Dennis Calamusa

Dennis Calamusa is Founder and President | CEO of ALLIEDFLEX® Technologies, Inc. a Sarasota, Florida USA (2002) based Sales, Marketing & Consulting Group providing global Flexible Packaging Machinery Systems and Technologies to the North & South American markets. Dennis has dedicated the last 30 years of his career to consumer packaging and in particular has supported the global shift toward flexible packaging innovation including the popular Standup Pouch packaging format which is realizing rapid growth in a wide variety of global markets.

Clients of ALLIEDFLEX® include many of the multi-national consumer product and global flexible packaging companies.  As a result, he and his company have participated in “transitioning” hundreds of successful new product / package introductions utilizing innovative flexible packaging as a tool to re-invent a mature brand or create a new value added product category. 

Prior to starting ALLIEDFLEX®, Calamusa held various key Packaging Industry positions: 

  • Founder and President of PPi / PROFILE Packaging, Inc / PPi Technologies, LLC
  • Vice President of Flexible Packaging Systems at Klockner Bartelt. 
  • Product Manager North America - Flexible Packaging Systems for Robert Bosch Corporation.

Dennis is a contributing editor for FLEXIBLE PACKAGING MAGAZINE where he authors his column titled Flexible Insights™. He is also a contributing editor to PACKAGE DESIGN MAGAZINE, as well as a member of their Advisory Board, providing innovative flexible packaging design strategies to the package design industry. 

Dennis launched the first SME Standup Pouch Conference Series in North America in 1997 which has since evolved into today’s popular Global Pouch Conference program organized by Packaging Strategies now in its 20th year.

Dennis has successfully distributed and sold hundreds of Standup Pouch Machines in North America from some of the most globally recognized and respected Standup Pouch machinery brands including KHS (Klockner Bartelt USA) Laudenberg ( Germany), Toyo Jidoki (Japan), Nishebe (Japan), Leepack (Korea), SJ Pack Korea (Korea), Mespack (Spain) and Robert’s Packaging (USA). Based on this experience and industry leadership he is considered the “Authority in Standup Pouch Packaging” and has led the charge to its global growth and continuous forward momentum. 

Dennis is an avid speaker and moderator, having presented at over 180 packaging conferences and venues around the world.   Dennis is a professional member of the IOPP [Institute of Packaging Professionals] and the former Vice President of the IOPP / Florida Chapter.

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February 6, 2018

2:00 PM

Room: TBA

The Turning Point Toward Flexible Packaging

The time has come when traditional packaging methodology is being challenged by a multitude of Flexible Packaging alternatives. What has been thought of as “standard” over many decades is now being literally turned upside down and inside out. We have turned the corner from when Flexible Packaging was just considered a “niche” player. Today Flexible Packaging has exploded into the mainstream as a leading packaging and re-packaging solution across a broad range of products and markets. 

The good news is that this packaging shift is re-inventing brands, improving logistics/distribution, stimulating retail sales and along the way satisfying today’s changing consumer. 

In this presentation we will explore the trends, market applications and dynamics impacting this revolutionary shift in consumer packaging.