PMMI Annual Meeting

All activities, sessions and meals are open to attendees and their guests, unless otherwise noted. All Business Sessions take place in the Regency Ballroom unless otherwise noted..


Sunday, November 3
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
PMMI Welcome Desk
Stop by to pick up your badge.
6:15 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Board of Directors Reception and Dinner by invitation
Bus will depart at 6:15 p.m.
Monday, November 4
7:00 a.m. Board of Directors Breakfast – by invitation
8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Board of Directors Meeting – by invitation
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Global Marketing Committee Meeting – by invitation
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Emerging Leaders Committee Meeting – by invitation
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Industry Relations Committee Meeting – by invitation
2:00 - 7:00 p.m. PMMI Welcome Desk and Program Information Resources
Stop by to pick up your badge and meet the PMMI staff.
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Tech Talks
The Annual Meeting kicks off with its revamped Tech Talks, which were a huge success in 2018 – short, informative presentations on new technologies impacting your business. Be sure to schedule your travel so you can join these talks!  

  • 3:30 p.m. - Blessings in a Backpack: Wrapper with Robotic Picking with Kelly Meer, Bosch 
  • 3:50 p.m. - XTS, The eXtended Transport System with Brandon Snell, Beckhoff Automation
  • 4:10 p.m. - Side Step Pallet System with Dan Kelly, Polymer Solutions, International, Inc. 
  • 4:30 p.m. - Blessings in a Backpack: Alternate Approach to Robotic Picking with Dick Motley, Fanuc
  • 4:50 p.m. - Benefits for Your Team with Andrew Dougherty, PMMI
  • 5:10 p.m. - Machine Health Monitoring Through IoT Connectivity featuring Wireless Vibration Monitoring with Chris Noble, Emerson Automation Solutions  
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Chairperson's Reception
7:00 - 11:00 p.m. Chairperson's Dinner
The Emerging Leaders On the Rise Awards will be recognized at the end of dinner.


  • If you have a reserved seat at the dinner, the table number will be on the back of your badge.
  • Jacket suggested for gentlemen.
Tuesday, November 5
7:00 - 8:15 a.m. Networking Breakfast – Everyone is invited.
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  PMMI Welcome Desk and Program Information Resources
8:15 - 9:00 a.m. PMMI Business: Chairperson's Update, PMMI Board Elections and PMMI Update
Hear about the latest, exciting PMMI initiatives and select new member volunteers for the Board of Directors. Following PMMI business, Glen Long, senior vice president, PMMI will provide an update on the many programs PMMI offers its members.
9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Did You Hear the One About the CPG, Contract Packager and OEM?
Panelists: Jennifer and Mike Wiese, BeeFree 
Moderated by: Chris Nutley, President, MSW Packaging

In today's increasingly complex supply chain, it is common - and necessary - for multiple parties to collaborate. In this kick-off business session, Chris Nutley, MSW Packaging president, brings together partners to discuss how their collaboration delivered a big success. 

9:45 - 10:15 a.m. Networking Break
10:15 -11:15 a.m.

Customer Panel
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. 
Panelists: Juan Camilo Herrera, Operations Manager, Colgate-Palmolive
Jay Joyner, Engineering Manager - Product Supply Global Engineering & Supply Innovation, The Procter & Gamble Company
Bryan Mahoney, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
Moderated by: Stephanie Neil, Editor, OEM Magazine

11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

  • Lean in 2019:  Continuing Success for Your Business
    Speaker: Michael May, President/COO, ADCO Manufacturing 
    Does your company need to create more value for your customers with fewer resources? Discover the latest lean practices for your team. 
  • Bridging the Divide Between Generations
    Speaker: Matt Trowbridge, Vice President of Marketing, Omron Automation Americas
    Sponsored by PMMI’s Emerging Leaders Committee
    As workforce demographics continue to change drastically, it's more important than ever for different generations to communicate effectively with each other. Attend this session to hear how Omron attracts and retains talent, and how to utilize different technologies to connect across generations - with both your internal employees and your customers. 
12:05 - 12:45 p.m. 

Breakout Sessions

  • AR Tools for Your Team
    Speaker: Lennart Roosendaal, Creative Director, Infinity Labs 
    AR technology is changing constantly. This session will present its latest uses. 
  • Find Your Future Workforce Through Community Partnerships
    Speakers: Nancy Wilson, CEO, Morrison Container Handling Solutions
    Edward Dernulc, Fabricators & Manufacturers Association 
    Moderated by: Stephan Girard, Senior Director, Workforce Development, PMMI 

    As technical workers become harder to find, it's more important than ever to invest in your future workforce. This can be achieved by connecting with students, parents and local colleges to raise awareness about careers in packaging and processing. Learn how local partnerships today can help you find your technical employees of's easier than you think.
  • Aftermarket Parts and Service Report Review
    Speaker: Jeff Mansfield, Senior Vice President, Consumer & Industrial Goods, Proactive Worldwide
    The aftermarket space is increasingly becoming a competitive landscape and an environment that can define the financial success of a packaging/processing solution. Learn the top criteria end users evaluate when selecting post-installation services, identify how technology is changing the aftermarket industry, and review the top improvement areas customers expect to see from equipment OEMs.

12:45 p.m.

Networking Lunch Everyone is invited.

2:00 p.m.

Buses Depart for the Plant Tour
Note: You are encouraged to use the transportation provided by PMMI.

2:45 - 4:45 p.m. Plant Tour – Hosted by R. A Jones, a Coesia Company

5:15 - 9:30 p.m.

Networking Reception – Everyone is invited.

Tour the Cincinnati Reds ballpark and the Reds’ Hall of Fame.  Enjoy entertainment, food stations and more.  Plan to make a night of it.

Note: The hotel is within walking distance to the park.  There will also be a courtesy shuttle operating.

10:00 p.m.

Hospitality Suite – Stop by for dessert and a late-night refreshment
Wednesday, November 6
7:00 - 8:15 a.m.
Networking Breakfast – Everyone is invited.
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
PMMI Welcome Desk
Business Sessions will take place in the Regency Ballroom unless otherwise noted.
8:15 - 9:00 a.m.

Cybersecurity Decisions From PMMI Members
Panelists: Jerry Cupo, Director of Technology, All Fill Inc.
Ben Hearn, Director of IT Operations, ProMach
Praveen Rokkam, Chief Information Officer, Delkor Systems Inc. 
Moderated by: Andy Lomasky, IT Director, PMMI 

You spoke, we listened! Attendees from the 2018 Annual Meeting recommended a session on cybersecurity insights. In this session, you'll hear directly from members on their cybersecurity experiences. 

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Future Business:  More Diverse Than You Imagine and Coming Fast
Speaker: Michael Steep, Executive Director, Stanford Engineering Center for Disruptive Technology and Digital Cities, and Former SVP of Global Business Operations at PARC Xerox
Get ahead of disruption with practical tips for fueling innovative ideas powered by new technology. Steep has advised clients from Airbus, BMW, Google and more. 
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Networking Break
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. On TARGET Breakout Sessions
These sessions feature a deep dive on pressing industry topics in a combination of presentation and discussion format.

Multi-Channel Marketing Update: How Best to Reach Today's Buyer
Speaker: Dave Newcorn, Senior Vice President, Digital & Data, PMMI Media Group
As audiences scatter across multiple channels and platforms, it's harder than ever to make an impact unless you embrace a multi-channel strategy. Hear the latest results of a freshly conducted packaging buying cycle study, incorporating the latest tips and best practices. Plus a sneak peek at new tools from PMMI Media Group to make it easier than ever navigate today's multi-channel marketing landscape.

Success with OpX Leadership Network Tools
Speaker: Chad Sayles, Director of Corporate Engineering, Hormel Foods
With additional new products under development, join this presentation to identify the latest best practices that can help your business. 

Machines as a Service
Speaker: Michael Senske, CEO, Pearson Packaging
Over the past few years, software as a service became a regular option for businesses. A new trend is developing in packaging where customers pay for production from a machine, not the machine itself. This "Machine as a Service (MaaS) can potentially change the machinery payment process and schedule through blockchain. Hear how Pearson Packaging utilized the MaaS technology.

11:35 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Shirt Sleeve Plus Sessions
Join other PMMI members and pick a topic of interest in packaging and processing.

Session 1 - The Future of Plastics in Packaging
Hear from others and share your sustainability issues and ideas. 

Session 2 - IIoT
Share your insights on IIoT elements you see in your business. 

Session 3 - B2B Social Media
Discuss the use of social media to promote your business, recruit employees and respond to questions. 

Session 4 - Open Session
There is not a set topic in this session; instead, the moderator will encourage multiple topics suggested by the group for discussion. 

12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Closing Networking Luncheon
Speaker: Dr. Jen Welter, First Female to Serve as NFL Coach 
Learn how to reach your own potential, the power of diverse teams and the importance of authenticity in leadership. 

2:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.


Committee Meetings – Committee members only.

  • Business Intelligence Committee
  • Program Planning Committee
  • Strategic Focus Group (this is not a Strategic Committee Meeting)
  • Show Committee




Tuesday, November 5
8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
Spouse/Guest Get-Acquainted Breakfast
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Spouse/Guest Program: Cincinnati Streetcar Food and Culture Tour
Jump on a private downtown streetcar to tour Cincinnati. Along the way you will make three food stops, visit the Roebing Bridge, Smale Park, Over the Rhine, as well as drop by the colorful and historic Findlay market where you can shop. The tour includes a private guide who will entertain you with stories of the past and lunch. Gather in the lobby of the hotel by 10:00 a.m. to meet your tour guide. Note: The tour can accommodate vegetarians but not those with food/nut allergies, diabetes, celiac disease, etc. 
Cost per person: $60
Wednesday, November 6
8:30 - 9:45 a.m. Spouse/Guest Get-Acquainted Breakfast