Ron Mines, FAIP, has worked in the packaging industry since 1967, primarily in boxes and paper, while developing a strong interest in primary packaging and it’s relationship to outer packaging.
Ron is Director of Azmine P/L, his consulting company, as well as Director of Aussie Pack n Ship®™. This business markets packaging optimisation software and provides technical support to the packaging industry.
Being inducted as a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) was a significant high point of his career. As well, the experience of being the National Secretary of the AIP for 5 years, was very rewarding.
Azmine P/L and it’s previous incarnation, have been operating successfully since 1999, when Ron resigned from Visy Board, in the position of NSW Technical Manager, and commenced his consulting business.
Ron’s list of past and current clients includes Visy Board, The Packaging Company, Australian Institute of Packaging, Australian Pulp and Paper Industry Technical Association, Zacpac Australasia, Northwest Packaging, McPherson Packaging, Global Packaging, Sheldon & Hammond, Sei Pak (Aust), Carter Holt Harvey, then Oji Fibre Solutions, Arex Engineering, JAG AustEngineering, Integra Packaging, Beyond Packaging, STI Lilyfield, Temple & Webster, Thompson POS, Austcor, CCP, Oceanic Agencies, Jobfish, Ozpak, Directus, Barros Labs, Metalprint Australia and Austcor Packaging.
Ron is a Cert IV Assessor / Trainer and loves developing and presenting training to suit his client’s needs.
His technical skills in the paper and box industry are diverse and well-recognised. His clients seek his assistance with packaging needs from assigning appropriate board grades for the task through physical testing and theoretical simulation, establishing safety factors and meeting safety factors.Dangerous Goods requirements for package testing is another area that Ron has considerable experience. He has been called on as an expert witness as well.
As well, Ron has developed complex Safe Operating Procedures and associated training processes for several clients, as well as managing client’s Integrated Management Systems for Quality, Health & Safety, Environment and more recently for Chain of Responsibility (HVNL).
Australian Packaging Covenant systems development and maintenance is another area of Ron’s specialisation and he is a regular Judge for Food Magazine’s annual Food Awards.
Ron has a passion for packaging optimisation, where a client’s primary pack is examined critically to achieve the most effective shipper and palletisation configuration.
As mentioned earlier, being a Director of Aussie Pack n Ship www.aussiepacknship.com.au he is closely involved in the development and sales of the packaging optimisation program Aussie Pack n Ship. To support this software, Ron was involved in the development of the highly successful mobile app PackaPallet, which is now in use in many countries around the World
Ron welcomes any contracting enquiries. He may be contacted at:
Mob 61 417293 702