PMMI names Andersen first female board chair
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, has named Patty Andersen as its 2023 board chair. Andersen is the first woman to hold that title.
Andersen is co-owner and vice president of human resources and after-market services at Delkor Systems, a Minnesota-headquartered packaging equipment designer and manufacturer.
“Patty has provided PMMI with valuable guidance as a leader and a board member. We are excited as she takes on a larger role in the strategic direction of PMMI as our first female chair,” Jim Pittas, PMMI president and CEO, said in a news release. “Her more than 20 years of packaging industry experience, coupled with her ability to inspire others to work together and think creatively to solve problems, makes her an incredible asset to the association.”
At PMMI, Andersen has held several leadership positions since joining the Education & Workforce Development Committee in 2010. She became chair of that committee in 2015.
She has also served as a member and chair of the Employee Development Committee (2012-2019), vice chair and chair of the Strategic Planning Committee (2020-2023) and founding member of the Packaging and Processing Women’s Leadership Network (PPWLN), serving on the Executive Council since 2016. She has served as a member of the PMMI Board of Directors since 2017 and joined the Executive Committee as vice chair in 2020.
Beyond her commitment to PMMI, Andersen has served on the board of Hennepin Technical College Foundation and has been a member of the Central Lakes College Robotics/Automated Systems Technology Advisory Council and the St. Paul College Electromechanical Automation Systems Advisory Council as well as the Northwoods Technical College Automated Packaging Systems Advisory Council.
Andersen has extensive experience in capital equipment manufacturing and provides expertise in organizational needs analysis, root cause analysis, and lean manufacturing processes.
She succeeds PMMI former board chair Emmanuel Cerf, vice president at PolyPack Inc. Cerf will continue to serve on the PMMI Executive Committee as immediate past chair.