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You asked - we answered. We got such great feedback and audience questions on our State of Sustainability webinar that we’ve put together an extended cut with additional information

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Bringing together leaders in industry and technology to drive innovation.

Matthew Wright

Founder & CEO

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Matthew Wright is the founder & CEO of Specright, the first cloud-based platform for Specification Management. Specright has been recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor, received the Salesforce Innovation Award and was named one of the Top Places to Work by the OC Register and Built in LA. Wright is also a published author and his book, “The Evolution of Products and Packaging,”was named to the Amazon Hot New Release List for Industrial Relations Business and has a five star rating.

Prior to founding Specright, Wright spent more than 25 years in the packaging industry, holding leadership positions at International Paper, Temple Inland, and rightPAQ — a packaging company he co-founded. He has also been involved in leading multiple M&A deals in the packaging industry and sits on the Packaging Advisory Board at Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo.

Michelle Carvell

Chief Operating Officer, Lorax EPI

Michelle Carvell is the current COO of Lorax EPI. She has 15 years of experience working in the environmental compliance sector, building an extensive knowledge of the industry. After graduating from Cardiff University in 2002, she developed her career specializing in product stewardship, producer responsibility programs and their impacts on the producers. Co-founding Lorax Compliance Limited in 2014, Michelle supports a diverse range of businesses with specialists and extended producer responsibility, as well as tailored consultancy covering all aspects of environmental legislation. Michelle's focus within Lorax is to promote and simplify the vast range of reporting requirements their clients find themselves obligated by.

John Blake

Senior Director Analyst, Gartner

John Blake is a Senior Research Director in the Consumer Retail team. John covers packaging, artwork and labeling in Gartner Supply Chain Research. He specializes in consumer and industrial packaging innovation and development process, packaging trends, packaging organization and talent management, packaging strategy across sustainability and e-commerce, IP, growth and cost optimization. He covers specification data management, label and artwork management vendors and best practices.

Prashant Jagtap

Founder, President & CEO, Trayak

Matthew Wright

Founder & CEO, Specright

Matthew Wright is the founder & CEO of Specright, the first cloud-based platform for Specification Management. Specright has been recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor, received the Salesforce Innovation Award and was named one of the Top Places to Work by the OC Register and Built in LA. Wright is also a published author and his book, “The Evolution of Products and Packaging”, was named to the Amazon Hot New Release List for Industrial Relations Business and has a five star rating. 

Prior to founding Specright, Wright spent more than 25 years in the packaging industry, holding leadership positions at International Paper, Temple Inland, and rightPAQ — a packaging company he co-founded. He has also been involved in leading multiple M&A deals in the packaging industry and sits on the Packaging Advisory Board at Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo.

"Sustainable packaging has shifted from voluntary to legislative and transformational change will only come from upstream innovation."

John Blake

Gartner, Spec Management Summit 2022

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