Fundamentals of Medical Device Packaging: Instructors

Lynne Barton is a thought leader in the medical device industry with more than 20 years of experience in medical packaging. Lynne has set a new standard for the innovation and success of medical device sealers at CeraTek, where she is the Sales Manager. She been a member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals since 2012, and is President, as well as the Programs and Events Committee Chair, of the New England Chapter.

Lynne recently received the IoPP 2021 Rising Leader Award and the IoPP Chapter Excellence Award. She is an active member of The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) where she supports and guides practices for healthcare technology and sterilization practices.

Jen Benolken, CPPL, is a Medical Device and Regulatory Package Engineering Specialist with DuPont Tyvek® Medical Packaging. Jennifer works with DuPont Tyvek®’s medical and pharmaceutical downstream customers. For the past 30 years, Jennifer has played an active role in the medical device packaging community through industry organizations, speaking engagements and by holding a variety of different roles in the value chain, including packaging, labeling and sterilization.

Currently Co-Chair and DuPont’s Primary Member for AAMI’s ST/WG7, Packaging Working Group, the US’s mirror group to ISO TC198/WG7, Jen also represents the U.S. as a delegate to the ISO Packaging Working Group. Additionally, Jen is the Sub-Committee Chairperson for ASTM F02.50, Package Design and Development. Jen has been a long-term member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals, currently serving on the National Board of Directors. She is Chairperson for IoPP’s Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee.

Nora Crivello is President and Chief Executive Officer at Westpak Inc. As a seasoned CEO and strategist, she is a change advocate driving growth and digital transformation to private and family-held small- to mid-sized businesses. She has experience advising CEOs on strategy and execution across various industries.

Previously, Nora worked at Westpak as a Corporate Vice President and Site Manager. She attended Pepperdine University, California Lutheran University and Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. She also serves on ISTA’s Global Board of Directors.

Jason Crosby is the General Manager of Plastic Ingenuity’s Healthcare Division. Jason is experienced in areas including product development, operations, business development, material science, quality and package engineering.

He focuses on utilizing technology to create solutions strategically targeted to solve customer and industry challenges. Jason has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin.

Dhuanne Dodrill is the CEO of PAXXUS, a global, vertically-integrated flexible healthcare packaging manufacturer. With more than 35 years of experience in the flexible packaging industry, Dhuanne has AST. She is the immediate past chair of ASTM’s Committee F02 on Primary Barrier Packaging, is the Chair of the Sterilization Packaging Manufacturers Council, serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Flexible Packaging Association and is one of the founding members of KiiP (Kilmer Innovations in Packaging)

She is active with the Sterile Barrier Association and IoPP’s Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee, and is on the Board of Directors of Summit Insurance. Dhuanne has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering (with honors) from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Dan Floyd is a registered microbiologist with the National Registry of Certified Microbiologist, American Society of Microbiology and an AAMI Certified Industrial Sterilization Specialist (CISS-EO) with more than 30 years of experience in sterilization sciences, medical device testing, packaging, industry regulations and consulting.

He was also a certified quality auditor with the American Society for Quality. His specialties include EO, radiation, dry heat, moist heat, VHP, ozone and liquid chemical sterilization testing as well as microbiology testing requirements of medical devices. Dan has validated sterilizers on-site or assisted in sterilization consulting and training in numerous countries.

Jenn Goff is Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Innovation at Packaging Compliance Labs. She also serves as Co-Founder and President of the Board of thePackout and is a guest lecturer at Michigan State University.

Jenn began her career as a packaging engineer at Edwards Lifesciences, where she held roles in new product development, global operations, and quality engineering. She then moved to Stryker, taking on roles with increasing responsibility and complexity. She has a diverse background in packaging engineering, labeling, quality engineering and electrical approvals engineering. Jenn earned her packaging degree from Michigan State University.
Elon Goldbaum is Senior Director, Packaging Engineering, at Network Partners. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the medical device field, specializing in packaging engineering, labeling, quality, CAPA systems and implementation of UDI requirements. Elon also has had various roles with Baxter Healthcare, Edwards Lifesciences and Danaher. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Packaging from Michigan State University.

Brandon Hoser is Sales Manager at Packworld USA. After earning an MBA, Brandon began his career centered around machine building and worked through several roles in automotive and industrial manufacturing until landing at Packworld USA in 2018.

Focused heavily on life science industries, Brandon is familiar with challenges medical device, pharmaceutical and bio-tech manufacturers face. As an IoPP member, Brandon looks forward to contributing to industry knowledge sharing among packaging professionals.

Christian Hutter is Associate Director, Sustainability and Packaging at B. Braun Medical Inc. He is an R&D leader with more than 25 years of experience driving creative, sustainable new packaged food products and packaging systems for billion-dollar brands to international markets. Christian’s areas of expertise include leadership, strategic planning, project management, risk management, quality, product design, best practices, product development and cost control, among others.

Previously, Christian was Packaging Sustainability Global Program Management Officer and NA Lead at Mondel─ôz International. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Packaging Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Wendy Mach is Senior Director, Technical Services at Canyon Labs. She has more than 24 years of medical device manufacturing and laboratory experience, with a focus on regulatory compliance and package testing. She is a known expert in the MedTech packaging industry, a sought-after speaker, and actively contributes to industry publications. Wendy works with clients to address their unique needs to meet the requirements for packaging validations, sterilization and microbiology needs.

Wendy is a participating member on the Technical Committee ISO/TC 198 Sterilization of Healthcare Products and the acting subcommittee chairperson for ASTM F02.15 Chemical / Safety Properties. Wendy's participation on the domestic and international committees allows her to consult with clients to meet the regulatory standards of today while preparing them to meet the demands of the future.

Julius Mukasa is Technical Manager-Healthcare, specializing in thermoforming, at Plastic Ingenuity. In addition, Julius is an Advisory Board Member-ITM Department, at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Previously, Julius served as Senior Manufacturing Process Improvement Engineer at Amcor, Plastics Process Engineer at Graphic Packaging International and Senior Project Engineer/Tool Shop Manager at PolyOne, among other positions during his packaging career.

Julius earned has a BS ITM, Plastics Technology, from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Greg Schwinghammer is General Manager, San Jose, at Westpak Inc., where he has worked for the past 23 years, streamlining operations and implementing strategic initiatives to drive organizational growth and maximize profitability.

Greg has a bachelor’s degree in Packaging Science from San Jose State University.

Meghan Supple works at SencorpWhite in Sales and Strategic Account Management after graduating from Husson University with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science.  

Meghan has immersed herself in the packaging industry by joining the IoPP New England Chapter as the hospitality Committee Chair, as well as representing SencorpWhite as an ASTM member in the F02 Flexible Barrier Materials Committee.

Sean Thompson is a Senior Sales Engineer at Packaging Compliance Labs (PCL). Sean has been responsible for package testing, equipment validation, packaging design, protocol authorship and more. 

He has led the PCL engineering team for industry involvement by participating in the IoPP Medical Device Package Technical Committee (MDPTC) and IoPP’s West Michigan Chapter. He currently is secretary on the board of the New England Chapter. Sean has a degree in packaging engineering from Michigan State University.

Charlie Webb, CPPL is the Founder and President of Van der Stahl Scientific. He hosts the podcast "SPOT Radio" (sterile packaging on track). Charlie earned his BS degree in Management at University of Redlands and completed the medical device development program at the Andersen graduate school of management at UCLA. Charlie is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt. As a member of a scientific review board, he co-developed micro-surgical devices that broke away from conservative innovation models.

Charlie has been in sterile device packaging for 26 years and has been involved in numerous FDA and ISO audits as a regulatory adviser. He is a Certified Internal Auditor and Quality Manager for Van der Stähl Scientific’s ISO/IEC 17025 Laboratory accreditation.

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