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New CPA leaders, members, and research fuel new developments

Since the last issue of Contract Packaging, the Contract Packaging Association has been extremely active as the association focuses on member experience and growth. Here are just a handful of CPA’s accomplishments over the past few months.
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John Mazelin named CPA Executive Director
The installation of John Mazelin, Vice President-Business Development for The B4B Alliance, headquartered in Louisville, KY, as CPA’s Executive Director. This development is foremost, because Mazelin truly is the ‘voice of contract packaging.’ With more than 15 years in the contract packaging business, and having served on CPA’s Board of Directors since 1997, Mazelin’s experience will provide a guiding light for the CPA membership.

“John’s primary focus will be to continue to increase the value proposition of membership for aggressive growth and longevity of our members,” said CPA President Chris Nutley in announcing Mr. Mazelin’s appointment. “John’s contract packaging experience and expertise make him an ideal candidate for the position. I am extremely excited to add his focused horsepower to our efforts.”

Mazelin’s responsibilities at the The B4B Alliance include overseeing business development across the Alliance, which includes Accu-tec, Inc., a contract packager; Mercury Logistics of Kentucky, a 3PL provider; and Shippers Supply Co, a supplier of packaging materials.

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Mazelin’s tenure as CPA Executive Director began January 1.

State of the Contract Packaging Industry Report
CPA is pleased to announce the newest edition of the State of the Contract Packaging Industry Report. Because your knowledge will play a critical role in the upcoming 3rd edition of the report, CPA needs your help.

By participating in a preliminary survey, your expertise will provide the basis of the final report. You don’t need to be a member to participate in the survey, and it should take less than 30 minutes to complete. There is a process built in that allows you to start the survey, save your responses and return later to complete and submit. The report will be published soon, so it is vital to participate now. Visit https://cpasurvey2014.questionpro.com today to take the survey.

Nikki Johnson announced as CPA Member Communications Director
The CPA Board of Directors has selected Nikki Johnson as Member Communications Director of the association, effective immediately. As Member Communications Director, Johnson will oversee member research and communications to ensure that CPA delivers the desired educational elements, industry information, and relationship-building programs to the CPA membership.

“Nikki’s primary focus will be to serve as the voice of the membership through direct membership contact,” said CPA President Chris Nutley in announcing her appointment. She will be reaching-out to each member and getting feedback to help CPA better serve them. Johnson has more than 20 years of packaging industry experience including sales, marketing and business development roles with packaging equipment and supply firm ITW. She currently manages her own marketing services/consulting business based in St. Louis.

Say Hello to these new CPA Members
The following new CPA Members and Associate Members have joined us in the past few months:

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BCI Packaging
Everest Packaging

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