The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) education coordinator, Ralph Moyle has been recognised as the only international Lifetime Achievement in Packaging Awardee for the 2021 WorldStar Packaging Awards.
According to Professor Pierre Pienaar, president of the 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.
“These are the 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,” Professor Pienaar said.
Moyle said he is ‘humbled and honoured to be recognised on a global scale by the WPO.
“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,” Moyle said.
“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.
“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.”
AIP executive director Nerida Kelton said Moyle is a stalwart of the packaging industry in Australasia and has contributed significantly for over 40 years.
“Ralph 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 Australian Institute of Packaging 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,” she said.
“Ralph has single-handedly trained more people in Australia and New Zealand than anyone else. Ralph 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.”
Since COVID-19, Moyle has also moved his mentoring of the students on-line and this has become a successful initiative.
In May 2020, Moyle was also awarded the AIP Founder’s Award, being the fifth 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).
Moyle will be recognised alongside 11 other Australia and New Zealand companies during the WorldStar Packaging Awards Virtual Ceremony in the middle of 2021.