Meetings and Upcoming Events:

Virtual Happy Hour - REGISTER NOW
August 6, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. PST
Hosts: Brandon Frank, President & Danica Vanbeek, Vice President

Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) Virtual Study Group - REGISTER NOW
August 7, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. PST
Read 1 - 2 chapters per week and then answer the review questions together every Friday at 4:00 p.m. PST

Chapter Meeting - Virtual Water Bottle Tour - REGISTER NOW
August 20, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. PST
Join Mark Doherty for a virtual tour and learn how a plastic water bottle is made. Topics include:

  • Injection Molding / Blow Molding
  • Filling
  • Case Packing 
  • Palletizing

Stay tuned and visit often for more information on exciting guest speakers, tours and networking events.

Southern California Chapter IoPP Officers and Officer Descriptions

Brandon Frank, Pacific Packaging Components, Inc.
Coordinates chapter activities, leads board meetings and reports to National.

Vice President – Administration and Program Chair:
Danica VanBeek, VanBeek Packaging
First assistant to President, steps in when President is not available. Follows up and assists the Programs, Meetings and Publications Chair.

Vice President – Technical:
Mark Doherty, Niagara Bottling, LLC
Assist in setting up new Chair positions, in-charge of awards, poles membership for meeting interests and locations, and works with Web Master to up-date site. Develops technical content for meetings, leads learning efforts for the chapter.

Andy D'Esposito, Merrill's Packaging
Greets people at general meetings, supplies name tags, and sign-in sheets. Makes new members feel welcome (develops a short bio for introductions of new members), and follows up with a call or letter. Also assists with general meeting sign-in and finding assistants to help.

Secretary/San Diego Leader:
Judy Larkins, Bumble Bee Foods
Keeps meeting minutes and distributes to board members promptly. Assists keeping meetings on track and on time with parliamentary procedures, if possible. Also keeps chronological records of correspondences. Works with Membership Chair to keep mailing and e-mailing records current.

Jon Selander, Edwards Lifesciences
Places content on the Chapter Website provided by the National organization. Keeps the website current.

Mini-Chapter Lead - Orange County:
Claude Dardant, Thoro Packaging

Keeps the listing of members, new and old, current. Develops ideas for membership drives and invitations. Works with the Publications, Meetings, and Programs Chair as required with member information.

Web Master:
Places content on the Chapter Website provided by the National organization. Keeps the website current.




IoPP Mentor Match

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

For more details, visit our  FAQs or Mentor Match Community.


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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