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Two IoPP members inducted into PMMI Packaging Hall of Fame
IoPP is proud to announce that two of its illustrious members have been inducted into the PMMI Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2011: Lawerence Dull, CPP and Thomas Schneider, CPP. Induction into the PMMI Packaging Hall of Fame is one of the Packaging Industry's highest honors, recognizing a lifetime of innovation and achievement. All inductees will be honored at the Packaging Hall of Fame Ceremony, taking place at Pack Expo Las Vegas on Monday, September 26 at 4:15 p.m. at the Ballroom at the Las Vegas Hilton.

Lawrence C. Dull, CPP

Larwrence Dull 

Lawrence (Larry) Dull holds B.S. and  M.S. degrees in Packaging from Michigan State University.  He has held positions with Eastman Kodak Co., Calgon Corp. (subsidiary of Merck and Co. Inc.) and Syngenta Crop Protection Inc. (formerly Novartis, Ciba and Ciba-Geigy).  He is currently President, Packaging Technology Associates.

He is active in several industry and professional associations including the ISTA (International Safe Transit Assn.), ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials), RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment), NCWM (National Conference on Weight and Measures), MSUPAA (Michigan State University School of Packaging Alumni Association) and IoPP (Institute of Packaging Professionals).

He holds six U.S. patents in packaging and has delivered many presentations and written numerous articles on packaging, packaging development and package testing.  He has also been honored with the IoPP Fellow designation.

Larry is a past Chairman of the Packaging Task Group of RISE, past Chairman of the Chemical Packaging Committee of IoPP, current Chairman of IoPP, current board member and Vice President-Operations of ISTA, current board member and Treasurer of the MSUPAA, and a current member of the MSU School of Packaging Industry Advisory Council.

Larry currently teaches IoPP's Fundamentals of Packaging Technology.

Thomas L. Schneider, CPP

Larwrence Dull 
Tom served on the IoPP National Board as President and Chair in 2004 and 2005 respectively. He is a member of the IoPP College of Fellows and is also an Honorary Life Member of the Institute.

Tom was recently elected President for the World Packaging Organisation for 2012-2014. Since 2004, Tom has been an active member of WPO and served as one of its Vice Presidents for the last two years. Tom worked closely with WPO's current president, Keith Pearson, to help grow WPO's membership. Tom has spoken at several international conferences, including one in Beijing and, most recently, in Mumbai.

In 2009, Tom became Vice President, Sustainability, of the newly-formed Executive Committee for WPO. Tom also wrote two key white papers: "Packaging as a Sustainability Tool" and "The Case for Packaging."

For the last 15 years Tom has been President of Houston-based Industrial & Shippers Supply, a 57-year old value-added distributor of packaging and labeling systems and supplies. He also recently completed nine years directing a package testing laboratory, also based in Houston.