PMMI congratulates the Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2012, announced today:
- Curtis Babb; MillerCoors (retired)
- Thomas Brady; Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI)
- Thomas Dunn; Flexpacknology LLC
- Fred Hayes; Hayes & Associates Inc.
- Hershey and Bernie Lerner, Automated Packaging Systems
- Nick Wilson, Morrison Container Handling Solutions
“The range of experience and dedication to giving back to the packaging community in this year’s class is extraordinary,” says Maria Ferrante, vice president, Education & Workforce Development, PMMI.
The inductees will be recognized at a reception in their honor on October 30, 2012, 5:15 PM, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago, during PACK EXPO International 2012.
“The entire PACK EXPO community is invited to the Packaging Hall of Fame reception. In addition to honoring these distinguished leaders, it provides scholarships for students in packaging programs around the country,” Ferrante says. “It’s a very powerful way to support our industry.”
Proceeds from the reception benefit PMMI’s Packaging Education and Training Foundation, which offers scholarships for students in two- or four-year packaging programs.
Tickets are available for $75 per person, and table sponsorships range from $1,500 to $3,000.
To purchase tickets, visit PMMI.org, and to arrange sponsorships, contact Maria Ferrante, vice president, Education & Workforce Development, PMMI: firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.243.8555.
PMMI would also like to thank the members of the Packaging Hall of Fame Commission for the time they took to review, discuss and select this year’s inductees:
|Joe Angel, Packaging World||Jeff Bigger, Massman Automation Designs, Inc.|
|Tom Egan, PMMI||Maria Ferrante, PMMI|
|Greg Flickinger, Snyders-Lance||Rick Fox, Jr.; Fox IV Technologies, Inc.|
|Mark Green, Abbott Nutrition||Timm Johnson, Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc.|
|Bob Larkin, ACH Food Companies, Inc.||Mike Lorenzen, University of Wisconsin – Stout|
|Jim Mino, Hormel Foods Corporation||Ben Miyares Packaging Management Institute|
|Tyler Pease, Institute of Packaging Professionals||Joe Pryweller, Packaging Strategies|
|Sean Riley, PMT Magazine||Rick Schneider, Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc.|
|Bruce Welt, University of Florida|