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

Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame

PMMI honors industry professionals via the Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame.

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 was inducted during PACK EXPO International 2018 in Chicago and future classes will be inducted every other year at PACK EXPO International. Nominations for the Class of 2020 will be accepted in early 2020.

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 the 2018 inductees:

Timothy Bohrer is a 45-year packaging industry veteran with 15 issued patents and many innovations including metallized film susceptor packaging for microwave popcorn.

Keith Pearson has dedicated his life to packaging in Africa and served more than 15 years in the leadership of the World Packaging Organisation.

Susan Selke, the current director of the Michigan State University School of Pack-aging, has spent 35 years as a packaging educator and authored several textbooks.

Chuck Yuska served as president and CEO of PMMI for nearly 30 years. During that time membership nearly tripled and the trade show portfolio grew from one to six shows.


Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame Class of 2018

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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