By Sean Riley on Feb 6, 2019
Remembering Bob Risley
President’s Advisory Council member and two-term PMMI Chairman of the Board Bob Risley passed away Jan. 27, 2019 at the age of 79. In addition to serving as Chairman of PMMI in 2005 and 2006, Risley was a past president of The International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) and a holder of more than a dozen U.S. patents.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Audrey, his daughter, Susan, two sons, Stephen and David Risley, and seven grandchildren. A 1964 graduate of The University of Wisconsin, Risley was a leader in beverage engineering, working for Schlitz, Anheuser-Busch and Pepsi before eventually building his own company, Material Handling Systems (MHS). After selling MHS to Intralox in 2007, Risley remained active in PMMI attending the Executive Leadership Conference, Annual Meeting, Top to Top Summit and volunteering his time to work with students at the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade Shows.