PMMI Podcast

Episode #95 - What to Ask when Choosing Automation

Guest: Sean Spees, Market Segment Manager for Consumer Packaged Goods North America, Bosch Rexroth

Automation use in packaging and processing continues to explode, with CPGs looking to improve operations while also coping with a labor shortage. On this episode of unPACKed with PMMI, Sean Spees from Bosch Rexroth joins us to discuss what CPGs should ask from automation suppliers to keep up with shifting consumer demands and, with that, how they can adapt their packaging and packaging lines to stay flexible and nimble to keep up with all the changes.


Sean Spees

Sean Spees

Sean Spees is an experienced sales professional with over 23 years experience, spending a majority of his career in the packaging industry.  His mission is building a collaborative team environment and winning culture to achieve record results with a strong passion for coaching and focus on customer needs.

Sean is an Ohio native with a degree in Exercise Science from Miami University (Oxford, OH) and started his sales career in Chicago, IL.  For the past 20 years he has lived in the Atlanta, GA area.  Previous roles for Mr. Spees have included Sales Manager, Territory Sales Manager, Regional Sales Manager, Key Account Sales, and Segment Manager for both small and large organizations in health & fitness, recruiting, industrial safety, protective packaging, and capital equipment.  Throughout his career Sean has had experience in both inside and outside sales working directly with customers, pull through distribution relationships, and strategic channel partners.  

Sean’s present role is Market Segment Manager for Consumer Packaged Goods at Bosch Rexroth and he manages a team of Business Development Managers and Solutions Architects providing complete automation solutions for end user customers, original equipment manufacturers, and systems integrators.  Mr. Spees utilizes Miller Heiman, SPIN Selling, and Strategic Selling, and Play to Win strategies and methods to ensure success.