Cal Poly announces new program

Packaging industry veteran Brent Moore will lead Cal Poly’s newly approved Packaging Value Chain Center, the university’s Packaging Program announced. Moore has more than 20 years of experience in packaging-related research and development, and supply chain management. In his role as the administrative director, he will lead fundraising efforts for the center while building relationships with industry partners to enhance the educational and research opportunities for packaging students. Moore will start on June 26.

“Brent’s incredible experiences as a leader in the packaging industry make him perfectly suited to provide guidance and strategic management for the Cal Poly Packaging Value Chain Center,” said Professor Jay Singh, director of Cal Poly’s Packaging Program. “His industry expertise and passion for packaging will help us radically enhance our international reputation as a leading venue for education, interdisciplinary research and development.”

Cal Poly’s Packaging Program recently received approval from the university on its plans to establish a Packaging Value Chain Center in the Orfalea College of Business. The program aims to be the nation’s leader in packaging value chain education and research, which prepares students to leverage packaging’s impact at every step of the supply chain, from materials management to branding. The center will be the only one of its kind housed within a business school.

“The center’s vision is to create an internationally recognized education and research hub for all facets of packaging,” said Singh. “The center will provide a forum that will attract decision makers from across industries, share ideas and support interdisciplinary research efforts that leverage the combined expertise of Cal Poly faculty.”

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