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

Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame

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

The Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame recognizes careers packaging professionals for their significant contributions to the industry and packaging 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. Nominations are now being accepted.

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

The Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame is the top honor a packaging 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 the packaging community, including suppliers, journalists and end users.

Nominations open in Spring 2018

Supported By:

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

Past Hall of Fame Honorees


  • Edwin Landon, Landon; Farrey & Associates,
    Former Executive Director,
    Institute of Packaging Professionals
  • Michael Richmond, Ph.D.,
    Sr. Partner,
    Packaging & Technology Integrated Solutions, LLC
  • Bill Zito,
    Vice President, Sales,
    Enercon Industries Corporation
    (PMMI member since )
  • Robert Dodrill,
    Chairman of the Board,
    Rollprint Packaging Products
    (PMMI member since )


  • Patrick J. Helm,
    Balluff, Inc
  • Mark Jacobson,
    Econocorp, Inc.
  • Dwight C. Schmidt,
    Fibre Box Association
  • James E. Scott,
    JES Packaging
  • Dennis E. Young,
    Michigan State University


  • Jim Goodman,
    Goodman Packaging
  • Tom Lowery,
    Ethan Allen
  • Ben Miyares,
  • Eric Nord,
    Nordson Corporation (posthumously)
  • Herb Schueneman,
    Westpak, Inc.


  • Terry Bedell,
  • Jerome H. Heckman,
    Keller & Heckman, LLP
  • William H. LeMaire,
    Packaging Strategies


  • Edward Bauer,
    Bausch & Lomb
  • Edward Church,
    International Safe Transit Association
  • Mark C. Garvey,
    Garvey Corp. (posthumously)
  • Bruce Harte,
    Michigan State University School of Packaging


  • Toshio Arita,
    Packaging Strategies newsletter
  • Ray Tucker,
    Bush Brothers and Company
  • Donald Reichert,
    A-B-C Packaging Machine Corporation


  • Dr. Raymond Bourque,
    Ocean Spray Cranberries
  • Audrey Marsh King,
    Marsh Company
  • Stanley Kopecky,
    Wm. Wrigley Co.
  • Lawrence D. Starr,
    Koch Supplies/Koch Equipment

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
    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
  • Glen Long
    Senior Vice President
    PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies
  • Joe Angel
    President and Publisher
    PMMI Media Group
  • Patricia Andersen
    Vice President of Human Resources & Training
    Delkor Systems, Inc.