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,” says Maria Ferrante, vice president of education and workforce development at PMMI. 
Proceeds from the reception will benefit the PMMI Foundation, which supports student scholarships and educational opportunities for processing and packaging professionals.
Nomination criteria and submission guidelines are below. 

Changing Packaging: Nomination Criteria & Instructions

Submit nominations online at The deadline is July 15, 2014. 
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.

Submission Guidelines

  • Nominations must be submitted online at and will be accepted through July 15, 2014.
  • Nominations may be up to 1,500 words and should include a recent, color headshot of the nominee in one of the following formats: .jpg, .eps, .tif
  • Any industry professional may nominate a candidate, and candidates may be nominated posthumously.