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PMMI announces inaugural On the Rise Award winners

New Award Recognizes 10 Young Professionals to Watch in Packaging and Processing

New Award Recognizes 10 Young Professionals to Watch in Packaging and Processing
New Award Recognizes 10 Young Professionals to Watch in Packaging and Processing

PMMI,TheAssociationfor Packaging and Processing Technologies, is pleased to announcethewinners of its new OntheRiseAwards. Developed by PMMI’s Emerging Leaders Committee,theannual awards recognize 10 young professionals who have demonstrated leadership potential in packaging and processing.

Thewinners oftheinauguralOntheRiseAwards are:

Kristian Andersen-Lentine
Lead Technician & Trainer
BPI Equipment

Gina Barrieau
Account Representative
SMC Corporation

Lisa Barrieau
Banding Sales Manager – Food

Aurelio Delgado
Account Manager

Jenelle Gaskins
Account Coordinator
QC CONVEYORS, A Duravant Company

Tim Graham
Controls Engineer
Schneider Packaging

Daniel Harmann
Project Manager
Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc.

Stephen Huvane
Marketing Coordinator & Quality Manager

Connor Koplien
Mechanical Drafter/Laser Operator
CLE Can Lines Engineering

Jackie Irvine
Marketing Manager
Plexpack Corp.


PMMIOntheRisewinners must meetthefollowing nominationcriteria: employed by a PMMI member company for at leastone year; displays leadership potential atthecompany and a desire to advance his/her career in packaging and processing; and has never attended a PMMI Annual Meeting.

“PMMI andtheEmerging Leaders Committee are excited to recognizethese rising stars, who in a short time have already made an impact in packaging and processing,” says Greg Berguig, vice president of sales & marketing, PAC Machinery and chair ofthePMMI Emerging Leaders Committee. “In addition,theawards program givesthewinners an opportunity to furthertheir professional development in packaging and processing, meet others intheindustry and learn more about PMMI.”

Award winners were honored at PMMI’s Annual MeetingonNov. 12 in Tampa, Fla. and received free meeting registrationand hotel stay.Thewinter issue ofOEM Magazine,theofficial publicationof PMMI, will feature profiles ofthewinners.

Read more aboutthewinners andOntheRiseAwards here.

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