Dr. Claire Sand focuses on science and value chain initiatives to achieve more sustainable product systems. This involves more sustainable packaging that prevents waste. Sand is a Global Packaging Leader with 30+ years of broad experience in the science and packaging spectrum and leads cross-functional efforts, infuses innovative solutions, provides compelling business technology strategies and business cases, and generates implementation roadmaps for the packaging and food industry. Sand has held a variety of roles across the science and packaging spectrum from basic research and development to marketing and everything in between. Her portfolio includes working with Gerber-Nestle, Pillsbury-General Mills, Kraft Foods-Kraft Heinz, Dominick’s-Safeway, and research institutes in Germany, Colombia, and Thailand. Dr. Sand holds a Ph.D. in Food Science from the UofMn and MS and BS in Packaging from MSU.