PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, ushered in the new decade with a new Executive Committee, naming Emmanuel Cerf, vice president, Polypack, Inc. Chairperson of the Board and Patty Andersen, vice president of Human Resources and After Market Services, Delkor, as Vice Chairperson. Mark Anderson, president and CEO, ProMach, Inc. remains on the Executive Committee as the Immediate Past Chairperson.
“The executive committee of our board of directors plays a crucial role in laying the foundation for PMMI and leading our industrywide initiatives to connect the makers of goods with their processing and packaging suppliers,” says Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI.
Cerf has served the industry as a member of multiple PMMI Committees, including serving on the Board of Directors and as Chairperson of the Show Committee. Cerf takes over the mantle of Chair from Anderson, president and CEO of ProMach. Anderson has also participated in numerous PMMI Committees and served as Chairperson of the Strategic Planning Committee.
Andersen is the first female elected to PMMI’s Executive Committee in its 87-year history. She will serve as Vice Chairperson of the PMMI Board of Directors, followed by a term as Chairperson.
An active proponent for industry education, Andersen has a passion for developing the packaging and processing workforce and preparing the next generation. She serves on the Foundation Board of Directors for Hennepin Technical College in Minneapolis and consults as an advisor for several other colleges. For the past four years, she has chaired the Workforce Development Committee for PMMI while also serving on the Executive Council of the Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network.
As co-owner of Delkor, Andersen has played a crucial role in guiding the company’s strategic vision and direction. Recognized as one of the leading U.S. manufacturers of robotic packaging machinery, Delkor won Minnesota Business Magazine’s 2018 Best in Class award for a midsized manufacturing business.
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents more than 900 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry. We work to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through the world-class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, leading trade media and a wide range of resources to empower our members. The PACK EXPO trade shows unite the world of packaging and processing to advance the industries they serve: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Healthcare Packaging EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México, EXPO PACK Guadalajara and ProFood Tech. PMMI Media Group connects manufacturers to the latest solutions, trends and innovations in packaging and processing year-round through brands including Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging, ProFood World, Mundo PMMI and OEM. PMMI Business Drivers assist members in pursuing operational excellence through workforce development initiatives, deliver actionable business intelligence on economic, market and industry trends to support members’ growth strategies and actively connect the supply chain throughout the year.