John Blake is a Senior Research Director in the Consumer Retail team. John covers packaging, artwork and labeling in Gartner Supply Chain Research. He specializes in consumer and industrial packaging innovation and development process, packaging trends, packaging organization and talent management, packaging strategy across sustainability and e-commerce, IP, growth and cost optimization. He covers specification data management, label and artwork management vendors and best practices.
Prior to joining Gartner in 2018, Mr. Blake was held leadership roles in Mondelez International's global packaging organization where he was the Packaging Productivity Platform Lead and Associate Director Packaging for the Global Biscuit category. His career spans 25 years in many roles across packaging development from project execution to packaging strategic leadership in the food and consumer packaged goods sectors. He has extensive global experience in team and project management, packaging organizational structures, establishing packaging strategic plans, leading long-term research programs, and managing the successful launch of new and innovative packaging and new product introductions.
Packaging Productivity Platform Lead/Associate Director Global Biscuit Packaging
Section Manager Packaging Research and Development
United Parcel Service
Account Executive/Packaging Lab Supervisor
Supply Chain Technology Strategy and Selection
Masters of Business Administration, Sacred Heart University
Bachelor of Science, Packaging Science, Rochester Institute of Technology
1Packaging Commercial and Consumer Best Practices
4Artwork and Labeling
5Packaging Cost Savings