Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame
Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame

Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame

After a brief hiatus, PMMI will again be honoring industry professionals via the Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame Class of 2018.

The Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame recognizes career packaging and processing professionals for their significant contributions to the industry and education. The honor, which PMMI coordinates, had been awarded annually from 1971 until 2014. A new class will be inducted during PACK EXPO International 2018, October 14-17 in Chicago. 

Induction presentation at PACK EXPO International in Chicago, October 14-17, 2018.

The Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame is the top honor a packaging or processing professional can receive in his or her career. Past inductees are packaging leaders who have dedicated themselves to the industry through expanding knowledge and volunteer leadership, and have personally advanced the field of packaging. A Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame commission evaluates nominations and chooses the coming year's class. The commission is made up of a cross-section of industry professionals, including suppliers, journalists and end users.

Meet this year’s inductees at PACK gives BACK TM

The 2018 nomination period has closed, but you can meet the individuals who have been chosen for induction into the Hall of Fame Class of 2018 at this year’s PACK EXPO International in Chicago. They will be honored on Monday night at PACK gives BACK, the annual networking event to benefit the PACK EXPO Scholarship program. Plan now to attend »


Supported By:

Packaging World
PRO Food World
Packaging+Processing OEM
Healthcare Packaging
Contract Packaging
Automation World

Past Hall of Fame Honorees


  • Charles A. Lewis,
    U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Frederick Schreiber,
    Lever Brothers
  • Richard Wellbrock, Jr.,
    NJM/CLI Packaging Systems International


  • William T. Boston,
    Rexham Corporation
  • Julius Braun,
    W. Braun Co.


  • C. A. Southwick, Jr.,
    Modern Packaging
  • William M. Bristol,
    Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company
  • Leonard L. Barol,


  • Frank H. Wheaton, Sr.,
    Wheaton Industries
  • Lloyd Stouffer,
    Battle Creek Packaging Machines
  • Boyd H. Redner Sr.,
    Philip Morris
  • Carl J. Begeman,
    Modern Packaging


  • John A. Hannah, Ph.D.,
    Michigan State University
  • Harold Mosedale, Jr.,
    Packaging Machinery Company


  • Robert C. Myers,
    E. I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co.
  • Edward L. Kuhn,
    Consolidated Packaging Machinery Inc.
  • Richard E. Paige,
    Richard E. Paige Co.
  • George B. Gibson,
    Fourdrinier Kraft Board Institute
  • Frederick Blumers,
    General Mills, Inc.


  • Bert W. Martin,
    Shellmar Products Corporation
  • Robert R. Smith,
    E. I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co.
  • Ira C. Keller,
    Western Kraft Corporation
  • Charles L. Barr,
    F. B. Redington Co.
  • Max T. Heller,
    Milprint Inc.


  • John M. Ramsbottom,
    Swift & Co.
  • Saul Poliak,
    Clapp & Poliak, Inc.
  • Albert Kner,
    Container Corporation of America
  • Ira Gottscho,
    Adolph Gottscho, Inc.
  • Thomas F. Dolan,
    Dobeckmum Company


  • William C. Stolk,
    American Can Company
  • Karl E. Prindle,
    Dow Chemical Co.
  • Gilbert Miles,
    Colgate - Palmolive Company
  • William Heller, Sr.,
    Milprint Inc.
  • Alexander Donald,
    King Sales & Engineering
  • Richard L. Cheney,
    Glass Packaging Institute
  • Dr. Frank C. Campins,
    Polymer Industry
  • Charles Breskin,
    Charles A. Breskin Associates
  • Dr. Nelson Allen,


  • Isaac J. Collins,
    Anchor Hocking Corporation
  • Frank Greenwall,
    National Starch & Chemical Corporation
  • J. Preston Levis,
    Owens-Illinois, Inc.
  • Roger Lowell Putnam,
    Package Machinery Company
  • Arthur I. Totten, Jr.,
    Reynolds Research Corporation

Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame Commission Members

  • David S. Smith
    Vice President, Global Package Development
    Johnson & Johnson
  • Suzanne Fisher
    Senior Program Manager, Special Handling Packaging
  • Mary Gregg
    Springboard Packaging Solutions, Inc.
  • Laura Bix, PhD
    Professor, Associate Director
    Michigan State School of Packaging
  • Tom Schneider, CPP
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    Chairman, IoPP & Past President, World Packaging Organization
  • Michael Richmond, Ph.D.
    Global Management & Packaging Consultants
  • Bill Rice
    Associate Manager, Packaging Technology
    RD&E - Global Home Cleaners; SC Johnson
  • Kim Carswell
    Director, Packaging
  • Patricia Andersen
    Vice President of Human Resources & Training
    Delkor Systems, Inc.
  • Glen Long
    Senior Vice President
    PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies
  • Joe Angel
    President and Publisher
    PMMI Media Group
  • James D Downham
    President & CEO
    Packaging Consortium