Potential Collaboration Between Consumer Goods Companies and the Waste Conversion Industry
Roger Zellner, Owner, Rogue Zebra Consulting, Former Mondelez & Kraft Foods Global R&D Packaging Director
This presentation will focus on why packaging is designed as it is and what may be opportunities for collaboration between large packaged goods companies and the waste conversion technology industry.
Roger Zellner is currently the owner of Rogue Zebra Consulting and has been advising private equity, management consulting and industry firms with interest in the packaging, food and sustainability space. He was previously a global R&D Packaging Director at Mondelēz International, Inc. He led teams around the world developing packaging on brands such as Oreo, LU biscuits, Cadbury and Milka chocolates, and Trident gum, among the company’s other billion-dollar and power brands. Roger is an industry veteran with more than 30 years’ experience serving Mondelēz International and its legacy companies. He managed teams and international working groups focused on packaging for new product development, quality, productivity, and sustainability initiatives across the brand portfolios of Mondelēz International, Kraft Foods, General Foods and Oscar Mayer. Roger began his career at Oscar Mayer, based in Madison, Wisconsin and was the original packaging developer on Oscar Mayer Lunchables. Roger also served as an industry co-chair for the Global Protocols on Packaging Sustainability for the Consumer Goods Forum, which was created with brand owners and retailers from across the world. He has spoken at several industry conferences and has been interviewed and quoted in various publications. Roger has both an MBA and chemical engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Roger is lives in the Chicago area with his wife, Natalie and leads “Rogue Zebra Consulting” for packaging development, innovation and sustainability.