Board Converting News, October 11, 2021

VA Tech, Purdue U. NW, Cal Poly Win 2021 Amazing Packaging Race Students from Virginia Tech, Purdue University Northwest and Cal Poly Team claimed the winning title at this year’s 2021 Amazing Packaging Race, sponsored by Emerson, on the PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO show floor. Coordinated by show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technol- ogies, and sponsored by Emerson, the race brought to- gether students from six Education Partner schools across the country to complete a series of challenges over four expansive halls of exhibit space. Anna Troutt (Virginia Tech), Andrew Smith (Purdue University NW) and Serena Pu (California Polytechnic State University) outsmarted the competition with their social-media savvy and show floor strategy, meeting the most exhibitors and completing the tasks faster than their opponents. Each student on the winning team took home $1,000 in prize money. “PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO is the world’s biggest interactive packaging class- room and students thoroughly enjoy this annual event,” says Kate Fiorianti, Senior Manager, Education, PMMI. “It’s a great way for future leaders to learn about the industry and test their wits in the field.” Gabby Brophy (Virginia Tech), Harash Bhutada (Mich- igan State University) and Shayne Babich (Alexandria Technical and Community College) took second place, while Nicholas Magan (Alexandria Technical and Commu- nity College), Leslie Kim (Virginia Tech), Alexandria Stein (Clemson) and Morgan Graham (Michigan State) brought home third place. Competing students represented six Education Part- ner schools, including:Alexandria Technical & Community College, California Polytechnic State University, Clemson, Michigan State University, Purdue University Northwest and Virginia Tech. The BoxMaker’s Kristi Duvall Wins 2021 Women In Wide Format Award Kristi Duvall, Vice President of Sales for The BoxMaker, has been selected as a recipient of the 2021 Women in Wide Format Award. One of six women being honored by this year’s program, Kristi is the only winner representing the packaging industry. Duvall started in the packaging industry in 1999. She joined The BoxMaker in 2006 as a Sales Representative. She has been promoted several times during her tenure with the company into progressively responsible roles in- cluding Sales Manager, Branch Manager, and into her cur- rent role as Vice President of Sales. The BoxMaker began investing in wide format digital print and finishing for corrugated packaging in 2011.



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October 11, 2021

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