October, 2022 During PACKEXPO International, WPO (World Packaging Organisation) President, Pierre Pienaar, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame Class of 2022. Since 1971, the Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame has recognized career packaging and processing professionals for their significant contributions to the industry and education. Besides Pierre, this year's honourees are Jean-Jacques Graffin, Rebecca Oesterle, and E. Jeffrey Rhodehamel.

As described by PMMI (The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies), the Hall of Fame organiser, 'Pierre Pienaar has become one of the most prolific and recognizable packaging educators in the world. President of the World Packaging Organisation, his passion is educating the world about packaging, the science of packaging, and the need to properly recycle. In addition to running a packaging consultancy in Australia, Pienaar lectures students in Food Innovation and Packaging at universities around the world'.T

he Hall of Fame welcomes new members every other year. They are chosen by the Hall of Fame Commission, which selects inductees from individuals who have been nominated. The Commission includes a cross-section of industry professionals including suppliers, end users and journalists. According to Joe Angel, president of PMMI Media Group and Hall of Fame Commission member: 'This year's inductees are an exceptional group. Their knowledge, vision and lifelong dedication are an inspiration to our entire industry.'

We look forward to welcoming these four professionals to the Hall of Fame, Class of 2022,' adds Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI. 'It's with gratitude and appreciation that we acknowledge their contributions, which have enriched the packaging and processing industry worldwide.' The Hall of Fame ceremony will take place from 3:30 - 4:30, October 24, on the Industry Speaks Innovation Stage at PACK EXPO.

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