The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Councilcelebrating 25 years

The Healthcare Compliance
Packaging Council

Welcome to the
Healthcare Compliance
Packaging Council

  The HCPC board is intricately involved in developing and guiding
  the direction of the HCPC. Besides meeting face to face six to
  seven times per year, the board currently engages in biweekly
  conference calls to ensure the organization is actively pursuing
  our mission of improving patient adherence and outcomes through

Meet the HCPC Staff

Meet the HCPC Board

Walt Berghahn is the HCPC’s Executive Director.
Walt Berghan became HCPC's Executive Director in September 2010 after working with the organization in various board and chair positions for over ten years. In 2004, Walt Berghahn joined AmerisourceBergen Packaging Group as Vice President of Packaging Technology. In this position Mr. Berghahn supported AB’s Packaging Group companies by acting as liaison to Trade Associations and industry work groups, monitoring regulatory changes, evaluating their impact on future operations, coordinating technology suppliers to support implementation of changes and recommending appropriate action. Mr. Berghahn has worked on numerous project teams within EPCglobal on Track and Trace initiatives, continued with GS1 Healthcare.

Prior to joining AmerisourceBergen, Mr. Berghahn was with Uhlmann Packaging Systems, a manufacturer of packaging machinery for the pharmaceutical industry. Mr. Berghahn held a variety of positions at Uhlman including Director of Marketing and Business Development (2004), Director of Sales and Marketing North America (1999-2004), and Manager of East Coast Sales (1996-1999). Mr Berghahn was also Manager, Machinery Sales North America at American Fuji Seal and a Regional Manager, Machinery Sales, Rodico Inc. Mr. Berghahn holds a B.S. from Rutgers University College of Engineering with a Degree in Packaging Engineering.

For more information:
Phone: (603) 524-4810
Fax: (888) 812-4272
Victoria Welch is the HCPC's Communications Director.
Victoria Welch joined the HCPC as its Communications Director in October 2009. Ms. Welch is the former director of marketing communications for Reynolds/Alcoa Flexible Packaging. During Ms. Welch’s 19 years at Reynolds/Alcoa, she gained extensive experience in internal and external communications for these Fortune 500 firms, and directed the following marketing communications responsibilities: advertising, public relations, direct customer promotions, tradeshows, website development, newsletters, promotions, national sales/distributor meetings and special events. Ms. Welch is experienced at strategezing and executing multiple business unit communications for a broad portfolio of products. She has developed communications for multiple industries including the healthcare, food and beverage, confectionery, medical, tobacco and industrial markets. Ms. Welch also gained valuable marketing management experience within healthcare packaging when she managed the laminated products and blister lidding specifications for Reynolds Flexible Packaging’s Healthcare Packaging business. Ms. Welch also represented Reynolds/Alcoa on strategic industry associations including Flexible Packaging Association, the Vinyl Institute, IoPP, and Green Blue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition. Prior to Reynolds, Ms. Welch fulfilled a number of responsibilities for AdMark, Ltd., a Richmond, VA advertising agency, including account management, copywriting, art directing and agency management.

Melissa Green is the HCPC’s Board of Directors Treasurer.
Melissa Green is the Global Strategic Marketing Manager for the Healthcare Business within the Healthcare & Packaging Business at Honeywell International. Her responsibilities include leading new product development projects, supporting the business with in-depth customer "Voice of the Customer" analyses, competitor and channel analysis, brand management and promotional marketing. Prior to the Strategic Marketing role, Melissa has held various positions within Honeywell's Healthcare & Packaging business; Global Product Manager for Aclar® Film and Healthcare Marketing Manager - all supporting the growth of push thru packaging with Aclar® film. She has been a corporate member of HCPC since 2002 and has participated in various compliance and patient adherence initiatives within Honeywell. Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University and a Masters in Business Administration from Lebanon Valley College.
For more information:
Phone: (973) 455-2105
Fax: (973) 455-2487

John Grinnell is Vice President and Managing Director for MWV Healthcare's Secondary & Adherence Packaging Division. In this role he is responsible for helping MWV expand the utilization of adherence packaging within the retail, branded, and generic pharmaceutical sectors worldwide.

Prior to joining MWV in 2010, John spent 17 years with Cadmus Communications, most recently as Executive Vice President, Publisher Services Group. In this role John was responsible for a $250MM medical and scientific publishing services and printing unit of Cenveo with operations in the United States and India.

Besides being a member of the HCPC, John is also a member of the Society for Scholarly Publishing and is former Chairman of the Education Committee for that organization. John received a B. S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the University of North Carolina.

John Grinnell
MWV Healthcare
804-444-7062 (o)

Joe Luke is Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Reed-Lane, a New Jersey based contract packager and has held this position since May 2010. Joe is responsible for overall management of Reed-Lane's growth and current sales, the marketing campaigns and leading the serialization effort underway at the company.

Joe joined Reed-Lane as an Account Manager in 2007. Prior to Reed-Lane, Joe worked for Alcan Packaging in the Contract Packaging & Carton Division, working for both the Bethlehem, PA and Montreal facilities from 1999 - 2007. Prior to Alcan, Joe worked for Mebane Packaging (now MWV) from 1985-1999 in folding carton sales.

Joe has a BS in Business from University of Dayton and a MBA from Iona College.

Thomas McDonough - Bilcare Research
Tom McDonough is the Executive Vice President, America's for Bilcare Research. With a broad operations, manufacturing and sales experience, Mr. McDonough is focused on expanding Bilcare Research's integration into North and South American pharmaceutical packaging markets through local, national, and multi-national projects. Prior to joining Bilcare Research, Mr. McDonough was the Director of Operations, Sales & Marketing for Tekni-Plex's Pharma-Americas Group amongst a variety of other responsibilities during his employment. Tom has a very broad perspective in manufacturing and business management for multiple packaging applications and structures including, low to high barrier blister films and forming webs, lidding, multiple varieties of closure liner, and pouching for unit dose as well as transdermal markets.
For more information:
Phone: (302) 838-3247
Ralph Mendoza is the HCPC’s Board of Directors Chairman.
Based in Morris Plains, NJ, Ralph Mendoza is the North American Sales Manager for Klockner Pentaplast. Prior to joining Klockner Pentaplast in July 2012, Ralph's career in Healthcare Packaging spanned over 14 years working most recently for Honeywell's Healthcare and Packaging Group as a Marketing Manager. In addition, Ralph was with StoraEnso's Pharmaceutical Solutions Group as the North America Sales and Marketing Manager (2004-2011) where he introduced the award winning Pharma DDSi compliance package. Prior to that, he was with MeadWestvaco's Healthcare & Packaging Group as an Account Manager(1998-2004 ). Ralph's work encompasses special projects with Pharma end users to improve patient outcomes through innovations and applications including: unit dose blister packaging, intelligent electronic packaging & RFID and adherence and managed care programs. Ralph has worked with the pharmaceutical and managed care industries, as well as pharmacists.
For more information:
Phone: 973 455 0575
Justin Schroeder is the HCPC’s Board of Directors Vice Chairman.
Justin Schroeder is the Executive Director, Marketing, Business Development & Design at Packaging Coordinators Inc. (PCI). Mr.Schroeder is responsible for new account development, global marketing, and creative package design with a focus on the development and commercialization of unit dose and compliance prompting packaging. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the School of Packaging at Michigan State University, and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from Northern Illinois University. Mr. Schroeder has been at PCI/Anderson since 2000, holding positions including Process Development / Packaging Engineer, Customer Project Manager, Director of Project Management and Planning, and most recently Senior Director, Marketing & Development Services. Previously, Mr. Schroeder held package engineering positions with Hershey Foods Corp and at the J.M. Smucker Co. (Smucker's). Mr. Schroeder is an IoPP Certified Packaging Professional and has been an HCPC Board member since 2008. 
For more information:
Phone: (815) 484-8973
Fax: (815) 484-8904
Bill Sharpless has been a corporate member of HCPC since 1999 and has held a Board of Directors position since 2005. He has addressed compliance and patient adherence packaging issues with ranking staff members of the Food & Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Health and Human Services and the United States Congress. In February 2009 Bill joined Winpak Packaging where he is the Business Development Manager over their Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Packaging Division. His prior pharmaceutical packaging experience includes being the Global Marketing Director at Alcoa/Reynolds for their Pharmaceutical and Medical Packaging division. He was also a Market Development Manager for the Healthcare segment for Honeywell’s Specialty Films division.

In 1979, Bill began a 20 year career in pharmaceutical sales where he worked with leading pharmaceutical companies McNeil, Ivax and DuPont-Merck, holding positions as a sales representative, hospital specialist, district manager, field sales and national accounts manager. Bill is a 1974 graduate of Alderson-Broaddus College with a BS degree in Medical Science. Upon graduation, he practiced medicine for five years as a Physician Assistant within family practice and general surgery prior to entering the pharmaceutical sales arena.

For more information:
Phone: 804 739-1413
Fax: 804 739-1503


With over 20 years of experience in unit dose packaging materials and a MBA from the University of Delaware, John Steenkamer is Constantia Hueck Foils Business Manager, Pharmaceutical. With broad experience involving unit dose forming and sealant webs, Mr. Steenkamer is primarily responsible for a growth role integrating packaging solution options into multi-national pharmaceutical companies. Prior, Mr. Steenkamer worked for Klockner Pentaplast and American Mirrex Corporation in a full spectrum of commercial, technical and operational capacities.

For more information:
Phone: (302) 737-1834
Fax: (302) 737-1835

Matt Rayner - Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging.

Matt Rayner is the Executive Director of Operations at Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging in St. Louis, Missouri. Matt has worked at Legacy for over 10 years and has broad experience in Operations leading his team through tremendous growth the past 5 years installing 12 new packaging lines which includes fully integrated high speed compliance packaging lines.

Mr. Rayner has also successfully consolidated Legacy's packaging operations into a 189,000sq ft. facility. Matt collaborates and works closely with Business Development and Sales to evaluate new business opportunities. In addition, Matt is currently leading the Legacy team towards full Serialization.


Scheduled HCPC Board Meetings

  • January 27, 2015  - HCPC Board of Directors Meeting
  • March 30, 2015 - HCPC Board of Directors Meeting - Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center, in conjunction with HCPC's RxAdherence2015, Strategies to Improve Outcomes Annual Conference  
  • June 1, 2015 - HCPC Board of Directors Meeting -
    Conference call
  • November 2, 2015 - HCPC Board of Directors Meeting -
    Location: Honeywell Campus, Morris Plains, NJ in conjunction with November 3rd Annual Members Meeting

HCPC Board meetings are open to all HCPC members. If you would like to participate, please let us know.

Contact HCPC Communications Director
Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council
2711 Buford Road, #268
Bon Air, VA 23235-2423
FAX: 888-812-HCPC (4272)