PMMI has announced the sudden passing of A.J. Janosko, director of expositions. Janosko passed away on Monday, June 23 at the age of 45, as a result of an accident that occurred over the past weekend.
Janosko joined PMMI in August 2012 to fill a newly created position handling much of the day-to-day show management. It didn’t take long for him to become an integral member of the PMMI staff, company officials say.
When he came on board, Janosko told exhibitors to expect three things from him: commitment, trust and respect. His colleagues believe he lived up to that promise with PMMI members and Pack Expo exhibitors in every possible way.
In a memorandum released shortly after Janosko's passing, PMMI president and CEO Chuck Yuska states: "Here at the office, we’ve lost a member of the PMMI family. A.J. will be sorely missed, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family."
Janosko is survived by his wife, Tracy, and their sons, Andrew and Jackson.
Funeral and service arrangements are still being finalized. A.J.’s family requests that donations toward an education fund for his sons, to be named later, be made in lieu of flowers.