Global Lifetime Achievement Award for AIP stalwart

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is extremely proud to advise that AIP education coordinator, Ralph Moyle FAIP, CPP, has been recognised as the only international Lifetime Achievement in Packaging Awardee for the 2021 WorldStar Packaging Awards.

The judges, from all over the world elected Moyle as the sole 2021 WPO Lifetime Achievement in Packaging Awardee.

According to Prof. Pierre Pienaar FAIP, CPP, President, World Packaging Organisation (WPO), “The WPO ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’, in the field of packaging, was established with the aim of recognising practitioners, from all packaging disciplines, who have made a significant national or international contribution in packaging over a prolonged and sustained period,” said Pienaar. “In so doing, the WPO acknowledges and rewards excellence in all aspects of packaging science, technology, design and application across the globe.

“It is these people who have consistently pushed the boundaries in advancing packaging to serve the needs of an ever more demanding consumer base. These prestigious awards will celebrate and preserve, in perpetuity, the collective achievements of these innovators.”

Still taking in the news this morning Ralph Moyle wanted everyone to know that he is ‘humbled and honoured to be recognised on a global scale by the World Packaging Organisation.’

“Being recognised with a WPO Lifetime Achievement Award is such an honour for me. I have been very fortunate to have been able to share my expertise with others and expand training into various parts of Australasia. We have been able to take our knowledge and expertise in Sustainable Packaging Design to Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore and New Zealand and I hope to continue this work in a post COVID World. These programs have brought together people from all professions within the packaging industry for a common goal of knowledge sharing and learning,” Moyle said.

“I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank the AIP education team for their fantastic support for all of the training, seminars and workshops that I run across Australasia. In this role I have met thousands of peoples over the years and I learn as much from them as they do from me,”

“I am very lucky that I enjoy what I do. To see students grow into remarkable packaging professionals makes it all worthwhile,” Moyle said.

“Ralph Moyle FAIP, CPP is a stalwart of the packaging industry in Australasia and has contributed significantly for over 40 years,” Nerida Kelton, executive director, AIP, added.

Moyle has been expanding packaging knowledge for over 40 years and has been a mentor, trainer and educator for most of this time. He is an instrumental educator within the AIP and runs numerous training courses, lecturing sessions, is a lecture within the Master of Food & Packaging Innovation Degree, is the AIP education Coordinator and is responsible for ensuring that all of the students are taken care of for the Diploma in Packaging Technology and Certificate in Packaging degrees that the AIP offer. Moyle has single-handedly trained more people in Australia and New Zealand than anyone else. He was instrumental in training over 1000 people in the last 12 months in Sustainable Packaging and Design, 2025 National Packaging Targets, implementing the PREP tool and Australasian Recycling Label across Australia and New Zealand. The hours of education and training that he is responsible for are immeasurable. He has been a key driver and motivator for thousands of people over the years.

Moyle continues to mentor students and team members and is always there to help. In his spare time he is the education coordinator for the Diploma in Packaging technology and Certificate in Packaging courses and is responsible for over 30 students at any one time. Since Moyle took over this role, the student graduation rate is significantly higher.

Moyle is a past-president, past regional chairperson and fellow of the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP). In May 2020 he was awarded the AIP Founder’s Award being only the 5th recipient in the 56 years of the organisation for his significant contribution to the industry and dedication. He is also a qualified Certified Packaging Professional (CPP).

“The level of training courses that are run by Ralph and his availability to always help people learn is remarkable and outstanding,” Kelton said.

Moyle will be recognised alongside 11 other Australia and New Zealand companies during the WorldStar Packaging Awards Virtual Ceremony in the middle of 2021. Winners from ANZ received the fourth highest amount of WorldStar Packaging Awards in total in the world behind Japan and China.

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