Packaging Hall of Fame Inductees will be honored at the Packaging Fall of Fame Reception, Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 5:15 p.m. at the Hyatt McCormick Place in Chicago.
Bill Zito: Mainstream Tamper Evident Solutions
Vice President, Sales, Enercon Industries
Prior to the early 1980s, induction sealing was primarily a way to prevent products from leaking. In the wake of the Tylenol incident, packagers adopted the technology for its tamper-evident benefits; the FDA recognized it as effective, and Zito became a strong advocate for its use.
Zito’s advocacy has led to many educational contributions: articles in leading packaging industry magazines, seminar and conference presentations, technical presentations at training seminars, webinars, and technical papers.
He’s also been a contributor to industry associations and trade shows, and speaks regularly at packaging schools including Michigan State, University of Wisconsin (Stout), University of San Jose and Ohio State University. He has spearheaded the donations of many cap sealers to packaging programs, too.
Recognizing that induction liner and cap manufacturers would benefit from being able to demonstrate the induction sealing process, Zito worked with Enercon’s development team to develop a table-top induction sealer. The successful sales tool had an unexpected benefit: It became the industry’s leading portable cap sealer, sought after by pharmaceutical laboratories, “mom and pop” operations, test marketers and packaging operations.
Zito continues to pioneer the use of induction for non-traditional sealing applications. He has been instrumental in the development of pressure-belt systems that allow containers with non-torqueable caps to be sealed. Another legacy of his is capless induction technology, a safe, economical alternative to conduction sealing.
Corporate sponsorships for the Packaging Hall of Fame Reception– at levels between $1,500 and $3,000 – are available. Tickets to the event can also be purchased for $75 each. Contact Maria Ferrante for details: 703.516.0656 or firstname.lastname@example.org.