Winners announced for 2020 AIP Special Awards
Through the 2020 AIP Special Awards, the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) recognises individuals who have made a significant contribution to the packaging industry.
AIP Honorary Membership
The first AIP Special award is an Honorary Membership, which is designed to recognise an individual who has contributed to and significantly supported the Institute over a long period of time. In 2020, the AIP Board has recognised Mark Kelton, Member Services Manager at the AIP Australasian Office, as an Honorary Member.
Kelton has been instrumental in the day-to-day operations of the AIP for close to 15 years, and the board acknowledges his unwavering and tireless input into the Institute.
The grade of Fellow is the highest recognition to AIP Members and is designed to recognise the significant and sustained contribution to the technology, science or application to packaging in the industry. In 2020, the AIP Fellowship has been awarded to Joe Foster, Co-Founder & Director, OF Packaging.
Foster has run four businesses across four countries over the last 40 years, spending the majority of his career working to understand flexible packaging at its core and progress the possibilities of flexible plastics with a continued focus on packaging innovation.
AIP Life Membership
The AIP Life Membership has only been awarded five times in 57 years. The Life Member award recognises someone who has consistently contributed to the packaging industry, and to the AIP as a volunteer. The 2020 AIP Life Membership has been awarded to Terry Waterson FAIP.
Waterson has been a member of the AIP for 35 years, is a Past President and Fellow of the Institute and has been an influential and consistent contributor to the wider industry for 60 years. Waterson owns a specialist packaging and processing operation, Metalprint Australia, which holds the international licences for several packaging technologies.
2020 Harry Lovell Award
In 2006, the AIP acknowledged the important role of packaging education and training by establishing the Harry Lovell Award, in recognition of the commitment and contribution of Emeritus Professor Harry Lovell, OAM, to education and training over 30 years in the Institute. The award is presented to graduates of the Diploma in Packaging Technology who have achieved exemplary results in their examinations. The award has only been awarded to five students in the last 14 years — Aleah Back, Maria Indrayati, Misbah Khan, Nina Cleeve-Edwards and Sarah Squire.
In 2020, the AIP Education Team would like to present not one but two Harry Lovell Awards to Alysha Baggett MAIP, Senior Packaging Technologist, Global Packaging Support Team, Suntory Monozukuri Expert, and Alexandra Brayshaw MAIP, Senior Technical & Design Lead, Arthritis Australia’s Accessible Design Division, in recognition of outstanding academic achievement as students leading to attaining the Diploma in Packaging Technology.
Alysha and Alexandra are two exemplary young packaging professionals who are making a difference in their fields.
AIP Founders Award
The AIP Founders Award honours the Foundation Members of the Institute and recognises their significant contributions to the development of packaging technology and industry in Australia and New Zealand. The Founders Award is given for outstanding performances which enhance the profession of packaging technology. The award has only been attained by four people in 57 years — Professor Harry Lovell OAM, FAIP George Ganzenmuller FAIP, Llewelyn Stephens FAIP and Prof Pierre Pienaar, FAIP, CPP. The fifth AIP Founders Award goes to Ralph Moyle, FAIP, CPP.
Moyle is an experienced food packaging consultant with 40 years in the food processing industry, and 25 years focused on packaging. Moyle’s packaging knowledge has resulted in successful contemporary designs and material selections, improved shelf life, lower material costs, shorter supply chains and environmentally friendly selections that have provided greater economic value. Moyle is a Past President, Regional Chairperson and Fellow of the AIP and a Certified Packaging Professional (CPP).
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