Packaging Certificate

The first and only 100% online academic program that will enable you to develop the professional skill set you need to be successful in the automotive packaging field.


This Certificate provides a comprehensive understanding of the packaging supply chain through a thorough study across the intersection of automotive manufacturers, part suppliers, and packaging providers.
The Certificate aims to bring you up to speed on automotive packaging. We’ve collaborated with subject matter experts and state-of-the-art facilities so you’ll understand the unique roles of Tier 1s, OEMs, and packaging suppliers.
We’ll cover part and packaging storage, handling, identification, and customization of returnable and expendable packaging solutions.

Hear From
The Experts

Dr. Andrew Hurley

Chief Learning Officer & Founder of The Packaging School.

Packaging and entrepreneurship came together at an early age for Dr. Andrew Hurley. As a young boy, he molded and sold pewter figurines, but inadequate shipping materials led to breakage. Frustrated, he set to researching better packaging alternatives … and he hasn’t ever stopped. Dr. Hurley is an Associate Professor at Clemson University in the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences. He leads the packaging design emphasis area, where he researches how to leverage packaging to solve even the toughest supply chain challenges.

Josh Galvarino

Josh Galvarino currently works for Mercedes-Benz U.S. International as the Dangerous Goods Transportation Lead for North American parts distribution centers. With 6+ years of experience in dangerous goods packaging engineering and transportation compliance, he is an expert in the field.

Drew Cockman

Drew Cockman is currently the Section Manager for internal Audits at BMW MC. Prior to this role, he was Section Manager for BMW Manufacturing Logistics Planning/Packaging where he was responsible for the concept development as well as procurement of packaging for new Vehicle Launches at BMW Spartanburg.

Chris Helms

Chris is the President of Tree Brand Packaging, Inc., specializing in wood packaging applications. His expertise includes wood pallets, customized crates, and wood assemblies. With 28 years of experience in wood packaging, Chris provides knowledge as the subject matter expert for wood materials.

Dr. Kevin Landmark

Dr. Landmark is a subject matter expert for anti-corrosion solutions. Dr. Landmark received his Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Physics with a focus on nano-materials from the University of Michigan. He has developed an extensive knowledge of anti-corrosion packaging though his work at Northern Technologies International Corporation.

David Lester

David Lester is the Senior Packaging Engineer at Magna Decostar where he has worked for 12 years. David is a graduate of the Naval Nuclear Engineering Program and the University of Akron Chemistry Program. David contributed as a panelist and speaker to Automotive Packaging Summit 2017 and 2018 and shares his experience with automotive packaging from a Tier 1 part supplier perspective.

Mike Costello

Mike Costello shares his experience and expertise in the field of returnable metal packaging. With experience at Toyota Motor Manufacturing as well as his current role with PakFab Engineered Solutions, Mike has extensive knowledge with returnable automotive racking and wire cages.

Bianca Hurley

Bianca Hurley is the Director of Automotive Services for Package InSight and Subject Matter Expert for automotive packaging at The Packaging School. She has worked in the automotive industry for 8+ years as the packaging lead for BMW Manufacturing and a liaison for BMW AG for all NAFTA sourced service parts. She holds a Masters Degree from Clemson University in packaging and received her packaging engineering degree from Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin.

Camille Chism, CPPL

Camille Chism is currently the Owner and Principal of Indigo Packaging and Consulting, LLC. She is a course instructor for IOPP and the University of Akron. Camille has worked in packaging, material handling, and lean manufacturing at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. She has gained professional experiences in supply chain management working at Tier 1 supplier Johnson Controls where she developed standards for the returnable container management and engineered the packaging for automotive parts.

The Certificate

To make this course, our team visited leading experts at PakFab (Returnable Metal Packaging), Tree Brand Packaging (Expendable Packaging – Wood), and NTIC Excor Zerust (Comprehensive Corrosion Control), and IPS (Packaging Distributor).

These in-depth lessons from our sponsors are part of a larger curriculum covering:

9 Courses | 21 Hours | 2 CEUs

What is the Tuition for the
Automotive Packaging Certificate?


Tuition Price


9 monthly payments

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Professionals in Your Field

The Apex of
Automotive Packaging

Are you in the automotive packaging industry? For the past three years, we’ve helped gather knowledge leaders for a unique event called the Automotive Packaging Summit. Over 250 automotive packaging professionals from OEMs, Tier 1 part suppliers, and packaging solution providers have gathered in South Carolina to discuss common industry hurdles and solutions. The goal is to support both the production and aftersales lifecycles of a global automotive industry.

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