The IoPP Chicago Chapter is a group of packaging professionals dedicated to connecting with and learning from industry experts in Chicago and its surrounding areas.

Through various social events, speakers, industry tours, and more, we seek to help members grow personally and professionally.

The Chicago Chapter has a strong history within the IoPP, and we want to restore the group to what it once was.

We hope you will join us! 

Have questions? Contact us at ioppchicago@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events

  • September 20: IoPP Chicago Chapter Webinar - Sustainability Essentials for Packaging Professionals
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Chicago Chapter Leadership

President: Jeremy Whitish

Jeremy is a sales engineer at Plastic Ingenuity, a custom thermoformer headquartered near Madison, Wisconsin. Jeremy received his degree in Industrial Technology Management from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, with a focus in Manufacturing Technology Management and Industrial Controls.

Prior to joining Plastic Ingenuity, his variety of experiences in quality, purchasing, and new product development have all aided in better serving customers in his current role.

Treasurer: Tim Backe

Tim is a packaging engineer at Now Foods headquartered in Bloomingdale, IL working on packaging for vitamins, supplements, protein powders, sports nutrition, and personal care items. Tim received his degree in Packaging from Rochester Institute of Technology.

He has packaging and product development experience in a variety of industries including medical, pharma, oral care, food, injection molding, and currently nutraceuticals.  Tim has been on the board of IoPP in various positions for the past 10 years and most recently as the chapter president.


IoPP Mentor Match

Connect with IoPP members for one-on-one IoPP focused mentorship!

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Training Opportunities in 2022

Fund of Packaging Technology
Sep 19-23, Oct 10-14
Packaging Machinery: Basics
Oct 3-5
e-Learning available 24/7


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