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TricorBraun packaging consultant receives IOPP’s Lifetime CPP certification

By Canadian Packaging staff   

General Institute of Packaging Professionals IOPP Mary Slaga TricorBraun

Mary Slaga wins award for her third recertification as a Certified Packaging Professional.

ST. LOUIS, MO—IoPP (Institute of Packaging Professionals) has recognized TricorBraun packaging consultant Mary Slaga with the Lifetime CPP (Certified Packaging Professional) Certification. This certification is awarded after an IoPP member has been recertified three times as a CPP.

Slaga has been a TricorBraun packaging consultant since 1996. In her position, she facilitates the entire package development process, from marketing information, concept and design to delivery of packaging to the customer’s door, and has focused primarily on pharmaceutical and household products. She has won two NACD (National Association of Container Distributors) awards for creative use of stock packaging.

Slaga is based in the company’s Woodridge, Illinois, service center, and has been an active member of IoPP for many years, acting as the organization’s vice-president of Chapters from 2010-2013 and a Board Member at Large in 2008. She has also judged a number of IoPP package competitions.

“We at TricorBraun are very proud of the educational accomplishments of our personnel,” says TricorBraun vice-president of brand marketing Suzanne Fenton. “We encourage all of our employees to gain as much professional education about packaging as possible. A detailed knowledge of package development and manufacturing enables consultants like Mary to better serve our customers and to help 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 (also a Lifetime CPP), Theresa Duricek, Joe Haun and Dan Teague. Numerous other employees are IoPP members, and several are in the process of achieving the CPP certification.

TricorBraun helps bring customers’ new and existing products to market efficiently as one of the packaging industry’s largest suppliers of glass and plastic containers, closures, dispensers and tubes from over 40 locations throughout North America and internationally from London, England: Guangzhou, China; Hong Kong, and Mumbai, India.  The award-winning Design & Innovation center gives customers forward-thinking service based on consumer insight, understanding of the markets and creative solutions. In addition, advisory services range from preliminary planning, manufacturing oversight to an array of innovative warehousing and logistics programs. Company information available at

The IoPP is dedicated to creating networking and educational opportunities that help packaging professionals succeed. Fore more information on the non-profit, trade organization for the packaging industry, visit


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