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PMMI Announces Fourth Annual On the Rise Awards Winners

Press release from the issuing company

Herndon, Va. – PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is pleased to announce its fourth annual On the Rise Awards winners. Developed by PMMI’s Emerging Leaders Committee, the awards recognize 10 young professionals who have demonstrated leadership potential in packaging and processing.

The winners of the 2021 On the Rise Awards are:

Stacie Eberly
Senior Marketing Specialist
Matrix Packaging

Kevin Fortier
Production Engineer
Bevco Sales International

Alexandra Francis
Aftermarket Lead
BluePrint Automation, Inc.

Xavier Gonzalez
Quality Manager
Formers International

Shannon Leiter
Manufacturing Operations Coordinator
Kolinahr Systems, Inc.

Seth Licke
Aftermarket Sales and Service Manager
Morrison Container Handling Solutions

Aum Patel
Mechanical Engineer
Polypack

Meredith Perry
Vice President of Business Operations
Spec Engineering

Alicia Swayze
Account Representative
Intralox

Anthony Zapata
Marketing & Sales Specialist
Hiperbaric

Honorable mentions include:

Adam Allshouse
Talent Acquisition and HR Specialist
JLS Automation

Bill Reese
Director of OEM Sales
Garvey Corporation

John Helfrich
Application Development Engineer
Beckhoff Automation LLC

Peter Rasmussen
Industry Segment Specialist / National Key Account Manager
Festo

Elizabeth Weber
Mechanical Engineer
Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery Inc.

PMMI On the Rise winners meet the following nomination criteria: entry-level young professional employed by a PMMI member company for at least one year; displays leadership potential at the company and a desire to advance his/her career in packaging and processing.

“PMMI and the Emerging Leaders Committee are excited to honor these young professionals for their extraordinary leadership qualities in the packaging and processing industry,” says Jackie Sessler, North America marketing director of BEUMER Group and chair of the PMMI Emerging Leaders Committee. “Their efforts continue to make an impact on the future of our industry. On the Rise Awards provide these rising stars with an opportunity to further their professional development in packaging and processing, meet others in the industry and learn more about PMMI.”

Award winners were honored at PMMI’s Annual Meeting on Nov. 9, in Detroit and received free airfare, event registration and hotel stay. The winter issue of OEM Magazine, the official publication of PMMI, will feature profiles of the winners.

Read more about the winners and On the Rise Awards here.

Learn more at pmmi.org and packexpo.com and pmmimediagroup.com

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