Saurabh Narula, a packaging technologist at Asaleo Care New Zealand, has attained the latest Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) designation for the industry; making him the third New Zealander with CPP since the Australian Institute of Packaging introduced it into the Australasian region.
The Australian Institute of Packaging, which offers the Certified Packaging Professional designation exclusively in Australasia, calls it the leading mark of excellence internationally and a must-have recognition of industry proficiency and achievement for packaging professionals.
Saurabh Narula has had a 10 year involvement in the industry and his areas of expertise include packaging optimisation, new product development, packaging design and validation.
He says, “I was looking for an internationally recognised certification in the field of packaging to attain global recognition as a packaging professional. As the industry recognises the Certified Packaging Professional Designation as an advanced commitment to excellence in the packaging profession, I was very attracted to the programme.
“Attaining the Certified Packaging Professional Designation is very important to me as it provides a sense of appreciation and recognition of my skills within the wider packaging community and validates me as an internationally proficient packaging professional.
“He sees the Certified Packaging Professional Designation as a significant development for the greater recognition of packaging professionals. He says, “The CPP Designation is internationally recognised and allows organisations to hire the right professional based on their skill set, knowledge and experience. The CPP Designation is extremely important for the greater recognition of a packaging professional as places the packaging professional one step above the rest.”
Nerida Kelton, executive director AIP, says, “Attaining the Certified Packaging Professional Designation is an excellent investment in your professional development and the credential defines the packaging professional and allows organisations to seek out and hire the right professional based on verified knowledge, skills and industry contributions.
CPP is a designation some of the leading packaging companies in the world want their influential team members to have because it demonstrates broad competency in all major areas of packaging. CPPs today typically enjoy more senior, decision-making positions in their companies, and research also suggests that holders of CPP often out-earn their non-certified peers. CPP credential demonstrates that a packaging practitioner possesses packaging knowledge, experience and skills to the degree that they deserve recognition as a true packaging professional; a cut above their peers.”
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