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The National Institute of Packaging, Handling, and Logistics Engineers (NIPHLE)

At NIPHLE, our mission is to advance the field of packaging, handling, and logistics through the sharing of knowledge, expertise, and best practices among professionals from industry, government, and academia. Founded on August 8, 1956, in Washington, D.C., our organization has been a cornerstone for enhancing communication and collaboration between the industry and the U.S. Military.

We are committed to:

  • Fostering Collaboration: Bridging connections between diverse professionals to enhance packaging, handling, and logistics practices.                                                                                                                                   

  • Promoting Excellence: Continuously learning and adopting new designs, technologies, and methodologies to improve efficiency and effectiveness in our field.                                                                                                            

  • Supporting the Military: Ensuring that our efforts directly benefit the U.S. military services, providing them with reliable, timely, and high-quality packaging and logistics solutions.                                                                                   

  • Celebrating Community: Valuing the dedication and commitment of our members who drive our success and longevity through their active participation and passion for the field.                                                                               

Our enduring success is a testament to the vibrant community of packaging professionals who recognize the importance of engagement, networking, and continuous improvement. Together, we honor the legacy of our founders and strive to support and defend our nation through excellence in packaging and logistics.

NIPHLE: Leading the way in packaging, handling, and logistics since 1956.

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Our Team

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James McCorry

Board of Director President 

Jason Runell

Board of Director Vice-President

John Schmuff

Board of Director Treasurer

Jennifer Smith

Board of Director Secretary

Mary Keane

Executive Director

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NIPHLE Sustaining Companies

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