PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, welcomes Ray Luca to the staff as director of expositions. Luca oversees the team responsible for the operations and management of the PACK EXPO events.
Team San Jose recently hired Sales Manager Paul Sprinkmann to drive sales efforts for the thriving California corporate and association market segments. He will be responsible for booking California-based meeting groups of 200 room nights or less, with a special focus on the Bay Area and Northern California.
Matthew Baker has been named director of sales and marketing at Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel. Most recently, Baker was director of sales and marketing at Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.
Susan Barry has been named director of sales and marketing for The Westin Portland Harborview in Portland, Maine. Barry was most recently the president of Hive Marketing.
Turnberry Isle Miami has appointed William “Skip” James director of sales and marketing. Previously, James was director of sales and marketing at Sunriver Resort in Oregon.
Scott Kreeger has been named president of SLS Las Vegas. Kreeger formerly was chief operating officer at Revel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Catherine Rinaldo and Molly Dressel
Himmelrich PR, a Baltimore-based public relations firm with special expertise and a focus on the trade and consumer show industry, has hired Catherine Rinaldo and Molly Dressel as Account Associates. They will support the publication development, media promotion, social media marketing and partnership management activities that have successfully increased ticket and vendor sales for the firm’s show clients.