PMMI Podcast

Episode #133 - Forecasting Success: Interpreting PMMI's State of the Industry Report

Guest: Jorge Izquierdo, VP, Market Development

Jorge Izquierdo, VP, Market Development shares key findings from PMMI's State of the Industry Report, including growth trends, supply chain challenges, and the impact of labor shortages. He emphasizes the importance of technology and intuitive equipment design in addressing workforce challenges, and highlights the expanding opportunities in warehousing driven by e-commerce and fulfillment operations.

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Jorge Izquierdo

Jorge Izquierdo
Jorge Izquierdo

Jorge Izquierdo is vice president of market development for PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.  He oversees PMMI’s market development plans, research and programs for strengthening the competitiveness of North American suppliers of packaging and processing equipment. 

Izquierdo joined PMMI in 1993 as the director of PMMI’s Latin America office in Mexico City.  He eventually moved to PMMI’s headquarters in the United States to serve in his current post. In this position, Izquierdo has responsibility over PMMI’s international initiatives and oversees all of PMMI’s research efforts in the U.S. and abroad. He is also responsible for industry engagement initiatives for continuous improvement of packaging and processing operations and supports the strategic planning of the association.

Mr. Izquierdo is a mechanical engineer from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), where he earned an MBA from the Instituto Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) and has participated in globalization programs at the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management.