PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the owner and producer of the PACK EXPO family of trade shows, is accepting nominations for the Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2014. The deadline for nominations is July 15, 2014.

The inductees will be celebrated during a reception on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago, during PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014 (McCormick Place, Chicago; Nov. 2–5).

“The Packaging Hall of Fame is among the highest honors a packaging professional can achieve. Inductees—who are nominated and selected by their peers—are visionaries, transforming the packaging industry,” said Maria Ferrante, vice president, Education & Workforce Development, PMMI.

Proceeds from the reception will benefit the PMMI Foundation, which supports student scholarships and educational opportunities for processing and packaging professionals.

Submit nominations online at

To nominate someone, in up to 1,500 words, describe how the nominee fulfills these criteria:

  • Personally advanced the science, technology and practice of packaging; please cite scientific inquiries, technologies advanced, patents received, etc.
  • Expanded packaging knowledge and the understanding of packaging; please cite significant roles played in packaging education, research, market analyses, published works, etc.
  • Been a remarkable volunteer leader in the packaging community; please cite leadership roles played in packaging associations/organizations and the groups’ accomplishments during the nominee’s tenure

Nominations should include a recent, color headshot of the nominee in one .jpg, .eps or .tif format.

Any industry professional may nominate a candidate, and candidates may be nominated posthumously.

The last Packaging Hall of Fame induction occurred in 2012, with the following individuals honored:

  • Nick Wilson
  • Fred Hayes
  • Hershey and Bernie Lerner
  • Thomas Dunn
  • Thomas Brady
  • Curtis Babb

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