About Us

ProPack.pro 

ProPack.pro is one of the leading business portals for the packaging industry. We keep our readers informed on the issues and news affecting their businesses and the sector. ProPack.pro covers the business and technology opportunities of packaging with broad reaching editorial coverage that includes news, comment, features and product reviews.

ProPack.pro Website 

Our website – www.propack.pro – provides the industry with must-read news as it happens. We have high page impressions and the most unique browsers of any title in our sector. We offer the only daily email news  bulletin in the industry, going out to a large number of subscribers every day. We pride ourselves on our strong regional focus, but also feature news content relevant to the packaging converters worldwide.

Printer Magazines Group

The Printer Magazines Group is the print industry’s leading magazine publisher. The publications include

  • Australian Printer
  • ProPrint
  • ProPack.pro
  • New Zealand Printer

 

James Wells – Managing Director 

James is the Managing Director of Printer Media Group (a division of The Intermedia Group) – the owner of Australian Printer, New Zealand Printer, ProPrint and ProPack.pro.

James has worked for The Intermedia Group since 2000 and prior to this appointment worked for the Sydney Olympic Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG) as a Supervisor and Manager within the Media Operations Team. 

As a Group Publisher, James has created and managed numerous print and digital publications for the event management, liquor and hospitality industry as well as the hotel accommodation category, the consumer electronics industry, the jewellery industry and the convenience retailing industry. 

 

Carmen Ciappara – Sales Manager 

Carmen joined the printing industry in 1986. She was part of the team that launched ProPrint in 1991 and is responsible for the advertising sales in print and digital.

Carmen has successfully grown the ProPrint Power 50 since its inception in 2010, the only Australian industry event that brings innovators and leaders of print together with suppliers who proudly support, sponsor and partner with the Power 50.

Carmen is trusted and well respected, she is known to always go above and beyond to ensure her clients expectations are exceeded.

 

Brian Moore – Sales Manager 

Brian has worked in Australia as well as his native New Zealand and in Singapore, mostly with media for the printing, packaging and graphic communications industry.
 
He has experience founding multiple titles in the APAC region, including Asia Pacific Packaging, Asia Pacific Newspapers Today, and Asia Pacific Apparel.
 
In his 40+ year career, he has held many and varied positions in publishing companies, including editorial and sales roles, understanding the full end-to-end process of publishing. Brian has also been a copy writer and edited a book for Readers Digest. 
 
In his downtime, he managed to create a magazine on a passion project, The Stamp Collector, producing it entirely on his own.
 

Paul Brescia – Editorial 

When he is not working on ProPack.Pro, Paul is the editor of Australian Printer, the longest-running trade publication in the country, and one of the longest-running in the world. Known for fair, accurate reporting, and breaking stories, he has cultivated good relationships with all those he works with.
 
Before writing on the printing and packaging industries, he was a radio journalist, doing news and current affairs for the nationally broadcast program, The Wire, including working as a Federal budget-lock up reporter in Canberra.
 
With a Masters in Future Journalism, he is well-across the digital aspects of publishing, while his print knowledge and experience gives him a healthy respect for the power of ink on paper.
 

Sophie Pyrgiotis – Editorial 

Sophie is a dual journalism and law student, who has already completed her first degree: a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism & International Relations).
 
When she isn’t studying for her exams, she writes on the packaging industry, covering breakthrough products, innovations, and trends.
 
With past experience working for WIN News out of Orange, she is experienced in getting stories across quickly, accurately, and concisely, and understands video journalism better than most.
 

Sheree Young – Editorial 

Sheree Young is the Editor of the bi-monthly printing industry magazine, ProPrint which covers business and technology news specific to the printing trade in Australia, which regularly crosses over into the booming packaging sector. ProPrint is the voice of the industry in Australia and Features long form features on printers and what makes them tick as well as regular technology guides. One of Sheree’s favourite parts of the role is visiting printers and telling their stories of hard work and innovation in ProPrint. 

Sheree started her career as a cadet journalist at Australia’s national news wire service Australian Associated Press (AAP) 18 years ago and went on to cover state politics, courts, general news, finance and sport all while honing her reporting and editing skills. Sheree loves to get to the bottom of the story and tell it like it is.