Quality & EHS Manager, Packaging Corp. of America
The Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design introduced many students to Packaging Corporation of America (PCA). At the time, I had no idea where my summer internship with PCA would take me. I have had many opportunities within PCA, each unique and using different skills I developed while in the Packaging Program.
The small group, hands-on, educational experience, and committed professors exposed me to a diverse set of skills and helped me develop a network of lifelong connections within the industry. In the lab, we learned industry standards for corrugated and package testing. I use this foundation each day to ensure we meet our legal, quality, and food safety certification and customer requirements. Additionally, I understand the importance of sustainability in packaging and the role it plays in the global supply chain. This helps me to communicate the importance of and ensure compliance with our sustainability programs.
The Virginia Tech Packaging Program prepared me for success in the corrugated industry. I hope that you also find a place in the Virginia Tech Packaging Program that provides you with community, education, and professional development. GO HOKIES!