The AIP would like to take this opportunity to welcome Sudhir Singh MAIP, Senior Packaging Technologist, The Arnott’s Group 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 Sudhir to the AIP.

1. Why did you join the AIP?  What benefits do you believe the AIPnew-member-Sudhir-Singh-300px offers all their members?

I believe that the AIP is a good platform to be part of a larger packaging community in Australia and to stay connected with other packaging professionals to gain more knowledge and confidence in career.  The AIP provides an identity to individual professionals which will be helpful for my personal and professional development.  By becoming an AIP Member I will be able to keep up-to-date with latest trends in packaging industry, attend webinars and seminars to gain more knowledge on latest packaging technologies.

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

I have been in the industry for more than 10 years now, below are some major areas of expertise I have:
•  New Packaging Development.
•  Packaging Materials.
•  Packaging Designing – ARTIOS CAD, CAPE Pack and TOPS.
•  Printing Technology and Processes.
•  Project Management.
•  Value Methodology.
•  Value Engineering and Value analysis.
•  Supplier Development.
•  Should Costing.
•  3D modelling – Solid works and Creo.
•  Artwork Management.
•  Print Proofing.
•  Root cause Analysis
•  Packaging Troubleshooting

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

I am currently working as Senior Packaging Technologist with The Arnott’s Group, I am responsible for:

•  New Packaging Design & Development- Managing projects of new packaging developments.
•  Driving the agenda of sustainability for existing products to improve packaging.
•  Support and coordinate all relevant Packaging trials.
•  Co-ordination with Cross functional teams for Packaging projects.
•  Support supply chain and procurement initiatives including product transfer.
•  Packaging Testing & Validation.
•  Artwork approvals.
•  Maintain Packaging system – Specs, BOM, Artworks, test and Trial.
•  Provide leadership, coaching, performance management and development opportunities to  team members.
•  Troubleshooting packaging issues at line.
•  New Supplier development.