A.J. Janosko

RESTON, Va. – A.J. Janosko, director of expositions for PMMI, died June 23 following an accident. He was 45 years old.

Janosko joined PMMI in August 2012 in a newly created position in which he was responsible for much of the day-to-day show management, according to Chuck Yuska, president and CEO, PMMI.

"When he came on board, A.J. told exhibitors to expect three things from him: Commitment, trust and respect," Yuska said in a statement. "He lived up to that promise with PMMI members and PACK EXPO exhibitors in every possible way.

"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," he added.

Janosko is survived by his wife, Tracy, and their sons, Andrew and Jackson. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the A.J. Janosko Education Trust, a fund to benefit his sons.

Calling hours will be 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. July 1 at Advent Funeral and Cremation Services in Falls Church, Va. Mass will be celebrated July 2 at 2 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, Falls Church.