The  AIP  would like to take this opportunity to welcome Max Harrison AAIP, Sales & Development, The Van Dyke Press to the Institute and share a little bit about who he is and what he does in the industry.  Please join with us in welcoming him to the AIP.

Max-Harrison-300px1.  Why did you join the AIP?  What benefits do you believe the AIP offers all their members?

I joined the AIP to stay informed and develop my own understanding of packaging life cycles through the AIP’s site visits and online discussions with leading Australian manufacturers.

2. How long have you been in the industry?  What are your areas of expertise?

I have been food packaging expert at The Van Dyke Press for over 10 years.

My time is focused primarily in two areas;

  1. Printing of In Mould Labels (IML) with our state of the art Heidelberg press.
  2. Heat sealable Aluminium Lidding in many different shapes and sizes.

My knowledge is quite niche, and so having decided to broaden the scope of my total packaging understanding I’ve joined the AIP to help understand my customers processes further down the chain.  I have also recently enrolled in the Diploma in Packaging Technology course to enhance my skills and knowledge.

3.  What is your current job role and what are your responsibilities?

You could say I am in a sales position, but it’s pretty dynamic here at The Van Dyke Press.  Some days I’m wearing a packaging technologist’s hat and other days I may have to be a designer.  I am mostly found listening to our customer’s needs and helping facilitate the manufacturing of their products through our Sydney facility.

The Diploma in Packaging Technology is a PIABC accredited Level 5 qualification which is internationally recognised for those wishing to pursue a career in the packaging industry or for those who are already in the industry and who wish to extend their knowledge and expertise.  It has been offered by the AIP continuously for forty years and has an exemplary record of successful students. The Diploma in Packaging Technology prepares students to take responsibility for packaging operations at any level through the supply chain. The qualification is comprehensive, and provides an opportunity to study the principles of packaging, packaging materials and packaging processes. To find out more please contact us.