Packaging veterans win AIP Awards

Packaging veterans win AIP Awards
Aussie institute holds Special Awards night

The Australian Institute of Packaging has presented five of its members with its most coveted decorations at its Special Awards, recognising a collective 150 years between the winners of experience and contributions to the packaging industry.

Both Jacky Norsdvan, packaging specialist, Nestle Australia and Phillip Rolls, managing director of Rolls Pack took home the AIP Fellowship, the highest recognition to the association’s members, with an aim to recognise a significant and sustained contribution to the technology, science or application to packaging.

The AIP says Nordsvan, who is also brand owner director on the board of the Australian Packaging Covenant, has developed work over the past 25 years has resulted in change in the industry, bringing packaging sustainability, recyclability, labelling, and accessibility, to the forefront of packaging design. Rolls is also a veteran to the scene, having worked in the industry for more than 30 years and being acknowledged as one of Australia’s leading producers of security, retail and food packaging.

Keith Chessnell, now retired, was awarded with the AIP Life Membership, recognising his 46 year career in food, beverage and confectionary packaging.

Pierre Pienaar, president of the World Packaging Organisation and education director at the AIP won the Founders Award, being the fourth person to do so. The award aims to recognise outstanding performances which enhance the profession of Packaging Technology. Pienaar has 30 years of experience in the industry across education and training under his belt.

Nerida Kelton, executive director for the AIP and board member of the World Packaging Organisation was presented with the Distinguished Service Award for her work for the institute. Kelton has been with the AIP since 1998.


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