The Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association announced the 2010 winner of the annual scholarship program during the 2010 AIP National Conference dinner on Wednesday the 16th of June.
This award enables one person each year to study an Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) Diploma in Packaging Technology, an internationally accredited course.
Mark Dingley, Vice Chairman of the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association, announced Natalie Quarrell, Packaging and Product Development Officer, Bega Cheese, Strathmerton, Victoria, as the 2010 winner.
Mr Dingley explained that Natalie’s dedication to the Food Industry for over fifteen years has proven her special interest in packaging and packaging technologies. “She has proven herself time and again to have an excellent understanding of all types of packaging as well as a yearning to learn more about other packaging technology currently used within the food industry,” Mr Dingley said. “Natalie’s willingness to explore and understand different types of packaging and methods of manufacture is a credit to herself. She is passionate about packaging, packaging technology, design and function and we believe this scholarship will further enhance her knowledge so she can continue to contribute to the packaging industry as whole.” he said.
Natalie will be starting her studies this year and both the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association and the Australian Institute of Packaging look forward to seeing her graduate in a few years.