barnellJeffrey Barnell
Program Manager, Packaging Innovation


As Program Manager for Packaging Innovation, Jeff Barnell is responsible for driving innovation within Medtronic’s Cardio-Vascular Group Global Packaging and Labeling organization. He advances the deployment of new or novel designs, materials and processes for use in packaging design, testing, pack out and logistics. He develops tools and techniques that help the organization identify, evaluate and implement improvement opportunities across the product life cycle. Jeff has a diverse background, having spent the majority of his career in industrial and electronics products companies where he was responsible for packaging design, and product sales and marketing. Jeff graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Industrial Engineering.


Jeffrey will be one of the distinguished speakers at the 3rd Semi-Annual Medical Device Packaging: Innovations In Design and Testing Conference.


Why is the 3rd Semi-Annual Medical Device Packaging Conference important to packaging executives?
The value of packaging to the overall business organization is always understated. Attendees will learn how to promote the value their people and accomplishments bring to the business.


Are there any sessions or topics you’re looking forward to discussing at the September conference?
I like the user experience info the most.


What do you hope attendees will take away from your session?
Build value into packing without adding cost is surprisingly easy if you use the proper analysis and strategy.


What initiatives are on the horizon for your team in 2016?
Lower cost, eco improvements and user experience improvements.