Board Converting News, January 18, 2021


ICPF student representatives on each university campus. Members assisted in ICPF’s launch of a new industry men- toring program for students who are seeking internships and full time positions due to the earlier reduction in the industry’s 2020 openings because of COVID-19. Most recently, ICPF’s new student program manager in- tern worked to identify available 2020 - 2021 scholarships for packaging students whose families may have been fi- nancially impacted by COVID-19. This work prompted sev- eral scholarship programs to provide additional funding to reopen or extend application deadlines. Visit for more informa- tion on these and other ICPF programs. Bill Zito Scholarship Awarded To Indiana State University Student

the country adjusted to set up distance learning capability. Additionally, ICPF reached out to Arden and Esko to devel- op the capability for students to access design software remotely. Licensing previously required students to utilize Impact and Artios software directly from the computers lo- cated in the design labs on each campus. This past summer, ICPF established a student advisory board that meets up to twice a month. The student ad- visors have provided valued input on the establishment of the virtual dialogue dinners and plans for converting ICPF’s annual Teleconference on the Business of Corru- gated Packaging & Displays Careers to a virtual format lat- er this quarter. Over 500 students from 20 campuses have participated in the teleconference annually. The student advisory board has also been helpful in this year’s expansion of ICPF’s program to identify and recruit

The PMMI Foundation and Enercon Indus- tries Corporation have selected Max Klein, a junior packaging engineering student at Indi- ana State University, as the recipient of the 2020 Bill Zito Scholarship. The scholarship was established to honor Packaging Hall of Famer and longtime Enercon employee, Bill Zito, who strongly believed in the importance of education in the packaging field. Awarded to students in their junior year at a PMMI Education Partner school who major in packaging engineering or a related field, candidates must show interest in the pack- aging industry and have excellent academic achievement. “We are pleased to contribute to the edu- cation of tomorrow’s packaging leaders with Enercon’s Bill Zito Scholarship. Bill earned a place in the Packaging Hall of Fame for his commitment to advancing induction cap seal- ing technology and educating the industry on the technology’s benefits,” said Mark Plantier, Vice President, Marketing, Enercon. “We’re proud to carry on the tradition of supporting packaging education opportunities.” Enercon is a longtime PMMI member and supplies induction cap sealers, corona treat- ers and plasma surface treaters. Each year, the PMMI Foundation provides over $200,000 in scholarships to students attending a PMMI Education Partner school. These scholarships underscore PMMI’s com- mitment to the future of the packaging schol- arships to students majoring in packaging. Students must currently attend a PMMI Edu- cation Partner school to be eligible for PMMI Foundation scholarships. Visit www.pmmi. org/scholarships for more information on the PMMI Foundation.


January 18, 2021

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