The Central Florida IoPP Chapter
invites you to our next regular meeting:
WHAT: Confused about Social Media? Not sure what a tweet is? Does the concept of blogging make you nervous? Want to learn more about Social Media and it's business applications?
Please join us on:
WHEN: Thursday, April 18, 2013
WHERE: Intertape Polymer Group Corporate Office
3647 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton FL 34210
Networking 6:00 - 6:30 PM, followed by…
“Navigating Social Media”
Erin Jones, Marketing Account Specialist, Intertape Polymer Group
Ms. Jones is a dynamic young professional with a formal education in the field of Advertising. In her current role as Marketing Account Specialist at Intertape Polymer Group, Erin directs and inspires the social media strategy for a Global Manufacturer of pressure sensitive adhesive tape and film products. This is your opportunity to learn from a pro and ask your questions in person!
$5.00 Members $15.00 Non-Members (cash or check)
Heavy hors d’oeurves provided
HOW: Please RSVP to Janice Loppe via email: firstname.lastname@example.org by APRIL 15, 2013
FUTURE MEETING SCHEDULE (Please mark these dates on you calandar) Check here periodically for added detail:
May16, 2013 6:00 - 8:00 pm; Corporate Mentor Program presentation, member Meet & Greet, Officer Election Results and discuss your thoughts for future activities & programs
Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 25 members and guests gathered for a brief chapter update and networking session, following a busy day of activity on the floor of the SouthPack show, held at the Orlando convention center. As one more benefit of participation, those attending had the opportunity to register for free attendance to the show, courtesy of the promo code offered to the chapter by UBM Canon. The chapter thanks the show management for making this and the meeting room facilites available for our use.
Thursday, February 21, 2013 a group of 19 mebers and guests met at ConMed Linvatec 11311 Concept Blvd, Largo, FL 33773 Following a networking session, the group enjoyed an excellent presentation “A History Of ConMed Linvatec” - As seen through the lens of "Lean" and "Continuous Improvement, Presented by Bill Mazurek, Director of Continuous Improvement.
If you didn't attend, you missed a GREAT PRESENTATION given by an expert with lots of hands on experience involving these topics, as well at the chance to see a state of the art facility devoted to Lean Training and Kaizen event activity and a lively Q&A session.
ConMed Linvatec is a global leader in the fields of arthroscopy, multi-specialty endoscopic medical video systems and powered surgical instruments. Headquartered in Larrgo, FL, ConMed Linvatec is at the forefront of technology for a growing range of minimally invasive and orthopaedic surgery procedures.
January 17, 2013, - 35 members and guests enjoyed our session focused on Medical Device Packaging.
A tour of the brand new sterile packaging facility for SteriPack US, Lakeland, FL and a brief presentation of their capabilites lead off the program. Check out www.steripackgroup.com for added information.
Following the tour activity, Charlie Rivera, CPP, our Chapter VP, Technical, shared the benefit of his practical experience involving various aspects of medical packaging. Topics included, reducing variation through better machine design, tips for process qualification, pointers regarding how seeming minor test method changes can significantly impact data readings & standard deviation results, and aspects of validation detail to comply with ISO 11607 part 2.
Mr. Rivera, an expert in the field of medical device packaging, is a focused leader with over eighteen years of experience in vendor negotiations, equipment design, quality assurance, product transfer, process development & design and package system design & testing. In his current role with Conmed Linvatec, Mr. Rivera directs the manufacturing and R&D packaging Group. An article by Mr. Rivera, “Common Mistakes in Medical Sealer Equipment Design” was recently published in: Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry
On January 27, 2011 eleven members and guest met to discuss the future of the Central Florida I.O.P.P. chapter with the highly experienced packaging professionals that were present. I was encourage by the excitement and the willingness of those present to participate in the discussions to move the chapter forward. One of the topics we discussed was the format of the future meetings. We all agreed that the purpose of the meetings was to educate by coordinating activities, seminars and forums on subjects like new packaging technology and packaging trends in the industry. I had the opportunity to talk to a few of the members after the meeting and we came to the consensus, that it would be a good idea to have a meeting where we could discuss the benefits of becoming a member of the IoPP. We decided at the meeting to have our next activity on February 17th and another meeting to coincide with South Pack in Orlando March 16-17, 2011.
Therefore our next meeting will be at:
4200 Jim Walter Blvd.
February 17th, 6:00-7:30 PM
6:00-6:45 Networking (cash Bar)
6:45-7:00 Chapter Business
7:00-7:20 “Why Join the Institute of Packaging Professional?’ With Jack Eckert*
7:20-7:30 Questions and answers
*Jack Eckert is the president of Smart Packaging Solutions, Inc. With more than 20 years experience in packaging, Jack has held management positions with some of the top packaging corporation in the nation. Jack is also the chairperson for the membership committee of the Central Florida IoPP chapter.
Please feel free to pass this information on to your colleagues
Space is limited… so Please R.S.V.P..
Do not miss this opportunity !!! See you there !!!
800-327-5130 X 238
(800) 327-5130 x238
PAST CHAPTER INFORMATION:
The Thursday January 27th at 6:30 pm meeting will be held at:
The Crowne Plaza Hotel
10221 Princess Palm Ave.
Tampa, Fl. 33610
This is right off MLK Blvd. in Brandon.
1-Read anti-trust compliance statement
2-Motion to accept last meetings minutes
3-Select steering committee; Positions available
President, Vice-president administration, Vice-president technical, Chapter secretary, Chapter treasurer .
There are also 9 Standing committees that will need chair people.
4-Discuss our first activity.
5-Motion to end meeting
Meeting should not last more than 1 hour. IoPP National offers a great deal of support, guidelines, ideas and suggestion to help new chapters get off to a good start. If you decide to accept a leadership position do not feel that you have to re-invent the wheel or that you are alone, help is available for the asking.
In our last meeting we all agreed to invite at least 2 interested guest to the meeting so feel free to forward this email.
I look forward to seeing you on Thursday and together with your help build a strong IoPP Central Florida Chapter!
Alles of Florida
800-327-5130 X 238
Happy New Year. I have been in contact with I.O.P.P. headquarters and several of the current members the last few months and we all agree that a I.O.P.P. chapter in Central Florida would be beneficial. Our first meeting will be held at the;
Hilton Garden Inn
4130 Crescent Park Drive.
We will meet at the lobby at 6:30 PM. On Thursday January 13,2010. Even though there are approx. 15 members in the central Florida area, I thought it was a good idea that we meet first with those members interested in working and occupying leadership positions. I will bring to the meeting copies of the Chartered Unit Operations Manual and chapter guide. The chapter guide will give us some good ideas that we can start implementing right away. Even though this meeting will be open discussion I would like to accomplish the following;
1. Distribute the Chapter unit operation Manual and Chapter Guide. (Feel free to bring your own copy)
2. Elect Chapter Officers.
3. Discuss a potential first general meeting.
4. Ideas for membership drive.
I am excited that we are finally going to get this chapter going and look forward to working with you to make the I.O.P.P. Central Florida Chapter a great Success !
See you soon!!
Phone: 1-800-327-5130 ext 238
January 8, 2011 email: