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 Connects, November 9-13, and future classes will be inducted every other year at PACK EXPO International.
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 Class of 2020
New members of the Hall of Fame Class of 2020 are Jane Chase, CPP, College of Fellows and Executive Director of the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP); Pat Reynolds, VP/Editor Emeritus at Packaging World, a publication of PMMI Media Group; S. Paul Singh, Ph.D, CPP and Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University’s School of Packaging; and Fritz Yambrach, Ph.D and Director and Professor of Packaging at San Jose State University.
Packaging World editors interviewed each honoree about his or her career and accomplishments; links to those profiles are above. Articles will appear in the October issue of Packaging World.
This year’s inductees were announced via a PMMI press release on October 1 and will be acknowledged via a short tribute at PACK EXPO Connects on Friday, Nov. 13, during the Jumpstart session beginning at 9:00 am CT.