PepsiCo, General Mills give co-packing advice at CPA Fall Workshop
Leaders from PepsiCo and General Mills are among the highlights of the upcoming, second annual Contract Packaging Association Fall WorkShop, September 24-25 at the
Chicago Marriott O'Hare, Chicago, IL.
• Chad Kerlin,Vice President, External Supply Chain for General Mills, Inc. (pictured, left), will deliver a Keynote Address Tuesday, September 25, 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. He will discuss leadership in commercial relationships with external finished product supply partners across all of General Mills’ divisions.
• Tom Tansey, Bottler Audit Manager for PepsiCo North America (pictured, right) will deliver a presentation titled, “GFSI: Brief Comparison of the Approved Standards and How They Fit with the Food Safety Modernization,” on Tuesday, September 25,
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Other educational tracks include:
• Exclusive Videojet Facility Tour
• Retail-ready Packaging
• Gain Electronic Control Over Your ISO and Other Compliance Programs
• Package Quality Analysis - Design and Implementation
• Sustainability in Package Design
• How to Get the Most Out of Your Stretch Wrapper
• OSHA Updates
• ... and much more
In addition to these two leaders from highly visible consumer brands, many more leaders from across the contract packaging services supply chain will be participating and presenting in the WorkShop. Learn more at the CPA’s event page.
Global pharma packager plants flag in U.S. soil
Almac Group, a leading, global service provider to more than 600 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide, offers a broad range of packaging services that include R&D, biomarker discovery and development, API manufacture, formulation development, clinical trial supply and its own, proprietary and integrated phone-and-Internet-based patient response and drug management system.
The company, with 3,000 employees, is based in Craigavon, Northern Ireland, and is joined by UK facilities in Elvingston and Manchester; and U.S., facilities in Durham, NC, San Francisco, CA, and two sites in Pennsylvania: Souderton, site of the recently-opened, $120 million, 240,000 sq. ft. North American headquarters site; and Audubon, PA, the company’s U.S. commercial pharma co-packing flagship.
While Almac has operated the 100,000-sq.-ft. plant as a contract packaging facility since 1997, it’s been strictly dedicated to clinical products, or pre-commercialized products, such as those used in clinical trials.
All that began to change in the fall of 2011…
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Contract Packaging Association president resigns, is replaced
On August 10, 2012, Joe Jaruszewski tendered, and the Contract Packaging Association (CPA) Board of Directors reluctantly accepted, his resignation as president of CPA. Chris Nutley, President, MSW Packaging, takes his place for the remainder of his term.
This action became necessary when Joe concluded the final sale of his company and exited the contract packaging industry. "While this transaction was beneficial for Joe, his service and expertise will be missed by the Association," noted a CPA announcement.
Jaruszewski, president and cofounder of Market Resource Packaging, sold that business to Atlanta-based IAM, as reported in a May news story. The company subsequently changed its name to Coregistics, as reported in a July news story.
To fill this vacancy, the CPA board has appointed Nutley as CPA President until June 30, 2013, when the unexpired portion of the President’s term ends. To move into this position, Nutley has resigned as CPA’s Vice President. John Mazelin, VP – Business Development, Accu-tec, Inc., will resign as CPA’s Immediate Past President to fill the post of CPA Vice President. John will hold this position until June 30, 2013.
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