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Reinvigorated OMAC Packaging Workgroup takes on new initiatives at PACK EXPO 2011

September 13, 2011
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OMAC has been infused with volunteers from the corporate community, and confirmed new committees and chairpersons.


ARC Advisory Group called the OMAC Packaging Workgroup (OPW) “reinvigorated” as new leadership takes on challenges ranging from sustainability to safety, from PackML’s role in overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) to global adoption of international standards. Key participants in OPW now include some of the world’s largest pharma, CPG and food companies. Nestlé continues to demonstrate its commitment to the OPW by taking on key committee chair roles alongside other OMAC member companies.

PACK EXPO visitors can learn more about the packaging automation standards group at their informational booth C-377 located near the entrance of the central hall.

Attendees with further interest in OMAC should attend OPW meetings at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011, Room N-219, on Tuesday, September 27, beginning at 1 p.m.

Following a brief OPW transition team meeting from 1:00-1:30 p.m., both new and existing OPW committees will meet at 1:30 p.m. to plan their agendas for the coming year. From 2:30-3:30 p.m., they will reassemble for a general session with committee reports and a dialogue on the proposed initiatives.

The following OPW committees and chairs have been confirmed along with more than 50 volunteers from corporate OMAC member companies:

  • PackConnect-Thibaud Kozicki, Nestlé, chair
  • PackSafety-Fabrice Bertin, Nestlé, chair
  • PackAdvantage-Tom Doney, Nestlé, chair
  • PackAdopt (subcommittee of PackAdvantage)-Christian Chatel, Schneider Electric, chair
  • PackSpec-Tom Jensen, B&R and Carl Bostrom, Bosch Rexroth, co-chairs
  • PackAbility-John White, Eaton, chair
  • PackLearn-Paul Redwood, Church & Dwight, chair
For more information on becoming a corporate member of the Organization for Machine Automation & Control, contact Tom Egan, tegan@pmmi.org or visit the OMAC website, www.omac.org.

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