Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) announces that it has awarded Jason Fields, Packaging Development Manager, SunRice, with a Fellowship, the highest recognition to AIP members to recognised sustained contribution to the technology, science or application to packaging in the industry.
Packaging Officer with SC Johnson & Son was Jason Field’s first job in the packaging industry, and since then has held packaging development roles with Carter Holt Harvey Plastics, Colgate Palmolive and for the last nine years he has been the Packaging Development Manager for SunRice’s global businesses.
When asked what he has seen change in the industry over the years Jason indicated that the biggest change to the packaging industry is the power of the retailers and the continuing growth of private labels.
The most significant technology that he has seen revolutionise the packaging industry is Digital pre-press and electronic artwork approval.
“The world is a truly global market place now, and with advancements in electronic communication, large artwork files can be transferred from a graphic artist in Australia to a printer in Asia in a matter of hours, with pre-press completed and colour separated and trapped PDF’s returned to the client within 24 hours for final electronic approval,” Mr Fields said.
Pierre Pienaar FAIP, National President of the AIP, announced that Jason Fields is a BSc Applied Science graduate who has worked for the past twenty years in the field of packaging technology.
“Jason is a person who always strives to maintain and give of his best in the profession of Packaging Technology. His application to packaging is beyond repute. He is always helping people the rural areas of central and southern NSW where often expertise in this profession is not always in abundance to further their packaging education,” Mr Pienaar said.
The AIP National Board would like to once again congratulate Jason Fields for his significant contribution to the packaging industry in Australia.