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About the Team

Our team contains experts in primary packaging and advanced packaging materials, pallets and distribution packaging, supply chain and optimization, lean manufacturing and process improvement. Our diverse expertise and 40+ years of knowledge generated through state-of-the-art research and real life industrial consulting allows us to help your company to create safer, more sustainable, and cheaper packages, unit loads, and transportation system.

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Dr. Laszlo Horvath

Director
Associate Professor

lhorvat@vt.edu
(540) 231-7673

Contact Dr. Horvath with any Center questions concerning:

  • Membership with the Center.
  • New research projects.
  • Quotes for new testing projects.
  • Distribution packaging evaluation, testing, & development.
  • Unit load design evaluation, testing, & development.
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Dr. John Bouldin

Managing Director

johnbouldin@vt.edu
(540) 231-5370

Contact Dr. Bouldin with any Center questions concerning:

  • Ongoing research and testing projects.
  • Pallet lab management.
  • Scheduling future deliveries.
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Dr. Young Teck Kim

Assistant Professor

ytkim@vt.edu
(540) 231-1156

Contact Dr. Kim with any Center questions concerning:

  • Primary packaging evaluation, testing, & development.
  • Plastic materials evaluation, testing, & development.
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Eduardo Molina

Instructor

molina@vt.edu
(540) 231-8215

Contact Mr. Molina with any Center questions concerning:

  • Corrugated packaging materials evaluation, testing, & development.
  • IKEA specific testing services.
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Angie Riegel

Program Specialist & Secretary

ariegel@vt.edu
(540) 231-7107

Contact Angie with any Center questions concerning:

  • Immediate needs regarding deliveries.
  • Invoicing, AP/AR.
  • Human resources and payroll.
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J. Kate Bridgeman

Administrative Assistant

jasmit29@vt.edu
(540) 357-0342

Contact Kate with any Center questions
concerning:

  • Scheduling meetings with Dr. Horvath.
  • Short courses/Other Center events.
  • Website and marketing.
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Contact Information

1650 Research Center Dr. (Mail Code 0503)
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone: (540) 231-7107 
Fax: (540) 231-8868

Open Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm 

Hours of Delivery: Monday-Friday
                                        8am-12pm
                                        1pm-5pm