PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, announces Jim Pittas will assume the role of president and CEO of PMMI effective Feb. 1. Pittas succeeds Chuck Yuska, who is retiring after 27 years at the helm.
“I can’t say enough about the leadership blueprint working alongside Chuck provided me over the past 18 years,” Pittas says. “It is impossible to measure what he has meant to PMMI, but I strive to build upon that legacy.”
Yuska will remain at PMMI in an advisory role through his official retirement in May. PMMI plans to celebrate him with a retirement party in March and will recognize his contributions at the association’s Executive Leadership Conference (April 28–May 1, 2018; Orlando).
Pittas became chief operating officer in April 2017 after 17 years successfully managing PMMI’s No. 1 member service, PACK EXPO trade shows.
Pittas will remain in PMMI’s Reston, Virginia, headquarters.
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents 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. We work to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through the world-class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, leading trade media and a wide range of resources to empower our members. The PACK EXPO trade shows unite the world of packaging and processing to advance the industries they serve: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Healthcare Packaging EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México, EXPO PACK Guadalajara and ProFood Tech. PMMI Media Group connects manufacturers to the latest solutions, trends and innovations in packaging and processing year-round through brands, including Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging, ProFood World and OEM Magazine. PMMI Business Drivers assist members in pursuing operational excellence through workforce development initiatives, deliver actionable business intelligence on economic, market and industry trends to support members' growth strategies, and actively connect the supply chain throughout the year.