People of Packaging Podcast

People of Packaging Podcast
Proud to be part of the Business and Bourbon Podcast network! This is a podcast where we illuminate the stories of people in the packaging industry. Cohosted by Adam Peek and Ted Taitt

Season 3, Episode 1 - with DocXellent and GlaxoSmithKline
Oct 15 • 53 min
We are excited to launch Season 3 and ALSO to announce our first sponsor, DocXellent. If you want to support the podcast and level up your packaging game, head over to and you can get a free eBook that supports our podcast and…
Season 2, Episode 20 - Part 2 with Darrell Jobe, CEO of Vericool
Sep 1 • 39 min
Season 2 ends with a bang! We continue of our conversation with Darrell Jobe where Ted and I dig in more to what he’s doing to change the world through his innovations at Vericool. Hit them up at
Season 2, Episode 19 - Darrell Jobe, CEO of Vericool Part 1 of 2
Aug 25 • 41 min
Darrell is absolutely one of our favorite people in this packaging world and is deserving of not just 2 episodes, but a recurring slot :) In this episode we connect with Darrell and his story and next episode is about his company and all the great things…
Season 2, Episode 18 - Karen Aranha - Packaging Corporation of America
Jul 30 • 53 min
Karen has an incredible story from growing up in India to stumbling into the packaging world and falling in love with in. Karen is on site for PCA at Hershey’s and is loving every minute of her job :) Connect with Karen on LinkedIn -…
Season 2, Episode 17 - Peek Packaging Podcast
Jul 21 • 51 min
Going back to where it all began for me (Adam)! I’m joined by Bob Peek, President of Peek Packaging, Miles and Mackey Peek also jumped on and we talk about family dynamics. The difficulty of family in business when everyone is working in the company and…
Season 2, Episode 16- Robert Champion CEO of Innoflex Solutions
Jun 30 • 48 min
Innoflex Solutions provides incredibly valuable solutions to both OEM’s and CPG companies to help solve some very real and pressing packaging equipment problems. Robert Champion shares his story with us about his journey! He can be reached via email at…
Season 2, Episode 15 - Professor Pierre Pinaar, President of the World Packaging Organization
Jun 23 • 54 min
How often do you get to say, “I interviewed the President!” THE President of the World Packaging Organization is in the building and he did not disappoint! Joining the podcast all the way from the Gold Coast of Australia he chronicled his journey from…
Season 2, Episode 14 - Kirk Visola from Mind The Font
Jun 19 • 49 min
Happy Juneteenth, everyone! We have Kirk Visola from Mind the Font on to talk about packaging, design, branding, black owned businesses, comic books, and so much more. Do not sleep on this episode! If you own a black owned business or know of anyone who…
Season 2, Episode 13 - Paul Nowak, VP of Enterprise Solutions at Quad Graphics
Jun 16 • 46 min
June is PRIDE month and today is the day after a powerful Supreme Court ruling extending protections to the LGBTQ community and I could not be more proud than to have Paul Nowak from Quad Graphics on the podcast. Paul shares his story as a packaging nerd…
Season 2, Episode 12 - Michael Hughes CEO of Elevation Labs
Jun 13 • 43 min
Michael Hughes offers his perspective as an Irishman who has worked for large companies like P&G and is now the CEO of Elevation Labs and has done an exceptional job of leading his team during this current Covid crisis along with his firm stance on issues…
Season 2, Episode 11 - Jared Spencer from Adept Packaging Group
Jun 12 • 40 min
Adept Packaging Group is doing some incredible things and Jared Spencer is right at the heart of it all! Learn about Jared’s story and journey along with some of the strides Adept is making to bring transparency and sustainability to the packaging world…
Season 2, Episode 10 - Dr. Vickie VanHurley THE Design Doc
Jun 5 • 52 min
The Design Doc is in the building! Dr. VanHurley is an accomplished professor, teacher, designer, artist, author, and packaging professional. She drops some knowledge on her past along with some trends she is seeing going forward. You can purchase her…
Season 2, Episode 9 - Kate Christian from Eco-cycle LIVE
Jun 2 • 52 min
Adam and Kate had an interview that aired live on Facebook and the Ms. Frizzle of Recycling brought the heat! She’s an incredible resource for all things packaging recycling. I think you’ll agree, she needs to be a regular guest for sure! Connect with…
Season 2, Episode 8 - Jonathan Bybee VP of Creative at Lakanto Foods
May 28 • 49 min
Adam sits down as part of his Covideo-19 series (where he is interviewing 19 different people during this pandemic) with Jon Bybee the VP of Creative from Lakanto Foods. Jon doesn’t just wax his mustache, he also waxes poetic on the creative process, the…
Season 2, Episode 7 - Steve Steele from Recapture Technologies
May 26 • 48 min
Meet a guy who has a team of people who literally want to save the planet. Steve is a thinker and a scientist who has developed a way to make cellulose from thin air! Please connect up with Steve by sending an email to If you…
Season 2, Episode 6 - Camille Corr Chism from Indigo Packaging Consulting
May 22 • 44 min
So, you don’t know Camille yet, but if you’re in the packaging industry…then you absolutely need to! She’s an amazing human with a ton of connections, knowledge, oh and she has the receipts to back up all of my claims. Connect with Camille on LinkedIn…
Season 2, Episode 5 - Irene Kong and Audrey Elise from MANTL Men
May 20 • 46 min
As part of Adam’s Covideo-19 series, he interview Irene and Audrey to hear about their journey to help bald and balding men find worth and practice self care. They also have a really killer unboxing experience and you can tell they really focused and…
Season 2, Episode 4 with Jeff Bean, EVP of Packaging Manufacturing at Visible Supply Chain
May 12 • 37 min
Episode 4 with Jeff Bean from VSC is live and popping! Yes, Adam dropped a Mr Bean reference but then Jeff dropped some straight fire about his life and his passion for packaging! LinkedIn for Jeff - Visible…
BONUS Episode - Ogden’s Own CEO Steve Conlin
Apr 27 • 48 min
In this bonus episode, Adam Peek gets to talk with Steve Conlin, CEO of Ogdens Own Distillery to discuss the transition they had to make to ramp up production on sanitizer and the critical role packaging played. You can watch the video interview at…
Season 2, Episode 3 with Maggie Wedemeyer, Lip & Eye Beauty Packaging for Coty
Apr 1 • 56 min
Ted gets to sit down with Maggie from Coty (formerly owner of Benevolent Beauty) and they cover some of the amazing things Maggie has done in packaging and her journey in packaging from Michigan State to beauty packaging Connect with Maggie on LinkedIn -…
Season 2, Episode 2 with Steve Savage, CEO of 1908 Brands
Feb 25 • 26 min
Steve Savage drops some knowledge in episode 2 of season 2. Please check out to learn more about this innovative CPG firm in Boulder, CO Connect with Steve on LinkedIn at - Connect with…
Season 2, Episode 1 with Michelle Enright from Sonos
Feb 4 • 52 min
What a great way to kick off season 2! Michelle and Adam cover a ton of topics and Adam nerds out a little bit about Sonos and packaging :) Connect with Michelle - Connect with Adam -…
Episode 11 - Season 1 wrap up
Dec 17, 2019 • 44 min
Season 1 is a wrap! Ted and Adam review the first season and revisit some lessons learned from every guest. Please subscribe and like and share! Season 2 will be coming in 2020!
Episode 10 - Chris Davidson, PhD - Director of Corporate Sustainability from WestRock
Nov 26, 2019 • 30 min
Our first tag team episode where Ted and Adam where able to interview Chris Davidson, PhD. He is the director of corporate sustainability for WestRock We had a great time covering a lot of packaging sustainability topics along with Jamaican Blue Mountain…
Episode 9 - Jonathan Quinn from Nova Chemicals
Nov 12, 2019 • 25 min
At Pack Expo 2019 in Las Vegas, Adam was able to carve out some time with Jonathan Quinn and, probably not surprisingly, they were able to cover many topics around the plastic industry. You can connect with Jonathan for questions at…
Episode 8 - Rhonda Foster from Great Northern Company
Oct 16, 2019 • 23 min
Here’s an interview from a few months back with Rhonda Foster. Adam and Rhonda discuss some of the challenges around point of purchase displays from a design and customer perspective…and even a little Naughty by Nature reference! Yes, Rhonda is down with…
Episode 7 - Evelio Mattos from The Dieline
Oct 1, 2019 • 50 min
Ted and Evelio linked up over the phone and the conversation is great! They cover lots of topics around Evelio’s background and what he does with The Dieline Connect up with Evelio on LinkedIn at The Dieline -…
Episode 6 - Interact Boulder Forum
Sep 16, 2019 • 39 min
Adam has a wide ranging conversation with Sydney, Valerie, Christie, and Alexis from Interact Boulder. You can learn more about Interact Boulder on their website To connect with each individual, you can connect with them on…
Episode 5 - Dr. Andrew Hurley from Clemson Packaging School
Aug 27, 2019 • 27 min
Episode 5 features a phone interview between Adam Peek and Dr Andrew Hurley from Clemson, the Packaging School, and Package Insight. They cover a broad range of topics including packaging for basil and Dr Hurley’s intro to packaging as a high school…
Episode 4 - Brandi Parker from Pearlfisher
Aug 13, 2019 • 42 min
Brandi and Ted talk through a number of cool issues including the role of production in packaging graphics and great ways to pick a major. Connect with Brandi in LinkedIn
Episode 3 - Paulette Gramse from WS Packaging Group
Jul 17, 2019 • 27 min
Guest is Paulette Gramse from WS Packaging Group. She is the product development manager for extended text labels. Connect with her on LinkedIn at
BONUS: Ronnell Richards from the Business and Bourbon Podcast
Jul 3, 2019 • 13 min
Happy 4th of July bonus episode with Ronnell Richards from Business and Bourbon talking about season 2! Connect with Ronnell on LinkedIn at and make sure you subscribe!
Episode 2 - Adam Peek from WS Packaging Group
Jun 18, 2019 • 28 min
Episode 2 is an interview with our Co host Adam Peek from WS Packaging Group. We learn about his failed childhood dream and his journey from pastor to packaging professional. You can connect with him at
Episode 1 - Ted Taitt from CPP Global
Jun 2, 2019 • 24 min
We are so excited to be part of the Business and Bourbon Podcast Network! Our first episode is an interview with Ted Taitt. Ted is the co-host for The People of Packaging Podcast and the VP of Sales Engineering at CPP Global. You can connect with Ted on…