BRANDPackaging is giving a warm welcome to new Editor in Chief John Kalkowski. He will also serve as the Packaging Conference Director.
Publisher of BRANDPackaging, Randy Green, says Kalkowski brings a wealth of journalistic and marketing experience to his new position with BNP Media. In related roles, Kalkowski has served as editorial director of Packaging Digest and Converting, as well as editor of Food Online. He also has worked as marketing director of packaging equipment maker Delkor Systems and was North American marketing manager for Sun Chemical. Prior to joining Sun Chemical, he was the director of technical service for paper manufacturer Abitibi Consolidated.
Kalkowski began his career as a journalist, working for several newspapers and magazines around the United States and in Hong Kong. He was executive editor for a start-up business magazine in China and also edited the Pacific edition of a magazine for the U.S. military. After 12 years in journalism, he worked as a production manager at major newspapers owned by Knight-Ridder and Scripps-Howard. Kalkowski has a Master’s from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona, and a Bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Nebraska.
He was a Rotary Journalism Fellow in the Yale-in-China program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and maintains an active interest in Chinese business and cultural programs. He also is a certified project manager.