Rick Fox to speak at Australian Institute of Packaging Conference

FOX IV President to Give Keynote Address at AIP Conference

EXPORT, PA — May 18, 2016

Rick Fox, President and CEO of FOX IV Technologies, Inc., once again will be a keynote speaker at the Australian Institute of Packaging National Conference.  This year’s conference is being held  June 1-2, 2016 at the Crown Promenade, Southbank, Melbourne, Australia.  Rick joins fellow speakers from the World Packaging Organization, Coca-Cola Amatil and Nestle Australia as well as packaging professionals from around the world.  This is the second time that Rick has been asked to speak at the AIP conference.

Rick’s keynote will address Global Trends Impacting the Market for Packaging Machinery. Rick Fox

“Because we have a global supply chain, manufacturers and packaging professionals need to look beyond their borders,” says Fox.  “What is happening overseas can affect your local business, particularly when it comes to exporting.  New innovations, thought leadership and regulations can help or hinder businesses.  Knowing what is happening globally is key to successful global operations.”

Serialization and Traceability initiatives will be discussed, including the potential use of blockchain to secure traceability information and combat counterfeiting, along with the other current trends.

The biennial AIP National Conference is the largest packaging and processing conference of its kind in Australia and New Zealand. Run by industry for industry, the AIP National Conference has been leading the way in professional and personal development for decades and is a part of the annual Packaging & Processing Week. It brings together leading experts from around the globe to in food, beverage, manufacturing and packaging..

The AIP is a professional body that caters to individual membership for all people involved in the packaging industry in Australasia.

Rick Fox is President and CEO of FOX IV Technologies, Inc. a manufacturer and integrator of automated identification and marking systems. FOX IV’s products include automated labeling equipment,  blank and preprinted pressure sensitive labels.

Rick was the 2013 Chairman of the Board of Directors and is a member of the President’s Advisory Council for PMMI – a 650+ member trade association in the United States consisting of manufacturers of packaging and processing equipment, packaging materials, and components with businesses located in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.  He  also serves as Vice Chair of the Order Fulfillment Solutions and a member of the Supply Chain Execution Systems groups of the Material Handling .

In 2005, Rick was recognized for his contributions to automatic identification and invited to join the AIDC100 – an international group of Auto ID and data capture professionals who have significantly contributed to the growth and advancement of the industry.

FOX IV Technologies, Inc., has been an innovator in the automated labeling and coding industry for over 30 years.  They offer a full line of label printers and applicators, ribbons, labels, enclosures, printing supplies and services, material handling equipment and software solutions in order to provide fully integrated turnkey automated identification systems.  The company integrates more than 25 tabletop printers and OEM print modules into rugged label printer applicators capable of operating 24/7 in a wide variety manufacturing environments.  Known internationally for innovative designs, quality construction and customized solutions, FOX IV is located approximately 20 miles east of Pittsburgh, PA.