Morrison Container Handling Solutions president Nick Wilson receives honor.
Handling Solutions(www.morrison-chs.com) is pleased to
announce that Nick Wilson, president, was inducted into the Packaging Hall of
Fame on Tuesday, October 30. Induction into the Packaging Hall of Fame is the
packaging industry's highest honor, recognizing a lifetime of innovation and
was selected for this prestigious award due to his dedicated leadership in the
industry and his commitment to education. He has personally advanced the field
of packaging. As a PMMI board of directors member since 2006, and chairman
of the board since 2011, Wilson has been instrumental in establishing
PMMI’s(PMMI.org) future growth and
direction. During his leadership tenure, PMMI has introduced the
customer-centric approach to PACK EXPO, expanded general membership to
qualified firms based in Mexico, introduced EXPO PACK Guadalajara and began
implementing its new strategic vision.
valuable as his contributions have been, what is most impressive may be how
Wilson has impacted education - and mechatronics education in specific.
Packaging machinery has undergone the transition from primarily mechanical
operation to complex combinations of mechanical and servo/PLC controls.
Wilson saw this change and identified the need for engineering education that
integrated electrical and mechanical knowledge and consequently fostered the
growth of mechatronics education.
is especially evident at Purdue Calumet. Wilson convinced faculty at Purdue Calumet of
just how critical it was to establish a mechatronics education program. Then,
he encouraged and drove a partnership among Purdue Calumet, packaging industry
leaders and PMMI. The mutually beneficial connection provides students
up-to-date equipment, technical advice and assistance and internships, and
gives the industry partner companies the reassurance of knowing there will be a
growing, qualified pool of candidates moving forward.
and his wife, Nancy, went on to participate in the development of the school’s
Baccalaureate of Science degree program in mechatronics, provide scholarships
and internships for students and donate equipment for hands-on training at the
school’s new Nick & Nancy Wilson Mechatronics Laboratory.
commitment to education reaches far beyond a single educational institution as
he has also played an active role in PMMI’s Mechatronics Certificate program.
The program augments mechatronics skills standards developed by PMMI and
embraced by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Competency Model Clearinghouse. It
is also a component of The Manufacturing Institute's Manufacturing Skills
Certification Systems (SCS) offerings. Wilson also serves on the Dean’s
Executive Council at the Purdue Calumet School of Technology and is an elected
member of the advisory council of the Purdue Technology Center of Northwest
2011, Wilson was honored with the Professional Achievement Citation in
Engineering (PACE) from Iowa State University’s College of Engineering, where
he earned his BS in chemical engineering in 1967. Wilson also earned an MBA in
Accounting from Loyola University in 1976.
2012 Packaging Hall of Fame inductees announced
November 2, 2012