The certification is awarded after an IoPP member has been recertified three times as a CPP.
Slaga has been a TricorBraun packaging consultant since 1996, based in Woodridge, Illinois. She looks after the entire package development process, from marketing information, concept and design to delivery of packaging to a customer.
She has won two NACD (National Association of Container Distributors) awards for creative use of stock packaging.
Slaga has been an active member of IoPP for many years, including VP of Chapters from 2010-2013 and a Board Member at Large in 2008.
“We encourage all of our employees to gain as much professional education about packaging as possible,” said Suzanne Fenton, VP, brand marketing, TricorBraun.
“A detailed knowledge of package development and manufacturing enables consultants like Mary to better serve our customers and to bring both new package designs and revisions to existing packaging to market quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively.”
Fenton herself is a Lifetime CPP as well as a Fellow and a Board Member of IoPP. Other current TricorBraun CPPs include packaging consultants Terri Sheppard, Theresa Duricek, Joe Haun and Dan Teague. Numerous other employees are IoPP members, and several are in the process of achieving the CPP certification.