The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF), whose goal it is to encourage more young people to enter into the corrugated packaging and display industry, has announced that its long-time partner Bobst Group North America has donated an additional $50,000 to support the ICPF’s operations and initiatives.
Over the past two decades, Bobst Group has been a significant contributor to the ICPF with the donation of presses that were installed at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina, for use by its graphic communication and packaging programs. As well, Bobst services this equipment, and participates and sponsors the ICPF’s annual holiday weekends in New York and other fund-raising events, and the lending of personnel and executives to serve with ICPF leadership to advance foundation programs.
Most recently, Michael D’Angelo, vice-president of Bobst Group, NA served as ICPF vice-chairman (2005-2006) and chairman (2007-2008), and currently serves on the Board of Director’s Executive Committee as chair of the CorrAlliance & PaceSetter Partners Council.
“We have been pleased and proud of being integral to the strides that have been taken by ICPF in advancing corrugated curriculum and promoting corrugated packaging and display careers among the nation’s packaging and graphic communications students” says Michael D’Angelo in announcing the donation.
“We also are excited about the additional directions ICPF is planning to take in the upcoming year to keep abreast of our dynamic industry. Like integrating business schools and students in its outreach to promote careers in the industry, and the launch of a social and general media campaign to alert education and community leaders, families and the general public of our green industry’s diverse career opportunities,” continues D’Angelo. “This will meet the need to educate families and students about corrugated careers well in advance of students reaching college age.”
ICPF Chairman, Jim Akers, thanked the Bobst Group for the corporation’s donation, leadership and continued support: “The Bobst Group has provided leadership within ICPF for quite some time. We appreciate Bobst’s support and look forward to the continued valued input and leadership provided by Mike, Bob Pordon and other Bobst executives.
About Bobst Group
Bobst, Asitrade, Martin, Fischer & Krecke design, develop and manufacture their own products. In addition to Switzerland, France, Italy, England and Germany, manufacturing and assembly are also performed at the group’s facilities in Brazil, China and India. For more information on Bobst, visit the Web-site at www.bobstgroup.com.
For more information on the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation, contact Richard Flaherty via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.