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Sterile packaging innovation, introducing the Kilmer innovation in Packaging group.

January 17, 2020 Charlie Webb, Rod Patch, and Jennifer Benolken Season 1 Episode 18
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Sterile packaging innovation, introducing the Kilmer innovation in Packaging group.
Jan 17, 2020 Season 1 Episode 18
Charlie Webb, Rod Patch, and Jennifer Benolken

In this episode, we speak with sterile packaging influencers Rod Patch and Jennifer Benolken, CPPL from the Kilmer group. The Kilmer Conference community is a forum for select sterility assurance professionals. This group shares knowledge and best practices, poses questions to colleagues, and through their conversations, they spark the innovations that will shape the future of sterility assurance. Listen and learn about the valuable charter of the Kilmer innovation in packaging group.

Guest  Description:

Rod Patch is Senior Director, Package Engineering & Product Labeling for Johnson & Johnson Vision.  In his role, Rod serves the needs of J&J’s Vision Franchise with packaging strategies, innovation programs, talent, regulations and supply chain improvements.  Rod is responsible for both J&J Vision Care and J&J Surgical Vision within the J&J Vision Franchise.     

 Rod is an accomplished leader with a broad base of experience in sterile barrier package design and labeling systems. He has a track record of implementing innovative packaging systems and packaging strategies that elevate the quality; compliance, and business value as well as improving the customer delight experiences for Johnson & Johnson products.   Rod has supported packaging his entire career working in operations, supply chain, and R&D functions where he has led and managed teams supporting the package design, package process, package delivery as well as product label designs.    

Rod is an industry-recognized expert in sterile barrier packaging.   Rod is J&J’s primary delegate to ISO/TC198 WG7 Packaging and is an approved consensus U.S. Expert at international meetings.  Rod is also J&J’s primary voting member for ASTM F02 and D10, supporting packaging standards.

Our 2nd guest:

Jennifer Benolken, CPPL, is the Western Region Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Manufacturer and Regulatory Specialist with DuPont Tyvek® Medical Packaging; she works with downstream customers at medical device and pharmaceutical organizations, providing education and answering questions about Tyvek® packaging and sterilization. Jen has worked in the medical device community since 1991 in a variety of packaging related roles - packaging/labeling/sterilization engineer (in both operations and R&D roles), flexible packaging sales representative, and manager of packaging engineering and labeling groups.

 While Jen earned her undergraduate degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Kettering University (Flint, MI), she came to love packaging through her collegiate co-operative work experience at CPI/Guidant. Jen furthered her education by obtaining a Masters of International Management degree from St. Thomas University (St. Paul, MN). She is currently the sub-committee chairperson for ASTM F02.50, Package Design and Development, as well as co-chair for AAMI’s ST/WG 7, Packaging Working Group, the US’s mirror group to ISO TC198/WG7.

Jen is also an active member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) where she attained her lifetime Certified Packaging Professional (CPPL) certification in 2012. As part of IoPP, Jennifer has recently been elected to the Board of Directors and is also Vice Chair on its Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee (MDPTC) board. Jennifer is currently working with industry leaders as the editor for the upcoming 3rd edition of the Medical Device Packaging Handbook.

kilmer innovation in Packaging

https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12301596/?msgConversationId=6592084813891596289&msgOverlay=true

Rod Patch


Show Notes

In this episode, we speak with sterile packaging influencers Rod Patch and Jennifer Benolken, CPPL from the Kilmer group. The Kilmer Conference community is a forum for select sterility assurance professionals. This group shares knowledge and best practices, poses questions to colleagues, and through their conversations, they spark the innovations that will shape the future of sterility assurance. Listen and learn about the valuable charter of the Kilmer innovation in packaging group.

Guest  Description:

Rod Patch is Senior Director, Package Engineering & Product Labeling for Johnson & Johnson Vision.  In his role, Rod serves the needs of J&J’s Vision Franchise with packaging strategies, innovation programs, talent, regulations and supply chain improvements.  Rod is responsible for both J&J Vision Care and J&J Surgical Vision within the J&J Vision Franchise.     

 Rod is an accomplished leader with a broad base of experience in sterile barrier package design and labeling systems. He has a track record of implementing innovative packaging systems and packaging strategies that elevate the quality; compliance, and business value as well as improving the customer delight experiences for Johnson & Johnson products.   Rod has supported packaging his entire career working in operations, supply chain, and R&D functions where he has led and managed teams supporting the package design, package process, package delivery as well as product label designs.    

Rod is an industry-recognized expert in sterile barrier packaging.   Rod is J&J’s primary delegate to ISO/TC198 WG7 Packaging and is an approved consensus U.S. Expert at international meetings.  Rod is also J&J’s primary voting member for ASTM F02 and D10, supporting packaging standards.

Our 2nd guest:

Jennifer Benolken, CPPL, is the Western Region Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Manufacturer and Regulatory Specialist with DuPont Tyvek® Medical Packaging; she works with downstream customers at medical device and pharmaceutical organizations, providing education and answering questions about Tyvek® packaging and sterilization. Jen has worked in the medical device community since 1991 in a variety of packaging related roles - packaging/labeling/sterilization engineer (in both operations and R&D roles), flexible packaging sales representative, and manager of packaging engineering and labeling groups.

 While Jen earned her undergraduate degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Kettering University (Flint, MI), she came to love packaging through her collegiate co-operative work experience at CPI/Guidant. Jen furthered her education by obtaining a Masters of International Management degree from St. Thomas University (St. Paul, MN). She is currently the sub-committee chairperson for ASTM F02.50, Package Design and Development, as well as co-chair for AAMI’s ST/WG 7, Packaging Working Group, the US’s mirror group to ISO TC198/WG7.

Jen is also an active member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) where she attained her lifetime Certified Packaging Professional (CPPL) certification in 2012. As part of IoPP, Jennifer has recently been elected to the Board of Directors and is also Vice Chair on its Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee (MDPTC) board. Jennifer is currently working with industry leaders as the editor for the upcoming 3rd edition of the Medical Device Packaging Handbook.

kilmer innovation in Packaging

https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12301596/?msgConversationId=6592084813891596289&msgOverlay=true

Rod Patch