Brad is a 25-year veteran of the plastics and packaging industry. He has spent much of his career working for major plastic manufacturers, where he’s developed polymers for use in numerous packaging applications. Currently, Brad is the R&D Director of Sustainable Packaging and Advanced Materials Research for PepsiCo Advanced Research, where his responsibilities include the development of next generation packaging materials. As of today, he holds 13 patents for various packaging applications and multiple more pending. Brad has authored or co-authored several papers and published articles in the area of barrier food packaging, and currently he’s working on the development of advanced barriers using nanotechnology and biopolymers. Brad has a degree in Polymer Chemistry from the University of Missouri-Rolla.