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Board of Directors


Samantha Saunders

Samantha Saunders is the General Manager of Integrated Machinery, which is located in Melbourne. Integrated Machinery have been manufacturing pallet wrapping equipment in Australia for twenty-five years. Samantha has twenty years experience in the packaging industry, ten years at Amcor and ten years within the Integrated Packaging Group, holding a number of Commercial and Management roles. Samantha was elected to the Board in September 2014.


Mark Dingley – Chairman

Mark Dingley is the General Manager – Operations, Matthews Australasia, which is located in Melbourne. He was elected to the Board in December 2002 and became Vice Chairman in September 2006. Mark obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and since graduating has held a number of positions with Matthews.


Burt Beaumont – Treasurer

Burt Beaumont is the Sales Manager Australia and New Zealand with Fibre King, which is located in Brisbane. Burt is an Electronics Technician by profession and has been employed in the packaging industry for over twenty-two years, firstly with Signet Identification Systems and the last fifteen with Fibre King. Burt was elected to the Board in September 2006.

Peter Bradbury

Peter Bradbury is the Sales Manager – Robotic Packaging Solutions, ABB Australia, which is located in Melbourne. Peter has over thirty years of experience in materials handling and packaging, including the last seventeen years with ABB, firstly selling robot-based automation systems and now supporting ABB’s robot partners throughout Australia and promoting robots to the food and beverage industries. Peter was elected to the Board in December 2008.

Mark Emmett

Mark Emmett is the Managing Director, HMPS, which is located in Adelaide. HMPS design and build automated end of line carton and case packing systems, operating for more than twenty-five years HMPS employs 45 staff and provides packaging solutions internationally. Mark was elected to the Board in September 2006 and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP).

Derek Ford

Derek Ford is the National Sales & Marketing Manager for the Automation division at Visy which has it’s head office located in Melbourne. A qualified Mechanical Engineer, Derek has over fifteen years experience in Packaging Automation including project delivery, robotics, materials handling as well as high and low speed case erecting and packing systems covering most FMCG sectors. Derek returns to the APPMA board effective September 2012, having held a position from 2006 to 2008.

Rym Kachouri

Dr Rym Kachouri is the Product Manager for all packaging technology agencies at Foodmach, including product inspection and collaborative robot technologies, based in Melbourne. Working in France, Germany, China and Japan, she became recognised as a world leader of X-ray inspection technologies for packaging applications. Her scientific research background, combined with her commercial and personal skills helped develop new inspection technologies for the high quality and demanding Japanese pharmaceutical packaging industry. Rym was elected to the Board in September 2017.

Mark Krygger

Mark Krygger is the Manager Packaging Systems and Services, Orora Group, which is located in Melbourne. Mark has over twenty five years of experience in Packaging and Packaging equipment, with a variety of roles at both Visyboard Packaging Systems and in his current role at Orora Group.

Mark is currently managing all the Orora Group customer equipment assets, as well as providing packaging equipment solutions to their customer base. Mark was elected to the Board in September 2011.

Robert Marguccio

Robert Marguccio is the Business Team Manager – Packaging, Heat and Control, which is located in Melbourne. Robert has an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA. He has extensive experience in Manufacturing, Sales and Marketing and R & D. Rob was elected to the Board in September 2006. Robert is Chairman of the AUSPACK Sub Committee and Vice Chairman of the APPMA.

Stuart Shaw

Stuart Shaw is the Red Meat Business Manager at Scott Automation + Robotics, which is located in Sydney. Stuart joined Scott Automation + Robotics in 2004 and has over twenty six years’ experience in automation, materials handling, packaging and processing technology development having held several positions in Australia and Europe in technical and business development roles.

As Scott Automation + Robotics Red Meat Business Manager his role is primarily focused on the development of new innovative automation solutions managing the process from early stage concept through to solution. Stuart was elected to the Board in June 2014.

The Sub-Committee’s and Management as at September 2017

The Sub Committee’s have been established to improve the efficiency of the organisation and share the workload of the Directors

Marketing and Awards

  • Chairman – Mark Dingley
  • Peter Bradbury
  • Mark Emmett
  • Derek Ford
  • Stuart Shaw


  • Chairman – Robert Marguccio
  • Burt Beaumont
  • Mark Krygger
  • Samantha Saunders
  • ETF – Nominated Personnel


  • Chairman – Mark Dingley
  • Vice Chairman – Robert Marguccio
  • Treasurer – Burt Beaumont
  • Secretary -Samantha Saunders