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The "Kilmer Innovations in Packaging" group gains momentum

June 09, 2020 Charlie Webb, Rod Patch, Jennifer Benolken Season 2 Episode 6
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The "Kilmer Innovations in Packaging" group gains momentum
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The "Kilmer Innovations in Packaging" group gains momentum
Jun 09, 2020 Season 2 Episode 6
Charlie Webb, Rod Patch, Jennifer Benolken

On this episode of SPOT radio, we speak once again with medical device packaging influencers Rod Patch and Jennifer Benolken about the progress of the "Kilmer innovations in packaging" group. This group hopes to imagine best practices in sterile packaging and will pose questions to colleagues that will spark innovations that will shape the future of medical device sterility and delivery.

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. 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 Master 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.

Kilmer Innovation in Packaging

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

Rod Patch

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rod-patch-756227a/?msgConversationId=6592084813891596289&msgOverlay=true

Jennifer Benolken, CPPL

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jbenolken/?msgConversationId=

Show Notes

On this episode of SPOT radio, we speak once again with medical device packaging influencers Rod Patch and Jennifer Benolken about the progress of the "Kilmer innovations in packaging" group. This group hopes to imagine best practices in sterile packaging and will pose questions to colleagues that will spark innovations that will shape the future of medical device sterility and delivery.

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. 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 Master 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.

Kilmer Innovation in Packaging

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

Rod Patch

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rod-patch-756227a/?msgConversationId=6592084813891596289&msgOverlay=true

Jennifer Benolken, CPPL

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jbenolken/?msgConversationId=