PMMI Annual Meeting

**The meeting will take place on Eastern Time

Tuesday, October 6
10:30 - 11:25 a.m.

PMMI Business: Chairman’s Update, PMMI Board Elections and PMMI Update.

Hear about the latest, exciting PMMI initiatives. Then Glen Long, senior vice president, PMMI will provide an update on the many programs PMMI offers it members. 

11:25 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 


11:30 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. 

Welcome to the first Virtual PMMI Annual Meeting

Mike Odom, general manager, Kliklok LLC, a Syntegon Company

11:35 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. 

CPG Panel

Moderator: Stephanie Neil, editor in chief, OEM Magazine

Panelists: Joe Zembas, senior manager, Reliability Engineering; John Giles, manager – Ada Engineering, Amway; Wilken Benjamin, principal packaging equipment engineer, Rich Products Corporation

One of the most well-regarded sessions each meeting, PMMI member company executives gain insights into your customers’ needs. Hear tips – straight from the source – for positioning your business to provide better solutions across the marketplace.

12:35 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Musical Break – Music by the Tampa band Colt Clark and the Quarantine Kids

Watch a family band who have made nearly 50 videos on Facebook while sheltering in place. More than 20 million people have tuned in. They also were recently showcased on The Ellen Show.

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

Economic Outlook 2020 and Beyond

Speaker: Alan Beaulieu, PhD, principal, Institute for Trend Research (ITR) Economics

After a tumultuous start to the year with the COVID-19 crisis, take a detailed look at the economy and the impact to your business through the end of this year into 2021. During the session’s Q&A, you will walk away with insights on business and personal finances.

2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. 


2:40 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. 

Shirtsleeve Chat Storm

A new, virtual take on our popular Shirt Sleeve sessions, join in discussions and post comments and questions in real time on topics chosen by your peers.

Wednesday, October 7
10:15 - 10:30 a.m.

Welcome and 2020 On the Rise Awards Recognition

Greg Berguig, vice president, sales and marketing, PAC Machinery

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

On TARGET Breakout Sessions 

These sessions feature a deep dive on pressing industry topics in a combination of presentation and discussion format.

  • Becoming a Valued Supplier to Member OEMs

    Moderated by: Glen Long, senior vice president, PMMI

    Panelists: Bob Brotzki, president/owner, Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc., Ryan Edginton, president/CEO, All-Fill, Inc., Timothy Hudson, vice president & general manager, ITW Hartness, Ross Long, senior industry advisor, Kliklok/Syntegon

    Calling all Supplier members: join a select panel of PMMI manufacturing members to learn how they evaluate suppliers and what they expect from a partnership.

  • Cybersecurity Vigilance

    Speaker: Brendan Rooney, Senior Director, The Crypsis Group

    Capture the latest information on hacker attacks and defenses you and your team need to know in 2020/21.

  • Lightning Round: Updates on Critical Packaging and Processing Standards

    Speaker: Bruce Main, president, Design Safety Engineering

    Get up-to-date on standards addressing autonomous mobile robots, collaborative robots, packaging and processing machinery, machinery safety, functional safety (performance levels), and instruction manuals. An international expert, Bruce provides insights into the latest standards that apply to robots in packaging applications.  He also shares some insights into the latest standards releases and development activities addressing safety in machine building.  This session is for business and technical leaders who want their team to improve their machine design and save time and costs.

11:15 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.


11:25 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.

PACK EXPO Connects – Make the Most of the New Virtual Event! 

Speakers: Jefferson Davis, president, Competitive Edge; Dave Newcorn, senior vice president, digital & data, PMG; Merideth Newman, director, Exhibitor Services, PMMI

PACK EXPO Connects is just around the corner and preparation for this live, virtual event is critical to maximizing your investment. With this new, web-based event, it is more important than ever to learn the ins and outs of the online experience in order to reach new and existing customers. This session will walk you through the virtual tools to help you get the most out of this new and exciting opportunity.

12:50 - 1:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Emmanuel Cerf, vice president, Polypack, Inc. and PMMI Chairman