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New Jersey Packaging Executives Club Announces Hall of Fame Inductees & Scholarship Dinner

West Orange, NJ, May 14, 2017 --( The New Jersey Packaging Executives Club (NJPEC) will be holding its annual Hall of Fame & Scholarship Dinner on Thursday, May 18th, at the Manor in West Orange, NJ. Since 2003, the dinner celebrates the achievement and contributions of top executives who have made a significant impact on the packaging industry.

The 2017 NJPEC Hall of Fame Honorees represent all facets of packaging and product development achievements. The honorees and their companies are leaders in brand manufacturing, specialty papers, and the fragrance and cosmetics businesses. The NJPEC Hall of Fame inductees for 2017 are:

· Sam Ghusson, President/CEO/Co-Founder, Batallure Beauty
· Sue Intili, Director of Package Development, Elizabeth Arden
· Gregg Olah, Sales Manager, Hampden Papers
· Gino Ferrara, President, GPF International

The NJPEC dinner on May 18th will also bestow more then 11 scholarships to up-and-coming packaging students from Rutgers, Michigan State, Clemson, California Polytech, FIT, as well as a NJPEC member’s son or daughter who has demonstrated high academic achievement. Scholarships include:

–NJPEC Scholarship: awarded to promising undergraduates or graduate students who are enrolled in a packaging science or packaging engineering curriculum.

–Dr. Frederick Rimmele Memorial Scholarship: awarded to the son or daughter of an NJPEC member in good standing The recipient will be a full-time undergraduate student at a fully accredited college or university who has completed 2 semesters with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

– The Vincent T. Brady Memorial Scholarship: awarded to an exemplary full-time, undergraduate or graduate applicant in each calendar year.

“The Hall of Fame & Scholarship Dinner is an inspirational night as we honor four individuals who have made an impact in packaging and product development,” said Steve Fischbein, President of NJPEC, and President of Just Packaging Inc. “It is also exciting to award scholarships to high-achieving students who represent the workforce of the future and the next generation of packaging executives and business professionals.”

To register for tickets to the NJPEC Hall of Fame & Scholarship Dinner visit:

Founded in 1962, NJPEC is a non-profit organization of packaging professionals from all disciplines in the industry, who share information and hands-on business experience. The culture of NJPEC is comfortable, collaborative and professional; an environment of learning, social and business networking. Members invest their time, skills and knowledge to strengthen the packaging industry with talent and innovation. Numerous scholarship programs and mentoring opportunities are offered to support those entering the packaging field. Upcoming events include a Golf Outing, the 10th Annual Charter Fishing Extravaganza, Night at the Races, Mentoring Night, and the Package of the Year Awards in November. For more information visit:

Join the NJPEC Social Media Communities to stay up to date on activities and network with peers: Facebook (; and LinkedIn (New Jersey Packaging Executives Club).
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