Bill LeMaire founded Packaging Strategies Inc. in 1983, beginning with a twice-monthly newsletter but successfully growing that business into conferences, market studies and consulting. He sold the company in 2000 to Business News Publishing. Prior to starting his own firm, LeMaire was editorial director of Food Engineering and Food Engineering International magazines and was executive editor of Package Engineering magazine.
Following the sale of Packaging Strategies, LeMaire has consulted with many of the world´s leading packaging companies and executives, leading to formation of a new company in 2003, PakIntell LLC in West Chester, Pa. The firm specializes in custom research and off-the-shelf studies on packaging markets, companies and technology assessments. PakIntell has recently published studies on food-service packaging trends and technologies, on the challenges posed to PET packaging from polyolefins and on the topic of LeMaire´s Executive Forum presentation – the impact mega-retailer Wal-Mart on packaging designs and trends.