Industry Experts Join Cal Poly’s Packaging Advisory Board

pack_img4 smallCal Poly recently added five experts to its Packaging Advisory Board from the healthcare, food and beverage, marketing, and technology industries. Board members, including many Cal Poly alumni, counsel packaging faculty in the Orfalea College of Business as they develop curriculum and help promote the program throughout the nation.

Paul Marchetti, who graduated Cal Poly with a degree in Industrial Technology and a minor in Packaging in 2012, represents Amazon Lab 126 on the Packaging Advisory Board. He focuses on consumer electronic device packaging, on-demand labeling, and other supply chain related challenges. Marchetti also sits on the Institute of Packaging Professionals Golden Gate Chapter board.

Sean Frisby, a Cal Poly alumnus with a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness and an MBA from Pepperdine, brings his marketing background to the board. Frisby has led brands like Ranir, Eurofresh and NatureSweet across his 20-year career in consumer packaged goods. Sean has launched over 1,200 products and holds a patent for a combined food storage and display container.

Henry Castillo, a Cal Poly Industrial Technology alum with a minor in packaging, represents Niagara Bottling beverage company. As a packaging engineer at Niagara, Castillo focuses on packaging optimization and product development. Today, he leads design and implementation of the company’s products and packaging facilities across North America.

Anthony Bantug, who earned degrees at San Jose State University and Michigan State University, brings more than 15 years of packaging experience Cal Poly’s Packaging Advisory Board. He has spent three years at Amgen as a principal engineer for packaging and labeling. Bantug is also involved in sterile packaging design and validation for biological and pharmaceutical products.

Marc Bevilacqua, a CSU Long Beach alumnus, also joins the board. Bevilacqua is the vice president for global packaging at OIA Global, a third-party logistics provider in more than 75 countries. He helps OIA provide resources, material management programs, and supply chain management to manufacturing plants.

These new board members join a cohort of 25 advisory board members who guide Cal Poly’s Packaging Program. For more than 20 years, the board has helped the program grow to one of the strongest undergraduate programs in the nation. Cal Poly’s packaging program remains the only one of its kind in the nation housed within a business school.