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Yolanda Simonsis is a 35-year veteran of the packaging and converting industries. She has held past editorial positions with two former publications of Delta Communications and Cahners Publishing (now Reed Business Information), including Packaging Digest for five years and Converting Magazine for 12 years.

In 1995, Simonsis joined the staff of PFFC, assuming the position of associate publisher and chief editor. She also assumed the position of editorial director of Boxboard Containers Intl. from September 2000 through its closing in February 2002. In 2008 Yolanda led her staff to winning a "2008 Publication of the Year" award from the Printer's National Environmental Assistance Center (PNEAC) for the September 2007 "Green Converting" issue.

Static control expert Dr. Kelly Robinson, PE, IEEE Fellow, President of Electrostatic Answers, has 25+ years of experience in problem-solving and consulting.

 

Senior marketer and brand enthusiast Stephanie Millman leverages years of experience in the converting, software, healthcare, and broadcast industries to provide concepts and marketing ideas that inspire PFFC readers. Find out how to harness the evolution in social media, advertising, direct marketing, web sites, and trade shows in our industry. Keep posted as Stephanie exposes the changes and opportunities that are taking place in the marketing arena of our industry.

Jackie Marolda is a business development and marketing expert with experience in the paper, film, foil, and converting industry garnered over 25 years. She is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois Univ., Chicago, IL in Marketing, and the Kellstadt Graduate School of Management at Chicago’s DePaul Univ. in Marketing and Business Administration. Jackie is innovation expert and president of August Lion, Inc., which offers training and consulting services in business development and opportunity assessment disciplines–new business opportunity ideation, uncovering unmet market needs, market segmentation analysis, opportunity assessment, and product/service launch support. She has helped companies grow both organically as well as in assessing opportunities for acquisition. Jackie has a unique perspective on how business development and innovation work in the disciplines of coating and converting, having worked on marketing and new product development with the Industrial Coatings Group, Rexam Release (now Loparex), Avery Dennison, and with many companies that AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. has served. She can be reached at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 312-952-4961.

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