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Linda Zellner, Project Manager Bioplastics Perstorp

LLinda Zellnerinda Zellner is Project Manager, Innovation – Materials and others at Perstorp, a position she has held since 2011, when she joined Perstorp. She coordinates cross-functional innovation projects within Green chemistry and Bioplastics, working with internal and external partners on a global level. Her main responsibilities include project planning, developing marketing strategies and creating new competitive products within the targeted segments.

Why did you decide to do a webinar with Business Review Webinars?

It is an excellent opportunity to reach out to many different industries at the same time that are working with Bioplastics. A webinar is a very efficient tool to use and by doing so we can save time and money – not only for us but for our customers too. It’s a win win!

We can cover many topics and answer questions live which give it an additional dimension compared to downloading a presentation or answering questions in emails.

What are you looking forward to explaining to the audience?

I would like to explain and highlight the benefits of our Bioplastic offer to the represented industries in the forum and cover the most important topics for these products. I hope to answer many questions to facilitate the decision making as well as the product development within different application areas among the listeners. And of course also create an interest for our Capa™ for Bioplastics portfolio.

What do you most enjoy about your role?

The role as a Project Manager in Bioplastics enables me to influence and contribute to the development of new materials with a lower environmental impact. I believe that sustainability is the key for a better future. Every day in my work is different. I work with so many different areas as well as people making this role very dynamic and exciting which fits my personality perfectly. On top of this, to combine the technical activities with marketing – that is the perfect setup for getting feedback from the outside, to ensure that we are focusing on the right things – meaning what the customer wants and needs!

 Where is your favourite place in the world and why?

I would say anywhere if it’s underwater – amazing marine life, the sound of the ocean (no cell phones or any other disturbing noises), the feeling of being weightless, I can let my thoughts just fly around in my head and relax. I just love it!

If I have to pick a place underwater – then it will be Malapascua or Donsol in the Philippines with an incredible marine life. A place on land – exotic Koh Lanta in Thailand or a big city like San Francisco with its great scenery. What I pick depends on my state of mind.

Lately I think and worry about of these places and dive spots more and more since I often see them being contaminated with plastics. To eliminate this contamination, bioplastics will be a part of the solution and in my work I can help to find these solutions – I can be a part of closing the loop!

Linda will be presenting the Perstorp Webinar ‘Learn how to improve your bioplastics performance’ on 29th June at 3PM London/10AM New York – Register for the webinar here

Stephen Tindal, Director, Formulation and Site R&D Lead, Catalent

Stephen TindalStephen holds a bachelors degree in Chemistry and Analytical Science from Loughborough University, UK. He has worked in softgel R&D for 27 years and has broad expertise in the technology. Stephen specializes in root cause investigation, technology innovation, gelatin innovation, customer liason and supporting business development. Stephen is part of Catalent’s R&D Team at the Company Headquarters in Somerset, New Jersey.

1. Why did you decide to do a webinar with us?

Catalent is a big company with a wide range of capabilities.  It may be difficult for people to truly understand our capabilities based on published information.  It’s important when describing enabling technologies to get into more detail.  This is the only way to match a technology to a specific need.

2. How do you prepare yourself when presenting to a live audience?

I like to make sure I fully understand the message I’m trying to deliver.  I feel more relaxed if I know the subject really well.

3. What are some of the best moments of your career?

The best moment was when I found what I was good at and realized I wanted to do it forever.

4. If you could have a super power, what would it be and why?

Flying.  Just for the thrill.

5. What is your favourite flavour of ice-cream?


You can register now for Catalent’s webinar ‘ Optimize Your Oral Drug Development Pathway – Faster to Market’ taking place on the 30th October at 11am  New York/3pm London.