Eastman Kodak named leader of the year

Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, NY, was selected as the Packaging Leader of the Year, 2002 - 2003, by the Packaging Education Forum.

Kodak was recognized for introducing several innovative packaging concepts to market, under the direction of Jim Scott, director, package engineering & graphics design.

Among them: composite cans for refrigerated vending machine sales of single-use cameras, market tests of stand-up pouches for film, and a tray for x-ray film that incorporates a radio-frequency label. Kodak has long supported college-level packaging education, creating a co-op program for students from Rochester Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, and other schools to gain hands-on experience.

PEF will present the award Nov. 5 in the Vista Ballroom of McCormick Place during Pack Expo International 2002, held Nov. 3 - 7 in Chicago. Proceeds of the awards ceremony will support college-level packaging education programs in the United States and Canada. For ticket reservations, contact 703/243-5717, or visit pef@pmmi.org.

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