Professional Perspective

Analysis of key packaging issues written by IoPP members and published every other month in Packaging World magazine.

Regulated environment: Process validation in the medical device industry
Linnette Torres Puig, Quality Director, Edwards Lifesciences
Published January 2016


My 3Ps of pacakging with a veteran's advice: Be ready to pivot and accept change
Dawn Burcham, PPM Packaging Lead, GE Lighting
Published November 2015

HM-251--It's not just for crude oil anymore
Wendy Buckley, President and Founder, Specialty Transportation
Published September 2015

Packaging--the path to consumer delight
Kaylor Hildenbrand, Principal Consultant, PARK Reseach Partners
Publisher, PackagingSPEAK(.com)
Published July 2015

Designing cost-effective packaging strategies
Pierre Pienaar, CPP, Education Director, Australian Institute of Packaging
Published May 2015

Wish I had known earlier: vacuum packaging’s versatility
Glenn Whiteside, CPP, MSIE
Packaging/Manufacturing Engineer, Sterile Pack Department, DePuy Synthes USA
Published March 2015

Achieving global standardization of package structures
Steve Gibson, Senior Manager of Global Beverage Packaging R&D, PepsiCo
Published January 2015


Broader skill sets: the new face of the packaging professional?
Jim George, IoPP Director of Education
Published November 2014

Is it time for a socratic examination of packaging?
Dan Balan, President, Fastraqq Inc.
Creator of Packaging360 Leadership Course
Published September 2014

Crucial things you may be overlooking in expanding your brand globally
Mike Ross, CPP, Senior Packaging Manager, Unilever UK
Published July 2014

A fresh approach to packaging education
Panos Kinigakis, CPP, Senior Research Fellow, Global Packaging Research, Mondel’z International
Published March 2014

Don’t be a ‘Dim’ wit, know your GAD
Robert Meisner, CPP, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin Stout
Executive Vice President--Education, IoPP Board of Directors
Published January 2014