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Packaging World is the flagship title of Summit Media Group, a privately owned, B2B publisher of information for professionals in packaging and manufacturing automation.
Founded in 1994, Packaging World is the best read publication for professionals who use, recommend and purchase packaging equipment and materials. Produced monthly as a print magazine, Packaging World is also available as a digital edition and on mobile devices via our free apps. Packaging newsletters and our companion website offer additional options for accessing breaking news and developments.
Other Summit Media Group properties include Healthcare Packaging, Automation World, Contract Packaging, Packaging World's annual PACK EXPO Showcase, Web resource Greener Package, live and virtual events, and custom media products.
Located in Chicago's culturally-rich River North neighborhood, the Summit Media Group HQ is home to a capable and creative team that produces leading edge media every day of the year. Our Chicago staff and regional sales representatives are the best in the biz. Find their contact information here.
Joe Angel is President/Publisher of Packaging World and a founding partner of Summit Publishing Company, established in August 1993, (now Summit Media Group, Inc.) He has over two decades of experience in the packaging press and serves on the board of the Clemson University Department of Packaging Science and The Dean's Executive Council for Purdue University Calumet School of Technology. He is also a member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals, the Business Marketing Association, American Business Media and is active in the Chicago Area Publisher's Group.
While our publishing team is first rate, Packaging World wouldn't be the long-standing leader unless we also offered the best content. Our editors' combination of packaging knowledge, industry relationships and editorial experience is unparalleled – and colors everything we do. Meet the crew that consistently delivers intelligent, relevant information and exclusive coverage you won't find anywhere else.
Pat Reynolds has been a packaging journalist since 1983. He was part of the small group who launched Packaging World in 1993, and he was named VP/Editor of the magazine in 2002. Pat's career has taken him to countless packaging operations, technical conferences, and converting plants, not only across the U.S., but internationally as well. Pat holds a B.A. in English from the University of Illinois, an M.A. in English from University of Wisconsin, and an M.A. in Anglo-Irish Literature from University College Dublin.
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