Guy Middleton, Vacupack

In-depth discussion on working with large FMCG brands, bespoke design capabilities catering to design for purpose and the benefits of Post Consumer Recycled 100% PET light-weight products in the Australian market.


Bio: Guy Middleton

Guy Middleton’s background is in the paper and packaging industries having worked for paper distributors, a mill carton board manufacturer (Whakatane Mill)and now with Vacupack in food plastic packaging. The work has always been around sustainable products – FSC fibre products, and now post consumer recycled PET.

Bio: Simon Shih

Simon Shih stepped is the National Manager Plastic Packaging for Ball & Doggett with a wealth of experience, international experience and an innate ability to connect and make a difference. A driven high performance individual, Simon elevates the space and conversations he shares with everyone.

Simon manages plastic related products within the business while mainly focused on bring sustainable plastic solutions to the market. Sourcing and managing the supply chain is the most important aspect of his role. His continuous effort ensures that Ball & Doggett provides the best packaging solutions to customers and all expectations are exceeded.
A milestone that supports his expertise in understanding the market saw Simon successful in the implementation of 100% PCR products into Australia.

He is a driver of the messaging around sustainability citing “It is the only way forward. By replacing plastic packaging with 100% post-consumer recycled PET, we believe that we are making the world better and greener.”
Simon also established to recycle industrial waste back to its original supplier to form a close loop economy and increase the material efficiency within the packaging industry.


Vacupack dedicated and passionate working with FMCG customers by providing customised end-to-end thermoformed packaging. They have a market reputation for being the go-to partner in the industry.
They partner with customers to get a real in depth knowledge of their business and their needs to continue to offer solutions and cost effective efficiencies while delivering an exceptional product and experience.