PPWLN Empowers Women in Manufacturing at PACK EXPO

Now a staple at PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO (Oct. 14-17; McCormick Place, Chicago), the Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network (PPWLN) breakfast will feature a conversation with top manufacturing executives about how to empower women in the industry (Tuesday, Oct. 16; 7:30-9:00 a.m.; Room E-450). These industry leaders will weigh-in on the company culture change required to grow women’s presence in this male-dominated field, and how the industry as a whole can assist in building a more diversified workforce. 

Moderated by Jane Chase, executive director, Institute of Packaging Professionals, the discussion will include insights from:

Carol O’Neill, Group President, Packaging, Barry-Wehmiller
O’Neill leads efforts to enhance the alignment and capabilities of the six divisions within the Barry-Wehmiller Packaging Platform: Accraply, BW Container Systems, Hayssen Flexible Systems, Pneumatic Scale Angelus, Synerlink and Thiele Technologies.

Hugh Roddy, Vice President, Global Engineering & Project Management, Chobani
In his role at Chobani, Roddy has overseen the strategic growth of the engineering and controls/automation functions for all facilities, including two new industrial complexes.

AJ Jorgenson, AVP, Strategic Engagement, The Manufacturing Institute
Jorgenson develops and executes all strategic operations for the Institute’s largest initiative, STEP Ahead. She ensures that the Institute is the authority on the attraction, qualification and development of world-class manufacturing talent.

Sponsored by show organizer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, PPWLN serves to recruit, retain and advance women’s careers in packaging and processing through online and in-person events, information-sharing and networking.

For more information about PPWLN and to register for the breakfast, visit pmmi.org/ppwln.

For more information about PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO, visit packexpointernational.com and hcpechicago.com.

About PMMI

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents more than 800 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 Maxico, 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 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.


Learn more at pmmi.org and packexpo.com and pmmimediagroup.com.

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