ASTM International Committee F02 on Flexible Barrier Packaging has honored Hal Miller, president of PACE Solutions LLC, with the Award of Merit and title of Fellow for his contributions to global standards for the flexible packaging industry. The Award of Merit is ASTM's highest organizational recognition for individual contributions to ASTM standards activities, ASTM reported in a press release.
Serving as a packaging professional for more than 35 years, Miller focuses on the design, development, and technology of medical device packaging, specifically sterile medical devices.
Miller joined ASTM International in 1994 and served as chairman of Committee F02 from 2006 to 2011. He led a reorganization effort for Committee F02 and has helped it expand its international presence, which resulted in the committee's first European meetings in Prague, Czech Republic, in 2009. F02 recognized his efforts with the Award of Appreciation in 2002 and 2011.
Miller is also a member of Committee D10 on Packaging.
Miller joined Johnson & Johnson in 1981 as a senior packaging engineer, and during his 23-year tenure, he worked in or managed the packaging development groups of Johnson & Johnson Products, Ortho Diagnostic Systems, Ethicon Inc., and Johnson & Johnson Corporate. He served as corporate director of packaging technology from 1992 until his retirement in 2004. His business PACE Solutions provides consulting services and training for all aspects of medical device packaging compliance.
He is also a member of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, the Health Industry Manufacturers Association, the International Safe Transit Association, the International Organization for Standardization and the Institute of Packaging Professionals. He also served a term on the Editorial Advisory Board of Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News.
Miller received a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Rutgers University and a master's degree in management from Stevens Institute of Technology.