AIP awards two fellowships at national conference

Alistair Sayers of Frucor Beverages and Jason Goode of Simplot Australia have been awarded Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) fellowships for 2016.

The announcement of the fellowships took place at a gala dinner at AIP’s National Conference last week.

The grade of Fellow is the highest recognition to AIP Members and is designed to recognise the significant and sustained contribution to the technology, science or application to packaging in the industry.

Alistair Sayers, Frucor’s Packaging Manager has been involved in packaging technology and development for over 20 years commencing with NZ Starch Products in the early 90’s. He subsequently worked for Andrew Group, NCI, Chequer Packaging and NZ Dairy Foods. He was also involved in the creation of the NZ Packaging Council Code of Practise for packaging design.

Sayers is chairman of Glass Packaging Forum and board member of the Packaging forum. He has contributed to the Massey NZ Foods Award as a Packaging Expert and is at the forefront of packaging innovation within the New Zealand market.

His well-rounded experience in commercial packaging development brings in his modest technical expertise. His real passion and reward comes from developing his people and building his packaging team at Frucor. He currently heads up the biggest, most innovative FMCG packaging team in NZ.

Jason Goode has worked in the packaging industry for over 20 years and is a person who always strives to maintain and give his best in our profession of Packaging Technology. He holds a Masters in Engineering Science, as well as Degree in Materials Engineering. He has a sound knowledge of the science of packaging and always has the patience and ability to share that knowledge in a way that those around him who may not be in our field, understand and remember it. His application to sound packaging is beyond repute.

His support of the Australian Packaging industry has not been limited to the AIP, as he has been a solid contributor to the Packaging Council of Australia for many years. These efforts to support Australian Packaging Industry have most recently been demonstrated with him leading a team from the AFGC/AIP/Major Packaging Companies/FMCG businesses to produce a standard for packaging specifications. This digitally-based system is based on having uniform information in this computer-driven world.

The AIP would like to congratulate both Alistair Sayers and Jason Goode as they are most deserving of this recognition.