In 1993, Anthony (Tony) White founded Advanced Packaging Technology Laboratories (APTL) with a vision to deliver a customer-centric experience combined with technical expertise and state-of-the-art testing equipment. For over 25 plus years, he along with his seasoned technical and support staff has grown APTL into a well-established brand with a client list that ranges from fortune 100 and 500 companies to the U.S. Military.
Monica started at APTL as a project lead and has since progressed into the Laboratory Director position. With her vision to enhance the business, Monica has been instrumental in helping APTL become streamlined and efficient. With her involvement in both public and private sectors, Monica has experience in management consultation, team building, professional development, and company collaboration.
Monica earned an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, an MSW from Loyola University Chicago, and a BA from The University of Iowa.
Nathan comes to APTL with a solid history as a materials manager. He served in the US Navy and earned his degree in industrial design from UIC. Nathan taps into his creative mindset and out-of-the-box thinking philosophy with every project. It is Nathan’s ability to keep his customers engaged with open lines of communication that contributes to the success of his projects.
When not working Nathan enjoys drawing, camping and watching movies.
With over 21 years in the testing industry, Leo has experience in quality, reliability, engineering and laboratory testing. He maintains knowledge of many current test methods and technologies used in modern laboratory testing. With his background, he has presented at industry, trade and customer sites as a key note speaker discussing topics including accelerated life, military and aerospace testing.
When he is not dedicated to his work, he enjoys “hanging out” with his two teenage kids and watching movies.
With over 16 years’ experience in the packaging testing industry, Matt Schnirer has seen his share of packaging project challenges. Selecting the appropriate package testing and having the ability to exceed customer expectations has made him the go-to-person when it comes to packaging project challenges.
As the father of two young children, Matt spends his time fully-submerged in their activities. He is a life-long learner of world cultures and a connoisseur of great food, aka a foodie.
As a UN/DOT Senior Project Manager, Rafael Cameron has developed the ability to adapt to various testing methods with a high-level of accuracy. His understanding of the testing process has helped customers achieve a high-level of success. Rafael served in the U.S. Navy where he developed a strong work ethic and valuable leadership skills.
When Rafael isn’t working, he is traveling the country with his family, including 5 daughters, participating in bowling tournaments and seeking his 18th perfect game.
As a UN/DOT Manager, Kim Grumbos is known at APTL for her attention to detail and outgoing personality. A graduate from Kaplan University with a major in health science, Kim has a talent for keeping a strict eye on her customers projects.
Kim has a passion for animals, in addition to sharing her home with a variety of them, she volunteers at a local animal shelter. When Kim isn’t working she’s enjoys watching the “Walking Dead” and embracing her inner zombie.
Leo joined the APTL team in 2019 as an ISTA Technician. His ability to educate his customers on the testing process and performing quality testing led to his promotion to an ISTA Project Lead. Leo is dedicated to delivering customer satisfaction; he says, “I enjoy seeing the impact our testing has on our customer’s business.”
Leo is from the northwestern suburbs of Chicago. He has a passion for architecture and civil engineering. When not working, Leo enjoys spending time with his family and his dog.
Aileen comes to APTL from Cuernavaca, Morelos Mexico where she earned her degree in industrial and systems engineering. Aileen began her career in clinical packaging. She has a keen attention detail and prides herself on being able to offer creative testing solutions to her clients.
In her free time, Aileen enjoys spending time with her husband and traveling the world. She also runs a face painting business on the weekends.
Jennifer has been a member of the materials packaging team for 5 years. She has a solid history of dissecting and cross referencing technical documents. It’s Jennifer’s ability to expertly translate test specifications and identify ASTM, Tappi and customer specifications needed for testing packaging materials that makes her a great asset to our customers and the materials packaging team.
When not working Jennifer enjoys crafting and volunteering at local need-based organizations.
Madeline is new to the packaging industry and has completed comprehensive training since joining APTL. She has become a specialist in UPS-related testing. Madeline embraces the entire process from packaging testing to identifying the reasons why testing of the packaging failed to providing a solution for packaging problems.
Madeline is a resident of the northwestern suburbs of Chicago. She attended Carthage College as a music major, flexing her vocals in opera performances. She performed internationally in Slovenia, Hungary, Spain, and Italy. When not working, she enjoys hanging with her pet guinea pig.
Packaging Engineer/Lab Manager
ISTA Certified Packaging Technologist
ISTA Project Lead
ISTA Project Lead
Materials Lab Technician
Customer Service Technician
UN/DOT Senior Project Manager
UN/DOT Senior Technician