Kufahl elected to Packaging Hall of Fame

Kufahl elected to Packaging Hall of Fame

Marvin Kufahl, founder of UW-Stout's packaging program, has been elected to the Packaging Hall of Fame by the Packaging Education Forum. Kufahl was honored at a banquet held at the Ritz Carleton Hotel in Chicago.

"The nominations were particularly strong this year," noted Jim Iciek, staff manager charged with organizing the election. "We had many worthy individuals who have accomplished and contributed in many facets of packaging over their careers, and I am sure that the members who voted in this election had a very difficult time making the final selection."

Kufahl joined the UW-Stout faculty in January 1956. He was given the assignment of developing and coordinating the packaging program in 1965. Before his retirement in 1991, he directed UW-Stout's Packaging Research and Development Center, coordinated the packaging concentration and taught packaging courses.

After his retirement, Kufahl was retained by the university to develop the rationale behind the establishment of a four-year packaging degree program which was approved last year.

He holds memberships in the Institute of Packaging Professionals and the National Association of Industrial Technology Education. He has served on the D-10 committee of ASTM, as well as numerous committees on the UW-Stout campus.

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