PMMI Podcast

Episode #49 - Embracing and Adapting to Virtual Events With Dorner and SMC

Guests: Matt Jones, Vice President of Aftermarket Sales and marketing, Dorner and Julie Hoover, Account Manager, SMC Global

With decades of trade experience between them, Dorner vice president of aftermarket sales and marketing and PMMI board member and show committee chairperson, Matt Jones and SMC Global Account Manager and PMMI board member, Julie Hoover have an affinity for trade shows and their value to the packaging and processing industry. In this episode of UnPACKed with PMMI, we discuss what has worked and what hasn't worked with this unusual year of virtual trade events, including the PMMI Media Group produced PACK EXPO Connects. Matt and Julie share how their teams handle the challenges of virtual events while eagerly looking forward to the return of in-person trade shows in the meantime. Both Dorner and SMC maintain dedicated personnel to remain engaged with virtual opportunities like which remains active through March 31st 2021.


Julie Hoover

Julie Hoover
Julie Hoover

A few years after graduating as an Industrial Engineer from Georgia Tech, Julie started her career with SMC in the sales division. Without knowing much about Industrial Automation, Julie took it upon herself to learn how to be a technical resource and soon had a customer base mainly consisting of packaging OEMs. After some experience with the packaging OEMs and how they interfaced with large CPGs, Julie started engaging SMC’s new membership with PMMI.