Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker


                      


Ron Sasine, Principal, Hudson Windsor LLC

(former Senior Director of Packaging Procurement, Walmart)


Ron Sasine served as Senior Director of Packaging for Walmart from 2009 to 2015, where he was responsible for packaging design, execution and sourcing for the company’s largest global brands. He created a new visual look for over 7,000 items, bringing a national brand design standard to the Great Value, Spring Valley, Equate Beauty and Parents’ Choice brands. He also created first-of-its-kind supply chain visibility for the global packaging market and Walmart’s more than 5,000 packaging providers. He led Walmart’s sustainable packaging initiative, achieving a 9% reduction in greenhouse gas impact.

Prior to joining Walmart, Ron was a marketing and manufacturing executive with MeadWestvaco (now WestRock). He directed international sales integration, business development and design, and he served seven years as an expatriate leading M&A and marketing for MeadWestvaco’s packaging operations in Brazil and Latin America.

Ron is a graduate of the John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and of Brigham Young University. In addition, he recently served as an adjunct professor at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. He is a frequent commentator on the packaging industry and has been published in The New York Times, CNBC and USA Today.