B&R’s John Kowal elected to PMMI board

  • November 22, 2011
  • B&R Industrial Automation Corp.
  • News

November 22, 2011 - John Kowal, Packaging Market Development Manager for B&R Industrial Automation, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) during the trade association’s annual meeting in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania held November 7-9, 2011. Kowal is the first Supplier Member to be elected to the PMMI board, a recognition both of the key role that suppliers play in the advancement of packaging technology, and of the contributions Kowal has made over the past decade of involvement. He believes the honor is an opportunity for all suppliers to help advance PMMI’s mission.  He also feels a responsibility to give back to the packaging community. B&R formed a Global Packaging Solutions group in 2010, providing a focused technical support capability for packagers and packaging machinery providers worldwide. Automation is a key enabling technology for packaging machinery.  B&R was the PMMI Student Competition and Education Pavilion sponsor at PACK EXPO 2011.  The company regularly sponsors a number of PMMI events. Kowal is currently a member of the PMMI Global Marketing Committee and Trade Show Strategy Committee.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Organization for Machine Automation & Control (OMAC), an organization promoting standards and best practices in automation that is allied with PMMI. He was instrumental in the founding of the OMAC Packaging Workgroup over ten years ago and has been an active member ever since. B&R company profile B&R is the world’s largest and most successful private company in the area of automation equipment manufacturing. The motto “Perfection in Automation” has provided the foundation for the company since B&R was founded in 1979. Today, B&R employs 2,300 employees worldwide and has an exceptional global presence with more than 162 sales offices in over 68 countries. B&R Industrial Automation, Inc. North America, based in Atlanta, GA, has been working closely with their customers since 1987. Since then, B&R North America has continuously grown as a sales and support organization through both direct sales offices and B&R’s unique Automation Partner distribution network. Today, B&R North America has a network of more than 24 offices throughout the USA and Canada and is there for its customers locally.  

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