Reston, Va. — PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, announces the 2014 Packaging Hall of Fame Commission. This group of industry professionals, educators and journalists will determine the Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2014.

“The members of the Commission give their time to honor some of the most important leaders in packaging, and we appreciate their contribution,” says Maria Ferrante, vice president, education & workforce development, PMMI.

PMMI has coordinated the Packaging Hall of Fame since 1971. The honor recognizes career packaging professionals and their contributions to both the industry and packaging education.

The 2014 Packaging Hall of Fame Commission:

Joe Angel, Packaging World

Richard Bahr, MGS Machine Corporation

Jeff Bigger, Massman Automation Designs

Jane Chase, Schwan’s Shared Services, LLC, The Schwan Food Company

Tom Egan, PMMI      

Maria Ferrante, PMMI

Mark Green, Abbott Nutrition

Timm Johnson, Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery

Robert Kimmel, Clemson University

Bob Larkin, ACH Food Company

Lisa McTigue Pierce, Packaging Digest

Ben Miyares, The Packaging Management Institute

Sean Riley, PMT Magazine

Zeb Robbins, The Boston Beer Company

Jay Singh, Orfalea College of Business — CalPoly State University

Brian Wagner, Packaging Technology Integrated Solutions

Nick Wilson, Morrison Container Handling Solutions

Fritz Yambrack, San Jose State University

Nomination Process

Any member of the packaging community may submit a nomination for this year’s Packaging Hall of Fame class. The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2014, and the nomination form, requirements and guidelines are online at Nominations should be no longer than 1,500 words and describe how the candidate has personally advanced packaging science, technology and practice; expanded the packaging industry knowledge base, and served the industry as a remarkable volunteer leader. Posthumous nominations will be considered.

The ceremony will be held at a special reception during PACK EXPO International 2014, 5:15 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place hotel, adjacent to McCormick Place. Tickets are available for $75 per person, and table sponsorships range from $1,500 to $3,000.

To purchase tickets, visit, and to arrange sponsorships, contact Maria Ferrante, vice president, education & workforce development, PMMI: or 571.612.3195. Proceeds from the reception benefit the PMMI Foundation, offering educational assistance and scholarships for students in two- or four-year packaging programs. Previous honorees are listed at

About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is a trade association representing over 650 packaging and processing supply chain companies that provide a full range of packaging and processing machinery, materials, components and containers. PMMI actively brings buyers and sellers together through programs and events such as The PACK EXPO family of trade shows,, PMT Magazine, PACK EXPO Show Daily, networking events and educational programs.

PMMI organizes the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO International and presented jointly with the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE); PACK EXPO Las Vegas, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México and EXPO PACK Guadalajara, connecting participants in the packaging and processing supply chain with their customers around the world. Coming Up: EXPO PACK México 2014, June 17–20 (Mexico City, Mexico); PACK EXPO International 2014, Nov. 2–5 (McCormick Place, Chicago); Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO International 2014; PACK EXPO East, debuting Feb. 16–18, 2015 (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia); EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2015, March 10–12, 2015 (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico).

Learn more about PMMI and the PACK EXPO trade shows at and