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The bi-weekly, email newsletter with the information you need   May 21, 2012 • Vol. 10, Issue 9
 

Corporate licensing now available for online Fundamentals training
Today’s packaging teams often are decentralized and work globally, making a common understanding of general packaging technologies critical to each team’s success. IoPP’s newly introduced online version of its Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course makes this shared understanding possible from wherever you are, with the added convenience of learning on your own time—while also keeping the budget in mind. Corporate licensing is now available at discount pricing for Fundamentals training for five or more users from the same company.  E-Learning: 42 modules. 25+ hours of training. And no traveling to take classes! For details about corporate licensing, contact Jim George, Director of Education, at jimg@iopp.org, or 630-696-4011.
For details about IoPP's E-Learning program, click here 

2012 Salary Survey results published
Over 1,450 packaging professionals participated in IoPP's 2012 Salary Survey (developed in cooperation with Gros Executive Recruiters and media sponsor Packaging World). As in previous years, this year's survey shows that membership in IoPP has its rewards regarding salary. Simply, IoPP members make more money. Even higher on the salary scale are Certified Packaging Professionals. Packaging Professionals who are CPP designated tend to make about 7% more in total compensation compared to non-certified professionals.
For survey report, click here
For Packaging World article, click here

Two webinars, two perspectives on supply chain optimization
Supply chain enhancement has become an essential strategy for success. IoPP and the Contract Packaging Association are collaborating to present two knowledgeable speakers and perspectives in two separate spring webinars on this important topic. Presentation 1, taking place online May 24 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m CST, is Global Packaging Optimization: Identifying and Eliminating the Hidden Costs and is presented by Jack Ampuja, President & CEO, Supply Chain Optimizers. Presentation 2, taking place online June 7 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CST, is A Chain Reaction: Leveraging Packaging to Create Sustainability and Cost Reductions Throughout the Supply Chain and is presented by Tom Blanck, Prinicpal and Practice Leader, Packaging Optimization Practice, Chainalytics, Inc.
For details and registration for both webinars, click here

In Memoriam: Mark Jacobson
PMMI Past Chairman (1996) Mark Jacobson, vice president of Econocorp Inc., passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Jacobson, a 2009 inductee into the Packaging Hall of Fame, was an active member of PMMI, serving on PMMI’s Board of Directors (1995-1997 and 2000–2003), serving as Chairman of the Board in 1996. Throughout his tenure with PMMI, he played integral roles in decisions to launch PACK EXPO Las Vegas, to acquire the rights to EXPO PACK México, and to expand PMMI membership to component suppliers and materials/containers suppliers. 
For details, click here 

EastPack focused on packaging innovations
EastPack, taking place May 22-24 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA, is a comprehensive resource for packaging professionals. Enjoy this convenient opportunity to experience the newest innovations in packaging first-hand, compare solutions side by side, and get your questions answered in person by knowledgeable suppliers. No matter your industry, you'll find what you need to improve and accelerate your packaging project here. IoPP members can attend EastPack for free by using code BB when registering.
For details and registration, click here

Upcoming events

May 22
IoPP National Golf Outing, Wheeling, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Carole Schiller, e-mail cschiller@iopp.org.

May 22
Ameristar and IoPP Honors & Awards Reception and Dinner, Chicago, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Carole Schiller, e-mail cschiller@iopp.org.

May 22
Minnesota Chapter Tour: Dahl-Tec, Inc., Sillwater, MN.
Click here for more information. Contact: Ann Kvaal, ioppmn@comcast.net.

May 22-24
EastPack, Philadelphia, PA.
Click here for more information. Contact - E-mail: packaginginfo@ubm.com.

May 24
IoPP Webinar: Global Packaging Optimization: Identifying and Eliminating the Hidden Costs, Online
Click here for more information. Contact: Jim George, e-mail jimg@iopp.org.

June 1
Steel City Chapter Golf Outing, Gibsonia, PA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Eric Falls, e-mail: Eric.Falls@us.hjheinz.com.

June 4
Fox Valley Chapter Golf Outing, De Pere, WI.
Click here for more information. Contact: Brenda Halama, e-mail: brenda.halama@styreneproducts.com


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