Advisory Board


Sue Newman

Susan Nauman
Executive Director
Industrial Packaging Alliance of North America (IPANA)

Susan Nauman serves as the Executive Director for the Industrial Packaging Alliance of North America (IPANA) and the Industrial Steel Drum Institute (ISDI).  Before assuming this position, Susan was the Technical Manager for the Hedwin Corporation, a leading manufacturer of precision performance packaging in the United States.  She has over 35 years’ experience working in the Hazardous Material Packaging arena and is a certified HAZMAT trainer.  Hedwin was also a DOT certified 3rd Party Test lab and she managed that program since its inception.

Susan holds an undergraduate degree in Biological Science from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa.  where she graduated cum laude. She also holds an M.B.A. in Marketing from Loyola University in Baltimore Md.  Susan currently resides in Severna Park, MD.

Paul Rankin

Paul W. Rankin
Reusable Industrial Packaging Association

Paul W. Rankin has been President of the Reusable Industrial Packaging Association since 1990.  RIPA represents approximately 110 companies that recondition, manufacture and distribute industrial shipping containers, or which supply materials and expertise to these firms.  Member companies annually recondition about 25 million steel drums; 4 – 6 million plastic drums; 5 – 8 million fiber drums; and, nearly 3 million intermediate bulk containers. 

Mr. Rankin is actively involved in national and international legislative, standards-setting and regulatory activities.  He has testified before U.S. Congressional Committees on numerous occasions, and regularly works with federal regulatory agencies on transportation, environmental and worker safety issues. 

Steve Mohr

Steve Mohr
Executive Director, National Accounts
Sigma Supply of North America, Inc.  

Steve Mohr is the Executive Director for National Accounts at Sigma Supply of North America, Inc. A family owned business, Sigma Supply has been providing world-class packaging and printing solutions with a highly personalized service for some 45 years.  Steve brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to the Industrial Pack Advisory Board having previously worked with FP International and Unisource Worldwide.

Lonnie Jaycox

Lonnie Jaycox CPP, CDGP
Independent Packaging Engineer

Lonnie is an independent packaging engineer, consultant, and trainer in the implementation of compliance and packaging programs for a very variety of packaged products, including a focus on regulated materials–Hazardous Materials (Dangerous Goods) transport, as well as packaging materials conversion and use under a variety of regulations, including; Food Contact regulations and GFSI Food Safety Management Systems; packaging waste regulations; sustainability issues; and various required marking and labeling schemes. 

Lonnie has spent over 25 years working directly with a broad spectrum of packaging customers designing, testing, and implementing packaging programs utilizing a wide variety of packaging materials and design types, both bulk, and non-bulk.  This work has provided an opportunity to acquire extensive experience in managing packaging programs in the areas of effectiveness, optimization in design, ease of implementation, total program cost, Quality Management Systems, regulatory compliance, and efficient supply chain integration. Lonnie is active in industry and related organizations related to the manufacture, testing, and use of packaging.  

Paul MacDonald

Paul MacDonald
Global Brand Director – Packaging

Artexis Easyfairs has become one of the word's leading privately owned event companies with over 200 events and 11 venues to its name. Paul has played a pivotal role in developing the Easyfairs packaging events portfolio around the globe. With over 20 years' experience in the event industry, Paul's expertise lies in identifying commercial event potential, and connecting the key players and influencers from around that industry to develop its market potential.

Since joining Easyfairs in 2014, Paul has launched and geo-cloned a number of packaging events across three continents. Industrial Pack will be the first such event to run in the US.

Tim Rusbridge

Tim Rusbridge
Event Manager - Industrial Pack

Tim joined the Easyfair's team in 2015 and has spent the last two years developing new event opportunities in the US and Europe. In 2016, after extensive research, Tim and his team mapped out the event format for a US show focused purely on the industrial and protective packaging market, and from there Industrial Pack was born.

Since then, Tim has been the driving force behind the new show and the main point of contact for exhibitors signing up. From a standing start, Tim has fast become Easyfairs' resident industrial packaging expert, although he would be the first to admit that his sector knowledge still has a long way to go!