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November 21, 2022 3:55 PM

Packaging engineering professor receives international honour

Jean-François Guillerez, program coordinator and professor in Conestoga’s Packaging Engineering Technician program, has been inducted into the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) College of Fellows. Guillerez was one of three IoPP members recognized with the designation for 2022.

Conestoga Packaging Engineering Technician program professor and coordinator Jean-François Guillerez has been inducted into the IoPP College of Fellows.

Established to recognize the special and outstanding contributions and service to the packaging field, the IoPP College of Fellows is awarded to a certified packaging professional IoPP member in good standing whose contributions and service typify the knowledge, skills and conduct of a dedicated professional. No more than one fellow for every 1,000 current members is awarded yearly.

Guillerez has been at the forefront of developing and bringing more visibility to the profession in Canada through involvement with IoPP’s only Canadian chapter and as program coordinator of Conestoga’s packaging engineering program. Guillerez was instrumental in the program’s development to meet industry needs with career-ready graduates who possess a unique skill set in the structural design of packaging materials. His induction to IoPP’s College of Fellows highlights the industry in Canada and the quality of graduates entering the workforce.

With more than 3,000 members, IoPP is the leading individual membership organization serving the educational and networking needs of the packaging community. The association supports industry development through programs and events which address packaging-related business and technology.

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Conestoga is the only post-secondary institution in Canada to offer a program dedicated to packaging engineering. The Packaging Engineering Technician program provides training in the structural design of packaging materials. Through hands-on delivery and optional co-op, the program focuses on the product protection, durability and sustainability of packaging that utilizes metal, glass, plastic, paper and corrugated materials.