PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, congratulates the Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2014. The six inductees will be honored at a reception in the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel on Tuesday, Nov. 4, during PACK EXPO International. Proceeds from the reception will benefit the PMMI Foundation to support packaging and processing education.

The Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2014 is:

  • Mel Bahr, MGS Machine
  • James Downham, PAC
  • Joseph Hotchkiss, Michigan State University
  • Toru Ichikawa, Hosokawa Yoko Co., Ltd.
  • Bern McPheely, Hartness International, Inc.
  • Boh Tsai, Amerasia Technologies, Inc.

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

A special reception and induction ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 5:15 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago, adjacent to McCormick Place and PACK EXPO International, co-located with the Pharma EXPO 2014. Tickets are $75 each, with table sponsorships ranging from $1,500 to $3,000.