During the 2010 AIP National Conference, the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association announced the 2010 winner of the annual scholarship program, which enables one person each year to study for an Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) Diploma in Packaging Technology program, an internationally accredited course.
Mark Dingley, Vice Chairman of the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association announced that the 2010 winner is Natalie Quarrell, Packaging and Product Development Officer, Bega Cheese, Strathmerton, Victoria.
“Natalie Quarrell has worked in the Food Industry for over fifteen years and has shown that she has a 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 a whole,” he said.
“I look forward to exploring the exciting, innovative and dynamic packaging industry,” Ms Quarrell said.
“On completion of this course, I will have much more than a piece of paper. I will have knowledge, skills, experiences and confidence that will be of benefit throughout my entire packaging career. It gives me great pleasure knowing that I will be able to provide my company and my customers with the support that will assist in business growth. Minimising environmental impact is extremely important to me. With a wider insight of the available opportunities, I am confident that my choice of materials will improve and support a sustainable future,” she said.
“I would like to thank the APPMA and the AIP for this opportunity and to Bega Cheese Ltd for their support.”
Natalie will commence her Diploma in Packaging Technology 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.