Michael Dossor, our Group General Manager, has been named the Industry Packaging Professional of the Year – PIDA 2023.
Michael and the Result team are extremely pleased of his achievement! Here are some facts that you might be interested in learn about Michael.
Group General Manager, Result Group Michael Dossor (or Doss as he is known to all) motto – “It’s all about the experience…”
Michael is a well-known supplier of packaging innovation and an industry leader with over 30 years of experience in packaging equipment for coding and marking, labelling, sleeving, printing; sustainability, traceability, and software solution development.
Michael has grown the Result Group into Australasia’s leading product identification company, specialising in everything from authentication, serialisation, track and trace to reducing food waste through technology. Michael is constantly on the lookout for new and innovative solutions from around the world. As a leading expert in Active & Intelligent Packaging, Michael brings the most unique and innovative solutions to the region; and as a professional always available to help and assist others.
Michael is committed to identifying new packaging technologies, processes, and materials with the potential to drive innovation, as well as to achieving greater sustainability and food waste control in the packaging space. He is also passionate about transforming brands’ packaging into digital identities and has been responsible for the launch of a number of smart packaging technologies that were previously unavailable in the Australian market.
For many years, Result Group has been committed to product stewardship. Michael ensures that the packaging materials and solutions not only meet the functional requirements of the customers but are also developed with renewable or recyclable materials.
Michael is responsible for a number of packaging firsts in Australia. He is the first to develop an Instant Win on-pack promotion (Nestle Kit Cash for Nestle Kit Kat brand), the first to pioneer Unique Coding for Coca Cola’s Powerade promotion in 2009 and the first to advance the use of the adhesive reseal tab on Wet Wipes.
Michael started his career as an apprentice technician at Southcorp over 30 years ago and has since built packaging industry experience in the areas of Machinery, Print, and Materials. Over 10 years ago Michael established Result Group to use his great expertise and knowledge in innovative equipment.
In recent years, Michael started focusing on bridging the gap between Sustainability and Food Waste and has already implemented technology to deliver on those key drivers.
His dedication and contribution as a volunteer to the industry has been exceptional. He represents the AIP on numerous working groups and committees and is always there to help with speaking, training and lecturing support to the Institute. Michael is now a lecturer in the Master of Food & Packaging Innovation degree at the University of Melbourne, a trainer in the AIP Education team and a speaker whenever the AIP needs help. Nothing is too much trouble for Michael when it comes to supporting industry associations.
Just some of the working groups Michael is on include: the Save Food Packaging consortium led by the AIP (Result Group is a Full Member since 2007) within the Fight Food Waste CRC, APCO’s National Packaging Targets Implementation (NPTI) Working Group, and has been recently reappointed as a Co-Chair for GS1 Traceability Solutions.
- During 2021-2022 Result Group was participating in the ATGA Australian Table Grapes Traceability Pilot, as a technology provider. Australian Table Grapes (ATGA) Traceability Pilot is one of the largest traceability and authentication projects deployed in Australia. The outstanding achievements are the result of collaboration between Australian Table Grape Association, Agriculture Victoria, Perfection Fresh Australia, GS1 Australia, and Result Group as the technology solution provider.
More than 840,000 units of table grapes, including bunch bags, clamshells, and cartons, were labelled with a unique serialised QR code further enhanced with the use of GS1 Digital Link standards and exported to over 15 markets in the Asia Pacific Region. https://resultgroup.com.au/table-grapes-traceability-pilot-final-report/
- Result Group was engaged in the biggest intelligent packaging project rolled in Australia Hungry Jack’s UNO™ promotion/ instant win on pack for two years in a row 2021 and 2022. The company produced the 17 million mini cards utilising computer databases, extremely efficient software, and innovative digital printing machines to create high-quality game pieces before they are applied on Drink Cups and Fries Scoops packaging for consumers packaging gamification.
Result Group/ AWARDS
WPO (World Packaging Organisation) WORLDSTAR AWARDS 2023
Result Group is a proud winner in the category of WorldStar Awards 2023 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables with its Australian Table Grapes Traceability Pilot; announced on the 9th January 2023.
Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design PIDA AWARDS 2022:
- Result Group was awarded Silver with the ATGA Traceability Pilot
- Result Group was awarded Silver and Bronze with the Hungry Jack’s Uno intelligent packaging promotion
Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design PIDA AWARDS 2023: Herma InNo Liner; Industry Professional of the Year
Michael Dossor has been contributing to the industry for over 30 years by bringing innovative packaging equipment and solutions from all over the world, collaborating with European and American brands, some of which are the largest companies in their field. Each partner was deliberately chosen based on a specific technology feature that is unique in the Australian market, giving Australian customers a distinct advantage.
Michael ensures that these packaging materials and solutions not only meet customers’ requirements for functional properties but are also developed with renewable or recyclable materials and contribute to sustainability.
One of the many examples is the recently introduced Linerless labels Herma InNo Liner to reduce waste and protect the environment. Herma InNo Liner is a new labelling system introduced by Result Group that is completely sustainable, contains no liner material, free of silicone, and enables more eco-friendly packaging through shipping labels that do not contain any liner material ( a proud winner of PIDA 2023).
Another latest innovation in coding and marking that has been taking the industry by storm is EcoMark Natural Branding ,“packaging without packaging”. Over the last few years, Michael Dossor worked hard to partner and collaborate with global companies in coding and marking space, EcoMark and Macsa in order to bring the unique technology to the Australian market.
The new EcoMark Natural Branding provides a non-contact and safe labelling technique that creates an image on the peel – a high resolution laser removes colour from the fruit or vegetable’s outer layer of skin; and literally acts as a tattoo on a variety of goods, making plastic-free packaging a reality…… packaging without packaging.
EcoMark Natural Branding is the new, sustainable, and cost-effective alternative to produce unit labelling, as it has the potential to completely eliminate the need for those pesky little fruit labels and the silicon liner that goes with them, and it contains zero ink. The new system has no labeller; not to mention ridiculously good ROI – zero label cost and no lock in contracts for consumable. The advantages are endless…
The new laser technology may be used on any food with any a robust skin, including: apple, avocado, apricot, banana, grapefruit, kiwi, lemon, lime, mandarin, pear, orange, papaya, peach, passion fruit, to name a few; it is becoming increasingly popular for conventional goods such as bread, biscuits, chocolate…
EcoMark video https://youtu.be/-nl5dxn2yQ0
In recent years Michael has developed a passion for Food Waste. He brings the most unique innovations and sustainable solutions to the country and shares his expertise by speaking at events, presenting at tradeshows to emphasize the importance of the role of Active & Intelligent packaging in minimizing food loss and water across the value chain.
Wining a WorldStar Award, the most prestigious and important packaging award in the globe, is the big achievement. Being the ATGA Traceability Pilot technology provider and contributing to one of the largest initiatives ever to be recognised at the worldwide level is significant for Michael, Result Group, and the industry as a whole.
To assist grape growers to connect with consumers and supply chains as well as consumer safety and quality standards, Result Group used the industry customised traceability platform, a label printing and management programme NiceLabel, as well as process automation and scanning technologies, designed to collect end-to-end shipping data.
The overall concept was to sell more Australia Table Grapes by proving authenticity and provenance. Setting high quality Australian produce in a space of its own … all done with virtually no disruption to current grape harvest and packing processes.
One of the other achievements is a Natural Branding that has been rapidly gaining traction around the world, and now brought and introduced to the Australian market by Michael Dossor. He is very dedicated and passionate about this innovative technology and the positive impact it can have on the industry and on reducing food waste by removing those pesky labels on fruits and vegetables.
Michael is confident that we can help our planet by switching to alternative packaging, natural branding, which is undeniably more cost effective and protects the environment and climate. Result Group has received the most positive feedback since its launch date (2 months ago), and this is just the beginning of the journey. This revolutionary technology has taken the industry by storm.
As a Result Group team, we believe the industry will continue to hear about Michael’s achievements and the latest unique technology he will bring, as he keeps accelerating in his journey… He will keep playing a critical role in sustainability, food waste reduction projects and the overall future of the industry…