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PMMI Media Group Welcomes New Senior Editor to ProFood World

Respected food and beverage industry journalist Michael Costa joins the ProFood World editorial team.

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PMMI Media Group’s market-leading brand for food and beverage manufacturers, ProFood World, welcomed a new editorial team member this month. Michael Costa is ProFood World’s new Senior Editor, reporting to Editor-in-Chief Aaron Hand.

Costa has a wealth of experience covering the food and beverage industry from a variety of angles. Most recently, he was Editor-in-Chief for BNP Media’s Food Engineering and Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazines, reporting on the food manufacturing and cold chain logistics industries. Prior to his work at BNP Media, he spent 12 years as Editorial Director of Hotel F&B magazine, where he focused on the business of food and beverage in lodging, restaurants, bars, catering and other market segments.

A journalism graduate of Columbia College in Chicago, Costa’s media expertise also includes six years in TV news as a reporter at network affiliates around the country. Additionally, early in his career, he worked in the kitchen and in food and beverage purchasing for the Sheraton Grand Chicago, while attending culinary school at the Illinois Institute of Art.

“We’re excited to welcome Michael to our editorial team,” Hand comments. “His industry knowledge and proven journalistic expertise position ProFood World for continued success in the coming years.”

Established in 2016 by PMMI Media Group, ProFood World covers developments in food and beverage manufacturing via a print magazine, website, and online publications edited for professionals in management, engineering, operations, logistics, and supply chain.         

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 Manufacturing + Packaging, OEM, ProFood World and Mundo PMMI—are proven leaders in covering this diverse and dynamic marketplace. Its digital products incorporate leading-edge media technologies to deliver informed, actionable business intelligence to the industry.

PMMI Media Group is owned by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, a trade association representing more than 950 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. 

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