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Jim Pittas officially takes PMMI reins effective February 1

By Canadian Packaging staff   

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Pittas succeeds Chuck Yuska who is retiring after 27 years leading the PMMI.

RESTON, Va.—PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, has announced that Jim Pittas will assume the role of president and chief executive officer of PMMI effective February 1, 2018, succeeding Chuck Yuska, who is retiring after 27 years at the helm.

“I can’t say enough about the leadership blueprint working alongside Chuck provided me over the past 18 years,” Pittas says. “It is impossible to measure what he has meant to PMMI, but I strive to build upon that legacy.”

Yuska will remain at PMMI in an advisory role through his official retirement in May.

PMMI plans to celebrate him with a retirement party in March and will recognize his contributions at the association’s Executive Leadership Conference held April 28–May 1, 2018 in Orlando.


Pittas became chief operating officer in April 2017 after 17 years successfully managing PMMI’s number one member service, the PACK EXPO trade shows.

Pittas will remain in PMMI’s Reston, Virginia headquarters.

About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents more than 800 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry. It operates the world-class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Healthcare Packaging EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México, EXPO PACK Guadalajara and ProFood Tech. Learn more at and and

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