making Climate Cool
A new episode with Sara Miltenberger who is making climate cool! 2 ways she suggests to make a difference today 1) Keep brands accountable through engaging on IG. They listen 2) Wait 48 hours before making a purchase. Connect with her on IG (@makeclimatecool) Follow her podcast - Make Climate Cool. It’s dope! She’s also on Clubhouse 👋 Please remember to like, share and subscribe!
August 12, 2021
68 - Tim Etherington-Judge from Avallen Spirits
Avallen is changing how we will think about the drinks we consume and they set out to build the most sustainable spirits brand in the world!   Listen to Tim talk with Adam about all the incredible work they are doing for the planet all while delivering a great tasking drink   Connect with Tim on Linkedin (   Make sure you also read their latest PR release on their labels below:     AVALLEN PIONEERS CARBON FOOTPRINT LABEL  The planet-positive brand is revamping its packaging with a new label that showcases its carbon footprint in an effort to set new sustainability benchmarks for the drinks industry      In a bid to set new benchmarks for sustainability in the drinks industry, planet-positive drinksbrand, Avallen, has today announced it is launching a brand new bottle label, which showcases its sustainability credentials.   The new label, that will still be made out of recycled paper fibres and apple pulp, will feature a completely transparent list of everything that goes into – and comes out of – producing Avallen Calvados; from water usage (1,2L per 70cl) and greenhouse gas emissions (2.73kg CO2e is removed from the atmosphere per 70cl) to packaging materials and details of the brands charitable donations.   The bottle label will also include a unique QR code on the cork, whereupon scanning the bottle, citizens (as the brand prefers to name its consumers – we’re all citizen’s of this planet!) will find Avallen’s sustainability report. Launched earlier this year, the Bee More Report reveals exactly what the brand has done so far on its mission to tackle the climate emergency and catastrophic biodiversity loss, along with its future commitments to both people and the planet. Since its launch in 2019, Avallen has embarked on a mission to take action against the climate crisis and catastrophic biodiversity loss and inspire those both inside and out of the drinks industry, by giving back more than they take. Thanks to impact-led production methods, use of three simple ingredients (apples, water and time) and eco-friendly packaging (recycled glass bottles and apple pulp labels), Avallen is leading the way for the industry to bee more one delicious drink at a time.  Avallen Co-Founder, Tim Etherington-Judge, said: “The spirits industry has a total lack of labelling transparency, with brands not even required to list ingredients on the bottle, let alone their ecological impact. We want to change that and lead from the front, communicating our environmental footprint as clearly as possible for people looking to understand more about the effect of the products they buy. Our new label represents that desire and we hope that we’re the first of many brands to take this action”. Miranda Hart from Wonderworks Communications, Avallen’s award winning design agency, added: “We were very excited to work on this project with Avallen. A natural next step for a brand committed to lead the way with total transparency of their sustainability and environmental credentials. Hopefully this will challenge other brands to follow suit and allow consumers to truely understand the impact of their purchases.“  For more information, please visit: You can also download Avallen’s Bee More Report here (
August 04, 2021
67 - Andy Kurtts from Buttermilk Creative
If you're wondering how to get started on building your personal brand and making some extra income online, I HIGHLY recommend the IAPP course from Justin Welsh. It's actionable and the absolute best value on the market! Go to or to and click sponsors to check it out! This episode is with Andy Kurtts ( who is the founder and CEO of Buttermilk Creative. He and Adam have a very entertaining conversation around why he started his own packaging design agency and what it is they do today.  Please remember to like, share, and subscribe!
July 21, 2021
66 - Matthew Wright CEO of Specright
We continue on with some incredible guests on the show and Adam is joined by the incredible Matthew Wright from Specright. Hear about the story of Specright and how Matthew got it all going! You can connect up with the team at Specright by going to or email or Join brands like P and G, Beyond Meat, and Taylor Farms. Head to their site and request a demo. You'll be glad you did!
July 13, 2021
65 - Beth Smith, CEO of Sticker Giant
What a great way to end the month with the incredible, Beth Smith from Sticker Giant! At Sticker Giant ( they believe every sticker has a story and we believe every person has a story! What a great match. If you want to find ways for your stickers, labels, packaging, and brand to tell a better story, make sure you support our partner, Continuum XR ( They are making Augmented Reality affordable and cloud based. Hit up Spencer and his team and let them know the People of Packaging sent ya! ALSO, you can get a discount on your next order at Sticker Giant by using the code stickwithbeth  Please like, share, and subscribe!
June 29, 2021
64 - Deborah Corn, The Intergalactic Ambassador to the Printerverse!
It finally happened! Deborah and Adam got to connect and talk printing, packaging, and personal branding. First, if you're wondering how your print and packaging is connecting with your brand and your customers, you should check out one of our podcast supporters, Retail Aware. They are bringing brands, retailers, and partners real time in store shopping data that has been missing forever. You can check out their website at or schedule a demo at and let them know you heard about them from the podcast! You can support the incredible work that Deborah is doing by going to She has the Project Peacock (Search peacock, not Google), Girls Who Print, her Podcast from the Printerverse and so much more.  Please remember to like, share, and subscribe!
June 22, 2021
63 - Marian Leitner-Waldman from Archer Roose Wines
Thanks to the IOPP (Institute of Packaging Professionals) for being a supporter of the podcast. Head over to and snag your membership today! Let them know Adam Peek sent you ;) Today's episode is with the CFR (Chief Feather Ruffler) of Archer Roose Wines, Marian Leitner-Waldman You can find their product in stores or online at and check out their focus on People, Place, Profile, and Practice.  Please remember to like, share, subscribe as we continue to push packaging forward together
June 15, 2021
62 - Shawn P. Welch from Hi Cone
Today's episode is straight fire and is brought to you by Retail Aware. Make sure you know your shopper and get real time data analytics on how your products and packaging are performing in the retail environment. Go to and contact them today Shawn drops some great knowledge on the state of recycling and what the folks at Hi Cone are doing to improve it. They are closing the loop on ring recycling and you can learn more at You can also contact the folks at Hi Cone by emailing Connect with Shawn on Linkedin - Please remember to like, share, subscribe, and keep supporting! #packagingisawesome
June 01, 2021
61 - Hanko Kiessner, Executive Chairman of the Board at Packsize
Episode 2 is now LIVE and you will definitely not want to miss my interview with the Executive Chairman of Packsize, Hanko Kiessner. His story of coming to the US from Germany and using his father's technology to help revolutionize our e-Commerce shipping and change the world is remarkable. Make sure you connect with Packsize at and request your free evaluation! You can find the People of Packaging Podcast anywhere you listen to podcasts. #packagingisawesome
May 25, 2021
60 - THE Project ExecutionHer, Megan Young Gamble
Megan is on a mission to P.I.M.P your packaging. She brings a joy to her job coupled with a systematic approach to bring your projects to life. Please connect up with Megan at  This episode is sponsored by Fortis Solutions Group. Fortis is a leading manufacturer of labels, flexible packaging, shrink sleeves, folding cartons, and label applicators. If you are needing to elevate your game on the packaging front, you can go to and let them know you heard about them from the podcast
May 18, 2021
59 - Ted talks packaging
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
March 26, 2021
58 - Lisa Curtin, Head of Global Strategy at brandkey Graphics
HUGE thanks to DocXellent for their Season 3 sponsorship of the Podcast. Head over to 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 or connect with Lisa at The season finale is coming later today as well with a conversation between Adam Peek and Ted Taitt
March 26, 2021
57 - Brian Sanner, National Sales & Project Manager at Starkey Spring Water
If you want to learn more from Brian, please connect up with him over at
March 25, 2021
56 - Cory Connors, TikTok star, Host of the Sustainable Packaging Podcast
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! Connect with Cory on TikTok @corygated Linkedin -
March 24, 2021
55 - Satoru Wakeshima, Managing Partner at CBX
I had a great time chatting with CBX partner and packaging design visionary, Satoru Wakeshima about some amazing recent projects! Connect with Satoru - Connect with CBX - Support the pod - Get a sweet packaging email every day -
March 23, 2021
54 - George Dempsey, CEO of Dempsey International and Raptor Packaging
Remember to support the podcast by going to to get your free eBook from DocXellent ALSO! Join the newsletter to get your daily packaging industry newsletter. You can connect with George on LinkedIn - Check out what's going on with Raptor Packaging - Please remember to like, share, and subscribe!
March 22, 2021
53 - MARCH MADNESS WEEK! - Chemere Mathis, Grad Student at Michigan State University
First of all, make SURE you connect up with Chemere at, she's graduating in May and you will love her conviction and knowledge and story here. Also, you need to head over to 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 to get your free eBook on Packaging Specification Management software and level up your game!
March 18, 2021
52 - MARCH MADNESS WEEK! Dekshitha Sridhar - Sustainability Chairwomen at RIT
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 You can help us win the March Madness challenge by going to and subscribing to their newsletter and putting "POP Podcast" in the company name.  You can also support the podcast by going to to get your free eBook from DocXellent!
March 16, 2021
51 - Jib Hunt CEO of Kemper Snowboards
The first professional athlete we've ever had on the podcast! Jib Hunt is the CEO of Kemper Snowboards ( 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!
March 10, 2021
50 - Brandon Schwartz - Co-founder of DRNXMYTH
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 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 Connect with Brandon at
March 02, 2021
49 - Todd Meussling - Senior Manager, Market Development / Fresh-Lock
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 - If you'd like to support out podcast, get your free ebook from DocXellent - And new! You can subscribe to Packaging Tips to get your daily Packaging Industry email newsletter starting March 1 at
February 17, 2021
48 - Aimy Steadman, Co Founder and CGSDO at Future Proof
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 - Aimy Steadman - Peep the video interview -
February 02, 2021
47 - Brian Wagner from PTIS Global
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  Connect up with Brian Wagner on LinkedIn at
January 26, 2021
46 - Richie Stapler, Co Founder at Pura
"Pura makes perfect scents" 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 and change the way you manage the scents in your home. My office smells amazing...not overpowering but just right all of the time!
January 19, 2021
45 - Doug Renfro, President at Renfro Foods
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
January 12, 2021
44 - Philippe Erhart - leadership in a crisis and how sustainability and diversity connect
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 -  #packagingisawesome
December 29, 2020
43 - Fabien Thibault - Global Manager, Product & Packaging Sustainability for MilliporeSigma
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 -  They lay out what they are doing and how they are doing it all and it's incredible Fabien can be contacted on LinkedIn - (his banner image is awesome!)
December 22, 2020
42 - Joe Fernandez - Packaging Designer from Vera Pradley
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!) Connect with Joe at Adam Peek at
December 17, 2020
41 - Mark Samuel, CEO of IWON Organics
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. Connect with Mark @ Follow IWON Organics -
December 10, 2020
40 - Santiago Navarro, CEO of Garcon Wines
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 and level up your packaging game with a free eBook from our sponsor, DocXellent! Santiago - Garcon Wines -
December 08, 2020
39 - Jose Amado the Box Man!
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 and download the free e-book from DocXellent  to help support the podcast! Connect with Jose on LinkedIn - Connect with Ted Taitt - Please like, share, and subscribe!
December 02, 2020
38 - Jesse Genet CEO of Lumi
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 - Learn more about Lumi - Get your free eBook from our sponsor at
November 23, 2020
37 - Matt Reddington - Packaging industry vet and expert
Remember to support our podcast and level up your packaging specification management by visiting 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 -
November 10, 2020
36 - Lisa Pierce, Executive Editor for Packaging Digest
Season 3 is brought to you by DocXellent - head over to 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. 
November 03, 2020
35 - Jane Chase, Executive Director of the IOPP
This season is sponsored by DocXellent - you need to hit up 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 and make sure you let them know Adam Peek referred you :)
October 22, 2020
34 - DocXellent and GlaxoSmithKline - packaging specs!
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 and you can get a free eBook that supports our podcast and helps you up your game on packaging spec workflow Enjoy the interview!
October 15, 2020
33 - Part 2 with Darrell Jobe, CEO of Vericool what's paper based cold chain packaging about
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
September 01, 2020
32 - Darrell Jobe, CEO of Vericool Part 1 of 2 growing up as a gang member
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 -
August 25, 2020
31 - Karen Aranha - Chocolate Packaging and growing up in India
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 -
July 30, 2020
30 - Peek Packaging Podcast, family packaging business!
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  Bob Peek on LinkedIn - Miles Peek on LinkedIn - Mackey Peek on LinkedIn -
July 21, 2020
29 - Robert Champion CEO of Innoflex Solutions Packaging Equipment Specialist
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 or on his cell phone at 248-214-8480
June 30, 2020
28 - Professor Pierre Pinaar, President of the World Packaging Organization
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 Connect with Pierre at Adam Peek at
June 23, 2020
27 - Kirk Visola from Mind The Font
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 to apply for the Empowered Initiative Find Kirk on LinkedIn - Find Ted Taitt on LinkedIn - Find Adam Peek on LinkedIn -
June 19, 2020
26 - Paul Nowak, VP of Enterprise Solutions at Quad Graphics
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 - Adam Peek - Please like, share, subscribe to our podcast or vlog
June 16, 2020
25 - Michael Hughes CEO of Elevation Labs
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 - Contact Elevation Labs at Connect with Adam Peek -
June 13, 2020
24 - Jared Spencer - ROI Packaging and Sourcing Consultant
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 - You can connect with Adam Peek -
June 12, 2020
23 - Dr. Vickie VanHurley THE Design Doc
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 - Connect with her on LinkedIn - You can connect with Adam Peek on LinkedIn -  If you want to listen to the podcast search for People of Packaging Podcast anywhere you listen to podcasts. Or online -
June 05, 2020
22 - Kate Christian from Eco-cycle LIVE The Ms. Frizzle of Recycling!
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 - Eco-cycle - Adam Peek -
June 02, 2020
21 - Jonathan Bybee - The Creative Director with a killer stache!
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 - Go buy yourself some Lakanto Monkfruit products at You can connect with Adam Peek at Follow his Video series, including this one, 
May 28, 2020
20 - Steve Steele from Recapture Technologies
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 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
May 26, 2020
19 - Camille Corr Chism from Indigo Packaging Consulting
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 - Connect with Adam Peek -
May 22, 2020
18 - Irene Kong and Audrey Elise from MANTL Men
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 to peep the products They have a Facebook page and private group as well - You can reach Irene Kong on LinkedIN - You can reach Audrey Elise at You can reach Adam Peek at
May 20, 2020
17 - Jeff Bean, EVP of Packaging Manufacturing at Visible Supply Chain
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 - Visible Supply Chain - LinkedIn for Adam Peek -
May 12, 2020
16 - Ogden's Own CEO Steve Conlin
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 Connect with Five Wives Vodka - Adam Peek - or
April 27, 2020
15 - Maggie Wedemeyer - Cosmetics Packaging expert
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 - Connect with Ted on LinkedIn -
April 01, 2020
14 - Steve Savage, CEO of 1908 Brands
Steve Savage drops some knowledge in episode 2 of season 2. Please check out to learn more about this innovative CPG firm in Boulder, CO Connect with Steve on LinkedIn at - Connect with Adam Peek from Fortis Solutions at - Please like, share, subscribe, rate, review to spread the love as we continue to share the stories of people in packaging
February 25, 2020
13 - Michelle Enright from Sonos
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 - Connect with Adam - Please rate, share, like, review!
February 04, 2020
12 - Season 1 wrap up
Season 1 is a wrap! Ted and Adam review the first season and revisit some lessons learned from every guest.  Please subscribe and like and share! Season 2 will be coming in 2020!
December 17, 2019
11 - Chris Davidson, PhD - Director of Corporate Sustainability from WestRock
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 ( Please like, share and subscribe to the podcast so we can spread the word on how great the people are in this great industry
November 27, 2019
10 - Jonathan Quinn "Buy Plastic Live Fantastic"
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 Follow his hashtag #buyplasticlivefantastic Connect with Adam Peek at As always, please LIKE, SHARE, and SUBSCRIBE to keep getting content around people and their stories!
November 12, 2019
9 - Rhonda Foster from Great Northern Company
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 - Please remember to like and share!
October 16, 2019
8 - Evelio Mattos from Package Design Unbox'd
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 Please like, subscribe, and share our podcast as well Ted Taitt - Adam Peek - People of Packaging -
October 01, 2019
7 - Interact Boulder Forum
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 To connect with each individual, you can connect with them on LinkedIn: Christie Wanamaker - Sydney Tomasello - Valerie Hawks - Alexis Berg - Also, you can connect with Adam Peek at or Be sure to listen to the latest season of the Business and Bourbon Podcast wherever you consume podcasts!
September 16, 2019
6 - Dr. Andrew Hurley from Clemson Packaging School
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  Adam Peek can be contacted on LinkedIn at or via email Ted Taitt can be contacted on LinkedIn at or via email 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. 
August 27, 2019
5 - Brandi Parker from Pearlfisher
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
August 13, 2019
4 - Paulette Gramse The Label Expert
Guest is Paulette Gramse. She is the product development manager for extended text labels. Connect with her on LinkedIn at
July 17, 2019
3 - Ronnell Richards from the Business and Bourbon Podcast
Happy 4th of July bonus episode with Ronnell Richards from Business and Bourbon talking about season 2! Connect with Ronnell on LinkedIn at and make sure you subscribe!
July 03, 2019
2 - Adam Peek
Episode 2 is an interview with our Co host Adam Peek. We learn about his failed childhood dream and his journey from pastor to packaging professional. You can connect with him at
June 18, 2019
1 - Ted Taitt from CPP Global
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
June 02, 2019