David Eggleston, industry consultant and environmental advisor to the Linpac Group, has been awarded an Honorary Lifetime Membership of the Packaging and Films Association (PAFA) after nearly 20 years' support of the industry and its trade association.
The award was made at the 2007 AGM of the newly combined trade association, which brings together the memberships of PIFA (the Packaging and Industrial Films Association) and FPA (the Flexible Packaging Association) – on May 31.
Making the citation, PAFA chairman Barry Turner said: “David is stalwart of the industry who has continuously and unselfishly contributed through his enormous wealth of knowledge of environmental impacts and international legislation. This award recognises that, in spite of the pressures of working in a core role for a giant of the industry, he has also played a full part through our trade association in helping the wider world of plastic and film producers and users understand the complex issues which surround our products.”
The award’s announcement was warmly welcomed by a 200-strong audience from industry, Government, trade associations and industry customers at London’s Savoy.
Eggleston has been responsible for environmental issues at Linpac since 1990 and is a past member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Packaging. Before joining Linpac his career included senior management roles in industry, management consulting and government service in England, Canada and the US.
David Eggleston (left) receives his PAFA Honorary Lifetime Membership from the Association’s chairman Barry Turner David_EgglestonBarry_Turner