The Sonoco Institute

The Sonoco Institute was created to exploit the synergies that exist between the graphic communications and packaging science departments. It is the only university program in the country with this one-of-a-kind multidisciplinary approach to packaging as a core competency.

Shane Hutchings

20 years experience in the maintenance and operations of facilities with 15 years experience in managing and maintaining academic research and teaching labs.   For the past two years Shane has been responsible for managing and maintaining the Advanced Print Technology lab with the Sonoco Institute.  Previous to working with the Sonoco Institute he was employed with the Packaging Science Department at Clemson University as their Lab Specialist with primary responsibility for the design, installation, maintenance, calibration, and records management for over 200 pieces of equipment in three labs including the Packaging Testing Laboratory. 

Prior to Clemson University Shane was employed as an electrician with the National Aeronautical and Space Administration out of Cape Canaveral, Fl.  He holds a certification as a Master Electrician and certifications as a FIRST Operator I and FIRST Operator II from the Flexographical Technical Association.

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