Daniel Abramowicz, Ph.D.

Dan Abramowicz is Crown’s Chief Technology Officer with global responsibility for innovation and technology development across Crown’s business platforms. These efforts include new product design, new process development, product and process improvements, material developments, engineering, process monitoring, database development and cost reductions across the breadth of Crown’s packaging products (food cans and ends; beverage cans and ends; aerosol containers; metal vacuum closures; specialty packaging; and packaging equipment). In addition, Dr. Abramowicz heads Crown’s Environment, Health and Safety Organization and Crown’s Sustainability Initiative.

Before joining Crown, Dr. Abramowicz was a Technical Director in GE’s Global Research Center. In this leadership role he was responsible for innovation and technology development across GE’s Industrial and Consumer Businesses, including Appliances, Lighting, Transportation Systems, Industrial Control Systems and Electrical Distribution & Control. In an earlier role with GE, Dr. Abramowicz headed GE’s Environmental Laboratory, utilizing chemical, biological and physical methods to develop pioneering remediation and pollution prevention systems, as well as initiatives in green product design.

Dr. Abramowicz received his B.S. degree in Chemistry and his B.A. degree in Mathematics & Computer Science from St. Francis University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physical Chemistry from Princeton University. During his time with GE, he was an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Abramowicz is an active volunteer for non-profit organizations and he is currently serving in several leadership roles with such organizations, including Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees at Salus University, Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Industrial Research Institute, Chair of the Executive Corporate Committee of The Franklin Institute (a renowned science museum), and Chair of The President’s Advisory Board of Conwell-Egan Catholic High School. Dr. Abramowicz is also a current member and past-Chair of the Advisory Board of the Clemson University’s Department of Packaging and past-President of the Board of Governors of the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni.

Dr. Abramowicz has recently been recognized with two honors for alumni, being elected to the Andrew Fleming West Society of Princeton University and with St. Francis University’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in Science.

Speaker Session See Full Agenda

February 7, 2017

8:30 AM

Room: TBA

How Package Design Enhances the Consumer Experience

The presentation will contain numerous examples of how innovative package design can enhance the consumer experience, including sensory stimulation, ease of use, the inclusion of consumer-valued features and smart packaging such as the CrownSmart® technology.  In addition, the speaker will address the scope of the food waste problem and discuss how existing packaging like metal packaging can reduce food waste.