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TricorBraun licenses IoPP’s online Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course

TricorBraun has become the latest organization to license IoPP’s online Fundamentals, which includes 42 prerecorded, self-directed lessons and 27 hours of learning covering all the major areas of packaging.
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Berlin Packaging licenses IoPP’s Fundamentals of Packaging Technology online course

IoPP is providing its Fundamentals of Packaging Technology online course to Berlin Packaging with a secure, co-branded online portal that contains the company’s customized course catalog.
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IoPP licenses online Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course to Kenya, neighboring countries

The Institute of Packaging Professionals-U.S. has signed an agreement with the Institute of Packaging Professionals-Kenya to license its new Fundamentals of Packaging Technology online course and make the comprehensive packaging training program available to IoPP members in Kenya, and other countries in the region.
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IoPP management firm gets new owner

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), National Association of Container Distributors and Contract Packaging Association move under a new umbrella with the acquisition of their management company, Landon, Farrey & Associates, Inc. (LF&A), Naperville, IL, by Kellen Co., New York, NY.
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IoPP names new executive director

Edwin (Ed) Landon, Executive Director of the Institute of Packaging Professionals since 2001, has announced his retirement from that position effective June 30, 2009. Patrick (Pat) Farrey has been named as his successor.
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Industry Watch

COMPANIES:Hassia USA combined all of its sales and service organizations under the new corporate name, IWKA Packaging USA.
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Measuring bumps in the road to China

Data collection devices mounted on trucks in China starting in August 2004 are already drawing interest from major U.S. packaged goods companies. Here’s a look at the results and implications of the original China Project.
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People

–Afflink (Tuscaloosa, AL) hired Jim Walker as dir., packaging, and Larry Riemer as regional business manager.
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Achievements

–The Institute of Packaging Professionals (Naperville, IL) announced that Paul J. Zepf has been named Member of the Year. –Exopack (Spartanburg, SC) received the 2001 Monsanto Supplier Quality Recognition Award for outstanding product quality and service.
Hershey Foods (Hershey, PA) hired James D. George to the position of director of packaging.
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People

–Zeller Plastik (Libertyville, IL) has named Alex Piagnarelli director of sales and marketing. –Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA) appointed Martin Prakken, Bruce Larson, and James Anderson to 4-year terms on its board of directors.
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Achievements

Liberty Carton Co. (Minneapolis, MN) was awarded a Meritorious Achievement Award in Occupational Safety from the Minnesota Safety Council; Liberty Carton was named the winner of the Most Innovative Package, 2001 award by the Tejas Chapter of the Institute of Packaging Professionals for its M-Guard Moisture Barrier Liner.
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Southpack offers packaging solutions

Running April 24 to 26 in Atlanta, Southpack 2001 is right in the back yard of 77ꯠ manufacturing companies. Some 500 exhibitors will display their wares.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Rob Libera, vp and dir., packaging and process technology at SmithKline Beecham, was honored during a surprise ceremony in Tylney Hall, Hampshire, U.K.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Institute of Packaging Professionals (Herndon, VA): William R. Armstrong (of Sealed Air), chairman, transport packaging committee; James D. Southwell (of Tenneco Packaging), vice chairman; Leon Venech (of S.G.S.U.S.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Green Bay Packaging's (Green Bay, WI) David Waldschmidt, sales eng., has achieved lifetime certified packaging professional status from IoPP.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Robert M. Fiedler, Robert Fiedler & Associates, has been named the Institute of Packaging Professionals' 1997 Member of the Year.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Thomas McMurray, Parke Davis Div. of Warner Lambert Co., was elected the 1997-98 president of the Institute of Packaging Professionals.
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Supplier news: Achievements

John M. Bitner, manager of Package Design & Development for G.D. Searle & Co. (Skokie, IL) has been named the Institute of Packaging Professionals' 1995 Member of the Year.
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Supplier news: Association leaders

Institute of Packaging Professionals (Herndon, VA): Robert S. Forsyth and Kenney Marengo were elected top officers for 1995-96; executive vps: Stewart Bolton, Kraft Foods; Robert Luciano, Luciano Packaging Technologies; Thomas McMur-ray, Parke Davis.