The six inductees will be honored at a reception in the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel on Tuesday, Nov. 4, during Pack Expo International. Proceeds from the reception will benefit the PMMI Foundation to support packaging and processing education.
Learn more about the Packaging Hall of Fame at: http://www.pmmi.org/Education/content.cfm?ItemNumber=1058
The Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2014 is:
• Mel Bahr, MGS Machine
• James Downham, PAC
• Joseph Hotchkiss, Michigan State University
• Toru Ichikawa, Hosokawa Yoko Co., Ltd.
• Bern McPheely, Hartness International, Inc.
• Boh Tsai, Amerasia Technologies, Inc.
"These packaging professionals have contributed to the packaging community as an advisor, industry pioneer, visionary, educator, leader in packaging technology and an inventor. Their contributions have led the industry to where it is today," says Maria Ferrante, vice president, Education & Workforce Development, PMMI.
A special reception and induction ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 5:15 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago, adjacent to McCormick Place and Pack Expo International, co-located with Pharma Expo 2014. Tickets are $75 each, with table sponsorships ranging from $1,500 to $3,000. Exhibitors and attendees are invited to support the industry, its leaders and their colleagues. Proceeds from the reception benefit the PMMI Foundation, providing scholarships for students in two- or four-year packaging programs.
"We're inviting the entire Pack Expo community to celebrate with us at the at the Packaging Hall of Fame reception. As we honor our inductees, we will fund scholarships for students in our industry," Ferrante adds.