PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, named its fifth annual On the Rise Awards winners. Developed by PMMI’s Emerging Leaders Committee, the awards recognize 10 young professionals who have demonstrated leadership potential in packaging and processing.

The winners of the 2022 On the Rise Awards are:

 Alison Zitzke
 Senior Product Manager
 Orbis Corp.

 Allison Wagner
 Business Development Manager
 Morrison Container Handling Solutions

 Caitlin Eargood
Service Project Manager
 Mettler Toledo

 Eric Andersen
 Marketing Manager
 Delkor Systems Inc.

 Nancy Garza-Castaneda
 Administrative Manager
 Formers International

 Ravi Patel
 Controls Engineering Manager
 ID Technology/ProMach, Inc.

 Samantha Hoover
 Mechanical Design Engineer
 Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery

 Taz Lombardo
 Content Marketing, Senior Specialist
 Barry-Wehmiller Packaging Systems

 Tom Lex
 Director of Engineering

 William Reese
 Director of Engineering
 Garvey Corp.

PMMI On the Rise winners meet the following nomination criteria: young professional 35 years old or younger employed by a PMMI member company for at least one year, displays leadership potential at the company, and demonstrates a desire to advance his/her career in packaging and processing.

 “This year’s On the Rise winners are making an impact on the future of our industry, contributing to everything from enhanced sales and marketing efforts, to new and improved processes and solutions, to attracting and retaining new talent,” said Jackie Sessler, North America marketing director of BEUMER Group and chair of the PMMI Emerging Leaders Committee. “PMMI and the Emerging Leaders Committee are pleased to recognize these extraordinary leaders and hope that the On the Rise Award provides an opportunity to further their professional development in packaging and processing.”

Award winners were honored at PMMI’s Annual Meeting on Sept. 12, in Oak Brook, Ill., and received free airfare, event registration, and hotel stay.