Fourth Harry Lovell Award winner announced
Maria Indrayati, a Packaging Technologist with Parmalat Australia, has won the prestigious Harry Lovell Award. Indrayati was presented with the award at the Australian Institute of Packaging’s (AIP’s) 50th anniversary celebrations on 12 September.
The AIP established the Harry Lovell Award in recognition of outstanding achievement by a student in the final examinations leading to the Diploma in Packaging Technology. It has only been presented three times: in 2007 to Sarah Squire from Recochem; in 2009 to Nina Cleeve-Edwards from the Nestlé Research Centre Switzerland; and in 2011 to Misbah Khan from PZ Cussons in Melbourne.
“I am very humbled, proud and grateful my hard work and effort in undertaking the Diploma in Packaging Technology has been recognised with this award,” Indrayati said.
“Graduating from the AIP Diploma in Packaging Technology was critical to my future work as a packaging technologist. I gained thorough detailed knowledge of all packaging manufacturing processes and uses in various types of industries. Most of all, I gained great confidence in having this knowledge behind me as I am introduced to different types of packaging with my extensive projects.”
Indrayati advises employees and students hoping to work in the packaging industry to complete the Diploma of Packaging through the AIP as it is beneficial to a technologist’s understanding, confidence and future growth in their desired field.
“It is apt that in our 50th year of providing education and training to the packaging industry that we recognise a packaging technologist for their academic excellence,” said AIP National President Ralph Moyle.
“Packaging technologists play a significant role in the industry and awards like the Harry Lovell Award allow technologists to be recognised for their outstanding contributions to a company.
“The AIP National Board commends Maria Indrayati MAIP on her academic excellence and for being the first candidate to successfully complete the Level 5 Diploma in Packaging Technology (QCF) in Australia.”
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