An overview of the food packaging process to deliver a product into the hands of a consumer—from filler equipment to the kitchen table and everything in between.Read More
St. Louis, MO
Renee Benson is a seasoned packaging engineer with more than 23 years of packaging design and development experience in the food and beverage, manufactured products, chemical, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries. She is responsible for many phases of project execution from concept development to installation and start-up, including project management of packaging centered projects and multi-discipline engineering capital projects.
Renee has managed projects for several industry-leading companies including Mars Chocolate North America, Wrigley, PepsiCo, Chiquita, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, DuPont, Anheuser-Busch, Republic of Tea, and Ralston Purina.
Renee’s areas of professional expertise in packaging include: package development and design; packaging equipment selection, line layout, troubleshooting and line optimization; packaging material testing, packaging line validation.
As a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) certified professional, Renee is able to identify specific hazards and measures for control to ensure the safety of food. She is familiar with GMP compliance and FDA regulations; IQ, OQ, and PQ development and validation; ANDA, ELA, PLA, and OTC drug submission requirements as well as facility modifications in clean rooms.
Renee obtained a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management – Packaging from University of Missouri – Rolla, Missouri (now known as Missouri University of Science & Technology). She is an active member in the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).
Insights By Renee
Waste-stream management plan for food facilities
Every manufacturer must address it—the ever-present elephant in the room: WASTE. Companies small and large, across all industries, are faced with waste in their manufacturing process. From raw ingredients to packaging, an effective waste-stream management plan encompasses and benefits every stage of the manufacturing process.Read More
Leveraging your packaging consulting engineer
It’s true – you only get one opportunity to make a good first impression. For a manufacturing company, a customer’s first impression often comes in the form of product packaging. It would seem fitting then that experts would be engaged in developing packaging to ensure best practices are being utilized in an efficient and aesthetically pleasing way.Read More
Optimizing facility and process design for food safety
Facility and process design for food safety play a crucial role in mitigating contamination risks. Here are six best practices already employed in biopharma manufacturing that should be implemented in food processing plants.Read More
Simulation software enhances packaging line design
Modeling tools help companies improve packaging line design and right size equipment for efficiency and savings.Read More