Expanded Horizons and New Opportunities in Healthcare Plastics
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Sponsored by Plastics Industry Association
Lightweight, strong, flexible and durable, plastics is the ideal material for a variety of medical applications, and its use was expanding even before COVID-19. Three industry veterans, each representing a different segment of the plastics supply chain -- materials, equipment and processing -- discuss how their businesses have helped to shape the healthcare market and its accelerating pace of innovation, demanding ever-more sophisticated polymers, tools and molds, and custom packaging for products from electronic implants to wearable devices.
• How the healthcare market is shifting and what that means to the plastics industry
• What new materials and processes will be required to benefit customers
• How custom packaging solutions for the medical market are adding industry value
• How to meet the challenges of the accelerating pace of change in healthcare
Director of Business Development and Engineering Support / Accede
Camille contributes to business strategy, manages marketing, and supports sales and service. Sackett started with the company in 1993 as a college engineering co-op and mold design apprentice. Responsibilities and roles at Accede that Sackett has held since include senior design engineer and program manager, presentation [drafting] engineering manager, internal auditing, quality management system [QMS] manager, QMS process development, and estimating. Prior to Accede, Sackett worked for Eastman Kodak as a high school engineering co-op designing gauges and fixtures for film production. Sackett studied manufacturing engineering technology at Rochester Institute of Technology and received associate degrees in mechanical engineering technology and mechanical engineering science from the State University of New York Monroe Community College. She is a current student at SUNY Empire State College in the combined Bachelor of Science/MBA program in business administration.
Vice President, Global Head of Healthcare, Polycarbonate BU / Covestro LLC
George is responsible for the global healthcare business within the Polycarbonates Business Unit of Covestro as of 2018. Previously, George worked as VP, Global Head of Industrial Marketing for Consumer, Medical and Construction Markets in the Covestro Polycarbonates Business Unit. Prior to that, he served as Regional Business Segment Head for Consumer and Industrial Solutions, North America at Bayer MaterialScience.
After spending a few years with Monsanto in Sales and Market Development roles, George joined the Plastics group of Bayer Corporation in 1996 holding various New Business Development, Industry, and Product Management positions. His experience in the healthcare industry spans over fifteen years.
George Paleos holds an MBA from Emory University, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Patras.
Director of Sales, Medical / Placon
John is the Director of Sales for the Placon Medical Division and works with all the major medical device manufacturers in the industry.
John is passionate about growing the business at Placon Corporation, which has seen double digit growth each year since starting. He believes in providing the absolute best quality, service, and products, while building long-term relationships.
John has over 30 years of experience in the Medical Device/Packaging industry in rigid thermoforms, TPU (BagerGard) pouches, trays, and flexible packaging.
John holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications and Business from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.
John has been involved with various executive boards and currently holds the position of Vice Commodore for the Delavan Lake Yacht Club. He enjoys sailing, waterskiing, hockey and just being outdoors.