The Victorian Branch of the Australian Institute of Packaging continues to evolve and act as a relevant entity for its members as demonstrated by the active participation of its current committee.
Elke Schoellhammer MAIP, one of the youngest and keenest committee members, has agreed to take up the role of Branch Chairperson for 2010-2011. Former Branch Chairman, Ralph Moyle MAIP, welcomes Elke’s enthusiasm and the leadership that she will provide to the role. Mr Moyle believes that “under Elke’s leadership, the AIP Victorian Branch will remain an attractive organisation to the younger packaging technologists in our industry.”
Elke came to Australia as part of her work experience program for a degree in packaging from the University of Applied Science in Leipzig. She soon joined National Foods as an assistant packaging technologist in 2009 and was allocated the milk business segment as her area of responsibility. Currently, Elke is a packaging technologist for National Foods and has recently been promoted to packaging technologist. She also supervises other projects across all business segments such as the recent switch from 5c to 10c CDL in South Australia.
Elke is a keen professional who likes to represent the packaging team. She is also currently the R&D department’s OH&S representative and is a member of the R&D department’s social committee.
The AIP National Board extends a warm welcome to Elke in her new role.