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Check out the latest news for what's happening in the packaging and processing industry for women, including tips, career advice, what to look out for and more.

Lisa Propati

Voices from the PPWLN Executive Council: Lisa Propati

Published on September 12, 2022

Vice President & General Manager - WLS, a ProMach Product Brand

What is one piece of advice you’d offer a woman entering this industry?

My advice is to silence your inner critic that may keep you from pursuing the career that you want.  Believe in yourself and your abilities and work hard to get where you want to go! 

Lisa Barrieau

Voices from the PPWLN Executive Council: Lisa Barrieau

Published on July 18, 2022

Banding Sales Manager - Food, Felins

What led you to pursue a career in this industry?

I transitioned from ballet to fine dining to customer service at Felins and found that I loved the world of manufacturing and decided to pursue a career in sales within the company.

Cimberly Weir

Voices from the PPWLN Executive Council: Cimberly Weir

Published on July 11, 2022

Associate Director, Michigan State University

What led you to pursue a career in this industry?

Honestly, I attribute my interest in manufacturing to Sesame Street and the episode where they make the crayons.  I was fascinated by it and will never forget it and could still watch it over and over. Studying packaging science as my major provided me an intricate foundation in the overall system of packaging and how materials, machinery, design, and distribution and more all work together to allow for global commerce to be successful. 

Lisa Hunt

Voices from the PPWLN Executive Council: Lisa Hunt

Published on June 21, 2022

CEO, Plexpack Corp.

What led you to pursue a career in this industry?

Did not pursue in this industry per se. Didn’t look at manufacturing as a viable option or even was aware of it as an option. Started with more creative endeavors and ended up in marketing. Got this start as marketing and sales assistant. Then saw the opportunities unfold.