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September 28, 2021

PMMI Awards Six PACK EXPO Scholarship Winners


The PMMI Foundation, a part of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, awards six $5,000 PACK EXPO scholarships to students from PMMI Education Partner schools. To qualify for the PACK EXPO scholarship, students must be enrolled at an Education Partner, major in engineering, packaging, processing, mechatronics or a related field and must demonstrate a financial need.

“This scholarship program shows how PMMI invests in the future packaging workforce,” says Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI. "We are proud that through the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows and the PACK EXPO Scholarship program we are able to invest in the future of the packaging and processing community."

The recipients of the PACK EXPO Scholarships are:

Monick Castillo – Hennepin Technical College
Major: Automation and Robotics

Daniel Forseth – Hennepin Technical College
Major: Automation Robotics Engineering Technology

Bradley Reinhart – University of Wisconsin - Stout
Major: Packaging

Zoe Statiris – Ryerson University
Major: Graphic Communications Management

Sierra Strandberg – Illinois Institute of Technology
Major: Industrial Technology and Management, specialization in Manufacturing Technology

Bastian VanHofwegen – Dunwoody College of Technology
Major: ASRO – Automated Systems and Robotics

Learn more about the winners at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO (Sept. 27-29) by visiting the Workforce Development Pavilion (located in the North Hall, N 8701) and the PMMI U Booths (located in the Central Lobby).

To learn more about PMMI Foundation scholarships, visit

Gatwiri Muthara

Sr. Manager, Public Relations

PMMI: The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies