The New Jersey Packaging Executives Club has selected five outstanding packaging professionals for induction into the Packaging Hall of Fame at the Award Dinner on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at The Manor in West Orange. The 2012 Hall of Fame Honorees are:
·Don Cardiff –Stolzle Oberglas GmbH – sales manager USA and Canada. Cardiff, a past NJPEC president, worked within the packaging industry for over 54 years in a variety of positions at Revlon, Helena Rubenstein, American Cyanamid, Clairol, Bristol Meyers, Wheaton Glass before joining Stolzle Oberglas GmbH.
·Bill Kunz – Kunz Consulting Services – president. Kunz has spent more than 30 years in service to the packaging industry. He has risen through the ranks as vice president global purchasing for Avon; vice president package development and purchasing for Coty Beauty; vice president purchasing and package development for Coty US LLC; senior vice president global supplier relations for Estee Lauder.
·Jim Detwiler – executive director packaging & purchasing at Chanel USA. Detwiler began his service to the packaging industry at Dow Chemical before moving on to American Cyanamid, Charles of the Ritz, Revlon, and Calvin Klein Cosmetics before moving into his current position at Chanel.
·Steve Mohary – associate director global engineering at J&J C&PC; associate director package development at Johnson & Johnson. Mohary has honed his skills and risen through the ranks in 40 years with Johnson & Johnson, where he is currently part of the global franchise engineering group, working on driving new innovative packaging executions.
·Navin Desai – 411 International Corp (In Memoriam). Desai was the founding partner of Chemspray (1960s); Tyrolean Glass Corporation (1975); and Bramer Aluminum Corp. In the mid 80s, he combined Tyrolean and Bramer to form 411 International Corp and went on to represent manufacturers all over Europe and South America.
Reservations to attend the Hall of Fame Dinner can be made through the NJPEC website at www.njpec.org