About Us

About Packaging World
Packaging World is the flagship title of PMMI Media Group, founded in 1994 and the world's best read publication for professionals who use, recommend and purchase packaging equipment, materials and services. Via our website, newsletters and monthly print editions we offer case studies, applications and original articles on design, e-commerce, automation, regulatory topics, strategies and trends that are enhancing packaging across all industries.

Publishing

Joe Angel, President/Publisher
Joe Angel is President of PMMI Media Group and Publisher of Packaging World and Contract Packaging. He was a founding partner of Summit Media Group (now PMMI Media Group, a division of PMMI). With over three decades of experience in the packaging press, Angel is a strong proponent of packaging education and serves on the board of the Clemson University Dept. of Packaging Science and The Dean's Executive Council for Purdue Northwest School of Technology. He also heads up PMMI's Packaging and Processing Hall Fame and serves on PMMI's Strategic Planning Committee. He is a member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals; SIIA's Connectiv and Association Media & Publishing divisions; and the Business Marketing Association.

Editorial Staff

Matt Reynolds, Editor
A respected and trusted journalist in the packaging community, Matt Reynolds became Editor of Packaging World in 2018. With PMMI Media Group since 2014, Matt's earlier career included editorial roles at Baking Management, Modern Baking, and multiple machine tool and fabrication publications. He was also Editorial Director of PMMI Media Group’s OEM magazine. Reynolds received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois, and he holds a MS in Journalism from Roosevelt University.

Pat Reynolds, VP Editor Emeritus
Pat Reynolds has been a packaging journalist since 1983. He was part of the team 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.

Anne Marie Mohan, Senior Editor
Anne Marie Mohan is Senior Editor for Packaging World and Editor of Contract Packaging. A Chicago native, Anne Marie earned her degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She has nearly 30 years of experience in the B to B trade press, with 20 years covering packaging. Prior to joining PMMI Media Group, she worked as a Senior Editor for Packaging Digest, where she covered trends in package manufacturing, smart and active packaging, RFID and sustainability, among other topics.

Aaron Hand, Editor at Large
Aaron Hand has nearly three decades of experience in B to B publishing, and was most recently Executive Editor for Automation World, a position he held since 2013, where he focused on the continuous process industries. In his new role as Editor at Large for PMMI Media Group, Aaron will report on a wide variety of industry developments including advancements in packaging for consumer products and pharmaceuticals, food and beverage processing and industrial automation. Aaron holds a B.A. in Journalism from Indiana University and an M.S. in Journalism from the University of Illinois.

Iris Zavala, Managing Editor
Iris Zavala began her career with Packaging World in June 2000 as Production Editor and was soon promoted to Managing Editor, a position she has held for nearly two decades. Prior to PMMI Media Group, Iris was employed by Penton Media, where she was Managing Editor for HPAC Engineering Magazine. Earlier career responsibilities involved magazine management, sales, production, copy editing and design.

PMMI Media Group
PMMI Media Group is a market-leading B2B media company that produces information for processing and packaging professionals, bringing together solution providers and end-users and facilitating connectivity throughout the supply chain. Our world class media brands—Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging, OEM, ProFood World and Mundo PMMI—are proven leaders in covering this diverse and dynamic marketplace, and our digital products incorporate leading edge media technologies to deliver informed, actionable business intelligence to the industry.

PMMI
PMMI Media Group is a division of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, a trade association representing more than 900 companies that provide a full range of packaging and processing machinery, materials, components and containers. PMMI actively brings buyers and sellers together through initiatives such as packexpo.com, educational programs and world-class events, connecting participants in the processing and packaging supply chain with their customers around the world. PMMI produces the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows. Learn more at PMMI.