Conference Keynote Speakers

Mr. Jim McLaughlin / Mr. Mike Carver
Goettsch International Inc, USA - Director of Sales and President of WSA USA

James “Jim” McLaughlin serves as the Director of Sales for Goettsch International Inc. as well as the President of WSA USA and has been very actively involved in the corrugated industry globally for over 30 years. Jim’s family roots in corrugated spans over three generations with the founding of the first family box plant in 1934 by TJ McLaughlin, his late grandfather. Goettsch International established in 1950 in Cincinnati, Ohio is a leading global supplier of different types of corrugated machinery solutions with a longstanding presence in Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. Jim started at Goettsch International in 1990 with one of the responsibilities being to develop the Asian market for the company and develop new OEM partners. WSA USA was established in Cincinnati, Ohio also by Jim in 2011 to develop the North American market for the WSA Material Handling Equipment manufactured in South Korea and this has been a very successful venture to date. Jim’s is an industry expert in designing material handling and plant automation solutions to maximize productivity, efficiency and plant profitability and has visited and worked with box plants all over the world from the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia/New Zealand, the Middle East, and Russia. In Thailand we are proud to call Thai Containers Group one of our longstanding strategical regional partners for over 25 years.

Mr. Christopher Gremmel
Conprinta GmbH & Co. KG - CEO

04/2017 – now - CEO - CONPRINTA Printing Technology
08/2016 – 03/2017 - Head of Sales - CONPRINTA Printing Technology
08/2012 – 07/2016 - Key Account Manager (worldwide) - sortimat assembly Technology
01/2009 – 07/2012 - Sales Benelux, France, Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia – ETT
Verpackungstechnik GmbH -
10/2007 – 12/2008 - Sales Office Digital Inc., Japan – Proface Germany GmbH
03/2007 – 09/2007 - Diploma – Würth Industrie Service GmbH
06/2005 – 12/2005 - Trainee – Dura Automotive Systems Inc. Shanghai
2003 – 2007 - Business Engineering (Diploma) – University Magdeburg Stendal

Edoardo Silvestri
Fosber S.P.A., Italy - Sales Director

Born in Italy in 1975, MBA in “L.Bocconi” University in Milan (Italy). More than 15-years of experience in the machinery industry and in the corrugated industry. He mainly focused on the marketing and sales activities.

Mr. Mikko Talonen
Valmet, Finland - Business Manager, Converting

Graduated as Master of Science, Paper and Printing Technology, from Helsinki University of Technology in 2005. After graduation worked as Production Superintendent in high quality magazine paper machine production in M-real Kirkniemi PM3 in Finland. Joined Metso (now Valmet) Automation in 2008 as a Product Manager with responsibility of QCS products for P&P industry. Since 2013 worked as a Business Manager in On-line Quality Management Solutions product group. Current role is heading the converting business development in Valmet to develop offering to paper and board converting

Sean Moloney
Sun Automation, Singapore - Global Product Manager

With over 20 years working in the corrugated industry, in both integrated and sheet plants, Sean has a wealth of knowledge in process, production, management and sales of corrugated packaging. A Flexographic specialist, this background is now combined with helping box makers realise the opportunities that exist in bringing industrial inkjet to their companies.

Sean is privileged to be part of the journey as the corrugated industry combines its strengths in papers and handling to the new inks, jetting and software technologies of inkjet.

Mr. Alessandro Vaghi
Renova – Srl, Italy - Area Manager

Werawat Lertwanawatana, PhD
SMS Corporation, Thailand - CEO of SMS Group (www.smscor.com) Thailand

He previously served as an Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry at Ramkamhaeng University, Bangkok, Thailand.

His job includes managing SMS Innovation Center generate leads and commercial sales through science and technology.

Dr.Werawat graduated his Ph.D. degree from University of Wales, UK. Dr.Werawat can be reached by e-mail at werawat@smscor.com

Daoruang Inthong
SMS Corporation, Thailand - Senior Industrial Innovation Manager

Daoruang can be reached by e-mail at daoruang@smscor.com

Tuangporn Tukomane
SMS Corporation, Thailand - Regional Sales Manager

Her job includes promoting modified starch products to serve as raw material for textile, adhesive, construction material, and other specialty products for worldwide market.

Tuangporn can be reached by e-mail at tuangporn@smscor.com

Kunal Avari
HP PPS Asia Pacific, Singapore - Regional Business Manager – SEA & South Asia

Kunal Avari, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Software Engineering. Kunal started his career in a well-regarded Outdoor Media agency in Middle East in the late 1990’s as a media specialist, working with the Top brands & advertising agencies to create marketing campaigns for outdoor media throughout Middle East & Africa.

After a few years of managing outdoor media & print, Kunal moved to the large format Sign & display print segment as a Regional Sales Manager with Scitex, specializing in large format inkjet devices. Scitex was acquired by HP in 2005.

In 2010 , after spending 11 years in Europe Middle East & Africa region , he migrated to Asia Pacific with HP as the Regional Business & Category Manger for Asia Pacific & Japan. For the last few years, Kunal has been supporting the business team for the corrugated packaging segment & helping the partners to design solutions for the customers.

Neil Southerington
British Converting Solutions, UK - BCS Asia Pacific Sales Manager

Printer, converting factory manager, machinery sales printing and packaging. Four years with BCS.

Mr. Trinupab Jiratritarn
Creatus Corporation, Thailand - Chief Commercial Officer

Mr. Trinupab, also known as Jedi, is a new-wave CEO who manage one of the most specialized company in waste management in Thailand. Creatus Corporation help manufacturers and retailers save on waste costs with volume reduction. With his solid experience and vision, many businesses are capable to get heavier and more valuable to return a financial benefit when collected by waste Management companies or recyclers

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