Slaga has been a TricorBraun packaging consultant since 1996. In her position, she facilitates the entire package development process, from marketing information, concept and design to delivery of packaging to the customer's door, and has focused primarily on pharmaceutical and household products. She has won two NACD (National Association of Container Distributors) awards for creative use of stock packaging.
Slaga is based in the company's Woodridge, Illinois, service center. She has been an active member of IoPP for many years, was the organization's Vice President of Chapters from 2010-2013 and a Board Member at Large in 2008. She has also judged a number of IoPP package competitions.
"We at TricorBraun are very proud of the educational accomplishments of our personnel," says Suzanne Fenton, TricorBraun Vice President, Brand Marketing. "We encourage all of our employees to gain as much professional education about packaging as possible. A detailed knowledge of package development and manufacturing enables consultants like Mary to better serve our customers and to help bring both new package designs and revisions to existing packaging to market quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively."
Fenton herself is a Lifetime CPP as well as a Fellow and a Board Member of IoPP. Other current TricorBraun CPPs include Packaging Consultants Terri Sheppard (also a Lifetime CPP), Theresa Duricek, Joe Haun and Dan Teague. Numerous other employees are IoPP members, and several are in the process of achieving the CPP certification.