The Canmaker is a monthly business intelligence publication for the metal packaging industry offering its readers a mixture of news, features, reviews, comment and access to an unparalleled knowledge base, delivered through print and digital media, along with on-line services.

Published since 1988, The Canmaker serves a growing global market that will be worth $125 billion in 2017.*  It is a key source of information for canmakers, their suppliers and customers in the food, beverage, personal care, home products and industrial sectors.

In a market that is growing between two and three percent a year, The Canmaker is a vital resource for decision makers.

* SmithersPIRA data

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Editorial Board

Gary Alexander
Container Fabrication Machinery (USA)
Gary Alexander is president of Container Fabrication Machinery, a leading US-based supplier of used and refurbished canmaking equipment

Emilio Amati
ASA San Marino (Italy)
Emilio Amati is president of Italian general line canmaker ASA San Marino

Geoffrey Beeston
Consultant (France)
Geoff Beeston, a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, retired in 2001 from managing a beverage can plant in Saudi Arabia but still enjoys involvement in the industry

Scott Biondich
Packaging Innovation & Design (USA)

Colin Gillis
Ball Packaging Europe (Switzerland) 

Antonio Bove
Easytech Closures Solutions (Italy)
Antonio Bove is chief executive of easy-open end manufacturer Easytech Closures Solutions

Joseph D Bulso
Industrial System Technology Corp (USA)
Joseph Bulso is president at Industrial System Technology Corporation. He is the leading expert in high-speed metal forming systems

Jackson Cheng
Zhuhai Cosmos Products (China)
Jackson Cheng is managing director of Zhuhai Cosmos Products Co Ltd, based in Zhuhai City, China

Jan Driessens
Quopa Sarl (Switzerland)
Jan Driessens retired as president of Ball Packaging Europe in 2006 and now works as a consultant to the packaging industry

Joe Finan
INX International Inks (USA)
Joe Finan is manager of special projects at the metal division of INX International Inks

Tony Greensall
Chen Lain (Taiwan)
Tony Greensall is global business managing director at the Taiwan-based canmaker Chen Lain

Ray Good
Consultant (UK)
Ray Good is a packaging and coatings consultant based in the UK

Janelle Harris
International Metal Decorators Association (USA)
Janelle Harris is Director of Graphic Services for Ball Metal Container and president of the IMDA

Len Jenkins
Crown Holdings (USA)
Len Jenkins is vice president of technology development at Crown’s Corporate Technologies research and development division in Alsip, Illinois

F C Lo
F C Packaging (Hong Kong)
F C Lo is chief executive of Hong Kong-based F C Packaging

Chee Wee Loy
M C Packaging (Singapore)
C W Loy is managing director of Singapore-based M C Packaging

Mike Masenoir
IMDA (USA)
Mike Masenior is executive director of the International Metal Decorators Association and president of management company Ameripro Management

Ken Matyska
Consultant (USA)
Ken Matyska retired in 2010 as senior technical representative at US-based INX International Inks

John McHugh
Metaldec (UK)

Tolga Sezer
Aujan Group Holding (Dubai)

Chris McKenzie
SLAC Precision Equipment (Australia)

Richard Moore
Consultant (Hong Kong)
Richard Moore, formerly vice president of Strategic Development at Ardagh Group, provides consultancy services to the industry

Peter Moran
CarnaudMetalbox Engineering Seaming Systems (UK)
Pete Moran retired as business manager at CarnaudMetalbox Engineering’s seaming unit in 2009 and provides consultancy services to the company

Amir Novini
Applied Vision (USA)
Amir Novini is chief executive of Applied Vision Corporation based in Ohio, USA

Bev Page
Consultant (UK)
Following his retirement from managing Lawson Mardon’s factory at Sutton-in-Ashfield, editorial board member Bev Page has provided consultancy services to the canmaking industry

Neal Santangelo
Crown Aerosols (USA)
Neal Santangelo is plant manager of the Crown Aerosol Packaging plant at Alsip, Illinois

Brian Schofield
Greenbank Technologies (UK)
Brian Schofield is director at UK-based thermal processing equipment manufacturer Greenbank Technologies

Arthur Stupay
Tower Research (USA)
Arthur Stupay is an investment banker and long-time industry analyst, along with being president of Tower Research, based in Ohio, USA

Shouzou Ichinose
Toyo Seikan (Japan)
Shouzou Ichinose is the head of the Products Assessment Group at Asia’s largest packaging manufacturer 

Sunil Gidumal
GM Metal Packaging (Hong Kong)

John Taylor
T&S Overseas (UK)
John Taylor is chairman of T&S Overseas, a supplier of equipment for the canmaking industry

Dr Ulrich Nehring
Institut Nehring (Germany) 

Antonio Teixeira
Brasilata (Brazil)
Antonio Teixeira is chief executive of São Paulo-based general line and aerosol canmaker Brasilata, and president of the International Packaging Association

Reynold Wong
China Metal Packaging Group (China)