St. Paul, MN — Patty Andersen, co-owner, vice-president of human resources and after market services, for Delkor Systems Inc., is vice-chairperson of the newly named Executive Committee of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. In addition to Andersen, the committee includes Chairman of the Board Emmanuel Cerf, vice-president, Polypack, Inc. and Mark Anderson, president and CEO, ProMach, Inc., who remains on the committee as the immediate past chairperson.
“The executive committee of our board of directors plays a crucial role in laying the foundation for PMMI and leading our industrywide initiatives to connect the makers of goods with their packaging and processing suppliers,” says Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI.
Andersen is the first female elected to PMMI’s executive committee in its 87-year history. She will serve as vice-chairperson of the PMMI Board of Directors, followed by a term as chairperson.
An active proponent for industry education, Andersen has a passion for developing the packaging and processing workforce and preparing the next generation, according to the association. She serves on the foundation board of directors for Hennepin Technical College in Minneapolis and consults as an advisor for several other colleges.
For the past four years, she has chaired the Workforce Development Committee for PMMI while also serving on the Executive Council of the Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network.
As co-owner of Delkor, Andersen has played a crucial role in guiding the company’s strategic vision and direction.