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Professional Perspective

Written by IoPP members and published in Packaging World Magazine, these articles analyze critical issues within the packaging industry. 
A fresh approach to packaging education
Panos Kinigakis, CPP | Senior Research Fellow, Global Packaging Research | Mondel’z International, March 2014
A trio of topics trending in packaging
Jim George | Director of Education | Institute of Packaging Professionals, May 2017
Achieving global standardization of package structures
Steve Gibson | Senior Manager of Global Beverage Packaging R&D | PepsiCo, January 2015
Addressing the Engineer Shortage: Help Introduce Packaging Careers to Young People
Dawn Burcham, CPP | PPM Packaging Lead | GE Lighting, September 2019
Avoid the Sidelines—Invest in Yourself During Pandemic
Jane Chase, CPPL, Fellow | Executive Director | Institute of Packaging Professionals, March 2021
Brand, Packaging, and Sustainability - Can We All Get Along?
Jennifer Leonardson | Founder | Oxyjen Design & Principal, The Sourced Collective, July 2021
Broader skill sets: the new face of the packaging professional?
Jim George | Director of Education | Institute of Packaging Professionals, November 2014
Closing the loop: an EU action plan for the circular economy
Marina Marin, CPP | Packaging Engineer | illycaffé, March 2017
Club stores claim environmental responsibility while shifting burden
Millie Simkins, CPP | Packaging Engineer | Barilla America Inc., March 2018
COVID-19 Might Forever Change the Service Provider/End-User Relationship
Brian Stepowany, CPP, Fellow | Senior Manager, Packaging R&D | B&G Foods, July 2020
Crowdsourcing for modern day packaging innovation
Sriman Banerjee, CPP | Head of Packaging—Respiratory Category | GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, March 2016
Crucial things you may be overlooking in expanding your brand globally
Mike Ross, CPP | Senior Packaging Manager | Unilever UK, July 2014
Designing cost-effective packaging strategies
Pierre Pienaar, CPP | Education Director | Australian Institute of Packaging, May 2015
Do Marketing and Packaging Structure Go Hand-in-Hand?
Dawn Burcham, CPPL | PPM Packaging Lead/Co-Packing Fulfillment Manager | GE Lighting, a Savant Company, LLC, May 2023
Don’t be a ‘Dim’ wit, know your GAD
Robert Meisner, CPP | Assistant Professor | University of Wisconsin Stout, January 2014
Don’t touch that (stretchwrap) dial!
Michele Bauer, CPP | Senior Quality Engineer | Abbott Nutrition, September 2017
Effective Packaging in the Circular Economy: A Global View
Pierre Pienaar, CPP | President | World Packaging Organisation, November 2021
Finding Opportunity in the Project that Never Was
Judy Larkins, CPP | Director of Corporate Purchasing | Bumble Bee Foods, March 2022
Five Fundamentals for Navigating Sustainability
Mike Ross, CPP | Senior Packaging Manager, Food Solutions Global | Unilever R&D, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands, November 2019
Five Ways to Drive Design and Meet Sustainability Goals
Camille Chism, CPPL, Fellow | Principal | Indigo Packaging & Consulting, May 2021