JoAnn Hines, The Packaging Diva

JoAnn Hines
The Packaging Diva


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Hot Packaging Trends

The Packaging Diva's predictions on "hot"packaging trends.

Baby Boomer Products

Women & Product Packaging

Environmental Sustainability And Packaging

Labeling And Ingredients Statements On Packaging (ongoing)

RFID And Packaging

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Join The Diva's Dream Team

Although I'm a relative new comer to the Packaging Diva Dream Team I’ve gotten several well qualified leads as a team member.  The leads are from professionals with immediate business needs for which the services of DDL, Inc. are a strong fit.

JoAnn Hines The Packaging Diva is truly "connected" in the packaging community. She is my "go to" person in packaging for anything.

Karen K. Greene, CPP
VP Sales and Technology
Life Packaging Technology LLC



There is a $100 administrative fee to assemble your credentials and post your information on the website. After that, the leads will come rolling across your desk! By joining you have plenty to gain and nothing to lose.

Every week I get hundreds of calls from packaging professionals who are seeking suppliers, resources and services. Quite frankly, because I get so many inquiries I cannot keep up with the demand although I would love to share the wealth. So, you just hit pay dirt. I have created a way to make these inquiries a win-win for everyone. I formed my own dream team: The Diva’s Dream Team.

The Diva's Dream Team consists of suppliers, resources and services of professionals who I know personally. I will refer inquiries directly to you once you become part of the team. All of the inquiries I receive will be directly filtered to team members.


  • You gain high profile visibility on my websites citing you as a resource – remember that Women in Packaging continues to display #1 on GOOGLE.

  • You will have VIP invitations or discounts to participate in special seminars and events where I speak or conduct a workshop.

  • You may syndicate my column "Packaging News You Can Use" free of charge in your newsletter or for your clients. You must retain my contact details.

  • You will be afforded the opportunity to partner as a sponsor at any upcoming event where I will be participating.

Becoming a member of the Diva’s Dream Team is a simple process but there are some things you must agree to first.

  1. You must agree to link my website to yours.

  2. You must agree to follow up all leads in a professional and timely matter.

  3. You must agree to refer inquiries back to me that are within my areas of expertise.

Once you receive your invitation, there is a $100 administrative fee to assemble your credentials and post your information on the website. After that, the leads will come rolling across your desk! Please seriously consider this opportunity. You have plenty to gain and nothing to lose.

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Members of the Packaging Diva's Dream team include:

Packaging Design

Willis Whiteside, President

WhiteLight Design, Inc.

2070 Hunters Trail Drive

Lawrenceville GA, 30043

Phone: (770) 277-7097

Area of Expertise: Industrial Design - 3D CAD Packaging Materials & Processes

Gary Cliett, President

Cliett Creative Group Inc

1672 Metropolitan Circle

Tallahassee FL, 32308

Phone: 850 385 1110

Fax: 850 385 1111

Area of Expertise: Package graphics & point of sale coupled with quick turnaround

Dave Goodwin, Account Manager

Creative Type

1350 Manufacturing Street, Suite 111

Dallas, TX 75207

Phone: 214-420-1980

Fax: 214-420-1981

Area of Expertise: Packaging Prototypes, Comps, Marketing Collateral


Marcia Romanuck

The Design Company

1166 Thornwell Drive NE

Atlanta, GA 30319


Area of Expertise: packaging - food products

Dennis Bacchetta, Marketing Manager

Diamond Packaging

111 Commerce Drive

Rochester, NY 14623

Phone: 585-334-8030

Fax: 585-334-9141



Area of Expertise: Package design and manufacturing

Anthony Testa

Creative Director /Principal
Testa Concepts
1826 McCallum drive
Ottawa, Ontario K4A3T7
613 841 3127
Area of Expertise: Packaging/ branding/marketing

Anthony Testa has more than 20 years of leadership experience; building global brands through innovative packaging for top-tier companies. His vision and expertise in design have driven notable growth in the retail, luxury, and consumer packaged goods sectors. He is known for his ability to quickly identify and diagnose best value for impact product packaging and branding. Working with companies he has helped to refine their: product lines, sourcing, as well as point-of-sale and advertising. … Get your unfair market share!... With packaging that sells!


Eco friendly Packaging

Cindi Yaklich

Epicenter Creative
2305 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: 303 786 8633
Area of Expertise: natural and organic packaging experience

Sharon Rowe

President & CEO
Eco Bags Products Inc
23-25 Spring Street
Ossining, NY 10562
Phone: 914.944.4556
Area of Expertise: Eco-Friendly Packaging, Design & Manufacturing, Custom Printing



Jim DeBetta

Slingshot Products
3605 Sandy Plains Road Suite 240-275
Marietta, GA 30066
Fax: 678-827-0883


Area of Expertise: selling to major retailers, marketing strategy for consumer products companies, product development


Packaging Portal

Kevin Saladyga  

POPON - Point of Purchase Online Network  


Connect : Communicate : Create - The Point of Purchase Online Network has become one of the fastest growing internet based resources in the Packaging, Display, Retail and Printing Industries. Guided by our vision to remain an unbiased information super-highway, POPON continues to make major strides by leveraging the power of collaboration which enables us to provide unparalleled insight to professionals like you. Please take a moment to visit and explore the wealth of information at your fingertips.


Packaging Supplier


Jeremy S Bunce
CMO Principal
MSL Packaging & Fulfillment
258 South Kitley Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Area of Expertise: POS Assembly & Design, Club Store, Blister. RF, Clamshell, Shrink-packaging, Kitting, Rework / Re-Case, Re-label, Shrink Banding, Bagging, POS Trays, Warehousing, Fulfillment, Local Transportation, WMS, JIT


Jack Crowley, President

Wenham Lake Corporation

P.O. Box 225

Prides Crossing, MA 01965-0225

Phone: 978-921-4661

Fax: 978-922-8774


Area of Expertise:  USED Packaging and Processing Machinery

Wenham Lake Corporation BUYS and sells surplus/used/new and primarily remanufactured packaging and processing machinery, equipment and systems.


We provide everything - from extensive, exhaustive, cost effective sourcing capabilities - through the provision of complete remanufacturing and rebuilding services performed by experienced OEM factory trained technicians.


Wenham Lake Corporation consistently delivers proven high quality equipment and machinery – when our customers’ want it - at a fair price with excellent service.


If you would like your next equipment acquisition to make a measurable, positive impact on your business, contact Wenham Lake Corporation today and experience the difference.


Innovative solutions to common problems - Your source for hard-to-find items.


We have been connecting the dots … Every day since 1987!

Keith A. Hall, President

Eyeon Packaging

6220 Clover Lake Drive

Cedar Hill, MO 63016

Phone: 314-307-4453

Twitter: @eyeonpackaging




Packaging Labels




Packaging Testing


Karen K. Greene
VP Sales and Technology

Life Packaging Technology LLC
1740 Catalpa Road, Suite B
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Phone: 760 835 2260
Fax: 760 603 9011

Area of Expertise: Package design, prototyping, materials selection, 
low volume manufacturing, consulting for FDA regulated industries, 
specifcally medical device


Public Relations

John Thatcher
McKinley Reserve Media Group
901 Dove Street, Suite 295
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Area of Expertise: Public Relations

Packaging Printers



Packaging Recruiters

Tom Thomson

Managing Partner

Sanford Rose Associates - Franklin

339 Main Street

Franklin, TN 37069


Recruiting for the Packaging Industry

Nick Bierman

Executive Recruiter

RLB & Associates

2503 Gainesway Ct.

Louisville KY 40245


Recruiting professionals for the packaging & printing industry.

Patent and Trademark Legal Services

Ron Reardon

Patents & More, Inc.
3356 Station Court,
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30044-5674
Phone: 770-241-4907
Fax: 1-866-894-3953


Virtual Prototyping

Daniel Dowling

Marketing & Sales Coordinator
700 N Sacramento Blvd. Ste. 265
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 773-533-4492
Fax: 773-722-9701
Packaging Prototypes, Comps, Models, Sales Samples, 
Mock Ups, Implementation



Miguel Elasmar
48 E Princeton St
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 813-215-6968
branding, flexo, roto, digital

Contract Packaging

Dominick Caiati

Southfield Packaging, Inc
80 Southfield Avenue
Stamford, CT 06902
Phone: 203-327-9807
Fax: 203-359-6485

Contract packaging, fulfillment

Intellectual Property

Jackie Hutter, MS, JD

The Hutter Group LLC
2182 Spring Creek Road
Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: 404-797-8124

Area of Expertise: Intellectual Property and Patent Strategy and Business Value Creation: We work with clients to identify, capture and protect their IP and intangible asset value to enable them to achieve their desired profit margins and exit value. This value may encompass patents and trademarks, but typically these are only part of the total value found our client's product offerings. Although we are licensed IP attorneys with many years of corporate and law firm experience, are business consultants. If our clients need patents or trademarks, we can provide recommendations to cost-appropriate providers to execute your IP Strategy for you.

4290 Bells Ferry Road, Suite 106-17

Kennesaw, GA 30144-1300


Phone: (678) 594-6872

jrhines at

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