Pi Alpha Kappa Award Presentation
Pi Alpha Kappa is the highest honor a member can achieve for service to a Chapter or Committee. It recognizes outstanding active participation, service and longevity with the Chartered Unit. Candidates must be a current member of IoPP, and have been active participants in IoPP for a minimum of four (4) years.
Pi Alpha Kappa Award Winners
Andy Busteed, 3M, Senior Packaging Engineer, 2015
Our first recipient is Andy Busteed who is a Senior Packaging Design Engineer at 3M. Andy has been a longstanding Member of IoPP. He is currently serving as Vice President of the MN Chapter. Andy Busteed is a dedicated leader of the MN Chapter. He is always willing to step up and do what is needed to have a successful meeting. Andy is also an unbiased decision maker, keeping the Chapter’s best interests in mind. Andy has assisted with our Annual Chapter Golf Outing. It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve with Andy on the MN Chapter board. Please join me in congratulating Andy Busteed.
-Greg Johnson, IoPP MN Chapter President.
August 2013 – Awards from the 2013 National Meeting.
Karen Conroy inducted into IoPP College of Fellows
MN Chapter receiving Chapter of Execellence 2012
back row – Jim Stinchfield, Kip Jackson, Dave Bade
front row – Karen Conroy, Greg Johnson, Dan Alexander, Mike Beck
Dan Alexander receives College of Fellow
The Minnesota Chapter has won the 2011 competition for Chapter of the Year in the Mega Chapter category – Again!
One of our own has been deemed by SME Education Foundation as one of the best of the best! Click on this link to read about Brianne Maier.
MN IoPP Chapter wins 2010 Chapter of the Year in Mega sized category (> 250 members)!!
We did it again!! The Minnesota Chapter has won the 2010 competition for Chapter of the Year in the Mega Chapter category. President Karen Conroy and Secretary Kip Jackson accepted the award at the IoPP Ameristar Awards Banquet in Chicago on May 10, 2011.
The competition is due to the hard work of MN IoPP Chapter membership and board. The competition helps to spur local chapter activity and measures chapter organization, growth, participation in national events, publications, education, technical activities, and professional certification and development.
Thank you again to the MN IoPP members for their ongoing active participation in the packaging community at both the local and national levels!!
MN IoPP Chapter wins 2008 Chapter of the Year in Mega sized category
Member of the Year (MoY), College of Fellows, Life Members, Pi Alpha Kappa (PAK)
IoPP College of Fellows recognizes outstanding contributions and service to the packaging field. Fellow members must be at least 35 years of age, have been a member in good standing for an uninterrupted period of at least 10 years, and have a current designation of Certified Packaging Professional.
The Pi Alpha Kappa is a Chartered Unit award designed to honor outstanding members who have longevity in the Institute, coupled with active participation in its regular and special functions. Candidates must be a current IoPP member with a minimum of four years of active participation in IoPP functions (i.e. officer, director, committee member, etc.) at either a chapter, technical or national level.