PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, Reston, VA, announces the names of six inductees into its Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2014. They are Mel Bahr, MGS Machine; James Downham, PAC; Joseph Hotchkiss, Michigan State University; Toru Ichikawa, Hosokawa Yoko Co. Ltd.; Bern McPheely, Hartness International Inc.; and Boh Tsai, Amerasia Technologies Inc.

“These packaging professionals have contributed to the packaging community as an adviser, industry pioneer, visionary, educator, leader in packaging technology and an inventor,” says Maria Ferrante, vice president, Education & Workforce Development. “Their contributions have led the industry to where it is today.”

The inductees will be honored at a special reception and induction ceremony on Nov. 4 at 5:15 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago, adjacent to McCormick Place and PACK EXPO International (Nov. 2-5), co-located with the Pharma EXPO 2014.

Tickets are $75 each, with table sponsorships ranging from $1,500 to $3,000. Exhibitors and attendees are invited to support the industry, its leaders and their colleagues. Proceeds from the reception benefit the PMMI Foundation, providing scholarships for students in two- or four-year packaging programs.

To purchase sponsorship packages and tickets, visit For more information, contact Ferrante at or 703-243-8555.