Samuel Pardo holds a PhD in Physics from University of Valladolid (Spain). Currently working as Senior Innovation Manager in the Food Packaging division in Klöckner Pentaplast, industry leader in packaging solutions. His expertise deals with polymer science and processing technologies such as extrusion, foaming and thermoforming both at academia and industry levels. Most recently he has led circularity projects with high focus design for recyclability and incorporating recycled content into food packaging. He is member of TCEP Technical Committee and Board Member of PETSHEET Europe.