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PMMI Honors Rising Stars of Packaging and Processing

The On the Rise Award program recognizes 10 young professionals for leadership and advancements in the industry.

On The Rise Awards New2023

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies announces its sixth annual On the Rise Award winners. Developed by PMMI’s Emerging Leaders Committee, the awards recognize 10 young professionals who have demonstrated leadership potential in packaging and processing.

The winners of 2023 On the Rise Awards are:

• Alex Torda, regional sales executive, Accraply, Inc.

• Andrew Bates, systems engineer, JLS Automation

• Becky Jurvis, senior marketing coordinator, JHFOSTER

• Jacob Wall, packaging engineer manager, PPC Flexible Packaging

• Jessica Juhasz, engineering manager – general industry applications, FANUC America Corp.

• Kyle Seitel, vision engineering manager & marketing coordinator, Norwalt

• Michael Horth, senior controls engineer, Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT)

• Naveen Nagarajan, industrial engineer, HSAUSA, LLC

• Ryan Swanson, applications engineer, Massman Companies

• Stacey Harimoto, senior engineer, FANUC America Corp.

PMMI On the Rise winners meet the following nomination criteria: young professional 35 years old or younger employed by a PMMI member company for at least two years, displays leadership potential at the company, and demonstrates a desire to advance his/her career in packaging and processing.

“PMMI and the Emerging Leaders Committee are proud to honor this year’s On the Rise Award winners who have contributed greatly to our industry and shown tremendous interest in advancing their careers,” said Jackie Sessler, North America marketing director of BEUMER Group and chair of the PMMI Emerging Leaders Committee. “This group has demonstrated they are enterprising, forward-thinking problem-solvers through their outstanding job performance and service to their communities.

Award winners were honored at PMMI’s Annual Meeting on Oct. 16, in Stone Mountain, Ga., and received free airfare, event registration, and hotel stay. The winter issue of OEM Magazine, the official publication of PMMI, will feature profiles of the winners.

Read more about this year’s winners and the On the Rise Awards here.


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