Lauren Dembek has joined packaging solutions provider TricorBraun as marketing communications manager; she will be responsible for day-to-day management of print, online, and web site marketing communications, as well as participate in the planning and execution of long-range marketing campaigns.
TricorBraun Design & Innovation, a leader in package design and development, continued its ongoing series of consumer focus groups on package elements in April with groups that focused their attention on child-resistant closures (CRCs).
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.
Harvey Dushkin, a 20-year veteran of Texberry Container in Houston and a great ambassador not only for the National Assn. of Container Distributors but for the world of packaging at large, died of leukemia in July of 2000.
Impaxx (www.impaxx.com), which owns several companies that supply packaging materials and labeling equipment, permits customers to access online proofing, order status and inventory management information.
Call it revenge of the brick-and-mortars. As the valuations of business-to-business “dot com” companies deflate over unrealistic expectations, traditional firms—in this case packaging suppliers—continue to roll out useful Web sites that help packaging buyers.