Calling All Packaging Innovators

PMMI announced that nominations are open for the Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2011. The annual honor will be presented at a reception during PACK EXPO Las Vegas on Monday, September 26, 2011 at the Las Vegas Hilton.

“The Packaging Hall of Fame honors packaging’s greatest innovators, and induction is a true mark of distinction for the industry’s greatest leaders,” said Maria Ferrante, vice president, Education & Workforce Development, PMMI. “Being inducted into the Packaging Hall of Fame recognizes a lifetime of work.”

Nominations are due to Ferrante no later than June 30, 2011. They can be submitted directly by e-mail or with an online nomination form. Submissions should clearly describe how the candidate has:

• 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.)

Inductees will be selected by a commission of their peers in the packaging industry. Submit nominations of up to 1,500 words to Maria Ferrante. Include a recent headshot (color) of the nominee as a .jpg, .eps or .tif file. Submissions may be sent by e-mail or provided by PMMI’s online nomination page.

Nominations will be accepted through June 30, 2011.

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