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Hall of Fame nominations

PMMI announces that nominations are open for the Packaging Hall of Fame™ Class of 2011.

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The annual honor will be presented at a reception during Pack Expo Las Vegas on Monday, September 26, 2011 at the Las Vegas Hilton.

“The Packaging Hall of Fame honors packaging’s greatest innovators, and induction is a true mark of distinction for the industry’s greatest leaders,” said Maria Ferrante, vice president, Education & Workforce Development, PMMI. “Being inducted into the Packaging Hall of Fame recognizes a lifetime of work.”

Nominations are due to Ferrante no later than July 15, 2011. They can be submitted directly by e-mail or with 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 significant 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.)

Inductees will be selected by a commission of their peers in the packaging industry. To be announced at a later date.

Submission Guidelines

• Submit nominations of up to 1,500 words to Maria Ferrante

• Please include a recent headshot (color) of the nominee as a .jpg, .eps or .tif file

• Submissions may be sent by e-mail or provided by PMMI’s online nomination page

• Nominations will be accepted through June 30, 2011

• Any industry professional may nominate a candidate, and candidates may be nominated posthumously

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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