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Associations Back to Top
International Association and Industry Links
Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers
American Forest & Paper Association
Association of Independent Corrugated Converters
Association of Independent Corrugated Converters - Canada
Canadian Corrugated & Containerboard Association
Closure Manufacturers Association
Contract Packaging Association
Fibre Box Association
Flexible Packaging Association
Flexo Prepress Platemakers Association
Flexographic Technical Association (FTA)
Glass Packaging Institute
Institute of Food Technologists-Food Packaging Division
International Association of Diemakers and Diecutters
International Corrugated Case Association
International Corrugated Packaging Foundation
International Hologram Manufacturers Association
International Molded Pulp Environmental Packaging Association
International Safe Transit Association (ISTA)
National Association of Container Distributors
Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI)
Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council
Paperboard Packaging Council
Petroleum Packaging Council (PPC)
Pressure Sensitive Tape Council
Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute
Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry
The Aerosol Association of Australia
Tube Council
Women in Packaging
World Packaging Organisation

Consultants Back to Top
IoPP's Packaging Consultants Council

Executive Placement Firms Back to Top
Gros Executive Recruiters
We identify the top talent in packaging, and help our client companies hire them.

For additional information, please contact: Dennis Gros
Email: Dennis@GrosRecruiters.com
Phone: 800-283-5643

PackStaff, LLC
PackStaff, LLC is a leader in the recruiting of PACKAGING PROFESSIONALS in the packaged goods industries. Our clients are among the top companies in their respective markets, and are some of the most recognized firms in the industry. We believe that the foundation of our success is built on relationships, trust, and concern for the needs of our clients and candidates.

For additional information, please contact: Walt Ellis
Email: jobs@packstaff.com
Phone: 920-564-6361

IoPP Benefactors Back to Top
Berlin Packaging
Berlin Packaging is one of North America’s largest stocking suppliers of plastic, glass, and metal containers and closures. Revenues are approaching $500 million. With 100 salespeople and over 40 sales and warehouse locations across the United States, along with its headquarters in Chicago, Berlin Packaging supplies billions of containers and closures, as well as design, labeling, filling, and sourcing services to companies both small and large. The company serves national and private-label brands in a multitude of markets including personal care, pharmaceutical and health care, food and beverage, chemical and industrial, veterinary, laboratory, and other vital sectors.

Berlin’s approach to business is to focus and successfully demonstrate, quantifiably, on improving customers’ net income. Berlin prides itself on finding the best solutions to help its partners achieve faster growth, lower system costs, and greater productivity. At Berlin Packaging, Anything is Possible™.

Berlin Packaging has over 25,000 stock keeping units available and will work with its customers on any custom, non-stock needs.

Berlin Packaging also has a wide array of product and service divisions. Studio One Eleven, Berlin’s full-service design division, creates custom packaging, graphics, and branding solutions. Berlin Global Packaging Group provides global sourcing solutions from management to transportation and logistics. Freund Container is Berlin Packaging’s “need-it-now” rigid and flexible packaging provider with no quantity requirements. Qorpak is a global supplier of laboratory supplies and stock packaging. The Dangerous Goods Division offers safe, economical, UN-certified packaging solutions to shipping dangerous goods and meeting regulatory compliance. E3, Berlin Packaging’s supply chain management system, serves the needs of the customer’s entire operation by improving productivity. Berlin Financial Services offers flexible financing and competitive leasing opportunities for any equipment needs.

Berlin Packaging is the only rigid packaging distributor to be ISO 9001:2008 certified and to gain Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) certification. This focus on operational excellence has yielded 99+% on-time delivery every month for more than five years.

For additional information, please contact: Carole Yassen
Email: cyassen@berlinpackaging.com
Phone: 312/876-9292

Clorox Services Company
The Clorox Company manufactures and markets household products, both domestic and international, and products for institutional markets.

If you have questions about careers at Clorox, visit http://www.clorox.com/careers/. You may submit your résumé online or write to corporate.staffing@clorox.com.

For additional information, please contact: The Clorox Company
Phone: 510-271-7000

We are Ecolab, a $3 billion-plus company, proud to be the leading global developer and marketer of premium cleaning, sanitizing, pest elimination, maintenance and repair products and services for the world's hospitality, institutional and industrial markets.

We were founded in 1923, at the dawn of an age in which the restaurant and lodging industries would flourish like never before. Over the years, we expanded our horizons to serve hospitals, food and beverage plants, laundries, schools, retail and commercial property, and beyond.

In the United States, we currently circle our customers with value-added cleaning, sanitation and service solutions through nine complementary business units: Institutional, Food & Beverage, Pest Elimination, Kay, Professional Products, GCS Service, Textile Care, Vehicle Care and Water Care Services. Each of these businesses is dedicated to providing our customers with the highest-quality, most highly effective products, systems and services.

Around the world, we operate directly in nearly 70 countries, employing approximately 20,000 associates. In addition, Ecolab reaches customers in more than 100 other countries through distributors, licensees and export operations. To meet the global demand for our products, we operate more than 50 state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide.

For additional information, please contact: US Customer Service
Email: ecolab@ecolab.com
Phone: (800) 352-5326

Frain Industries
Frain Industries is the world's largest provider of used packaging and processing machinery. Frain buys, sells, rents and leases USED equipment and has over 30,000 listings in our database, as well as over 7,000 quality used machines in our 1.2 million square feet warehouse immediately available to ship to you. We also provide the ability to retool, add a PLC, or provide complete line integration on any machine. Our skilled team of technicians and engineers can improve your machinery's productivity as well as provide emergency field service.

For additional information, please contact: John Frain
Email: jfrain@frain.com
Phone: 630-629-9900

General Mills
General Mills, with over $13 billion in sales, markets many of the most trusted consumer brands across a wide range of food categories. With the addition of Pillsbury's businesses to our portfolio, we now have more than 30 brands that each have U.S. retail sales in excess of $100 million.

Our major businesses include Big G cereals, the leader in the $7.5 billion U.S. ready-to-eat cereal category, with consumer favorites like Cheerios, Wheaties and Lucky Charms.

The Meals division delivers convenient dinner options for today's consumers, with Helper casseroles, Betty Crocker potato mixes, Old El Paso Mexican foods, Progresso soups, Green Giant vegetables and meal starters, and Lloyd's refrigerated entrees.

The Pillsbury brand holds a clear leadership share of the $1.5 billion U.S. refrigerated dough category. Other dough-based products include Pillsbury frozen breakfast pastries, Pillsbury frozen waffles, and Totino's frozen pizza and snacks.

Our Baking Products division offers a wide range of great-tasting baking solutions with Betty Crocker dessert mixes, Bisquick baking mixes and Gold Medal flour.

General Mills holds the top market positions in several fast-growing U.S. snack categories, with brands including Chex Mix snack mix, Fruit Roll-Ups fruit snacks, Pop Secret microwave popcorn and Nature Valley granola bars.

General Mills leads the $2.3 billion U.S. yogurt category with products such as Yoplait, Colombo, Trix yogurt, Yumsters, Go-GURT and Exprèsse. Our Health Ventures business includes two organic food brands, Cascadian Farm and Muir Glen, as well as 8th Continent, a soy products joint venture with DuPont.

The acquisition of Pillsbury quadruples the size of General Mills' business in the fast-growing foodservice channel. Our Bakeries and Foodservice division markets mixes and unbaked, par-baked and fully baked dough products to foodservice operators, and retail and wholesale bakeries. We also market a number of our branded products in nongrocery outlets like school cafeterias, restaurants and convenience stores.

Our portfolio of international brands includes Pillsbury dough-based products, Betty Crocker mixes, Green Giant vegetables, Old El Paso Mexican foods, Häagen-Dazs ice cream, and a number of local market favorites. General Mills is among the largest food companies in Canada. Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW), our joint venture with Nestlé, is building cereal brands in more than 80 international markets, including Mexico, Malaysia and the United Kingdom. Snack Ventures Europe (SVE), our joint venture with PepsiCo, is continental Europe's No. 1 snack company, with nearly $1 billion in sales.

For information about a career with General Mills:
Visit the Career Opportunities section of our web site.

Gros Executive Recruiters
For every critical job in your organization, there are many wrong candidates, and a few right ones. For the next step in your career, there are many poor choices, and a few good ones. Along the way are many pitfalls: Does the candidate's skill meet the job requirements? Is there a fit between personality and corporate culture? Compensation? Counteroffer? Transition? Relocation?

Gros Executive Recruiters, an executive recruiting firm, identifies the top professinal talent in packaging and plastics, and helps our client companies hire them.

To see our unique and creative approach to recruitment services and fees, visit our website at www.GrosRecruiters.com.

For additional information, please contact: Dennis Gros
Email: Dennis@GrosRecruiters.com
Phone: 800-283-5643

Packaging Coordinators, Inc.
The global healthcare industry trusts PCI for the packaging solutions that increase their products’ speed to market and opportunities for commercial success. Only PCI brings the proven experience that comes with more than 50 successful product launches a year and over four decades in the healthcare business. Leading technology and continued investment enables us to address global packaging needs throughout the product life cycle — from Phase I clinical trials through commercialization and ongoing supply. Our clients view us as an extension of their business and a collaborative partner, with the shared goal of improving patients’ lives. For more information please visit www.pciservices.com or follow us on Twitter at @PCI_Social.

For additional information, please contact: Justin Schroeder
Email: sales@pciservices.com

Packaging World
Packaging World is the leading information resource for the business of packaging. With the most experienced publishing professionals in packaging, editorial integrity is foremost. With this as a foundation, we are committed to being the best integrated media company in packaging. Packaging World and Packworld.com offer the best of both worlds.

For additional information, please contact: Joe Angel, VP/Publisher
Email: angel@packworld.com
Phone: 312-222-1010

IoPP Platinum Benefactor - PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales.

For additional information, please contact: Toby Wingfield
Email: toby.wingfield@pepsico.com
Phone: 914-253-2000

PMMI/Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute
PMMI is a trade association that represents 550+ packaging supply chain companies that provide a full range of packaging machinery, materials, components and containers. PMMI actively brings buyers and sellers together through its Total Access programs - including the PACK EXPO family of trade shows, packexpo.com and Packaging Machinery Technology (PMT) magazine - delivers information and research to support member companies' businesses, and provides education and workforce development programs to its members and the industry at large.

For additional information, please contact: Christine Maple
Email: christine@pmmi.org
Phone: 703-243-8555

Sealed Air Corporation
Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) is a global leader in performance solutions for food, protective and specialty packaging. We offer a broad range of differentiated products to a diverse set of markets. Our products provide clear, measurable benefits and create value by solving our customers’ problems. This strategy sets the stage that determines our culture, our activities and the economic profile of our business.

We derive roughly 40% of our net sales from our protective packaging products.

Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and displays and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $4.5 billion, the Company has more than 19,600 employees working in 349 operations in 34 countries, serving some of the world’s best known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco is a proud member of the 2011/2012 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. For more information on the Company, visit our website at www.sonoco.com.

For additional information, please contact: Kimberly Goyke
Email: Kim.Goyke@sonoco.com
Phone: 815-787-5864

TricorBraun supplies stock packaging components; library of over 2,500 molds and 10,000 designs created by TricorBraun; unique designs from the Design & Development Group. TricorBraun handles logistical details with strategic inventory management systems and Just-In-Time delivery.

For additional information, please contact: Suzanne Fenton CPP
Email: mktg@tricorbraun.com
Phone: 800-325-7782

UBM Canon/Packaging Digest
For nearly 50 years, Packaging Digest has been the packaging industry’s best known, most trusted and most widely distributed media information resource. With a loyal print audience and a significant online presence, Packaging Digest creates the industry’s largest marketplace of buyers and sellers. Packaging Digest’s media resources offer readers/visitors critical packaging information and provide advertisers with unique marketing opportunities.

For additional information, please contact: Steve Everly, Associate Publisher
Email: packagingdigest@ubm.com
Phone: 630-990-2371

Whitehouse Laboratories
Whitehouse Laboratories is the testing partner for manufacturing companies. Whitehouse Laboratories has business units that encompass testing for materials (including gas), containers (including expertise in integrity testing), distribution, packaging, stability and medical devices. Our facility located in Lebanon, NJ has over 10,000 square feet of which 5,000 square feet is dedicated to laboratory bench space. Whitehouse Laboratories currently maintains a no Form 483 status, is FDA regulated with a DEA licensed for II-V, ISTA certified and has a strong adherence to cGMP quality standards.

For additional information, please contact: Mark Stier
Email: mstier@whitehouselabs.com
Phone: 1-877-TEST-LAB

IoPP Corporate Sponsors Back to Top
Abbvie, Inc.
Pharmaceutical and Health Care.

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 847-938-7898

Actavis plc (Formerly Watson Laboratories)
Pharmaceutical tablets and capsules.

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 224-521-3037

Bird Dog Marketing Group, LLC
C.L. Smith
Recycled paperboard and packaging company.

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 216-281-7651

We are privileged to work with leading brands in many markets.

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 800-824-3342

Packaging engineering & development.

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 770-433-1566

Contact lens design, materials, manufacturing

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: (585) 385-6810 ext. 3231.

Destileria Serralles Inc.
Is a rum producer located in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and best known for its Donq Rum Brand. The company's current President and CEO is Felix Juan Serralles, Jr., Juan Serralles Great Grandson. The company currently produces over 60% of the rum sold in Puerto Rico. The company has revenues of over 100 million dollars. The company has become a large industrial an marketing enterprise that produces and distributes over 80 different product lines worldwide.

For additional information, please contact: Silvia Santiago
Email: silvia.santiago@serralles.com
Phone: 787-840-1000 ext. 2292.

EDL Packaging Engineers, Inc.
Eli Lilly and Company
Pharmaceutical and Health Care.

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 317-277-2563

Essentra PLC
Essentra is a leading international supplier of specialist plastic, fibre, foam and packaging products with four Strategic Business Units: Distribution, Specialist Technologies, Health & Personal Care Packaging and Filter Products.

For additional information, please contact:
Email: enquiries@essentra.com

Food & Beverage Packaging

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 847-205-5660

Graco, Inc.
Premium pumps and spray. Equipment for fluid handling.

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 612-623-6000

Great Lakes Packaging Corporation
Corrugated packaging, displays, specialty products

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 800-261-4572

Industrial & Shippers Supply
Distributor of packaging systems, equipment and supplies.

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 713-675-5391

Industrial Packaging Corporation
(877) 849-3852

Kellogg Company
KLW Plastics
(866) 559-7527

Litco International
For additional information, please contact: Gary Sharon
Email: gary@litco.com
Phone: 330-539-5433
McCormick & Company Inc.
Manufacture, Market and Distribute Spices, Seasonings.

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 410-527-6559

Midlands Packaging Corporation
Unique and effective folding carton, corrugated, and thermoformed plastics design solutions.

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 402-464-9124

Package Design Magazine

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 610-296-3001

Packaging Corp. of America, Technical & Developmental Serv.
Containerboard and Corrugated Packaging.

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 847-482-2092

Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News/PMPN

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 310-445-4200

Ruspak Corporation
Ruspak is a fully licensed and accredited contract packager, offering a diverse array of packaging including pouches, bottles, blisters, strip packages, overwrapping and personal care packaging. We will work with you to meet your customized packaging needs.

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 315-946-9777

Sharp Corporation
Contract Packaging Services

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 630-395-5800

Shurtape Technologies, LLC
At Shurtape, we design, develop and craft our tape to one simple standard. Yours. We know you demand attention to every detail. We know you strive to do the next job better than the last. We know you won’t settle for anything less than exact. It’s what has guided and inspired us every day since 1955.

Created in North Carolina as Shurtape Technologies LLC, we’re a privately owned company proudly serving a variety of markets, from painting and packaging to HVAC and transportation. And we continually remain engaged with our markets and the customers and craftsmen who use our tape so we can deliver what they need. To the absolute highest standards.

As we continue to grow, the basis of our success remains the same: our relationships with our customers and craftsmen. We’re grateful that so many of you have been intensely loyal. It’s why we demand consistent product performance, on-time delivery and relentless customer service. It’s also why we never stop investing in improving our manufacturing, our products and our distribution. In other words, we work to do our job the way you do yours.

For additional information, please contact: Bill DeWitt
Email: productsupport@shurtape.com
Phone: 888-442-8273

Sterling Manufacturing
Technical Help in Engineering & Marketing.

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 856-988-8436

T.O. Plastics
Custom Products/Plastics Processing

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 320-558-5620

Taghleef Industries
Specialized Plastic Films.

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 302-326-5500

UFP Technologies, Inc.
Integrated Custom Packaging Solutions.

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 978-352-2200

Victory Packaging
At Victory Packaging we are architects of packaging solutions. We create a solution that meets your individual requirements by focusing on your unique needs. No other company can combine our level of expertise with our capacity for innovation to deliver unsurpassed quality and service.

For additional information, please contact:
Email: information@victorypackaging.com
Phone: 888-261-1268

Packaging Schools Back to Top
California Polytechnic University
Central Philippine University
Virginia Tech
American University of Beirut (International)
Christian Brothers University
Clemson University
Dunwoody College of Technology
Fox Valley Technical College
Hennepin Technical College
Indiana State University
Michigan State University
Mohawk College Packaging Management and Technology Program
Rochester Institue of Technology
San Jose State University
University of Florida
University of Missouri-Rolla
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Virginia Tech, Center for Unit Load Design
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Publications Back to Top
Brand Packaging
Contract Packaging
DC Velocity - an RFID magazine
Flexible Packaging
Food & Beverage Packaging
Healthcare Packaging
Labels and Labelling
Package Design
Packaging Digest
Packaging Europe
Packaging Horizons Magazine
Packaging Machinery Technology
Packaging Strategies
Packaging World
Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News
Plastics in Packaging
RFID Product News

Trade Shows Back to Top
Aerosol & Dispensing Forum
Labelexpo Americas
Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design

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