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Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2009 inducted at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2009 inducted at PACK EXPO Las Vegas
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Five packaging leaders will be inducted into the Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2009
tonight (Monday 10/5) in a special fundraising reception at the Las Vegas Hilton. Proceeds from the reception benefit college-level packaging education.

Being recognized are Patrick J. Helm, Balluff, Inc.; Mark Jacobson, Econocorp, Inc.; Dwight C. Schmidt, Fibre Box Association; James E. Scott, JES Packaging; and Dennis E. Young, Michigan State University.

The inductees were selected by the Packaging Hall of Fame Commission, a diverse body that represents all aspects of the packaging community.” The selections were unanimous, but not easy,” says Ben Miyares, vp, industry relations, the Packaging Machinery Mfr.’s Institute (PMMI). “They were chosen from a group of 21 nominees. The commission agreed these individuals best demonstrate the ideals of the Packaging Hall of Fame—advancing the science, technology and/or practice of packaging; expanding the knowledge and understanding of packaging and serving as remarkable volunteers.”

These leaders will be inducted into the Packaging Hall of Fame during a fundraising
reception Oct. 5, during PACK EXPO Las Vegas. The Packaging Hall of Fame recognizes career packaging professionals for their significant contributions to the education and packaging education. The honor, which PMMI coordinates, has been awarded annually since 1971.

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