CanTech International is fortunate to have assembled a group of highly experienced experts from different sectors of the can making industry.
We are pleased to share with readers the background and experience of this impressive Editorial Board, who have been considering issues and working in fields related to can making for many years.
Members of the Editorial Board will be asked from time to time to contribute an article or comment on topical issues, as well as helping to steer the editorial direction of the magazine.
Gordon Shade is chief executive officer of the European Metal Packaging Association (Empac). Empac is an organisation that brings together producers of rigid metal packaging and their national associations to defend the interests and promote the benefits of metal packaging throughout Europe. Shade has been CEO of Empac since
Atit Bhatia is senior vice president at Hindustan Tin Works. He is currently also the president of Canvironment Week, a global movement initiated and promoted by Hindustan Tin Works to promote sustainability and recycling of metal cans through a global campaign.
Simon Jennings is owner and advisor of Nomis Consultancy. In this role he is responsible for supporting the board and owners of a number of packaging and related businesses.
Adrian Long is global account manager for CMB Engineering. After completing an engineering apprenticeship with a textile machine manufacturer and a few years working in manufacturing for a machine tool manufacturer, Adrian went to Cranfield Institute of Technology, now Cranfield University, to study Mechanical Engineering.
Robert Gary is executive vice president global solutions for Stolle Machinery Company. Robert has worked in the food industry for the last 40 years. During college studies he worked on a three-piece can line for General Can.
Geoff Courtney is the chairman of the Can Makers. A long standing member of the Can Makers, Geoff has been involved with the can industry for over 15 years, joining Impress Metal Packaging as an account manager for general line cans out of Norwich in 1996.
James Peterson is vice president of marketing and corporate affairs at Ball Corporation. In this position he is responsible for marketing, innovation, sustainability, corporate communications and public affairs.