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Welcome to the Institute of Packaging Professionals - Cincinnati Chapter


2023 Upcoming Events

Nehemiah Manufacturing Visit

1907 South Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45204

Monday May 8th, 2023 @ 10 AM

What to Expect:

Nehemiah is committed to bringing manufacturing jobs back to the inner city of Cincinnati to stimulate community development and economic growth. They worked closely with the City of Cincinnati, community leaders and social service organizations to select their location in the West End / Over-The-Rhine area of Cincinnati. Their location is surrounded by neighborhoods with high unemployment and limited entry-level job opportunities. The IOPP Cincinnati Chapter will be welcomed by CEO Dan Meyer for an overview of Nehemiah Manufacturing followed by a tour of the facility where they manage the fulfillment of their brands like Kandoo Wipes, Tide, Dreft Baby Care, and more. We will also be included in a unique story telling by 4-5 of Nehemiah's family members who will be providing their perspective of the impact on having a 2nd chance.

We look forward to you joining this 90 minute unique networking event!





For more information about the Cincinnati Chapter, please contact
one of our Board of Directors below

Interested in becoming an IoPP member? Click here to let us know.

Todd Ford, President 513-305-1216

Melissa Askren, Derek Brown, Curt Orr, Peter Chamberlain, Drew Kreyling

Have an idea for a meeting? Let us know!
Please email CincyIoPP@gmail.com to get a tour scheduled. 

Past Events






Rumpke Recycling Tour

5535 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45217 (St. Bernard)

Tuesday, April 11th 2023

What to Expect:

Recyclable material is sorted at Rumpke's Cincinnati Material Recovery Facility (MRF). It is one of the largest residential recycling plants in North America and serves 4.5 million people with the capacity of processing at least 55 tons of recycling per hour. The tour includes a short video, a review of items acceptable for recycling and a walking tour of the plant to show how the recyclable materials are sorted. Tours last approximately 60 minutes.

ProAmpac Tour SOLD OUT

12025 Tricon Road Cincinnati, OH 45246

Thursday March 16th, 2023

ProAmpac is a leading global flexible packaging company with a comprehensive product offering, and headquartered right here in Cincinnati. They provide creative packaging solutions, industry-leading customer service and award-winning innovation to a diverse global marketplace. Our local site focuses on blown film extrusion, flexographic printing, pouch making, and mailer conversion for the e-commerce market. ProAmpac's approach to sustainability - ProActive Sustainability - provides innovative sustainable flexible packaging products to help our customers achieve their sustainability goals.

Holiday Mixer

Thursday December 8th, 2022


IoPP Cincinnati Chapter: Annual Holiday Mixer

Join us at the Miami Trail Yard from 5:30 - 9:00 PM

Capacity is 20 so make sure you register right away!

368 Center St, Loveland, OH 45140


UC DAAP Student Showcase TBD

Friday • November 4th, 2022

IoPP Cincinnati Chapter: Annual UC DAAP Student Showcase

We are pleased to announce our next planned in-person event will be our annual UC DAAP Student Showcase!

This event provides an opportunity to check in with the UC School of Design and to see the latest and greatest around the school.

The IoPP supports UC-DAAP through annual scholarship and a big portion of what they earn from their events goes straight to funding a whole new generation of packaging professionals.

At this in-person, live event we will meet some of the UC DAAP design students and get a sneak peek at what they are working on with presentations of re-brand, re-packaging, and re-thinking what is familiar. We hope you can join us so that the students will have plenty of support for their Q&A's.


12-12:30 Open Networking/Boxed Lunches

12:30-12:45 IOPP Announcements

12:45-1:45 Student Teams present with a Q&A

1:45-2:00 Closing remarks

5470 Aronoff, Cincinnati, OH 45221


2022 Annual IOPP Cincinnati Golf Outing @ Walden Ponds 
Friday September 23rd, 8:30 a.m.  Shot gun Start.

Thank you to all of our sponsors for our 2021 IOPP Golf Outing benefitting the packaging design students at UC DAAP!

We are again asking for sponsorships for our 2022 Annual IOPP Cincinnati Golf Outing at Walden Ponds 6090 Golf Club Lane Hamilton, OH 45011

Lunch and Awards Banquet to follow the outing.

PLATINUM Level Sponsorship $1,000 (includes 8 golfers)

GOLD SPONSORS Level Sponsorship $550 (Includes 4 golfer entry fees & 1 Tee Box sponsor sign)

SILVER SPONSORS Level Sponsorship $350 (Includes 2 golfer entry fees & 1 Tee Box sign)

TEE SIGN SPONSORS $150 per hole

Individual golfer entry fees IOPP Members $100

Individual golfer entry fees Non-Members $110



Friday August 5th @ 9:00 AM

We are pleased to announce our next in person meeting will be at:

Perfetti Van Melle 3645 Turfway Road Erlanger, KY 41018

Perfetti Van Melle is one of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of confectionery and chewing gum. Creating imaginative products and brands that are enjoyed in over 150 countries. Brands include Mentos, Chupa Chups, AirHeads, and many more!

Join us Friday, August 5th

9:00 - 10:30 AM for Group Introductions, Capabilities Presentation, Facility Tour, Questions.



Tuesday June 7th @ 10 AM

We are pleased to announce our next in person meeting will be at:

Gorilla Glue, 2101 E Kemper Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241

The Gorilla Glue Company is based in Cincinnati, Ohio and has been selling Gorilla Glue® for over two decades. The glue was first discovered being used in Indonesia on teak furniture, but consumers soon found it to be incredibly versatile and demand soared. On a mission to make products that deliver impressive results, the company has since expanded its offerings to include Gorilla Tape®, Gorilla® Super Glue, Gorilla® Construction Adhesive, and other premium tapes, sealants, and adhesives. Join us for networking and a tour at this unique IOPP Cincinnati event!

The Gorilla Glue Company, which owns the Gorilla Glue®, O'Keeffe's®, and Sapadilla brands, is family-owned and operated and prides itself on its family atomosphere and quality products.

Join us Tuesday, June 7th

10:00 AM - 11:30 for Group Introductions, Capabilities Presentation, Facility Tour, Questions.

Boxed lunches will be provided to stay and network until noon.

Registration SOLD OUT

Tuesday April 5th @ 10 AM

We are pleased to announce our first planned in person meeting of 2022 will be at Haney Packaging, 5657 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45227

Haney provides successful package development results from prototypes to test markets and everything in-between. Accelerating the path from mind to market by connecting key stakeholders in the design and development process, enabling brands to win-at-shelf and in home, while delighting consumer and growing market share.

Join us Tuesday, April 5

10:00 AM - 11:30 for Group Introductions, Capabilities Presentation, Facility Tour, Questions

Boxed lunches will be provided to stay and network until noon or take it TO GO!

Registration for this event closes Friday, April 1st.


UC DAAP Student Showcase TBD

Thursday • October 28th, 2021


We are pleased to announce our next planned in person event will be our annual UC DAAP Student Showcase!

A big portion of what we earn from our events goes straight to funding a whole new generation of packaging professionals. At this in person, live event we will meet some of the UC DAAP design students and get a sneak peek at what they are working on with presentations of re-brand, re-packaging, and re-thinking what is familiar. We hope you can join us so that the students will have plenty of support for their Q&A’s.

Peter Chamberlain has graciously offered to take us on a tour of the facility for anyone that is available to stay. We hope that you can join us from 10 AM - 11:30 AM 

Thursday October 28th, 2021 

UC DAAP requires all participants to wear a mask at this event. 😷

2021 Annual IOPP Cincinnati Golf Outing @ Walden Ponds 
Friday, August 27th, 8:30 a.m.  Shot gun start.

Thank you to all of our sponsors for our 2021 IOPP Golf Outing benefitting the packaging design students at UC DAAP!


Perfetti / Green Bay Packaging


Adapt A Pak, GH Package and Product Testing, Golden Extrusion, Zumbiel, Sugar Creek, HLP Klearfold, Storopack, Shorr


Eurostampa, Graphic


Alpine Material Solutions, The Royal Group, Vert Group, BCI Buckeye Corrugated, Inc, Protective Packaging Solutions, Berry Plastics, Versa Oak, Paragon Films


MCC Unboxing Event Thursday, July 22nd @ 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Join us for a virtual unboxing event with MCC. MCC is a global supplier of premium labels across several market segments, including dedicated plants serving the Wine & Spirits industry.

With a culture and dedication toward R&D and innovation, MCC focuses on premium label solutions to help brands stand out in the market.

IOPP will be joined by Pamela Ashcraft, local sales executive for MCC Wine & Spirits, who will share an overview of the company’s history and capabilities, as well as a glimpse into some of its newest innovations.

Enjoy a live unboxing event with beautiful materials showcasing MCC’s print solutions, knowledge articles, and sample labels showing many of their unique innovation and embellishment capabilities.


Please note: the material being shared during this session is proprietary and intended for prospective MCC customers.

We kindly ask that representatives from any competitive supplier organizations not register. We appreciate your understanding.


80 Acres Farms Virtual Tour
Earth Day April 22, 2021

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM EST


Join us as we celebrate Earth Day on our first virtual tour through the new 80 Acres Farms in Hamilton, OH.

Their founders, Mike and Tisha, knew that food wasn't what it used to be. They wanted to make it better-and they did it by creating a new kind of farm. One capable of producing an abundance of crop varieties year-round. Completely indoors. Using 100% renewable energy. Without any pesticides or excessive food miles. Big vision, right? Well, they did it. And they called it 80 Acres Farms.

IOPP Cincinnati Chapter will participate in a unique virtual tour inside the vertical farm at the new 70,000 sq ft facility. Produce grown at the Hamilton site will supply local grocery retailers such as Whole Foods Markets, Dorothy Lane Markets, Jungle Jim's, and Kroger. The Hamilton site is automated from seeding to growing to harvesting to pack-out for highest quality and food safety standards.

PackEx 101 Virtual Learning Event
Friday, October 23

We consider the packaging design students at UC’s DAAP the next generation of influence in our industry. We are inviting students and IOPP members for this unique virtual learning event. We will embark on a journey together to watch a couple student team presentations to learn what they are currently working on. We will host three industry leaders for presentation and Q&A discussions, and what we are most excited about is the potential match making opportunities for companies looking to support a student co-op for the upcoming 2021 year. We look forward to you joining us!


9:00 - 9:10 Welcome from IOPP Board President Todd Ford

9:10 - 9:50 Student Teams Present

9:50 - 11:20 Discussion forum with sustainability expert (30 minutes)

protective packaging expert (30 minutes)

packaging engineer expert (30 minutes)

11:20 - 11:30 Wrap up virtual event

The PackEx 101 Virtual Learning event is open to IOPP Members only for a small registration fee in support and FREE to students.

The virtual event link will be sent to all registrants on 10/22/2020 and again as a reminder on 10/23/2020.

Not an IOPP Member yet? Follow the link below to sign up and join us for this and future learning and networking events in and around Cincinnati, OH.



IOPP @ Cincinnati Type & Print Museum
Friday, July 31

More than just a museum.

This building gives hope to the people of Price Hill.

 Join us for a unique interactive tour at the Cincinnati Type & Print Museum.

We consider this museum a value to our community because the Cincinnati Type & Print Museum is preserving the history of printing by keeping people aware of the career opportunities in print media. They are creating an environment for artists to make handmade paper and print letterpress items breaking the cycle of addiction by providing training, jobs, and dignity to women of Price Hill.

Join us on Friday July 31st, 2020

9:30 ARRIVAL open networking with complimentary coffee and bagels

10:00 Host Gary Walton will take us back through the history of typesetting and letter press. We will also get an opportunity to get our hands to work with an interactive activity.

11:30 IOPP Chapter & News

Everyone will leave with a FREE gift from the Museum.


IOPP BGR Cincinnati
Friday, February 28

BGR is the #1 packaging supply distributor in Ohio and the 4 surrounding states.
Serving a wide variety of industries, they are proactive partners who consult and distribute across their customers entire packaging supply chain.
On this tour:
- Packaging automation equipment
- Digital and flexographic label and tape printing plant
- Packaging tape and film converting
- RFID enabled inventory management
- 350,000 square feet of warehouse space
Friday February 28, 2020
Meet at BGR at 9:00 AM for networking and bagels followed by a tour
6392 Gano Rd West Chester, OH 45069
Plus, we'll be conducting our first scavenger hunt during the tour...
(a little competitive team networking with gift card prizes!)
Again, Thank you to all of you who supported our IOPP Golf Outing!
We were able to hand a check for $2,576.15 to DAAP Cincinnati's,
Peter Chamberlain at our Holiday event at Mad Tree Brewing.
Your contributions are helping the next generation of packaging peers.

IOPP Cincinnati Holiday Party at Mad Tree Brewing
Thursday, December 12th

IOPP Home for the HOLIDAYS!!

 Join us for an evening of networking at Mad Tree Brewing


Stick around and socialize with your packaging peers at this fun holiday event!

Mad Tree Brewing • 3301 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45209


IOPP @ DAAP Cincinnati 
Friday, October 25th


IOPP at DAAP Cincinnati

 Join us for a morning of networking at the College of DAAP! 

Catch up on IOPP news and upcoming events while networking with packaging peers

Hear about the progress of packaging design at DAAP and tour the new lab facilities in the School of Design


9:00-9:30 Open Networking

9:30-10:00 IOPP Announcements

10:00 - 10:30 Two student teams present with a Q&A

10:30 - 11:15 Discussion Brainstorming w/Peter Chamberlin

12:00 Session Ends - Boxed Lunch to Go

5470 Aronoff, Cincinnati, OH 45221


Golf Outing @ Shaker Run 
Friday, August 23rd

Our Annual Golf Outing at Shaker Run 
was Friday, August 23rd

A great time of networking with packaging professionals.

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!
We appreciate you and all that you do for our chapter!


Tour @ Rumpke Recycling Center
Wednesday, June 19th

Tour @ Rumpke 
Wednesday, June 19th


Rumpke Recycling Center
5535 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45217

Tour @ EuroStampa 
Friday, April 12th

Eurostampa, a company which has grown over time and has made a name for itself all over the world,
is in the first instance a family business led by Luciano Cillario and his three sons
Gianmario, Giuseppe and Gianfranco, the latter CEO of Eurostampa Noth America.
We believe this makes a big difference.

Products and technologies include Spirits Labels, Wine Labels, Champagne Labels,
Chocolate Labels, Food Labels, and Cosmetics Labels.

1440 E Seymour Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45237

Tour @ Stress Engineering, Inc. 
Friday, February 15th - 8AM - 10AM 











Past Events - 2018

Our 2018 Holiday Social! 


October 26, 2018
DAAP @ University of Cincinnati 


Arrive at 8AM, start at 8:30AM 
Room 4425 (Email to be sent Thursday evening with directions)

Todd Ford & Peter Chamberlain 

Student Presentations 

Brief tour of Packaging Design Studio and DAAP 

Meeting should end around 11AM.


When: Friday, October 26th
Time: 8:00AM 
Where: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221

2018 Annual Golf Outing
August 24, 2018

Shaker Run Golf Club  
1320 Golf Club Drive | Lebanon, OH 45036

May 18, 2018
Tour @ AstraZeneca in West Chester, OH


April 20, 2018
Tour @ MillerCoors in Trenton, OH 
















See below links for what we have been up to in previous years!


Click here to see past events - 2017 



IoPP Mentor Match

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Training Opportunities in 2023

Fund of Packaging Technology
Apr 24-28 & May 15-19
Sep 18-22 & Oct 9-13
Packaging Machinery: Basics
Oct 2-4
e-Learning available 24/7


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