AUSPACK 2017 Guest Speakers

Industry experts share their knowledge of best
practice Packaging Optimisation

Introducing our Local and International Guest Speakers

Our local and international speakers will be sharing their insights into best practice packaging optimisation to improve your systems performance, maximize uptime (OEE), quality and total costs.

Paul Horn
Capital Projects Director - Lion Pty Ltd

Paul has over 20 years of professional experience. With a Degree in Mechanical Engineering, he started his career in the steel manufacturing industry before moving into the FMCG sector originally with Lion Nathan. Throughout Paul's career, he has held roles in the fields of Operational Engineering and Reliability, Packaging Development, Procurement and Capital Projects. During this period of time he has been responsible for the development and implementation of capital equipment and packaging material solutions as well as the development and governance of systems and processes for the successful delivery of major capital projects.

Bart Vansteenkiste
Global Sector Manager - Life Sciences - Domino

Bart Vansteenkiste is a coding and marking specialist with over 15 years' experience advising manufacturers on best practice to meet their coding requirements. Bart's role as Global Sector Manager involves overseeing the head office based global life sciences sector team, that work with the key decision makers to set up corporate level global and regional agreements. He works in close cooperation with product development teams to ensure Domino products continuously meet and exceed the current and future coding and mass serialisation requirements. Since joining, the Life Science sector department Bart has become an expert in the pharmaceutical and medical device sector and works directly with several industry bodies EGA, EFPIA and ECPA.

PK Ang
Director - Thong Guan

Poon-Kin Ang has 30 years of experience in plastic packaging industry. Due to the vast experience in film production and competencies in the field, Mr Ang is able to provide an all-embracing consulting from packaging film to load securing. He set up the first independent R&D centre in Asia Pacific for dynamic simulation of palletised loads-Newton R&D Centre Sdn Bhd. The entire distribution cycle on the road, rail, sea and air is examined scientifically, neutrally and reproducibly by means of unique testing technology. These simulations give customers experience of similar Real Life packaging conditions. Newton also works with local institutions for logistic studies on their Diploma Modules.

Mr Ang holds a BSC (Hons) Degree in Mechanical Engineering from United Kingdom. He was a panel speaker in a few European AMI Stretch and Shrink Film Conferences in Europe and Asia. He was also one of the speakers in the 4 th International EUMOS Symposium on Cargo Securing, Transport Packaging and Safe Logistics in Austria, Vienna.

Jack Winson
Managing Director - Winson Group

Jack is CEO of the Winson Group, which incorporates both insignia Pty Ltd, a premier labelling and coding solutions provider; and Signet Pty Ltd, one of Australia's leading manufacturers and distributors of packaging materials, safety supplies and industrial marking products.

Jack has over 20 years' experience in manufacturing; for 12 of these years in the capacity of General Manager of insignia Pty Ltd. During his time in leadership insignia took over the distributorship of Domino Printing Science in Australia, and Jack grew the label printing and converting side of the business from $5 million to $20 million.

In 2010 Jack was appointed CEO of the Winson Group, and he has overseen the strategic direction of the Group. Under his leadership there has been strong focus on growth; safety; best practice (Signet has been awarded for Customer Service standards each year since 2008); and investment in manufacturing, with a $7 million investment to expand Signet's plastic manufacturing capacity in 2015.

Jack is passionate about Australian manufacturing and drives Winson Group's guiding purpose of helping manufacturers compete on a global scale.