Tony Gregory FInstPkg (Obit)

Fellows' Lounge
15 Sep 2009

After an enthusiastic career in packaging development, Tony Gregory FInstPkg, sadly passed away after a short illness at the end of July 2009, aged 74.

Tony started his career in paper science with Bowaters, passing the former Institute of Packaging exam in 1959. He progressed via value analysis with J Lyons to co-ordinate pharmaceuticals projects for Sterling Winthrop. It was here that he started studying for a BA (Hons) Degree in Environmental Engineering with the Open University.


Career moves

In 1972 Tony moved to ICI plc/Zeneca Agrochemicals, where he progressed to become its International Technical Packaging Consultant. He was awarded a Fellowship of the former Institute of Packaging in 1985 for his pioneering work on the use of PET. Retiring in 1994, he started his own consultancy, Pac-Tech.

Lecturing tours took him to India, Denmark, and the UK’s Imperial College London and Loughborough University. In later years, Tony concentrated on expert witness work, dealing with intellectual infringement, and he became a Chartered Scientist in 2005.



His many hobbies included serving on committees of Surrey Industrial History Group and AMBIC, a network of consultants in the agribusiness. He raised funds for the University of the Third Age in Haslemere and repaired model trains. Tony leaves a much loved family.