Julie Zaniewski is the R&D Packaging Sustainability Manager for Unilever North America. In this role, her focus is driving programs to reduce waste through packaging design, emerging technologies and end-of-life recycling and recovery initiatives. During her 13 years with Unilever, she has led several global initiatives in developing and integrating packaging strategies, innovative materials and molding technologies into the Unilever business for brands such as Dove, Vaseline, Axe, Suave, TRESemme, Lipton and Hellmann’s. Prior to joining Unilever, Julie held various R&D and Supply Chain roles with Kraft Foods and Reckitt Benckiser, innovating and executing packaging solutions to drive market growth. Julie has a degree in packaging engineering from Michigan State University.