AeroFlexx Announces Addition of Senior Leadership
ORLANDO, Fla.-AeroFlexx, the company that is revolutionizing liquid packaging by bringing the first flexible package with rigid qualities to market, today announced that Nicole Juntunen has been named as vice president, commercial and business development, and that Douglas R. Myers has been named vice president, operations.
Nicole Juntunen has extensive experience in sales and marketing across early-stage and Fortune 100 packaging and consumer packaged goods companies including Mars, Inc. and Wrigley, L’Oreal, Pepsico and General Mills, Inc. Juntunen will be responsible for the entire customer collaboration and commercialization process for new partners and products, from initial pak design to e-commerce launch and on-shelf brick and mortar execution.
“Nicole has exactly the right mix of sales and marketing experience to support AeroFlexx,” said Andrew Meyer, CEO of AeroFlexx. “Nicole’s demonstrated track record and commitment to brand innovation will ensure that we work in partnership with our customers to take advantage of the transformative power of AeroFlexx’s revolutionary liquid packaging solution.”
Juntunen will also lead the business development, sales and customer marketing efforts across AeroFlexx – partnering with customers to reimagine liquid packaging and create brand value while also benefiting the environment.
Doug Myers is an accomplished global operations executive with extensive experience across early-stage and established companies including Luxottica, Sara Lee, Frito-Lay, and the Target Corporation. Myers will lead the design and construction of AeroFlexx’s state of the art production facility in West Chester, Ohio. AeroFlexx, a portfolio company of Innventure, is working to complete development of the lead commercial line in early 2021, working in partnership with Fameccanica, the world leader in the supply of innovation-based, diversified industrial automated machinery.
“Doug’s mix of proven operations success, combined with his passion for developing high-performing teams, will ensure that AeroFlexx becomes a best-in-class liquids packaging company and the employer of choice for talented industry/operations and supply chain professionals,” added Meyer in announcing Myers’ arrival.
Myers brings extensive manufacturing, distribution and logistics experience to AeroFlexx, which includes Lean and Six Sigma, and has opened several manufacturing and distribution facilities and plants over the course of his professional career. In addition to overseeing the construction of the lead commercial line for AeroFlexx, Myers will also be responsible for scaling up the AeroFlexx manufacturing footprint, with a focus on safe, reliable operations and the execution of talent recruitment and development.
Accomplishments for Nicole Juntunen include having built the corporate sales and marketing functions from the ground up to support the retail consumer goods compostable packaging business for Be Green Packaging. Myers’s accomplishments include serving as the Chief Supply Chain Officer for Teespring, where he transformed the manufacturing process, taking production turnaround from five days to two hours, and scaling 30 new products, while also supporting the more than two million Teespring products available through Amazon.
Juntunen graduated with a dual degree in Marketing and Government from the University of Notre Dame. Myers earned both a Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Business and Master of Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University.
AeroFlexx, a portfolio company of Innventure, is revolutionizing the liquid packaging industry by offering the only flexible package with an air-chamber that provides rigid qualities to a flexible package. Our proprietary package, invented by Procter & Gamble, is customer centric, contains at least 50 percent less plastic, allows for greater flexibility in size and shape; provides efficiency in manufacturing; has no label limitations, thanks to seamless edge-to-edge artwork; and meets e-commerce and sustainability requirements. To learn more, visit aeroflexx.com.