PMMI Media Group names new VP

Wendy Sawtell promoted to vice president, sales

Wendy Sawtell, vice president, sales for PMMI Media Group
Wendy Sawtell, vice president, sales for PMMI Media Group

Wendy Sawtell, regional manager for Packaging World, has been promoted to vice president, sales for PMMI Media Group. Packaging World is the flagship publication of Chicago-based PMMI Media Group, and the leading media brand for professionals who use packaging equipment, materials, technology and services.

A Drake University graduate, Sawtell joined Summit Publishing, now PMMI Media Group, when the firm opened in 1993 with the launch of Packaging World. She initially worked on the editorial side of operations, but soon found her niche in media sales where she quickly progressed, taking on additional accounts and mastering new product offerings as the firm grew. For over two decades, Ms. Sawtell managed accounts for Packaging World, Contract Packaging, Automation World, Healthcare
Packaging, ProFood World and OEM. She has been the top revenue producer for more than a decade.

Comments Joe Angel, PMMI Media Group President and Publisher of Packaging World, “Wendy’s knowledge of our products, dedication to her customers and solid work ethic have been the foundation of her success. Her contributions have been fundamental to the growth of our company, and I’m pleased to announce this well-deserved promotion.” In her new role, Ms. Sawtell will oversee the sales teams for Packaging World, Contract Packaging, ProFood World, 
Healthcare Packaging and OEM, working jointly with their respective publishers. She will also continue to handle select key accounts for PMMI Media Group.

About PMMI Media Group

PMMI Media Group is a market-leading B2B media company that produces information for packaging, processing and automation professionals, bringing together solution providers and end-users and facilitating connectivity throughout the supply chain. Its world class media brands—Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging, OEM and ProFood World—are proven leaders in covering this diverse and dynamic marketplace, and its digital products incorporate leading edge media technologies to deliver informed, actionable business intelligence to the industry. PMMI Media Group also produces the Automation World Conference & Expo, an annual education and networking forum, taking place in Chicago each spring. 

PMMI Media Group is owned by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, a trade association representing more than 800 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials, as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry.  Learn more at


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