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    AIP introduces Toni-Ann Falconer AAIP and Aaron Lusche MAIP

    • Australian Institute of Packaging
    Oceania, Eating, Drinking, Consumer Durables, Primary Packaging, Secondary Packaging, Active, Smart Packaging, Tree Derivatives, Product Development Services, General Business Services

    The AIP would like to welcome our latest Members Toni-Ann Falconer AAIP, Packaging Implementation Technologist, Mars Food Australia and Aaron Lusch MAIP, General Manager, Platypus Print Packaging.

    Q: WHY DID YOU JOIN THE AIP? WHAT BENEFITS DO YOU BELIEVE THE AIP OFFERS ALL THEIR MEMBERS?

    TF: I joined the AIP because I am new to the FMCG industry, and more specifically to packaging. I joined the AIP to learn about industry related challenges and opportunities and also to get access to resources to help me learn and develop in my role. Through the AIP, I will have access to industry experts, training courses, seminars and educational tools to help me grow and develop as a Packaging Technologist.

    AL: I joined the AIP after discussions with other members. The AIP is an active and relevant professional industry body providing cohesion for the packaging industry. Members of the AIP benefit from the knowledge sharing, industry training and networking opportunities provided by the institute.

    Q: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE INDUSTRY? WHAT ARE YOUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE?

    TF: I have only been in the FMCG industry for a couple of months. I spent the last 7 years working for a US tyre manufacturer and I was eager to enter a different industry that could leverage my existing skills. Transferrable skills that I have gained from that industry includes conducting DFMEAs, Auto-Cad, design and development and rootcause analysis.

    AL: I have been in the printing and packaging industry for over 15 years. My expertise is in folding cartons, sleeves, trays and other paperboard packaging applications.

    Q: WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT JOB ROLE AND WHAT ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES?

    TF: My current role at Mars Food Australia is a Packaging Implementation Technologist. My main responsibilities include owning new packaging development from idea to implementation, partnering with our procurement team and suppliers to bring innovation quickly to the business and to inspire our innovation pipeline and supporting our factory on all packaging related issues.

    AL: As the General Manager of our family business, I oversee the sales, finance and operational aspects of the business. I am very involved with our customers and can assist members with carton design and manufacture that is fit for purpose, meets sustainability targets and improves process line productivity.

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