Ger Standhardt is Executive Director of the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council of Europe (HCPC Europe). HCPC Europe is a not for profit organisation. The mission of HCPC Europe is to educate the healthcare sector in the improvement of patients’ compliance by promoting packaging that improves patients’ lives. One of HCPC Europe’s key objectives is to achieve demonstrable improvements in patients’ lives, as well as enhanced compliance and adherence to medication regimens by facilitating knowledge sharing in the area of patient-friendly pharmaceutical packaging.
Ger studied Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology and graduated on the Airline Meal of the Future (March 2007), an application case for RFID in airline catering. Since his graduation he has been working at the NVC Netherlands Packaging Centre as manager Knowledge Development & Projects. He is responsible for the content of the training and educational activities, like the NVC Course Programmes in Packaging for middle and upper management, and for setting up and running new projects. He has been running the NVC Project Pharmaceutical Packaging Innovation since 2011. In this project NVC-members share innovative solutions with each other in order to come to improvements or new applications together. The main themes are accessible design, authenticity, and improving patient adherence.
On 1 July 2015 he took on the role of Executive Director of HCPC Europe. Running HCPC Europe is part of his current job at the NVC Netherlands Packaging Centre.