Oliver-Tolas Healthcare Packaging (Grand Rapids, MI) has hired Jane Severin, PhD, to serve as director of technology. Dr. Severin is an IoPP Certified Packaging Professional with a B.S. and a Ph.D. in Packaging from Michigan State University and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management. She brings more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and packaging industries to the organization, with expertise in packaging development and validation, scientific and regulatory affairs, technical problem solving, and sustainability.
Dr. Severin leads Oliver-Tolas’s team of technical experts and is responsible for the company’s technology strategy, product development and maintenance, and design control. She also oversees Oliver-Tolas’s technical compliance with regulatory standards, test method development, and process validation. Dr. Severin is a member of Oliver-Tolas’s Answer Team and will direct Oliver-Tolas’s customer technical support.
Dr. Severin has held engineering and senior management positions in various companies including Schering-Plough Corp., Cardinal Health, Bayer Corp., and Baxter Healthcare. She is the founder of two consulting companies; PKG (Packaging Knowledge Group), specializing in sustainability programs and strategies, and Med Pack Systems LLC, serving clients in all aspects of packaging for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries.
In addition, Dr. Severin has been an instructor and adjunct faculty member at Michigan State University’s School of Packaging. She is Six Sigma certified, holds two medical device patents, is a past participant in the Wal-Mart Packaging Sustainability Network and has won several awards for package development.
Oliver-Tolas Healthcare Packaging, a Mason Wells company, is a leading supplier of die-cut lid, roll stock, and pouch products to the medical device and pharmaceutical markets. Manufacturing operations are located in Grand Rapids, MI; Feasterville, PA; Hamilton, OH; and Venray, The Netherlands. Sales offices are located throughout the United States, Europe, and China.