The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute has announced the appointment of four new board of directors for its 2003 executive committee.
The following individuals have been elected to four-year terms on the Institute's Board of Directors:
John Raterman, vice president, North American sales, Nordson Corporation of Duluth, Georgia. Nordson joined PMMI in 1969. Raterman has served on the Institute's Education & Workforce Development Committee.
Glenn Siegele, president, Omega Design Corporation of Exton, Pennsylvania. The company joined PMMI in 1976. He has served on the Institute's Statistics and Surveys Committee, and will be its chairman for 2003-2004.
Randy Spahr, vice president, Packaging Machines International, of Elk Grove, Illinois. PMI joined PMMI in 1995. Spahr has served on the Institute's Education & Workforce Development Committee and currently sits on the Show Committee.
Andrew Zucaro, president, AZCO Corporation of Fairfield, New Jersey. AZCO Corporation joined PMMI in 1998. Zucaro has served on the Education & Workforce Development Committee and the Membership Committee.
This year's slate of nominees were voted on the Board of Directors by the members of PMMI in attendance at the Institute's fall meeting, held September 17-20 in Washington, DC. Their respective terms begin on January 1, 2003.
A spokesman for PMMI said that the individuals were chosen because of leadership on its committees, active participation in a wide variety of PMMI programmes and services, and because they reflect the diversity of PMMI membership.
On September 17, 2002, during its annual meeting, the PMMI Board of Directors voted to elect the following individuals to serve on the Institute's Executive Committee during 2003:
Chairman: Rocky Marquis, president, MARQ Packaging Systems, of Yakima, Washington.Vice Chairman: Glen Long, president, Inex Vision Systems of Clearwater, Florida. Past Chairman: Mel Bahr, CEO, MGS Machine Corporation of Maple Grove, Minnesota. President: Charles D. Yuska, president, PMMI of Arlington, Virginia.
"The board of directors and executive committee look forward to working together on programmes and services that meet the needs of our members and the industry at large," said Charles Yuska, president of PMMI. "These leaders will play an integral role in developing PMMI's future direction as PMMI continues to meet its vision of being the global resource for packaging."
The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) is a trade association whose 501 members manufacture packaging and packaging-related converting machinery in the United States and Canada. PMMI' vision is to be the leading global resource for packaging.