Canadian Packaging

Omron’s Laura Studwell appointed to Emerging Leaders Committee

By Canadian Packaging staff   

General Emerging Leaders Committee Laura Studwell Omron Automation and Safety PAC Packaging Consortium The Association of Processing and Packaging Technologies

PMMI, the Association of Processing & Packaging Technologies' Emerging Leaders Network builds a network of peers and industry advocates to foster growth in the packaging industry.

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL—Omron Automation and Safety has announced that Laura Studwell, food, beverage & packaging industry marketing manager, has been appointed to the Emerging Leaders Committee of The Association of Processing and Packaging Technologies (PMMI), a four-year term in which she will mentor future industry leaders as well as provide expertise and insights on issues addressed by PMMI.

PMMI’s Emerging Leaders Network engages future leaders while building a network of peers and industry advocates. The committee is made up of 14 members and includes several industry leaders, such as: Arrowhead System‘s Scott Chehak; Packaging Aids‘  Greg Berguig; Schneider Packaging Equipment‘s Christopher Canna; ARPAC‘s Brian Ormanic; MASSMAN‘s Mark Suchy, and Matt Job of Hartness International.

“I’m excited and honored to be selected for the Emerging Leaders Committee,” says Studwell. “I look forward to fostering the growth of the packaging and processing industry’s next generation of leaders, and helping them to realize their potential.”

Founded in 1933, PMMI is a leading trade association with the mission to improve and promote members’ ability to succeed in the global marketplace. PMMI has more than 700 member companies in North America and includes manufacturers of packaging, processing and packaging-related converting machinery, commerically-available packaging machinery components, containers and materials.


Studwell has an extensive background in the food and packaging industries, working with associations and governing bodies throughout the Pan-Americas to drive standards for food safety and quality.

In addition to her new role on the Emerging Leaders Committee, Studwell is an active member of PMMI and PAC, Packaging Consortium. Prior to joining Omron, Studwell worked at Loma Systems (an ITW company), Xerox and IBM. She received her MBA from Northern Illinois University.

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