Dr. Ing. Franz Mader

Filling Line Optimization, Consulting & Customer Service

Dr. Franz Mader is former Division Head of Technology Management of KHS GmbH and Project Manager / Division Head of TCO-Concepts of Krones AG.  In these positions he gained a wide range of experience and has a proven record of success in international project management, R&D, packaging line management, technology and logistics. He has considerable analytical, conception, strategic and operative skills.

Joe Norris

New Product Development

Joe is an experienced packaging professional with global experiences, leading to new consumer packages and product commercialization. . He was part of Global Packaging teams at Colgate-Palmolive Co. in New York and New Jersey, and at The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, Georgia, where he retired in 2013.  Joe’s work is built on a foundation of consumer insights, packaging technology development, and novel package converting methods. His responsibilities included early pipeline ideation, identification of opportunities, project business case development, sell-in with business teams and intellectual property development. He holds 12 US patents, and has six pending applications. He won the Colgate Global Technology Award for Dual Tube Commercialization in 2001 and has won five Colgate “You Can Make a Difference ” Awards sponsored by the Chairman. He is President of Packaging Strategies and Solutions LLC and is a Smart Skin Technologies advisor. Education BS Mechanical Engineering, with focus on Material Sciences, Union College, Schenectady, NY Institute of Packaging Professionals (IOPP) member.

Kumaran Thillainadarajah


Kumaran developed the initial concept of Smart Skin. He first developed the technology for use as a prosthetic glove or touch sensor for prosthetics in 2008. Since then, several other commercial markets were also identified, including sports training and industrial packaging. Smart Skin Technologies has won a variety of awards since its inception in 2008, including several business plan and engineering competitions and a Special Award for Social Awareness at the Canadian Engineering Competition in 2009. At the NBIF Breakthru Competition in 2009, Smart Skin won four awards: Best Young Entrepreneur, Best Presentation, Best University Venture and the Viewers’ Choice Award. Kumaran himself has been recognized as a promising young entrepreneur and has raised $6 million to fund the research and commercialization of Smart Skin’s novel sensor technology.

Evan Justason


Evan is an experienced leader with world class expertise in manufacturing process improvement and analytics.  A visionary thinker, Evan has a proven track record of seeking out and leading step change innovations over a career spanning 15 years in the canning, food processing, and heavy industrial manufacturing sectors. He has a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as an MBA from the University of New Brunswick and is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.