WESTPAK Featured in San José State’s WASHINGTON SQUARE Magazine

WESTPAK Featured in San José State's WASHINGTON SQUARE Magazine

We are excited that WESTPAK’s test laboratory in San Jose, California, and Principal Engineer Edmund Tang, who also serves as Director of Packaging and Assistant Professor at San José State University (SJSU), was featured in the Spring 2024 edition of WASHINGTON SQUARE The Magazine.

Cassie Myers’ article, “GOOD THINGS COME in (Many) Packages,” gives an overview of WESTPAK’s and Edmund’s nearly 20-year involvement with the packaging program at SJSU.

WESTPAK’s CEO, Nora Crivello, says, “So many local packaging professionals come from San José State’s packaging program, and so many of them test at WESTPAK that the two have become inextricably linked.”

Robert C. Bain’s photography showcases students performing vibration, drop, and compression tests in WESTPAK’s lab under Tang’s interactive, hands-on learning style on packages that they’ve designed.

As one of only two schools on the West Coast to offer a concentration in packaging, “SJSU packaging students have a nearly 100% job placement rate, and starting salaries for newly graduated packaging engineers can easily begin in the $80,000 – $90,000 range,” writes Myers.

Over the years, several hundred SJSU packaging graduates have found rewarding careers in many industries.

WESTPAK is proud of our deep connections to SJSU and the packaging community. 

click to view a copy of GOOD THINGS COME in (Many) PackagesSpecial thanks to WASHINGTON SQUARE The Magazine for granting permission to share the reprint and images.