NJPEC Get to know – The Packaging School

NJPEC’s secretary Christin Cupo, recently spoke with Caroline Murphy, one of the Business Development Representatives for the school, to learn how she became involved and what she enjoys about her role. The Packaging School was founded in 2015 as the exclusive licensee of a packaging curriculum developed at Clemson University.  The focus of the program…

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In Memorium: Joseph (Joey) Palazzolo

Our entire NJPEC family is sending prayers and love to Joey’s family, friends and the entire CIBS community. “It is with great sadness that I must inform you of the passing of our dear friend, colleague and CIBS Past President,  Joseph (Joey) Palazzolo on September 3rd, 2022. There are very few people that have had…

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Where are they now – Special Edition: 2022/23 Rutgers Packaging Engineering Club President – Golara Hatefi

Our first interview for Fall of 2022 is with 2022/2023 Rutgers Packaging Engineering Club President Golara Hatefi, a, being interview by NJPEC Treasurer Evan Fischbein. EF: Hi Golara, thanks for taking the time to speak with me on behalf of NJPEC.  Tell us about yourself-your name, education and major, and current job (company and title).…

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Arkay Chairman Emeritus and 2022 Hall of Fame Inductee Howard Kaneff Has Died

Copied from Beauty Packaging 8-11-22 Arkay mourns the loss of its beloved Chairman Emeritus Howard Kaneff, who passed away peacefully in his sleep at age 91 on August 10th. Howard Kaneff, Arkay CEO Mitchell Kaneff’s father, took over the company when his own father – Max Kaneff, who founded Arkay Printing in 1922 – suddenly…

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NJPEC Secretary Christin Cupo attends CIBS Boathouse Event

The CIBS luncheon at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park is a fun, social opportunity to connect with colleagues new and old, and this years’ event did not disappoint. The heat, and at times torrential rain, were overlooked, and it seemed everyone in attendance was in great spirits, enjoying a buffet or BBQ style lunch,…

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In Memorial – 1997 NJPEC President Fred Rimmele

Frederick C. Rimmele, Jr. Frederick C. Rimmele, Jr., 79, of Brielle passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Weill Cornell in New York, with his wife and daughter by his side. He was born in Newark and raised in Newark, Montclair and Manasquan. Fred was a graduate of St. Benedict’s Preparatory School and Boston…

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Where are They Now – Daniela Cruz

NJPEC Scholarship Winner Daniela Cruz, Interviewed by NJPEC President Jesse Fischbein JF: Hi Daniela, thanks for taking the time to speak with me on behalf of NJPEC.  Tell us about yourself—your name, education and major, and current job (company and title). DC: My name is Daniela Cruz. I graduated from Rutgers University, class of 2021,…

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In Memorial – 2007 NJPEC Past President Gloria Schlesinger

Former NJPEC President (2007) Gloria Schlesinger recently passed away at the age of 74. Gloria resided in New Jersey and was a Personal Care and Cosmetic Packaging Consultant for many years before her retirement in 2011. Gloria began her career in the Packaging industry at Braun, where she worked 16 years. Afterwards she spent nearly…

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In Memorial – NJPEC Hall of Fame Inductee: Augustus ‘Gus’ Lushington Davis III

Augustus Lushington Davis, III, ‘Gus,’ passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022, at his home in The Regency Monroe Twp.  He was 71 years old.  Gus was born in Philadelphia, PA, graduated from Moorestown High School in 1968 and furthered his education at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC.  Gus worked in beauty packaging and supply chain for…

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In Memorial – 2021

The NJPEC community morns in the loss of 4 of our long-time members: Tom F. Leahey Jr., Linda Buck, Don Kane and Matt Greco. We’d like to take this moment to honor them. Tom F. Leahey Jr. – Written by immediate family members Cosmetic Packaging Executive, Fisherman and Grandfather Extraordinaire Thomas F. Leahey Jr., age…

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