News & Updates

NJPEC Get to know – The Packaging School

By Kristyn Shaner | October 18, 2022 | Comments Off on 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…

In Memorium: Joseph (Joey) Palazzolo

By Kristyn Shaner | September 8, 2022 | Comments Off on 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…

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

By Kristyn Shaner | September 6, 2022 | Comments Off on 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).…

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

By Kristyn Shaner | August 15, 2022 | Comments Off on 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…

NJPEC Secretary Christin Cupo attends CIBS Boathouse Event

By Kristyn Shaner | July 29, 2022 | Comments Off on 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,…

In Memorial – 1997 NJPEC President Fred Rimmele

By Kristyn Shaner | May 10, 2022 | Comments Off on 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…

Where are They Now – Daniela Cruz

By Kristyn Shaner | April 29, 2022 | Comments Off on 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,…

Where are They Now? – Ryan Bieth

By Kristyn Shaner | March 31, 2022 | Comments Off on Where are They Now? – Ryan Bieth

NJPEC Scholarship Winner Ryan Bieth, Interviewed by NJPEC Board Member Matt Cassano MC: Introduce yourself. Where did you go to school? What was your major? What are you doing now? RB: My name is Ryan Bieth. I graduated in 2020 from Michigan State, School of Packaging with a BS in Packaging Science. In October 2020,…

Where are They Now? – Andrea Longacre

By Kristyn Shaner | March 10, 2022 | Comments Off on Where are They Now? – Andrea Longacre

NJPEC Scholarship Winner Andrea Longacre, Interviewed by Membership & Sponsorship Chair Tara Utain We recently sat down with former NJPEC scholarship winner, Andrea Longacre, and talked about her journey to getting where she is today. A driven and ambitious individual, Andrea is a 2020 graduate of Clemson University in South Carolina. When she began in…

In Memorial – 2007 NJPEC Past President Gloria Schlesinger

By Kristyn Shaner | February 4, 2022 | Comments Off on 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…