PMMI Strengthens Relationship With OMAC

PMMI has announced that it will provide staff support to further the mission of OMAC, the Organization for Machine Automation and Control.

PMMI's membership and PACK EXPO show exhibitors provide processing and packaging solutions that, in conjunction with their customers, can utilize OMAC Packaging Workgroup Guidelines for modern production operations. In addition, PMMI members use metalworking equipment, which can yield reduced-cost benefits when outfitted with OMAC Machine Tool Workgroup interfaces. PMMI's support will enable OMAC's volunteer leadership to expand its membership domestically and internationally, plus engage customer and supplier teams in further developing OMAC standards, including PackML.

This support enhances PMMI's leadership in production operations standards as well as providing additional value for professionals attending PACK EXPO events and technical conferences.

Rob Aleksa, OMAC board member and controls manager for Procter & Gamble, and Tom Egan, vice president of industry services for PMMI, both commented on the increased support: “On behalf of the OMAC Board of Directors,” said Aleksa, “I wish to express our appreciation for PMMI's longstanding support, which has been essential to OMAC Packaging Workgroup's concept of 'win-win-win' -- meaning initiatives that benefit packaging machinery users, OEMs and automation technology providers, all of whom are PMMI constituents.”

“We believe that by increasing our role in support of OMAC activities, PMMI is fostering ongoing communication with all constituents in the processing and packaging community,” said Egan. “This is especially important in the fast changing field of integrated solutions. We look forward to our members and our customers contributing to this process.”
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