Meet Our Sponsors!

Our sponsors are leaders in their industry and pilars in the community.  They enable us to provide quality programing for everyones benefit and to raise the understanding of product management and innovation management in individuals and companies. 

Please take some time and get to know our sponsors and what makes them great leaders.

Chicago Chapter Sponsor

Herman Miller’s inspiring designs, inventive technologies and strategic services help people do great things and organizations to perform at their best. The company’s award-winning products and services generated approximately $2.6 billion in revenue in fiscal 2016. A past recipient of the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, Herman Miller designs can be found in the permanent collections of museums worldwide.

Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also helped establish Herman Miller as a recognized global leader. In 2013, Herman Miller again received the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s top rating in its annual Corporate Equality Index and was named among the 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers by Industry Week. Herman Miller is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index 

Chicago Chapter

Recognizing a pressing need across industries for flawless project execution C. Richard Panico founded Integrated Project Management Company, Inc. (IPM) in 1988. As one of the first project management consulting firms, we helped evolve the discipline of project management while creating proprietary methodologies to supplement the practice. IPM began with manufacturing and supply-chain projects but now serves almost every area of company need, from strategy development to capital projects.

Headquartered in Chicago with offices in Boston, St. Louis, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and New Jersey, IPM has led more than 3,600 projects for 350 clients in the United States and across continents. Our clientele range from Fortune 100 companies to startups. Tackling the most complex projects, we have compressed timelines by as much as 50%, streamlined operations to generate millions of dollars in cost savings, secured timely FDA approvals, and led global product-recall projects.

Chicago Chapter Sponsor

Snap-on Incorporated is a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions for professional users performing critical tasks. Products and services include hand and power tools, tool storage, diagnostics software, information and management systems, shop equipment and other solutions for vehicle dealerships and repair centers, as well as for customers in industries, including aviation and aerospace, agriculture, construction, government and military, mining, natural resources, power generation and technical education.

Products and services are sold through the company’s franchisee, company-direct, distributor and internet channels. Founded in 1920, Snap-on is a $3.4 billion, S&P 500 company headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin.


Sponsorships Build Community And Business. Consider becoming a sponsor of the Chicago Chapter of PDMA. We offer opportunities for your organization to sponsor the PDMA community as a:

  • Chapter Event Sponsor
  • Conference Event Sponsor
  • Chapter Sustaining Sponsor
Benefits Of Sponsorship
  • Create awareness about your company and products among influential product developers and managers
  • Build your identity and association of your company with NPD best practices
  • Show your support and commitment to the NPD community
  • Help grow the Chicago NPD community
  • Support the economic development of Greater Chicago and the Region as a hub of NPD best practices and innovation
  • Build your network of NPD resources, including potential partners, employees, and customers
  • Benefit from event cross-promotion with other associations

Feature Event Conference Sustaining 
Sponsor Sponsor Sponsor
Gold or Silver
Logo in postal mail Event-related Event-related Throughout year
Logo in email newsletters and event notices Event-related Event-related Throughout year
Logo on website Event-related Event-related Prominently, throughout year
Event Signage Yes Yes Yes, as "Sustaining Sponsor"
Event Recognition Acknowledgement
Badge recognition
Badge recognition
Badge recognition as "Sustaining Sponsor"
Event promotion Literature display Literature display
Tabletop display
Introductory remarks
Literature display
Tabletop display
Admittance to event complementary registrants to sponsored event complementary registrants to chapter events
Event registration* PDMA member rates PDMA member rates PDMA member rates
Contribution** per event per event Annually
In-Kind contribution We also appreciate and recognize in-kind sponsorships. In-kind sponsorships have benefits tailored to the value and type of services provided to the Chapter. A typical in-kind contribution is the hosting of an event at your facility.

*For registrants in excess of complementary registrants
**PDMA is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit entity recognized by the IRS. We are not a charity. Your contribution should be deductible as a promotional expense; contact your tax adviser for your specific tax benefits.

To get started Please contact our VP of Sponsorships via email for more information.