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PMMI announces new board members, 2014 executive committee

The membership of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, Reston, Va., recently elected five members to four-year terms on the PMMI board of directors. The board, in turn, chose its 2014 executive committee at PMMI’s annual meeting on Oct. 28. The new board members’ terms begin Jan. 1, 2014, and end Dec. 31, 2017.

PMMI’s new board members are Pres Lawhon, president and general manager, Bosch Packaging Technology Inc., New Richmond, Wis.; Martin Prakken, CEO, BluePrint Automation Inc., Colonial Heights, Va.; Gary Saunders, president/CEO, Magnum Systems Inc., Kansas City, Kan.; Alan Shuhaibar, president, BellatRx Inc., Pointe-Claire, Quebec; and Gary Tantimonico, vice president, PDC International Corp., Norwalk, Conn.

The executive committee will serve one-year terms from Jan. 1-Dec. 31. Serving on the committee are Bill Crist, CEO, Kliklok-Woodman, Decatur, Ga., chairman; Jeff Bigger; president/owner; MASSMAN Automation Designs LLC, Villard, Minn., vice chairman; Paul Irvine, CEO, Plexpack Corp., Toronto, secretary-treasurer; Rick Fox Jr., president & CEO, Fox IV Technologies Inc., Export, Pa., immediate past chairman; and Charles D. Yuska, PMMI, president & CEO.

PMMI’s board of directors also added 30 new companies in four PMMI membership categories at its Oct. 28 meeting. They are as follows:

General: B&R Moll Inc., Ivyland, Pa.; Cavanna Packaging USA Inc., Duluth, Ga.; F.R. Drake Co., Waynesboro, Va.; Forpak, Burnsville, Minn.; Gemel Precision Tool Co., Ivyland, Pa.; Groninger USA LLC, Charlotte, N.C.; International Paper, Memphis, Tenn.; Kaufman Engineered Systems, Waterville, Ohio; and Valco Melton, Cincinnati.

Materials: Clysar LLC, Clinton, Iowa; Daewon Industrial Co. Ltd., Incheon, Republic of Korea; ELPLAST, Slaskie, Poland; Glenroy Inc., Menomonee Falls, Wis.; and Takigawa Corp., Mississauga, Ontario.

Processing: ACG North America—Solid Dosage Machinery & Consumables, South Plainfield, N.J.; Deville Technologies Inc., Montreal; Glatt Air Techniques Inc., Ramsey, N.J.: Harro Hofliger Inc., Doylestown, Pa.; KMT Waterjet Systems, Baxter Springs, Kan.; and Tetra Pak Inc., Vernon Hills, Ill.

Supplier: ATI Industrial Automation, Apex, N.C.; Atlantic Packaging, Charlotte, N.C.; Crydom, San Diego; Invensys—Wonderware, Houston; KEBA Corp., Valparaiso, Ind.; MS Plastic Welders LLC, Webberville, Mich.; Schmalz Inc., Raleigh, N.C.; SIKO Products Inc., Dexter, Mich.; Wittenstein, Bartlett, Ill.; and Zebra Technologies Corp., Vernon Hills, Ill.

Companies interested in PMMI membership should contact Heather Harvey, PMMI membership manager at PMMI, at 703-243-8555 or

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