Packaging Hall of Fame Inductions at PACK EXPO
ARLINGTON, Va.—On Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 5:15 packaging professionals from across the industry will gather to honor four inductees to the Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2010. The event—a fundraiser to benefit packaging education—will take place during PACK EXPO at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.
“As we come together to celebrate the accomplishment of these packaging leaders, we also recognize that the future success of the packaging industry is in the hands of today’s packaging students. They bring vision, innovation and new solutions to the table,” says Maria Ferrante, vice president, education and workforce development, PMMI. “Support from our corporate sponsors is much appreciated as proceeds from this fundraising event are used to fund deserving educational initiatives serving the entire packaging.”
Members of the Packaging Hall of Fame Commission had a wide range of distinguished candidates from which to choose. However, four packaging industry pioneers rose to the top of the list, according to Ferrante.
“I can’t say this year’s class was an easy choice, because all of the nominees are remarkable professionals. However, the four the commission finally selected are truly pioneers in the packaging industry,” she says.
The Class of 2010 is:
• Robert Dodrill; President; Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc. (PMMI member since 2007)
• Edwin Landon; Landon, Farrey & Associates; Executive Director Emeritus, Institute of Packaging Professionals;
• Michael Richmond, Ph.D.; Sr. Partner, Packaging & Technology Integrated Solutions, LLC; and,
• Bill Zito; Vice President, Sales; Enercon Industries (PMMI member since 1994).
“Everyone nominated has done great things, but these people have transformed how the industry thinks about packaging,” Ferrante says.