PMMI Announces Fifth Annual On the Rise Awards Winners


PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is pleased to announce its fifth annual On the Rise Awards winners. Developed by PMMI’s Emerging Leaders Committee, the awards recognize 10 young professionals who have demonstrated leadership potential in packaging and processing.


The winners of the 2022 On the Rise Awards are:


Alison Zitzke
Senior Product Manager
Orbis Corporation


Allison Wagner
Business Development Manager
Morrison Container Handling Solutions


Caitlin Eargood
Service Project Manager
Mettler Toledo


Eric Andersen
Marketing Manager
Delkor Systems, Inc.


Nancy Garza-Castaneda
Administrative Manager
Formers International


Ravi Patel
Controls Engineering Manager
ID Technology / ProMach, Inc.


Samantha Hoover
Mechanical Design Engineer
Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery


Taz Lombardo
Content Marketing, Senior Specialist
Barry-Wehmiller Packaging Systems


Tom Lex
Director of Engineering


William Reese
Director of Engineering
Garvey Corporation


PMMI On the Rise winners meet the following nomination criteria: young professional 35 years old or younger employed by a PMMI member company for at least one year, displays leadership potential at the company, and demonstrates a desire to advance his/her career in packaging and processing.


“This year’s On the Rise winners are making an impact on the future of our industry, contributing to everything from enhanced sales and marketing efforts, to new and improved processes and solutions, to attracting and retaining new talent,” says Jackie Sessler, North America marketing director of BEUMER Group and chair of the PMMI Emerging Leaders Committee. “PMMI and the Emerging Leaders Committee are pleased to recognize these extraordinary leaders and hope that the On the Rise Award provides an opportunity to further their professional development in packaging and processing.”


Award winners were honored at PMMI’s Annual Meeting on Sept. 12, in Oak Brook, Ill. and received free airfare, event registration, and hotel stay. The winter issue of OEM Magazine, the official publication of PMMI, will feature profiles of the winners.


Read more about the winners and On the Rise Awards here.  

Tracy Stout
VP, Communications