Meet the INX Can Contest Judges
Meet the judges for the 2024 Colored by INX Can Design Contest. Our experienced panel of brand, color, and metal-decorating experts will determine the top five finalists and the best can-design winner.
Judging starts once the submission period is over. Winners are determined by originality, aesthetics, the best use of color, and by the entrant’s project statement summarizing how the INX Color Catalog was integral to the design process. The public's vote will also count as a judge’s seat via a survey posted on INX’s social media accounts (Facebook, LinkedIn, and X), May 22–24, 2024.
2024 Panel of Judges
Co-founder & Managing Partner of Drucker Group, Inc.
Scott Drucker is co-founder and managing partner of Drucker Group, Inc., a Chicago-based strategic marketing firm established in 2003 with extensive experience across the packaging industry spectrum, serving clients ranging from packaging design firms to printers and converters, material suppliers, distributors, packaging equipment manufacturers and CPG brand owners. The firm’s Investigative Marketing™ process is a carefully developed Voice of Customer research methodology, designed to help U.S. and multinational clients gain deeper knowledge around customer perceptions and preferences, market development insights, growth opportunities, and much more. A lifelong Chicagoan, Scott is also a member of the Qualitative Research Consultants Association and the German American Chamber of Commerce.
Owner at the Metal Packager &
Managing Director at Connective Press Group Ltd
Alex Fordham is the founder and managing director of Connective Press Group, an international digital publishing company and the publisher of The Metal Packager. With over 7,000 monthly users, in over 150 countries, it has quickly become a staple in the global metal packaging industry. Alex graduated with a B.A. in Politics from Portsmouth University in the United Kingdom. He is an experienced publishing specialist with a long career as a journalist and editor with a love for metal decorating and packaging. To learn more about his background and professional experience, click here.
Manager, INX Color Perfection®
Sarah was instrumental in the creation of, and currently manages INX International’s color management group, INX Color Perfection®. Sarah has been at INX for over six years where she has worked in Special Projects within the digital and metal divisions before her current role. She is an active member of IMDPA and has served as a board member since 2019, and chairs several committees within the association. Sarah is a graduate of Clemson University where she earned her B.S. in Packaging Science with minors in Food Science and Business. Learn more about Sarah’s background and professional experience.
President of Inter-Tech & Director at Latamcan
Raul Martinez, President of Inter-Tech and Director at Latamcan, holds an Associate Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toledo, Ohio. With a 33-year legacy, Inter-Tech, under Raul's guidance, has been a steadfast representative in the canmaking and pulp & paper industries. 25 years ago, Raul played a pivotal role in evolving Inter-Tech into LATAMCAN, transforming the company into a dynamic force in the industry. Today, under Raul's strategic leadership, LATAMCAN stands as a collaborative platform that transcends traditional boundaries, fostering innovation and sharing experiences in the canmaking and pulp & paper sectors.
Co-founder & Head of Sales at Canworks
Marshall Thompson, alongside his brother Ryan Thompson, co-founded Canworks and currently runs their sales team. Canworks is one of the first companies in the world to digitally print directly onto aluminum beverage cans, giving craft beverage makers access to beautifully printed cans with small minimums and short lead times. Marshall stumbled across this opportunity when trying to launch an environmentally friendly canned water and (not coming from the beverage industry) realized that the only available options were single-use plastic sleeves/stickers. Marshall and his team work closely to provide the best customer service experience in the industry, regardless of the size of the customer. He is an avid craft beer fan, a diehard Texas Longhorn, and loves spending time with his wife and daughter in his free time.
May 22, 2024
Consumer public opinion is important and ultimately drives the selection and purchase of beverage brands, so they should have a say too! The public can participate and vote for their favorite can designs via a voting survey published on INX’s social media accounts (Facebook, LinkedIn, and X) May 22–24, 2024. The tallied votes will help determine the top five favorites, and ultimately the winner.