August 18, 2020

PSSI executive Amy Lowe dies in plane crash

The staff at food safety and chemical solutions company PSSI (Packers Sanitation Services Inc.) is mourning the loss of a member of their team.

Executive Vice President Amy Lowe and her husband, Scott, died in a small plane crash near Osage Beach, Missouri, on Sunday, Aug. 16. The crash occurred around 1:30 p.m. Amy and Scott Lowe were the only people aboard.

Amy Lowe

Amy Lowe began her career at PSSI in 2009, one year prior to the merger with Kaiser Contract Cleaning Specialists Inc. Lowe was PSSI’s vice president of human resources and training until October 2017, when she was promoted to executive vice president.

Before joining PSSI, Lowe spent 12 years leading human resources for HNI Corporation in its U.S. and Mexico operating divisions. An alumnus of Western Illinois University, she graduated summa cum laude and holds bachelor’s degrees in management and marketing.

Dan Taft, PSSI President and CEO, issued the following statement:

“It is with great sadness that I must share the passing of our beloved colleague Amy Lowe, Executive Vice President for PSSI. She and her husband, Scott, were involved in a tragic plane crash near Osage Beach, Missouri. This is obviously a huge shock for our entire team. Those who worked closely with Amy knew what an inspirational leader she was. She was a rock of nurturing support as a key member of our senior leadership team. Amy left a positive impact on everyone she encountered internally and externally. She had the confidence to ask the right questions and her strategic thinking led to many successful initiatives for our company. She believed in her PSSI teams wholeheartedly and always looked for ways to help them grow and advance within the company. Amy’s vision for PSSI and the PSSI family was truly inspiring and she leaves behind a strong legacy. Our thoughts and prayers are with Amy and Scott’s entire family, including their two children. She will be greatly missed.”


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