PMMI Reappoints Beckhoff USA’s Mark Ruberg to Industry Relations Committee

Drawing on his packaging industry and automation expertise, Ruberg will help develop best-practice programs and policies to benefit PMMI members and their customers.

SAVAGE, Minnesota, Dec. 7, 2023 – Mark Ruberg, Packaging Industry Manager at Beckhoff USA, will serve another four-year term on the PMMI Industry Relations Committee. As an experienced packaging industry expert, Ruberg has been active throughout his career with various committees and work groups at PMMI – The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.
The Industry Relations Committee consists of more than 20 members from technology providers, machine builder OEMs and industry groups. They work together to identify issues critical to the industry and develop best-practice programs and policies designed to benefit PMMI members, their customers and the industry as a whole.
“Working with PMMI is always time well spent, and this reappointment will allow me to continue the important work of the Industry Relations Committee,” Ruberg said. “PMMI provides a unique, independent forum for OEMs, system integrators, co-packers, end users and technology providers to give voice to critical topics facing packaging and processing. It’s impressive to see this group collaborate in an environment that rises above the typical competitiveness of the business world to solve pressing problems for the benefit of all.”
The PMMI Board of Directors recently announced Ruberg’s reappointment, which will run through the end of 2027. The group will gather next at the Joint Committee Meeting in February 2024 in Orlando, Florida.
“We are very pleased to have Mr. Ruberg serve another term on the PMMI Industry Relations Committee,” said Andrew Dougherty, Vice President, Member Services at PMMI. “This committee offers crucial guidance to the members of our organization and their customers in many areas. As such, we rely on people like Mark who are longstanding, respected figures in this community and who also possess expertise in the leading-edge technologies needed to drive it forward.”
Ruberg joined Beckhoff in his current role in 2019 after holding numerous roles at packaging and plastics machine builders, including ProMach and Milacron. He has been tireless in his efforts to advocate for the packaging industry, according to David Emory, Director of Strategic Sales at Beckhoff USA.
“Mark’s work in the packaging industry is more than a job to him – it’s a calling,” Emory said. “He has participated on the PMMI Global Marketing Committee and several OpX work groups, as well as serving on the Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC) global board of directors and promoting the PackML standard. Beckhoff is glad to count him as part of our team, and we know PMMI will be thrilled with the thoughtfulness and capabilities he continues to bring to the Industry Relations Committee.”
About Beckhoff Automation
At Beckhoff, automation is our calling. We empower engineers to differentiate and succeed as industry leaders – to harness new technologies, embrace open standards and solve the world’s most complex problems. Founded and led by engineers, we organically create advanced controls, communication, IoT and motion technologies that become unique tools for your one-of-a-kind challenges in an age of digital transformation. As a global partner with U.S. headquarters in Minneapolis, we remain committed to sustainability, inclusivity and support for the people behind the automation. So whether you’re powering the EV revolution, dazzling on Broadway, launching satellites or harnessing the wind – you can reach new heights for your business, industry and humankind.
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