Constantia Flexibles (, a world leading manufacturer of flexible packaging products and labels that supplies multinational corporations and local market leaders in the food, pet food, pharmaceuticals and beverage industries, has hired Dr. Ibon Odriozola as head of innovation, laminates for the company’s pharma division.

Dr. Odriozola will direct Constantia Flexibles’ Laminates Product Excellence Center, a new research center for the design and development of innovative laminate concepts. Comprising three development engineers and six application engineers, Dr. Odriozoia’s team is charged with developing technology driven, user-friendly products that help pharmaceutical manufacturers protect their products and further their brand promises.

Prior to joining Constantia Flexibles, Dr. Odriozola was Head of Polymers and Composites at the IK4-CIDETEC Research Center in San Sebastian, Spain, a Visiting Researcher at the University of Leeds in the UK, a lecturer in organic chemistry at University of the Basque Country in San Sebastian, Spain, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Universite Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, France. Dr. Odriozola received a degree in Chemistry from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from University of the Basque Country in San Sebastian, Spain.