With twenty-seven (27) years of package development experience, Karen currently serves as a Senior Packaging Engineer for Lonza, Water Care. She is a key contributor for Lonza focusing on package material compatibility and new product commercial scale up initiatives.
Karen has enjoyed roles in R/D, manufacturing and supply chain. She enjoys re-engineering through innovation and launching new products which highlight sustainability and enhance the consumer’s experience. Karen has spent the majority of her career in the Atlanta GA area and has been afforded the opportunity to influence package development within the chemical, medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer products industries.
In 2008, Karen earned the Lifetime Certified Packaging Professional status with the Institute of Packaging Professionals. In 2016, she served as the chapter president for the Southeastern Chapter of the Institute of Packaging Professionals. Karen is a graduate of Kentucky State University where she earned her B.S. degree in Manufacturing Technology.
In her free time Karen enjoys playing tennis and spending time with her family.