Fundamentals of Packaging Technology In-Person Course

Instructor Bios

A team of four instructors teaches the Fundamentals of Packaging Technology from the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP). Each instructor is a Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) with significant experience in packaging.

Instructors were selected from a pool of candidates based on qualifications and performance in teaching the course. Each year, IoPP evaluates instructors based on evaluations of students in the class, assuring qualified professionals to lead the seminar.

Camille Chism, CPPL, Fellow

Camille Chism, CPPL Fellow, has 30 years of diverse experience in packaging engineering, management, design, business development, supply chain and logistics in the industries of automotive, distribution, food, pharmaceutical, and technology. 

Camille is currently President of C2 Packaging, a packaging engineering and supply chain management consultancy.

A lifetime CPP, inducted into the IoPP College of Fellows in 2013, Camille received an MS in Packaging Science from Rochester Institute of Technology, earning a 4.0 GPA. She holds a BS in Packaging from Michigan State University.

Camille’s accomplishments include: a patent for the design of an injection molded dispenser, various corporate awards, and leadership training from Cardinal Stritch University. 

Camille has been actively involved in IoPP since 1990, as a National Board Member, VP of Chapters, Michigan Chapter President and Secretary, as well as a charter member of the Midlands (NE) chapter. 

Camille has participated in numerous industry events, including speaking at the 2010 IoPP Packaging Summit, participating in panels, forums, and committees for the Automotive Industry Action Group, speaker for the Simposio Internacional Industria Automotriz, Automotive Logistics Global Conference, Global SCM Leaders Conference, and as a guest lecturer in the Industrial Engineering Department at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Jane Chase, CPP

Jane Chase holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University and a Master of Science Degree in Engineering Management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Her professional career includes a breadth and depth of experience involving ever-expanding roles in Quality Assurance, Operations, Processing and Packaging within multiple large CPG organizations known for innovation. These include SC Johnson Wax, General Mills, ConAgra Foods, Ecolab Inc., US Foodservice and the Schwan’s Food Company. She is currently the Executive Director of the Institute of Packaging Professionals.

Jane’s credentials as an educator include teaching packaging, statistics and leadership curriculum at Marian College and the University of Wisconsin‒Stout.

Jane holds three U.S. patents for packaging inventions and has been published and spoken on packaging innovation and sustainability on many occasions. She is a Lifetime Certified Packaging Professional and has been inducted into the IoPP’s College of Fellows.

Jane’s support of IoPP spans more than 20 years, during which time she served both at the local level as president of the Minnesota Chapter and at the national level since 2002. Her contributions to the Institute include founding the Sustainable Packaging Technical Committee, establishing the Packaging Education Scholarship fund and chairing the judging of the AmeriStar packaging competition for more than 10 years.

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 packaging positions with Eastman Kodak Co., Calgon Corp. (subsidiary of Merck and Co. Inc.) and Syngenta Crop Protection Inc. (formerly Novartis, Ciba and Ciba-Geigy).

His main areas of expertise include sustainable package design, development and testing, distribution environment codification and simulation, carbon inventory, package lifecycle analysis, polymer chemistry and application, and packaging market research.

Larry is currently the President of Packaging Technology Associates Inc. as well as a founding partner of the Packaging Knowledge Group, LLC.  He is active in many industry and professional associations, including the International Safe Transit Association (where he is Chairman of the Sustainability Solutions Division and serving on the Board of Directors), ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials), the Michigan State University School of Packaging Alumni Association (where he is a past member of the Board of Directors) and the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP).

Larry holds eight U.S. patents in packaging and has delivered numerous presentations and written many articles on packaging, packaging development and package testing. He is an Honorary Professor at Hunan University of Technology in China, has delivered guest lectures at various universities and teaches Sustainable Packaging Scorecard training as well as IoPP’s Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course.

Larry is a past Chairman of the Packaging Task Group of RISE, past Chairman of the Chemical Packaging Committee of IoPP, past Chairman and President of IoPP and a past member of the Packaging Hall of Fame Selection Committee. He is an inductee in the Michigan State University Packaging Hall of Fame, the PMMI Packaging Hall of Fame and the IoPP College of Fellows.

Robert Meisner, CPP

Robert Meisner holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology with an emphasis in Packaging from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and a Master of Science Degree in Packaging Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has held packaging positions with 3M, Ideal Industries Inc., Imation Corp., Eastman Kodak Co., Emery Worldwide Airfreight, United Parcel Service Supply Chain Solutions and the University of Wisconsin Stout.

Robert currently holds the position of Packaging Consultant with BoldtSmith Packaging Consultants. His experience and expertise are in the areas of transportation hazards and issues, distribution packaging materials, package development process and product and package validation testing.

Robert has been involved in the packaging industry for more than 27 years including 16 years as a faculty member for the Packaging program at the University of Wisconsin Stout. He is an active member of several professional organizations, including the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) and ASTM International. He has presented at numerous technical conferences and served as an expert witness.

Robert a member of IoPP’s College of Fellows and an IoPP Lifetime Certified Packaging Professional. He also holds a professional level certification with ISTA.