PMMI Podcast

Episode #14 - Growth in the Packaging Industry: 2020 and Beyond

Guest: Jorge Izquierdo, Vice President Market Development, PMMI

Every year, the PMMI team releases a robust State of the Industry report that offers the most up-to-date stats, estimates and analysis on the U.S. and Canadian packaging industries. Jorge Izquierdo, PMMI’s vice president of Market Development, shares the latest in packaging industry growth in 2018-2019 and expectations for 2020 and beyond – and how OEMs can take this information and advance their businesses.

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.

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