PMMI elects four new members to board, including Polypack's VP of sales & marketing Emmanuel Cerf, and CEO of packaging machinery firm Kliklok-Woodman William L. Crist

ARLINGTON, Virginia , September 14, 2010 (press release) – The PMMI membership elected four new members to the PMMI Board of Directors today and the Board of Directors announced its Executive Committee for 2011.

“Every one of these new Board members has already taken an active role in guiding PMMI's progress through their work on committees and engagement in PMMI activities,” said James E. Anderson, PMMI nominating committee chairman and president of Marlen International. "I'm sure these three individuals will be great additions to our Board of Directors and help keep PMMI and North American packaging and processing successful well into the future."

Anderson confirmed that the new Board members met PMMI’s bylaw requirement that the Board reflect the composition of the PMMI membership in terms of geography and company size. The new Board members' terms will begin January 1, 2011, and enc December 31, 2013.

Emmanuel Cerf, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Polypack, Inc.
Polypack, Inc., is based in Pinellas Park, Fla., making it part of the South East region. The company's annual revenues are between $6 million and $20 million.

Cerf is an eight-year veteran of PMMI's Show Committee.

William L. Crist, CEO, Kliklok-Woodman
Kliklok-Woodman records more than $20 million in annual revenue and is based out of Decatur, Ga., in the South East region of the U.S.

Crist has had a hand in guiding PMMI's PACK EXPO trade shows from several perspectives, as he currently serves on both the Show Committee and Trade Show Strategy Committee.

Richard Ryan, Chief Operating Officer, Dorner Mfg. Corp.
Dorner Mfg. Corp. is based out of the the U.S.'s North Central region, with a headquarters in Hartland, Wisc. The company's annual revenues total over $20 million.

Ryan is a member of PMMI's Business Intelligence Committee.

The PMMI Board of Directors selected new Executive Committee officers at its Sept. 13 meeting, and announced them today:

Chairman of the Board
Nick Wilson
Morrison Container Handling Solutions

Vice Chairman
Richard Fox, Jr.
Fox IV Technologies, Inc.

Past Chairman
Glenn R. Siegele
Omega Design Corporation

President & CEO
Charles D. Yuska

The vote took place during PMMI’s Annual Meeting in Greenville, SC.

For more information, contact Tom Egan, vice president of industry services, PMMI: or 703.243.8555.

About PMMI
PMMI is a trade association of 560-plus member companies that manufacture packaging, processing and related converting machinery in the United States or Canada; machinery components and packaging containers and materials. PMMI’s vision is to be the leading global resource for packaging, and its mission is to improve and promote members' abilities to meet the needs of their customers.

PMMI organizes the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas and EXPO PACK México, connecting participants in the packaging and processing supply chain with their customers around the world. Coming Up: PACK EXPO International, Oct. 31–Nov. 3, 2010, at Chicago’s McCormick Place; EXPO PACK México at Mexico City’s Centro Banamex, June 21–24, 2011, and PACK EXPO Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center Sept. 26–28, 2011.

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