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$75,000 in PMMI Member Family Scholarships Awarded

Fifteen students receive $5,000 scholarships through the PMMI Foundation.

PMMI Member Family Scholarship
PMMI Member Family Scholarship supports immediate family members of PMMI member company employees pursuing careers in packaging and processing.

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, recently awarded fifteen students $5,000 scholarships from the PMMI Member Family Scholarship. This scholarship supports immediate family members of PMMI member company employees who are pursuing packaging and processing as a career choice.

“Member Family Scholarships underscore PMMI’s commitment to our members and the future of the packaging and processing industry, paving the way for the next generation,” says Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI. 

The winners of the 2021 Member Family Scholarship are:

  • Brooke Braun, DePaul University, Member Company: Provisur Technologies
  • Conner Decker, University of Maryland, Member Company: Decker Tape Products
  • Clair Frain, Loyola University of Chicago, Member Company: Frain Industries
  • Jacqueline Irvine, UCLA, Member Company: Plexpack Corp.
  • Chris Krohn, California State University Fresno, Member Company: ADCO Manufacturing
  • Gavin McDermott, University of Florida, Member Company: B&R Industrial Automation
  • Ethan Moffitt, Messiah University, Member Company: APX Seetech Systems
  • Nathaniel Mulder, University of St. Thomas, Member Company: Rockwell Automation
  • Joshua Navin, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Member Company: Speed-Dee Packaging Machinery
  • Kyle Navin, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Member Company: Speed-Dee Packaging Machinery
  • Jarod Parsons, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Member Company: Optima Machinery
  • Michelle Saganich, University of Notre Dame, Member Company: Rockwell Automation
  • Alexandria Wall, Purdue University, Member Company: Solbern
  • Adam Wolfe, Elizabethtown College, Member Company: JLS Automation
  • Zarren Zafiro, Purdue University Northwest, Member Company: Linmot USA

Students are required to have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, career plans in packaging and processing and be an employee or immediate family member of an employee at a member company that is in good standing with PMMI to qualify for the scholarship.

With a commitment to developing future leaders in the industry, the PMMI Foundation has awarded academic scholarships each year to students pursuing a career in packaging and processing since 1998.

For more information about the PMMI Foundation, go to

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