PMMI Ups Bergmann, Pittas to Senior Vice Presidents

November 5, 2014

A few days before PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies’ PACK EXPO International opened Nov. 2-5 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, two staff members, Katie Bergmann and Jim Pittas, were upped to senior vice presidents.

The recent acquisition of Summit Media Group’s digital platform and the expansion of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows can both be attributed to Bergmann and Pittas, according to PMMI officials.

PHARMA Expo launched at this week’s show as a collocated event, and PACK EXPO also will be launching on the East Coast in February at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia and PACK EXPO Guadalajara launched in 2013.

Summit Media Group publishes Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging and Contract Packaging, and that deal closed Oct. 31.

“Katie has excelled in the management of the Summit Media Group acquisition and under Jim’s leadership, PMMI has been able to further expand the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows — EXPO PACK Guadalajara, Pharma EXPO and PACK EXPO East,” said Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO, PMMI. “Our growth and successes are, in large part, due to both Katie and Jim’s efforts.”

Bergmann came to PMMI in 2007, and most recently served as PMMI’s vice president of Administration, while Pittas came to PMMI as director of expositions in 2000, and was promoted to vice president of Trade Shows in 2006. 

“Jim is dedicated to giving our exhibitors and attendees a first-class trade show experience at every event we produce,” Yuska said.

He added, “We look forward to PACK EXPO’s continued growth and success under Jim’s guidance and we know Katie will continue to lead the administrative side of the organization to new heights.”

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