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Florian Kremser

Florian is the Logistics Planning Specialist at BMW Group where he has worked for two years. He is in charge of supply chain planning and overseas supply. Before working in automotive, he attended the University of Applied Science Wuerzburg-Schweinfurt where he studied business. 


Drew Cockman

Drew is the Packaging Planning section manager at BMW manufacturing in Greer, South Carolina. He has worked in automotive for over 20 years and has experience leading global, cross functional teams across a broad base of manufacturing and product technologies, organizational structures, and international cultures.


David Lester

David is a packaging engineer at Magna Parts Decostar where he has worked for about 12 years. David is a problem solver and enjoys helping his coworkers work through problems that can be solved through packaging. 


J.K. McKenzie

J.K. is a Packaging Engineer at Volvo Car Group where he has worked for almost 3 years. He has seen tremendous change take place from the start of his career with Volvo since production started last spring. J.K has a packaging science degree from Clemson University. 


Arie Ooms

Arie is the Director of Logistics of the Americas at Senator International. He has diverse experience in Industrial Engineering and Solutions Management to guarantee realistic and effective new solutions to logistics and supply chain problems. 


Chris Helms

Chris will be a panelist on the Alternative Packaging Panel. Chris is the President of TreeBrand Packaging which specializes in wood packaging applications such as pallets and crates, as well as corrugated plastics. He has worked in the packaging industry for over 20 years.


Robert Stafford

Robert is a Packaging Engineer at Draexlmaier Automotive. Previously, Robert worked for Nissan North America after graduating from Clemson University. He will participate as a panelist on the Parts Supplier Panel which will answer questions to parts packaging problems. 


John Lasitter

John will be participating in the Alternative Packaging Panel. He is the Packaging Engineer Manager at IPS Packaging where he has worked for almost 2 years.  He has worked with the automotive packaging industry for 8 years and has a packaging science degree from Clemson University.