FPA Honors Flexible Packaging Industry Intern with Scholarship  

This summer, FPA converter member American Packaging Corporation participated in the Flexible Packaging Association’s 2011 Flexible Packaging Industry Summer Internship & Academic Scholarship Program and sponsored packaging school student Michael Rutalis, in a summer internship with the company. For his successful completion of the internship, FPA and American Packaging Corporation jointly awarded Michael a FPA Flexible Packaging Industry Academic Scholarship valued at $3,000.

A packaging science student at Rochester Institute of Technology, Michael interned at American Packaging Corporation’s headquarters in Rochester, NY. During his internship, Michael worked in the QA department and assisted in the testing of materials to ensure they were defect-free. He also worked as a technician where he was responsible for the testing of the offline samples.

 “Working with the people at American Packaging Corporation was by far the best part of his internship. They were extremely helpful and supportive, and challenged me to expand my knowledge of the flexible packaging industry. This internship has provided me with a strong foundation in the flexible packaging industry,” commented Michael.

The FPA Flexible Packaging Summer Internship & Academic Scholarship Program provides packaging and printing schools students with career enriching internships that expose them to the diverse industry of flexible packaging. Since 2005, through the Program, FPA has awarded $75,000 in flexible packaging academic scholarships to students successfully completing internships with FPA converter members.  For more information about the 2011 FPA Flexible Packaging Summer Internship & Academic Scholarship Program, and FPA’s Student Leadership Program, visitwww.flexpack.orgor contact FPA at (410) 694-0800.