PMMI Announces Six PACK EXPO Scholarship Winners

“These scholarships display PMMI’s continued investment in the next generation’s industry leaders,” says Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI. “PMMI was honored to recognize these outstanding students’ achievements in front of the industry during PACK gives BACK.”

Las Vegas; Sept. 24, 2019 - Six PACK EXPO Scholarship recipients were recognized at the annual PACK gives BACK™ networking reception, sponsored by Rockwell Automation, at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO (Sept. 23-35, 2019; Las Vegas Convention Center). The PMMI Foundation awards these $5,000 scholarships annually to six students from PMMI Education Partner schools, according to show producer, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.


"These scholarships display PMMI's continued investment in the next generation's industry leaders," says Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI. "PMMI was honored to recognize these outstanding students' achievements in front of the industry during PACK gives BACK."

To qualify for the PACK EXPO scholarship, students be enrolled at an Education Partner, major in engineering, packaging, processing, mechatronics or a related field and must demonstrate a financial need.

2019 Winners of PACK EXPO Scholarships:
Gregory Keiderling - Community College of Allegheny County
Major: Mechatronics

Ryan Meffert - CalPoly
Major: Industrial Technology & Packaging

Daemon Pierskalla - Alexandria Technical College
Major: Mechatronics

Lucas Poche - Pennsylvania College of Technology
Major: Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology

Maleeha Sami - San Jose State University
Major: Packaging

Amy Terranova - Rutgers
Major: Packaging Engineering

To learn more about PMMI Foundation scholarships, visit pmmi.org/foundation.


About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents more than 850 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry. We work to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through the world-class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, leading trade media and a wide range of resources to empower our members. The PACK EXPO trade shows unite the world of packaging and processing to advance the industries they serve: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Healthcare Packaging EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México, EXPO PACK Guadalajara and ProFood Tech. PMMI Media Group connects manufacturers to the latest solutions, trends and innovations in packaging and processing year-round through brands including Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging, ProFood World, Mundo PMMI and OEM. PMMI Business Drivers assist members in pursuing operational excellence through workforce development initiatives, deliver actionable business intelligence on economic, market and industry trends to support members' growth strategies and actively connect the supply chain throughout the year.

Learn more at pmmi.org and packexpo.com and pmmimediagroup.com.




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