Global Director of Business Development for Food and Beverage and Packaging
Emerson Automation Solutions
What does your company specialize in?
Emerson Automation Solutions specializes in machine technologies. We supply pneumatic componentry and controls, machine controls, machine learning – pretty much everything that could happen within a full completed facility, drilling all the way down to individual packaging machines.
When did you get your start in the packaging and processing industry?
I got my start in packaging and food processing in the mid-to-late 1980s. I know I'm telling my age, but it's been a great ride. It's a fantastic industry. And I have been fortunate enough to excel and stay involved in this business my whole career.
What do you enjoy most with your involvement in PMMI?
I would have to say I really enjoy PMMI events, especially the Annual Meeting. They provide a lot of pertinent business information and we always have great keynote speakers. They're also a lot of fun. From a business perspective, being able to attend the Top to Top Summit as a board member is incredibly valuable for me and the organization.
What are you looking forward to most during the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting?
I would say what I'm looking forward to at the 2020 Annual Virtual Meeting is the evolution we have seen from how business is going to be conducted moving forward. I think we all realize we're not going to be transported back to 2019 anytime soon. Business has gone to a virtual basis. We're all dealing with it and PMMI is no different. I think PMMI has done a really good job adapting so far.