PMMI Podcast

Episode #47 - State of the Industry Part II: What’s Next for Packaging and Processing?

Guest: Jorge Izquierdo, Vice President of Market Development, PMMI

In this episode of UnPACKed with PMMI, we go inside the state of the industry numbers with PMMI's vice president of market development, Jorge Izquierdo. From how things looked at the end of 2019 into pre-pandemic 2020, to the way the industry has kept its nose above water and in many cases thrived during the past seven months, Jorge shares what we can expect as we head towards the end of 2020.


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.