Meet the Team

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Anthony J. White

President

In 1993, Anthony White founded Advanced Packaging Technology Laboratories (APTL) with a vision to deliver a customer-centric experience combined with technical expertise and state-of-the-art testing equipment. For over 20 plus years, he along with his seasoned technical and support staff has grown APTL into a well-established brand with a client list that ranges from fortune 100 and 500 companies to the U.S. Military.

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Mark Hughes

Laboratory Director

Mark Hughes joined Advanced Packaging Technology Laboratories in early 2014 as Laboratory Director. With over 30 years’ experience in the package testing industry, Mark understands the key to managing a successful lab is using cutting-edge technology to get meaningful results. He takes great pride in being able to solve customers’ packaging challenges. Mark is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and received his master’s degree from the University of Minnesota.

When not working, Mark enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, bicycle riding and running. As a native of Boston, Mark is a loyal Red Sox fan.

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Luisa Herrera

Office Administrator

Luisa comes to Advanced Packaging Technologies Laboratory after several years in the medical packaging industry. It is her attention to detail and her “get-it-done” attitude that makes her perfect fit for the office administrator position.

When Luisa is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs. Luisa also loves to travel and she is always looking for a new adventure.

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AJ Isbell

Materials Engineer/Lab Manager

There is nothing linear about AJ Isbell. With over 10 years’ experience as an engineer, AJ brings a whole different level of creativity to package testing solutions. As a true problem solver, AJ analyses the customers’ testing requirements and then tailors existing test or develops new tests to fit the customers’ needs. This left-handed engineer is a graduate of University of Oklahoma and a National Merit Scholar.

When AJ isn’t working, she enjoys showing her 5 Cardigan Welsh Corgis, DYI projects, knitting and reading the occasional sci-fi novel.

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Leo Bityou

Packaging Engineer/Lab Manager

With over 18 years in the testing industry,  Leo has experience in quality, reliability, engineering and laboratory testing. He maintains knowledge of many current test methods and technologies used in modern laboratory testing. With his background, he has presented at industry, trade and customer sites as a key note speaker discussing topics including accelerated life, military and aerospace testing.

When he is not dedicated to his work, he enjoys “hanging out” with his two teenage kids and watching movies.

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Matt Schnirer

Certified Packaging Technician

With over 13 years’ experience in the packaging testing industry, Matt Schnirer has seen his share of packaging project challenges. Selecting the appropriate package testing and having the ability to exceed customer expectations has made him the go-to-person when it comes to packaging project challenges.

As the father of two young children, Matt spends his time fully-submerged in their activities. He is a life-long learner of world cultures and a connoisseur of great food, aka a foodie.

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Rafael Cameron

UN/DOT Manager

As a test technician for the past 9 years, Rafael Cameron has developed the ability to adapt to various testing methods with a high-level of accuracy. His understanding of the testing process has helped customers achieve a high-level of success. Rafael served in the U.S. Navy where he developed a strong work ethic and valuable leadership skills.

When Rafael isn’t working, he is traveling the country with his family, including 5 daughters, participating in bowling tournaments and seeking his 18th perfect game.

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Kim Grumbos

UN/DOT Project Lead

Kim Grumbos is known at APTL for her attention to detail and outgoing personality.   A graduate from Kaplan University with a major in health science, Kim has a talent for keeping a strict eye on her customers projects.

Kim has a passion for animals, in addition to sharing her home with a variety of them, she volunteers at a local animal shelter. When Kim isn’t working she’s enjoys watching the “Walking Dead” and embracing her inner zombie.

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Amy Maple

ISTA Lab Technician

Amy joined the APTL team in early 2016 as the officer manager. It was her attention to detail and eagerness to learn more about the packaging testing industry that allowed her to secure a position as an ISTA Lab Technician.  “Everyday is never the same.  We are constantly testing different products and I am always learning something new,” says Amy.

Amy, a Palatine Illinois native enjoys reading and traveling.

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Aileen Berliner

Materials Lab Technician

Aileen comes to APTL from Cuernavaca, Morelos Mexico where she earned her degree in industrial and systems engineering. Aileen began her career in clinical packaging. She has a keen attention detail and prides herself on being able to offer creative testing solutions to her clients.

In her free time, Aileen enjoys spending time with her husband and traveling the world. She also runs a face painting business on the weekends.

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Monica White

ISTA Project Leader

Monica has been instrumental in helping clients reduce packaging concerns by utilizing ISTA/ASTM testing to uncover the best packaging solution for their needs. Prior to coming to APTL, Monica worked in the healthcare industry. It was her compassion and ability to communicate with patients that has contributed to her success as an ISTA Project Leader.

Monica is currently enrolled in the MBA program at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. When not studying or writing papers, Monica enjoys spending time with her standard poodle, Lily and outdoor activities.

Meet the ISTA / ASTM Packaging Team

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Leo Bityou

Packaging Engineer/Lab Manager

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Matthew Schnirer

ISTA Certified Packaging Technologist

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Amy Maple

ISTA Lab Technician

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Ted Latta

ISTA Lab Technician

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Monica White

ISTA Project Leader

Meet the Materials Packaging Team

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AJ Isbell

Materials Testing Manager

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Aileen Berliner

Materials Lab Technician

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Jennifer Liace

Materials Lab Technician

Meet the UN & DOT Hazmat Team

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Dzintars Petersons

UN/DOT Senior Project Engineer

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Rafael Cameron

UN/DOT Project Manager

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Charles Hernandez

UN/DOT Lab Technician

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Kim Grumbos

UN/DOT Project Leader

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Steve Kelly

UN/DOT Lab Technician