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2023 PMMI Roadshow Agenda

Westin O’Hare – 6100 North River Road, Rosemont, IL

Wednesday July 19, 2023

1:30 - 2:15 pm

Roadshow Registration / badge pick-up – Westin O’Hare Hotel

2:30 pm

Buses depart from the front entrance of the Westin O’Hare to travel to Triangle Package Machinery in Rosemont, IL.

3:00 - 5:00 pm

Plant Tour at Triangle Package Machinery Company

5:15 pm

Buses depart Triangle Plant to travel back to Westin O’Hare

6:15 pm

Reception and Dinner at Carlucci’s for all attendees (across the street from the Westin)

Thursday July 20, 2023

8:00 am 

Roadshow Registration / badge pick-up – Westin O’Hare Hotel

8:00 - 8:45 am 

Industry Networking Breakfast

9:00 - 9:10 am 

Welcome to the PMMI Roadshow!

Andrew Dougherty, Vice President, Member Services, PMMI

9:10 - 10:20 am 

Chad Sayles, Director of Corporate Engineering, Hormel Foods Corporation

What an End User Wants YOU to Know!

With almost 30 years of service at Hormel Foods, Chad will discuss what his company looks for in an equipment supplier partner. He will share his opinions on what suppliers can do to position themselves to better meet the needs of the customers they serve. Chad will cover the current challenges Hormel is facing as well as his opinions regarding future challenges. Attendees will learn how the challenges End Users face can drive what is important to them in their partnerships with equipment suppliers.

10:20  - 10:30 am  


10:35 - 11:15 am  

Tom Egan, Vice President, Industry Services, PMMI

Leveraging PMMI's Industry Outreach Programs - The OpX Leadership Network and MaX Member Forum - to Improve Your Operations

Through open dialogue between consumer packaged goods manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers and suppliers, PMMI’s industry outreach programs provide exceptional forums to identify and solve common, non-proprietary operational challenges, and develop best practices and innovative solutions to the real-world context of manufacturing.  The solutions developed by the OpX Leadership Network are developed by industry, for industry, and free for all to use.  The MaX Member Forum share groups are designed to address key issues in manufacturing and develop solutions and best practices based on common challenges faced in the sales, service, and engineering spaces.  These work products are designed specifically for PMMI members, to provide support for OEMs who are facing these shared concerns.

11:20 am - 12:20 pm  

PMMI Member MaX Share Groups (select one to attend):

MaX Sales Share Group - Help define best practices around interfacing with your customers.

Sales Group Leader: Mark Navin, Vice President of Sales, Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery Inc.


Max Marketing Share Group - Define the tools that help get the most out of your marketing dollars.

Marketing Group Leader: Mike Stein, VP of Sales, Marketing & Product Management, Signode Industrial Group LLC


Max Field Service Share Group - Develop best practices for ensuring your customers are operating effectively.

Field Service Group Leader: Tom Egan, VP of Industry Services, PMMI


Max Engineering & Operations Share Group - Help your company get the most out of its engineering resources.

Engineering & Operations Group Leader: Daniel Maeyaert, VP of Manufacturing Operations, Fallas Automation




IoPP Meet & Greet

Local IoPP Chicago Chapter is hosting a Meet & Greet for IoPP Members, End-users, and CPG company personnel.

12:30  - 1:40 pm  

Lunch and Learn

Andrew Dougherty, Vice President, Member Services, PMMI - Will provide an update on PMMI products and services that are available to all member employees including funding for both your current workforce and future workforce.    

Joyce Longfield, M.Sc., R&D Principal of HPP Applications, Good Foods Group, LLC - Will give an update on the Packaging & Processing Women's Leadership Network

Jane Chase, Executive Director, IoPP Institute of Packaging Professionals - Will give an update on offerings.

Dave Newcorn, President, PMMI Media Group - Will give an update on PMG Conferences and Emerging Brands Summit.

1:40 - 2:15 pm  

Jorge Izquierdo, Vice President, Market Development, PMMI

Trends Shaping the Investments in Packaging and Processing Equipment.

2:15 - 2:55 pm  

Sarah Webber, Sustainability Packaging Engineer, Plastic Ingenuity

Put the "Ability" back in Sustainability: Take Ownership of Your Sustainability Journey

Sustainability is a journey and not necessarily a prescribed path. Sustainable development methods and tools can often be complicated to understand, implement, or conduct. Developing a roadmap and toolkit for sustainable packaging development will help you align with your company's goal and move you toward circularity. This interactive and engaging session will shed light on sustainability principles, drivers and barriers, recycling techniques, life cycle assessments, and design guides to implement sustainable practices in your everyday work as a packaging professional.

2:55 - 3:05 pm  


3:10 - 3:50 pm  

Jacob Hall, The Manufacturing Millennial

The Future of Manufacturing: Technology and Workforce.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Leverage automation in new ways that is beneficial to manufacturers and the workforce.
  • Adapt new types of automation from the Smart Factory
  • Build excitement in the next generation for manufacturing careers.

3:55 - 4:45 pm  

Tom Quinn, Executive Vice President/COO, Nuovo Pasta Productions, LTD.

Finding Success in the New World

Join a discussion with Tom Quinn, a food industry professional with over 35 years of hands-on experience and the author of "Delivering Greatness" as he talks about the keys to finding success in both business and life in the constantly changing environment we are all navigating through. Topics will include Tom’s time tested tips to effective people and business management, finding the balance between a successful work career and a positive life overall and simple but impactful ways to make a difference with those around you, all presented in a humorous and easy to digest presentation style. You won't want to miss it!

5:30 - 7:30 pm  

Optional Networking Dinner - TBD