Cheryl Sullivan has been in the packaging industry for over 35 years. Her experience spans marketing, sales, culture change, and process improvement. Cheryl has worked in the flexible packaging, paperboard folding carton, and corrugated industries, and continues to help packaging companies to improve, reduce operating costs, and grow markets. She is an IFS Recognized Consultant for the GFSI recognized food safety standard, IFS PACsecure.
As a business consultant, she chooses to specialize in packaging simply because it is ever-evolving and, more importantly, she saw a need in the market to help food, beverage, and consumer goods companies on how to package products effectively.
Cheryl enjoys staying up-to-date with trends, innovations, and sustainability practices and looks for every opportunity to share that knowledge.
- Chair, PAC Pacific Region Leadership Council, PAC Packaging Consortium
- Member - PAC NEXT and PAC FOOD, PAC committees
- Member of the Small Scale Food Processors
- IFS International Featured Standards
Mary Ellen Hodgins, Ph.D., MBA is President of Hodgins & Company Management Consulting Inc. based in British Columbia, Canada. She is a nationally recognized management consultant with over 30 years of consulting experience with a specific interest in the Canadian and international agri-food industry.
Mary Ellen’s key areas of focus are marketing research and training entrepreneurs. She has conducted several provincial, national, and international research projects individually as well as within or leading a team of consultants with diverse areas of expertise to serve client needs best.
Karen Streed specializes in the area of Occupational Health and Safety, bringing over 20 years of safety experience in the corrugated, flexible, and rigid plastics industries. She resides in British Columbia, Canada, and has worked with companies in both Canada and the USA. Karen received formal training in internal auditing, incident investigations, root cause analysis, and risk assessment.
Karen successfully develops safety programs for companies in compliance with the WorksafeBC program, Occupational Safety Standard of Excellence (OSSE), a standard for manufacturing companies. These programs encourage employers to create an occupational health and safety management system that goes beyond the current legal requirements. She assists Cheryl Sullivan Business Consultants with creating GMP, SOP, and policy documents for the IFS PACsecure standard.