The Training and Education Advisory Commitee
Members of the Committee
David Little - Chair
Managing Director of Leonard Little & Associates Ltd. (Est 1976)Packaging Consultant, Trainer and Agent for Macarbox a Spanish corrugate machinery manufacturer (Corrugators, Flexo Folder Gluers, Digital Presses and Laser Cutting).David has over 30 years’ experience in the Packaging Industry. David is a Print Technologist (DIT) and a Packaging Technologist (IOP). He is a Fellow of IOM3 - The Packaging Society, Chair of the Irish Packaging Society and Member of the UK Packaging Society board. David is a lecturer in Packaging Technology, in Ireland and the UK.Experienced in: Corrugate, flexible film, cartons, labels, rigid plastics, pre-press / repro and print production equipment. He has extensive print experience, across all processes.We support your, new product packaging development, new business plans, supplier audits, SOP’s, QC problem solving, brand management, press passes & packaging training.
~ Driving packaging change, cost savings and NPD speed-to-market ~
Ian has been a member of the Packaging Society (previously the IOP) for over thirty years. He is one of the few members who joined the society due to his involvement as a paperboard manufacturer. He worked for the Stora group in the UK for 25 years, rising to the position of Mill Manager. For the past 18 years he has run his own companies covering consultancy and extensive lecturing in packaging and papermaking. His most recent company in his portfolio is as a training provider for Corrugating Apprenticeships, delivering the Technical Certificate courses. He has a BSc degree in Paper Technology, is a Fellow of the Institute and Chairman of the Scottish Packaging Society.
Keith has been involved in the world of packaging for over 50 years. Management roles within Ilford Ltd ( Photographic) and Boots led on to a career in Consultancy. Mintel was a major client where Keith helped to organize their GNPD packaging section. Keith is a Fellow of the old Institute of Packaging, a past Chairman and Trustee. He is also a past Chairman of the Packaging Society, a Chartered Scientist, Chartered Environmentalist and a Fellow of the RSA.Keith organized the Packaging section of Materials Congress 2005 and is part of the Surface Engineering Committee, Energy materials Group, Sustainability Development Group and is involved with Innovate UK. He has provided numerous articles and presentations on packaging and acts as the coordinator for the Packaging Summer School held annually in the UK for Michigan State University. He is highly motivated by Packaging Education, Innovations, Waste & Recycling and the current plastics problems.
Ian has a wealth of experience in packaging and is a leading light of the IOM3 Training Academy and Packaging Society's educational programme, delivering Diploma and Certificate courses at venues across the region.