PMMI Calls for Nominations for Packaging Hall of FameË Class of 2010, Names 16-Person Commission

Nominations are open for the 2010 Packaging Hall of Fame Class, PMMI announced.

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The annual honor will be presented at a special reception during PACK EXPO International.“Being inducted into the Packaging Hall of Fame is the top honor a packaging pr ofessional can receive in his or her career,” says Maria Ferrante, Vice President, Education & Workforce Development, PMMI. “It really is a lifetime achievement award.”

Inductees Advance the Field with Leadership, Education and Science

Nominations are due to Ferrante no later than August 24, 2010. They can be sent directly by e-mail or submitted through an online nomination form. Submissions should clearly describe how the candidate has:

* Personally advanced the science, technology and practice of packaging (Please cite scientific inquiries, technologies advanced, patents received, etc.)

* Expanded packaging knowledge and the understanding of packaging (Please cite sign ificant roles played in packaging education, research, market analyses, published works, etc.)

* Been a remarkable volunteer leader in the packaging community (Please cite leadership roles played in packaging associations/organizations and the groups' accomplishments during the nominee's tenure.)

Submission Guidelines

* Submit nominations of up to 1,500 words to Maria Ferrante.
* Please include a recent headshot (color) as a .jpg, .eps or .tif file.
* Submissions may be sent by e-mail (mferrante@pmmi.org) or provided by PMMI's online nomination page.
* Nominations will be accepted through August 24, 2010.
* Any industry professional may nominate a candidate, and candidates may be nominated posthumously.

Commission Chosen

PMMI has also established this year's Packaging Hall of Fame Commission, which will evaluate nominations and choose this year's class. The group represents a cross-section of the packaging community, including suppliers, journalists and end users:

* Jack Aguero, Vice President, Business Development & Marketing, Pro Mach, Inc.
* Joe Angel, Vice President/Publisher, Packaging World
* Curtis Babb, Director, Packaging Materials & Development, MillerCoors
* Jane Chase, Board Chairperson, IoPP; Sr. Director Packaging Innovation and R&D, The Schwan Food Company
* Tom Egan, Vice President, Industry Services, PMMI
* Maria Ferrante, Vice President, Education & Workforce Development, PMMI
* John Kowal, Market Development Manager, B&R Industrial Automation Corp
* Bob Larkin, Director, Packaging & Graphics Development, ACH Food Companies, Inc
* Rick Lingle, Executive Editor, BNP Media
* Ben Miyares, President, The Packaging Management Institute
* Tom Osip, Director, Research & Development, Mead Johnson Nutrition
* Karen Proctor, Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology
* Sean Riley, Editor, PMT Magazine
* Dwight C. Schmidt, President, FIBRE BOX ASSOCIATION
* Rick Schneider , President, Schneider Packaging
* Nick Wilson, President, Morrison Container Handling Solutions

“This high-level group of professionals has th e expertise to evaluate submissions from all sectors of the industry,” Ferrante said.The Packaging Hall of Fame recognizes career packaging professionals for their significant contributions to the industry and packaging education. The honor, which PMMI coordinates, has been awarded annually since 1971.
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