Robert Marguccio – Vice Chairman
Robert Marguccio is the Business Team Manager – Packaging, Heat and Control, operating from their Melbourne sales/service office. Robert has an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering, as well as an MBA. He has over 20 years’ experience in the Packaging Industry, along with extensive experience in general management, manufacturing, sales, marketing and R&D. Rob was elected to the Board in September 2006 and holds the position of APPMA Vice Chairman. Robert’s focus since joining the Board has been on driving growth and progress of the APPMA.
Mark Dingley – Chairman
Mark Dingley is the Chief Executive Officer at Matthews Australasia, based in Melbourne, holding a Bachelor of Applied Science at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Mark has more than 20 years of experience in the product identification and inspection industry. He has immense practical knowledge gained from working closely with Australian manufacturers and industry associations. He is passionate about developing and implementing standards that drive efficiency and accuracy, as well as reduce wastage in the supply chain. Mark is a regular visitor to international tradeshows & conferences to keep abreast of global best practice, technology updates and trends as well as also being a regular guest speaker at similar events. Mark was elected to the Board in December 2002 and has held a number of Board positions over the years. He is the current Chairman of the APPMA and is passionate about ensuring the Association delivers on its mandate of promoting, integrating and fostering participation and development within the Packaging and Processing Industry.
Mark Emmett – Treasurer
Mark Emmett is the managing Director at HMPS and Propac Industrial, both design and build packaging machinery for customers in a variety of industries – food and beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care and most recently white goods. Both pride themselves on local manufacture providing customers with innovative automation solutions to every day packaging problems. Their designs are flexible to ensure it can adapt to the changing needs of their customers. Operating for more than twenty-five years and employ 70 staff.
Mark was elected to the Board in September 2006 holding the position of APPMA Treasurer. Mark is also a Member of the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP).
Dr Rym Kachouri is the Service and Product Manager at Foodmach, based in Melbourne. She leads the technical support business for Foodmach, with a large team of technicians based nationally. Rym also manages the entire agency portfolio for Foodmach, including technologies such as case packing, fully automatic stretch wrapping, product inspection and product traceability solutions. Previously, Rym held technology and commercial leadership roles with German based HEUFT. Working in France, Germany, China and Japan, and able to speak 5 languages, she became recognised as a world leader of X-ray inspection technologies for packaging applications. Rym was elected to the Board in September 2017.
Samantha Saunders – Secretary
Samantha Saunders is the General Manager of Integrated Machinery, located in Melbourne. Integrated Machinery have been manufacturing pallet wrapping equipment in Australia since 1990. In 2017 the Integrated Packaging Group merged with Pro Pac Packaging Group and as a result Integrated Machinery now sell, service and support a large range of end of line equipment including carton equipment, strappers, stretch hooders and more. Samantha has twenty five years’ experience in the packaging industry, ten years at Amcor and 15 years within the Integrated Packaging group, holding a number of commercial and management roles. Samantha was elected to the Board in September 2014 and has been the Secretary of the APPMA since 2017.
Peter Bradbury is the Sales Manager; Robotic Packaging Solutions, at ABB Australia, based in Melbourne. Peter has over thirty years of experience in materials handling and packaging, including the last twenty-one 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.
Derek Ford is the Group Sales Manager – Automation for Visy covering Australia and New Zealand. Since 1984 Visy has provided packaging machines to the industry, expanding into design, fabrication and system integration since 2000. His team supports a broad range of customers and solutions from those needing their first piece of plant automation right up to bespoke turnkey packaging lines. A qualified Mechanical Engineer, Derek has over 20 years’ experience in Packaging Automation including design, project delivery, robotics, materials handling and packing systems covering most FMCG sectors. Derek returned to the Board in September 2012, having previously held a position from 2006 to 2008.
James Windsor is the Chief Executive Officer at Fibre King, holding a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Queensland he is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and has been a Director of Fibre King since 2013. James is the 4th generation of Windsor’s to manage the Brisbane based company that started in 1926 and celebrates a long history in producing some of the world’s best packaging machines within the food, beverage, meat, dairy, FMCG, personal care, pharmaceutical and fresh produce industries. With a team of close to 100 designers, engineers, technicians, sales, service and support staff, the company exports the international standard in packaging equipment across the globe. James joined the Board in February 2018.
Robert Becher is an owner and Managing Director of INOX. Robert holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and MBA with the Australian Institute of Business.
Robert is a creative thinker. Very Passionate about his industry and his work. Never afraid to voice his thoughts and bring any potential ideas to the table.
For more than 25 years, Robert has been a leading figure in the Australian engineering and food processing industry, both nationally and across Asia. Robert’s leadership of INOX has seen the business grow from a stainless steel fabrication company in 1998, servicing the Australian dairy, beverage and food industry to a business that has proven expertise in the mixing-cooking-cooling of food products and thermal processes for custom designed, specialised made to order manufactured equipment and systems. INOX is a highly regarded food processing equipment company in Australia and has exported completed projects to Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, USA, UK and Jamaica.
Recent wins at the Food and Beverage Industry Awards for ‘2019 Innovative technology of the year’ and ‘2019 Best of the Best’ categories are testament to INOX success.
Robert brings with him significant business and industry experience which combined with his processing background, technical expertise, industry contacts and knowledge, work to compliment the strengths of the APPMA Board and further enhance the attractiveness of APPMA within the processing segment of the industry. He has a strong interest in social media and marketing along with direct engagement with members and end users in the food industry.
As a manufacturer and exporter of equipment Robert also brings experience and knowledge regarding international markets and exhibiting at international shows. Robert was elected to the Board in 2019.
The Sub-Committee’s and Management as at June 2020
The Sub Committee’s have been established to improve the efficiency of the organisation and share the workload of the Directors
- Samantha Saunders
- Robert Marguccio
- Robert Becher
- Derek Ford
- Rym Kachouri
- Robert Marguccio
- Robert Becher
- Mark Dingley
- Derek Ford
- Rym Kachouri
- ETF – Nominated Personnel
- Chairman – Mark Dingley
- Vice Chairman – Robert Marguccio
- Treasurer – Mark Emmett
- Secretary -Samantha Saunders