Letter to Members from PMMI president and CEO

March 26, 2020

PMMI continues to focus on ways we can be as much of a resource to you as possible. As we have said: We are confident in the resilience of our industry; we will get through this difficult period together. I have heard from many of you and encourage you to reach out to me or any member of the PMMI staff with questions or input on dealing with the pandemic. What has been most helpful to me as we determine our focus each day is hearing directly from you about your experiences and needs. Here is an update on some of the things we are doing to support you and the industry. Resources

We created this page to house our resources and as well as links to useful information, It is updated daily. Resources coming directly from PMMI include:

  • A special UnPACKed with PMMI podcast series with content to support and connect the industry, featuring PMMI members and others sharing their experiences and guidance around managing business operations during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • A town hall-style webinar series with fellow PMMI members sharing best practices and ideas to advance business in this uncertain time, with the opportunity to ask questions and discuss concerns.
  • Weekly indicator surveys to monitor the impact of Coronavirus on our industry, and results from a Quickie Survey, fielded March 11-15. The survey looks at the actions of CPG customers and the effect those actions are having on our members.
  • Articles from PMMI Media Group publications, including Packaging World, ProFood World, Healthcare Packaging and OEM magazine, with insight and input on the current state of the industry.
  • Side-bar highlighting how PMMI member companies are stepping up to help, based on input sent to [email protected]; please share your good works so that we can spotlight your company.

Our industry is strong, and we are certain that the strength and unity of PMMI and its members will help us get through this crisis.

Event Status

We have canceled this year’s Executive Leadership Conference but will provide to our members in virtual format the most relevant content the meeting would have shared. We will keep you informed about other upcoming events, such as EXPO PACK México, via ongoing communication in the Conveyor, emails, social media channels, on and the PMMI app.

Last week the federal government declared manufacturing an essential industry; our customers – and ultimately, consumers – are relying on us, and we will not let them down. PMMI deeply values our relationship with our members, and we remain ready and able to support your needs. If you have any questions. concerns or suggestions on other ways we can be of service to you and our industry, please let me know.

Jim Pittas

Jim Pittas
President & CEO