PMMI Announces Second Annual On the Rise Award Winners

Leadership Award Recognizes 12 Young Professionals to Watch in Packaging and Processing

Reston, Va.; Nov. 5, 2019 - PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is pleased to announce its second annual On the Rise Awards winners. Developed by PMMI's Emerging Leaders Committee, the awards recognize 12 young professionals who have demonstrated leadership potential in packaging and processing.

The winners of the 2019 On the Rise Awards are:

Jeremy Despota
Service Engineer
A-B-C Packaging Machine Corporation

Paul Krechel
International Sales Manager, Dairy & Senior Market Manager, Protein Industries
Deville Technologies, LLC

Britny Lochowitz
Mechanical Project Engineer
Busse/SJI Corporation

Loren Starr Luck
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Shibuya Hoppmann Corporation

Emmanuel Myers
Controls Engineer
ROVEMA North America, Inc.

Alexander Nunnally
Business Analyst
ID Technology - a division of ProMach

Haley Parizo
Sales Operations Manager
Soft Robotics, Inc.

Garrett Price
Market Manager
H.B. Fuller Company

Travis Robert
Manufacturing Manager
RND Automation

Guillaume Savoie-Lavigueur
R&D Supervisor
NJM Packaging

Robert Schmelzer
Applications Specialist
Mettler Toledo

Tarique Walters
Electro Mechanical Technician
Pineberry Manufacturing

PMMI On the Rise winners meet the following nomination criteria: entry-level young professional employed by a PMMI member company for at least one year; displays leadership potential at the company and a desire to advance his/her career in packaging and processing.

"PMMI and the Emerging Leaders Committee are excited to honor these young professionals for their extraordinary leadership qualities in the packaging and processing industry," says Greg Berguig, vice president of sales and marketing, PAC Machinery and chair of the PMMI Emerging Leaders Committee. "Their efforts continue to make an impact on the future of our industry. On the Rise Awards provide these rising stars with an opportunity to further their professional development in packaging and processing, meet others in the industry and learn more about PMMI."

Award winners were honored at PMMI's Annual Meeting on Nov. 4, in Cincinnati and received free airfare, event registration and hotel stay. The winter issue of OEM Magazine, the official publication of PMMI, will feature profiles of the winners.

About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents over 900 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.

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