Cimberly Weir, BS PKG, MA HALE
School of Packaging
Specialist, Outreach Coordinator, Instructor
Cimberly Weir is responsible for establishing and maintaining all outreach educational activities for Michigan State University’s School of Packaging located in East Lansing, Michigan. This includes managing the industry education portfolio, online certificate programs and research dissemination. As an instructor, she focuses on teaching over 300 undergraduates each year on the subject of Principles of Packaging (PKG 101) and the professional development course Introductory to Packaging seminar (PKG 102). Applying both her technical knowledge as a graduate of the MSU School of Packaging and her social science research through her master's degree in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education, Cimberly successfully creates and manages educational opportunities for industry members around the globe, including online, on-campus, and custom training on various packaging topics.
Cimberly has over 18 years of experience in the packaging industry. Her first 10 years were focused as an expert in transport packaging and testing. She has worked extensively with Fortune 500 companies in the Medical Device and Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Products, Food and Beverage, Industrial, Automotive, and Cosmetics packaging sectors to identify and mitigate field hazards in an effort to save time and money and build brand reassurance. An expert in transportation testing and simulation protocols, Cimberly has extensive knowledge of both ASTM and ISTA standards. She is a frequent guest lecturer for the MSU Supply Chain course Logistics and Transportation Management (SCM 373) and the Introduction to Logistics course (SCHM-211) at Howard University.
Cimberly is a Past President of the West Michigan chapter of the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) and a Past President of the Michigan State University Packaging Alumni Association’s Executive Board. In 2008, Cimberly received the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ first Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. She currently resides in the East Lansing area with her husband and two children, one cat and 17 chickens.