Tony Cooper BSc (chem), New Zealand
Tony is a business management growth specialist and innovation champion committed to accelerating business growth through the application of innovation and technology to products, processes and services.
Tony has wide ranging executive manufacturing experience in operations, research and development, quality management, supply chain and international sales particularly in food, beverage and packaging. He has overseen operations in New Zealand and Australia and established agencies in Asia.
In recent years Tony has worked for Industrial Research Limited and Callaghan Innovation supporting business development and commercialisation of innovative products and processes. Tony currently consults for the Defence Technology Agency, the research arm of the NZ Defence Force, facilitating the commercialisation of some of their innovative products and Intellectual property.
Tony is the recipient of a national pulp and papermaking scholarship to North America, a past winner of the Manukau City Best Manufacturer and the Supreme Business Award along with several NZ Packaging Council Environmental Awards. He has been associated with QPod Systems for over 8 years.