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NJPEC Honors Packaging Executives and Awards Scholarships

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. - July 28, 2014 - PRLog -- Packaging executives were honored and college students were given scholarships at the annual New Jersey Packaging Executives (NJPEC) Scholarship & Hall of Fame Dinner held at the Manor in West Orange, NJ.  This year, five people who made significant contributions to the packaging industry were saluted. They included:

John Downey, Vice President of Technology Driven Supplier Innovation, Global Supply Relations, The Estée Lauder Companies

Joe Cicci
, President & CEO, Color Optics by Arcade

Doug Silady
, EVP Of Package Development, Boom Creative Development

Bernard Quennessen
, Vice President, Package Concept Development, COTY

Grantges J. (Jack) Raymus
, Packaging Professor, Rutgers University School of Engineering (In Memoriam)

         Another highlight of the dinner was the presentation of scholarships to high-achieving college students who represent the future of packaging.

Scholarships winners included:

NJPEC Scholarship awarded to William Kim and Anh Le both students at Rutgers University

Dr. Frederick Rimmele Memorial Scholarship was given to Meaghan Wirtz who is attending Pennsylvania State University.

The Kathleen Brady Zito Scholarship awarded to Samantha Shuet at Michigan State University

         “Furthering the growth of the packaging industry by providing scholarships to students is a hallmark of NJPEC.   Members enjoy seeing the enthusiasm for a career in packaging that college students express,” said Howie Greenberg, President of NJPEC and Sales Manager of Allstate Paper Box Company.

         The next NJPEC event is its annual Fishing Trip, taking place Thursday, August 21, 2014.  For more information go to:


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About (NJPEC) North Jersey Packaging Executives Club

Founded in 1962, NJPEC is an organization of packaging professionals from all disciplines in the industry, who share information and hands-on business experience.  The culture of NJPEC is comfortable, collaborative and professional; creating an environment of learning, and business networking.  Members invest their time, skills and knowledge to strengthen the packaging industry with talent and innovation.  Numerous scholarship programs and mentoring opportunities are offered to support those entering the packaging field. The future of packaging is being shaped by the members of NJPEC.  For more information visit: www.njpec.com

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Location:West Windsor - New Jersey - United States
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