Paul Koning

Specialist - Instructor

Paul Koning

Phone: 517-432-4441

Paul recently joined the MSU faculty at the School of Packaging, in East Lansing, MI, bringing 32 years of experience and leadership in the field of packaging.

Returning to Michigan, Paul held positions with KTM Industries/GreenCell, a bio-based foam technology company as the Manager, Packaging Engineering and was the Associate Executive Director - Development at ISTA.

Paul was Senior Manager, Packaging Engineering at Cisco Systems in San Jose, CA. Before that he was at Williams-Sonoma, Inc. in San Francisco, CA as Director, Packaging. After graduation from Michigan State University with both a BS and MS in Packaging he spent 15 years working in the computer industry at both IBM and Apple. 

Paul has served on the ISTA Board of Directors. He also served on the Michigan State University Packaging Alumni Association Board, the Cal Poly State University Packaging Board and San Jose State University Packaging Advisory Council.

Paul is currently the SoP Faculty Advisor for the CoPPAC student organization.

Instructional Activities:

PKG 101 Principles of Packaging: Packaging systems, materials and forms and their relationship to the needs and wants of society.
PKG 221 Packaging with Glass and Metal: Physical and chemical properties of glass and metals and their applications to packaging.
PKG 485 Packaging Development:
 Package development including selection, design and implementation of package systems for protection, distribution, merchandising, use and disposal.
PKG 490, Section 008 Directed Studies in Packaging: Development of solutions to specific packaging problems. Supervised individual study.