Pat Sharkey, Morrison Container Handling solutions automation specialist, passed away on May 30, 2010, at the age of 59. More...

Pat Sharkey, Morrison Container Handling solutions automation specialist, who enjoyed meeting the challenges of engineering packaging machinery and developing highly efficient container handling solutions, passed away on May 30, 2010, at the age of 59.

At Morrison, where he also worked as a Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) Certified Trainer, Pat Sharkey was responsible for providing customers with highly interactive and performance-based training to optimize line efficiency, employee safety and equipment reliability. He was actively involved in the development of the new Mechatronics Program at Purdue University Calumet, which is designed to train the next generation workforce for the emerging field of engineering technology combining mechanical design and electrical control for the packaging industry.

He is survived by his widow, Peggy; three children, Leanne, Patricia, and Patrick Jr. Sharkey; his three stepsons, Anthony, Mike, and Bryan Santori; and six grandchildren.