Why Kondracki Group?

We’ve been in your shoes.

As previous marketing and show managers for packaging industry OEMs, we get packaging. We understand the industry. We know the key players. We know the shows. We have established media relationships. We have the experience. We have the expertise. We plan, we prepare, we execute.

why kondracki

With more than 40 years of combined experience in the packaging machinery industry, more than 100 trade shows planned, long-standing relationships with the industry media and PMMI, we’re ready to partner and make your marketing plan and trade shows stand out from the rest of the pack.

“It’s one thing to understand marketing technology and marketing lingo, but to understand our customer base and the issues they have; very important!”
Craig Souser - President and CEO - JLS Automation

Ray Kondracki


I literally grew up in the packaging industry having started doing summer jobs in high school at Triangle Package Machinery Company in Chicago. Often referred to as a packaging geek and view grocery shopping as 'research'. I've also been told I'm nuts for liking shows so much. My first was PACK EXPO Las Vegas over 9/11 - will never forget that one.


Jennie Kondracki

Vice President

My start in the industry began in January 2008, one day before getting on a plane for IPPE. I wasn't sure what to expect, but was uncertain I'd ever want to eat chicken again. As the resident 'Jack-of-all-Marketing', I've been fortunate to have a wide variety of marketing and event experience outside packaging as well; snowplows, batteries, pet food. Throughout it all, I'm happy to report I never stopped eating chicken.


Jill Russell Qualizza

Content Specialist

After a stint as an editor with industry manufacturing and food trade pubs, I went to the corporate (aka "dark") side, where I supported communications and PR efforts for leading building material and packaging suppliers. Seeing a product on the grocery store shelf that I've researched and written about never gets old. And as a self-proclaimed at-home chef, taste testing them doesn't either. 

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