PMMI Podcast

With the UnPACKed with PMMI podcast, listen to packaging and processing news and insights on the go, in the comfort of your home, in the office – whenever you find the time.

You’ll hear from industry influencers, executive Q&As, case studies and more as we dive into your most pressing business challenges in real-time – including how PMMI and its members are addressing the COVID-19 crisis. In a special series, OEMs offer their guidance around managing business operations, how packaging is playing a vital role in helping society through these unfamiliar times, and best practices for keeping the industry strong and connected.

To start listening, search for “UnPACKed with PMMI” in the iTunes Podcast or Spotify apps on your phone (or wherever you listen to podcasts) and be sure to click “subscribe” so you receive an alert whenever we upload an episode.

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Episode #34 - Maintaining Sales Relationships During & After COVID-19

Guest: Matt Neuberger, President and CEO, Neuberger & Company

Matt Neuberger, President and CEO of Neuberger & Company, shares his insights on adapting to meet customer needs while maintaining empathy during a time when many salespeople aren’t even sure what the right time is to reach out to customers. Hear tips on revamping professional selling virtually in order to reach customers flexibly during these changing times.

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Episode #33 - Adapting Industry Training During COVID-19

Guest: Nancy Cobb, Owner, Organizational Development Consultant, Partners in Possibilities

During this time, typical industry training has had to adapt to fit new safety guidelines. In this UnPACKed with PMMI podcast episode, Nancy Cobb, President and owner of Partners in Possibilities, Inc. and PMMI Certified Training Instructor explains what is happening now in training and how members and their customers can expect to experience trainings as they prepare for states and countries to slowly emerge from the pandemic.

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Episode #32 - How Amcor Prepared as Regions Reopen

Guest: Jim Keith, Vice President, Amcor

As states in the U.S. and countries overseas begin to slowly reopen, Amcor continues to deal with the constantly evolving state of worldwide business. Amcor’s Vice President Jim Keith who leads global strategies related to health, safety and environmental affairs for the company’s 35,000+ global employees, joins UnPACKed with PMMI to offer best practices for strategically opening business at home and abroad. 

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Episode #31 - State of the Industry: Promising Times Ahead Amidst COVID-19

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

From the earliest days of the pandemic, PMMI’s Vice President of Market Development, Jorge Izquierdo and his team have kept tabs on the industry with weekly pulse surveys, monthly purchasing indexes and most recently, provided guidance on the economic future via webinars. PMMI’s data reveals that while times may be challenging at the moment, the situation is manageable for your business and the future holds promise for the packaging and processing industry. Join Jorge to hear the latest on the State of the Industry during COVID-19.

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Episode #30 - Culture Eases NCC’s COVID-19 Response

Guest: Kevin Mauger, President, NCC Automated Systems

During a time shrouded in negativity, Kevin Mauger joins the UnPACKed with PMMI podcast to share how the culture he has created as president of NCC is carrying the company through this once-in-a-lifetime situation. Rather than focusing on the obvious issues the world is facing, he shines a light on the collective will of our industry to come together and push through.

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Episode #29 - How Contract Manufacturing is Impacted by COVID-19

Guest: Ron Puvak, Managing Director, CPA

Typically a segment of the industry that is built around adapting and evolving through changing conditions, UnPACKed with PMMI sat down with The Association for Contract Packagers and Manufacturers managing director Ron Puvak to see how CPA and its members are navigating the current climate.

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Episode #28 - How Delkor Systems, Inc. is Handling Human Resources Issues During COVID-19

Guest: Patty Andersen, Vice President of Human Resources & After Market Services, Delkor Systems, Inc.

Patty Andersen, vice president of Human Resources & After Market Services for Delkor Systems, Inc. and PMMI’s vice chair, joins the UnPACKed with PMMI podcast to speak on her company’s efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of staff, how they have reassured employees that they have their best interests at heart and how other HR representatives can secure aid via the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. In fact, as a major supplier to the food supply chain, Delkor is looking to add more workers to keep up with increasing demand.

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Episode #27 - Handling Evolving Human Resources Issues During COVID-19

Guest: David Parker, Vice President of Human Resources, Duravant

Keeping business operations running smoothly and efficiently during COVID-19 is a priority in manufacturing – but just as important (and perhaps not as frequently discussed) are human resources issues. Answers to hot button topics like employee fears on financial stability and health and safety differ based on state and even federal guidance. David Parker, vice president, Human Resources, Duravant, joins UnPACKed with PMMI to offer direction to the industry on ways companies are handling human resources in the time of coronavirus.

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Episode #26 - How to Safely Use Remote Monitoring During COVID-19

Guest: Spencer Cramer, CEO, Ei3 Corporation

During the COVID-19 crisis, the one topic that comes up as often as washing your hands and social distancing, is remote monitoring. As facilities are forced to put their clamps on visitors, companies on both sides of the table are turning to remote methods of doing business. In packaging and processing machinery, that means augmented or virtual reality and remote monitoring. Spencer Cramer, CEO, Ei3 Corporation, joins the podcast to explain the ins and outs of remote monitoring.

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Episode #25 - COVID-19’s Impact on the Canadian Market

Guests: Alan Shuhaibar, President, BellatRx and Ian Borrell, Director of Sales at Mpac Langen

As the pandemic continues to impact lives daily, PMMI is using its channels to offer insights and reinforce that we are in this together. In this episode, the podcast heads north to investigate how ever-changing mandates are affecting the Canadian market, and provide observations that apply to manufacturing across North America. BellatRx Inc.President Alan Shuhaibar and Mpac Langen Sales Director of Americas, Ian Borrell share how communication with customers is key, the importance of keeping staff constantly updated and more.