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A chat about the "Fundamentals of Medical Device Packaging" course

August 31, 2022 Charlie Webb, Brian Nissen, Amy Stewart, Jen Benolken Season 4 Episode 12
SPOT Radio
A chat about the "Fundamentals of Medical Device Packaging" course
Show Notes

On this episode of SPOT radio, Charlie Webb CPPL speaks with Brian Nissen, Jennifer Benolken, and Amy Stewart from the IOPP's 

Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee (MDPTC) about the upcoming "Fundamentals of Medical Device Packaging" course. Listen in and learn about this exciting new event. 

Guest bio's:

Brian Nissen, CPP received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. He has been with QTS for twelve years and currently holds the position of Project Engineering Manager. Brian has over twenty years of experience in the medical device industry and has previously held positions at Medtronic, St. Jude Medical, American Medical Systems, and Lifecore Biomedical.  Brian holds current certifications as a Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) and Six-Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) Certified Lean Practitioner and has previously held certifications as a Certified Quality Engineer (ASQ-CQE) and Certified Quality Auditor (ASQ-CQA)

 Amy Stewart, Product Development Manager - Printpack Medical, has 25 years of experience in the flexible packaging industry in operations and technical roles for healthcare and various other markets including food, health and beauty and industrial.  Amy is committed to impacting patient safety through her work and with industry organizations in medical device packaging.  She serves as program leader for the IoPP Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee Fundamentals of Medical Device Packaging course and formerly served as Chairperson of MDPTC, named 2020 Technical Committee of the Year.  Also, Amy serves on the FPA Sterilization Packaging Manufacturers Council (SPMC), which established the annual Sterile Packaging Day and promotes patient safety awareness and celebrates the supply chain organizations dedicated to patient safety.  Additionally, Amy supports leadership programs as a mentor within her organization and specifically, women's leadership in the Greater Atlanta business community.

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 also is Chairperson for IoPP’s Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee.

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