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Hormel, Barry-Wehmiller Early Adopters of One Voice Ready Certification

The assessment-based certificate program covers best practices and solutions to help CPGs and OEMs work better together as well close the workforce development gap.

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PMMI’s OpX Leadership Network recently launched its One Voice Ready certification program, an assessment-based program based on specific industry solutions and best practices.
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To close the industry’s workforce development and skills gap, PMMI’s OpX Leadership Network recently launched its new One Voice Ready certificates, an assessment-based program based on knowledge of specific industry solutions and best practices.

Chad Sayles, director of corporate engineering at Hormel Foods, was the first food processor to receive OpX Leadership Network One Voice Ready certificates for requests for proposal (RFP) and factory acceptance tests (FAT). 

“The One Voice Ready Certificate Program provides a process for individuals and companies to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to applying the OpX Leadership Network solutions, which helps to ensure consistency in our projects and correspondence with our suppliers,” Sayles says. 

Bruce Larson of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc. is the first PMMI member to receive the certificates. Larson is an active contributor to the development of OpX Leadership Network solutions and is a member of the PMMI board of directors and the PMMI Program Planning Committee. 

“Knowing the large volume of collaborative work that went into the FAT and RFP products, and understanding the positive impact it would have on our organization, I felt compelled to complete both certifications,” Larson says. “I must say that I was extremely impressed with the comprehensive content of both documents and would encourage both OEMs and CPGs to strongly consider becoming certified.”

The OpX Leadership Network brings together experts from industry and provides networking and tools to facilitate communication between suppliers who share a dedication to operational excellence.

To learn more about this new program and all OpX Leadership Network solutions, visit

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