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VT-Packaging hosted a Planning meeting for 2012 Packaging Summit

Dec. 14, 2011 – By Young T. Kim,  


Dr. Goodell at CNRE job fair Paul France (Vice President of MWV of Richmond, VA, left) and Dr.Barry Goodell (Head of the WSFP department, right) attended to the 2011 CNRE Job fair at Cheatham Hall right after the preparative packaging summit meeting was over.

The Virginia Tech Packaging program hosted a preparative and planning meeting for the 2012 Packaging Summit on Thursday, November 10th at the Brooks Forest Products Center.
Eleven attendees from eight global leading packaging companies (CSS Distribution Group, Inc. of Louisville, KY; GenPak, LLC of Charlotte, NC; Georgia Pacific (GP) of Atlanta, GA; Klockner Pentaplast of Rural Retreat, VA; MeadWestvaco (MWV) Corp. of Richmond, VA; Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) of Roanoke and Richmond, VA; Carded Graphics, LLC of Staunton, VA; Triad Packaging Design & Display of Bristol, TN) participated and discussed the future of the VT-Packaging program and Packaging Summit conference.
Mr. Murry Pitts, CEO of Carded Graphics, LLC, was selected as an Interim Chair of the Industrial group for the packaging summit. He will coordinate the 2012 Packaging Summit along with the VT-Packaging team. “The Packaging Summit should be fun and we must invite more people, more students, and more interesting speakers in cooperation with VT faculty. This meeting must be global and international beyond Virginia. We will grow together with the Virginia Tech packaging program which will lead the packaging society,” said Murry Pitts. The meeting was very interactive and productive, and finished with prominent outputs. Right after meeting, some attendees joined the 2011 CNRE job fair held at Cheatham Hall.


Global leading packaging industry came to Virginia Tech Global leading packaging industry came to Virginia Tech to discuss about the future of VT-Packaging and 2012 Packaging Summit conference.



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