Rick Fox – Keynote Speaker at Australian Institute of Packaging Conference

FOX IV President to give Keynote Speech at AIP Conference in June

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Rick Fox, President and CEO of FOX IV Technologies, Inc., will be a keynote speaker at the Australian Institute of Packaging National Conference being held  June 17 – 18, 2014 at the Sofitel Wentworth in Sydney, Australia.  He joins fellow keynote speakers from Kimberly-Clark, Coca-Cola Amatil and Campbells Arnotts.  Rick will speak on the Current Packaging Trends in the United States.  The discussion will begin with a macro view and look at the changes in retailing that may impact packaging materials and equipment suppliers and will share the key results from a Global Packaging Study conducted by PMMI. It will also outline the results from a Robotics Market Assessment report issued by PMMI.

 “It’s an honor to be asked by the AIP to speak at their national conference.” According to Rick,  “Australian companies have been on the forefront of packaging trends and among the early adopters.  We have seen this through our close relationship with our Australian distributor, Matthews Australasia.”

The biennial Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) National Conference is the largest professional development and networking opportunity of its kind in the packaging industry, bringing together leading experts from around the globe to cater for all participants 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 a member of the Executive Committee of 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.

Additionally, Rick is a member of the BCID TG – the Global Bar Code Technology Committee for GS1. The Bar Code Technology Committee is responsible for global standards development of the UPC/EAN/GTIN bar codes.  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 Institute – MHI and  is a member of the Communication Committee for the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute – TLMI. TLMI is the trade organization for convertors and suppliers in the North American tag and pressure sensitive label industry.

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.