New Address and Phone Number:
Institute of Packaging Professionals
11911 Freedom Drive, Suite 600
Reston, VA 20190-5629 USA
Phone: +1 (571) 266-4403
BY-LAWS AND CONSTITUTION
The Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee will operate under the Bylaws of the Institute of
Packaging Professionals with the additions and exceptions as noted below.
Section 1: Qualifications
A. All members of the Committee must be in good standing of the Institute of Packaging Professionals.
B. All members must subscribe to and endorse the tenets of the Standard of Ethical Conduct of the
Institute of Packaging Professionals.
Section 2: Expulsions
A. Any member may be expelled from the Committee for due cause by recommendation of the Ethics
Committee of the Institute of Packaging Professionals and a three-quarters (3/4) majority vote of the
Executive Committee of the Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee.
B. Any member may be expelled from the committee if his/her membership in IoPP lapses.
The Executive Committee is authorized to schedule periodic meetings in locations chosen to be most
convenient to the general membership of the Committee.
Written notice of any meeting of the Committee will be distributed to all members in good standing not
less than ten (10) days prior to the meeting.
A quorum for any meeting of the Committee shall be 10% of the total number of members on the
Committee at the time of the meeting.
Section 1: Guidelines
Election of Executive Committee members will be held biennially and shall be held within the following
A. A Nominating Committee consisting of three members in good standing and at least one officer of the
Executive Committee will be named by the Chairman.
B. The Nominating Committee will submit in writing to the Chairman of the Committee its slate of officer
nominees. All nominees must be members in good standing of the Committee.
C. No later than thirty (30) days after approval of the slate by the officers, ballots will be prepared and
distributed to the membership of the Committee.
D. All members of the Committee who are in good standing are eligible to vote. Ballots will be distributed
E. Sub-committee leaders will be appointed by the Executive Committee.
Section 2: Terms:
A. Executive Committee members shall be elected for a term of two (2) years.
B. Sub-Committee leaders shall be appointed for a term of two (2) years but may serve an extended term
as determined by the Executive Committee.
Section 3: Vacancies:
Vacancies occurring during the term of office of any Executive Committee member shall be filled as soon
as practical by appointment from the Executive Committee.
VI. Executive Committee (Officers)
Section 1: Chairman or Co-Chairs
The Chairman shall be Chief Executive Officer of the Committee, shall preside at all meetings of the
Executive Committee and other general membership meetings, and shall have general supervision of the
administrative affairs of the Committee.
Section 2: Vice-Chairman
The Vice-Chairman shall carry out duties as assigned by the Chairman. The Vice-Chairman shall assume
the duties of the Chairman in the Chairman's absence.
Section 3: Secretary
The Secretary shall be responsible for giving notice of and for supervising the preparation and
maintenance of the records of the general membership.
Section 4: Sub-Committee Chair
The Sub-Committee Chair shall be responsible for supervising the individual Sub-Committees of the
Section 5: Program Chair
The Program Chair shall be responsible for assisting the Executive Council in the maintaining
commitment to Committee goals and objectives. The Program Chair shall also assist in the arrangement
and preparation of meetings.
Section 6: Ombudsman
The Ombudsman shall be responsible for serving as an independent evaluator between committee
members and the Executive Committee in the event of a complaint or problem.
Section 7: Treasurer
The Treasurer shall be responsible for supervising all financial concerns of the Committee and for
preparing an annual budget recommendation.
VII. Suspension of Bylaws
Any section of these Bylaws, except Bylaw VIII, may be suspended for a specified purpose and for the
duration of the membership at which such action is taken by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members at
Amendments to these Bylaws may be proposed at any general membership meeting. All members to
vote shall be notified in writing of the proposed changes and are to submit a vote within sixty (30) days
of the notification. Acceptance of the amendments requires two-thirds (2/3) majority of the responding
The Committee shall use its funds to accomplish the objectives specified in the Constitution of the
Committee and no part of said funds shall inure or be distributed to members of the Committee.
On dissolution of the Committee, any remaining funds shall be contributed to the general fund of the
Institute of Packaging Professionals.
Article I: Name
The name of the Organization shall be the Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee of the
Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP).
Article II: Objectives
The objective of the Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee shall be to communicate to and
educate its membership and the membership of Institute of Packaging Professionals and the packaging
community on all aspects of current and emerging issues involving Medical Device packaging.
Article III: Membership
Classification of membership and regulations regarding membership rights and assessments are
provided in the Bylaws of the Committee.
Article IV: Officers
The elected officers of the Committee will be Chairman or Co-Chairs, Vice Chairmen, Secretary, Sub-
Committee Chair, Program Chair, Ombudsman and Treasurer. Terms of office will be two (2) years.
These officers shall constitute the Executive Committee of the Committee.
Article V: Meetings
General membership meetings will be held in accordance with the provisions of the Bylaws.
Executive Committee meetings will be held at a time and place as determined by the Chairman or Co-
Article VI: Sub-Committees
Sub-Committees may be established or appointed by the Chairman or by motion and passage of the
general membership of the Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee.
Article VII: Amendments
Amendments to this Constitution may be proposed at any general membership meeting. All members in
good standing shall be given a vote and shall be notified in writing of the proposed changes. Ballots will
be submitted within sixty (60) days of distribution. Passage of Amendments requires a two-thirds (2/3)
majority of the responding voters.