Speaker Preview

Smithers Pira, TAPPI and the 2018 Advisory Board will announce the agenda in the coming weeks. Below you will find an exclusive sneak peak of what's in store this October.

Key topics to be explored for this 2-day program include:

  • Session I: Market Overview and Trends in Specialty Papers
  • Session II: Marketing for Specialty Papers
  • Session III:The Resurgence of Specialty Papers
  • Session IV: Innovation in Specialty Papers
  • Session V: Trends in Food Packaging
  • Session VI: Sustainability in the Specialty Papers Sector
  • Session VII: The Future of Sustainable Barrier Coatings
  • Session VIII: Innovations in Barrier Coatings
  • Session IX: Lake States and Focus on Energy Presents a Conversation on Energy
  • Markku Hämäläinen

    CEO Kotkamills Oy

    Markku Hämäläinen is the CEO of Kotkamills Oy, a ­Finnish paper industry company located in south east ­Finland. Prior to his current position he was ­working as the ­Managing Director of Papierfabrik Scheufelen GmbH in Germany. Earlier he had been employed – among other assigments – by ­Stora Enso in various production and R&D positions in ­Finland between 1986 and 2006. He has also been running his own consulting firm since 2008. 

    Markku Hämäläinen is 54 years of age and he has a Dr. ­Degree in Paper Technology from the University of ­Lappeenranta in Finland.

  • Daryn Ogilvie

    Purchasing Manager Chipotle

    Daryn Ogilvie is the Paper & Packaging Purchasing Manager for Chipotle Mexican Grill, and is responsible for corporate-wide procurement of non-food disposables for all retail locations. Daryn joined Chipotle in February of 2012, following Chipotle’s decision to bring this buying function in-house. She has 15 years of purchasing experience in the restaurant and real estate development industries, and is driven by her passion to reduce waste and find innovative solutions. At Chipotle, Daryn leads efforts to develop and maintain key strategic partnerships, right-size the company’s packaging, increase recycled and compostable content, introduce environmentally and cost-driven R&D material and design specification changes, and support domestic and international growth seeds, branding, and menu development initiatives. Although Chipotle’s product demand has grown from approximately 40 SKU’s to nearly 200, Daryn has reduced costs significantly, lowered sole-supply risk by nearly tripling Chipotle’s packaging supply network, reduced lead times for new product launches, optimized supply lanes, and introduced proprietary packaging designs to improve operational efficiency and enhance the customer experience. Working closely with the teams focused on environmental impact, finance, marketing, quality assurance, operations, and logistics, she and her associate pursue their vision of minimizing waste while building brand loyalty and integrity through innovative packaging and design.

    Daryn graduated Magna cum Laude from the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business with degrees in General Business and Marketing.

  • Dustin Schadt

    Director, Key Accounts Stora Enso

    For the past 3 years, Dustin Schadt has worked with Stora Enso as the Director of Business Development and Key Account Manager for Specialty Papers and Carton Board in North America.  His key objective is to build partnerships with Retailers, Brand Owners, and Converters who have specific Objectives to increase the effectiveness of their Paper and Packaging.  Though Quality, Service, and Logisitcs, Dustin focuses on clients who are looking for Sustainable Solutions.  Bringing 18 years of experience from the Folding Carton Industry, he ties in many different components of the supply chain in order to find innovative solutions and bring value to the changing market.  When he’s not talking about micor fibers, blank paper, or empty boxes, Dustin likes to travel with his wife and five kids, creating many adventures along the way.  Between his love for family and love for paper, there’s never a moment to rest.

  • Jarkko Tuominen

    Business Development Director Metsa Board Corporation

    Jarkko Tuominen has over 25 years of management experience in the paper and packaging industry, and is currently Business Development Director for Metsӓ Board.  Prior to his career with Metsӓ, Jarkko served as Vice President of Corporate Strategy at the Walki Group. Based in Espoo, Finland, Jarkko has a great deal of experience with international B2B customers. His strong technical knowledge  and passion for growing new business makes him an excellent asset to the Metsӓ Board managerial team.