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OFFICERS & DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors is the policy-making body of the Association. The Board is composed of professionals from all aspects of the transport packaging world who are elected by the membership.


ISTA-GLOBAL BOARD
Chair
Matt Daum, Hewlett-Packard Company

Vice Chair
Sam Sheppard Fidler, Smithers Pira

Chair – North American Division
Dan Hill, ABF Freight System

Chair – China Division
Li Hua, China National Packaging Corp.

Chair – Sustainable Solutions Division
Arnold Barlow, UPS Customer Solutions

Chair – Technical Division
Greg Batt, Clemson University

Member-at-Large
Steve Abeyta, NOVA Chemicals

Member-at-Large
Jane Bickerstaffe, INCPEN - Industry Council for Packaging & the Environment

Member-at-Large
Eric Joneson, Lansmont Corporation

Member-at-Large
Dwight Schmidt, Consult Schmidt, LLC

Member-at-Large
Jay Singh, California Polytechnic State University

Member-at-Large
Paul Singh, Packaging Forensics Associates, Inc.

Immediate Past Chair
Joan Pierce, AMERIPEN

 


NORTH AMERICAN DIVISION BOARD
Chair
Dan Hill, ABF Freight System, Inc.

Directors
Chair – Technical Committee
Larry Anderson, TEN-E Packaging Services Incorporated

Chair – Sustainability Committee
Arnold Barlow, UPS Customer Solutions

Chair – Member Services Committee
Chris Guzowski, Kraft Foods

Chair – Administration Committee
Dwight Schmidt, Consult Schmidt, LLC

Chair – TransPack Forum
Leon Venech, SGS U.S. Testing Company, Inc.

Chair - Education Committee
Erin Topper, National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc. (NMFTA)

Secretary
Brian Stepowany, Bumble Bee Foods

 


EUROPEAN DIVISION BOARD
Chair
Sam Sheppard Fidler, Smithers Pira

Directors
Bart Feys, Lansmont Corporation

Thomas Goedecke, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing

Soren Ostergaard, Danish Technological Institute

Gordan Pal

Stuart Roberts, Sealed Air

Javier Zabaleta, ITENE

 


CHINA DIVISION BOARD
Chair
Li Hua, China National Packaging Corp.

Deputy Chair
Lu Binglin, China Packaging Research & Test Centre

Directors
Mr. Han Xueshan, CPRTC

Mr. David Jin, Lansmont China Office

Mr. Dragon Zang, Team Testing Equipment

Mr. Ian Yang, Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services Division (Shanghai)

Mr. Lai ChaoZhong, Jiangsu TUV product service Ltd Shanghai Branch

Mr. Jason Rao, TUV Rheinland (Guangdong) Ltd

Mr. Wang Zhenli, Nefab China

Mr. Huang Changhai, Pacific Millennium Packaging Corp.

Mr. Wu Qiang, ShangHai AtMet Storage Equipment Co Ltd

Mr. Colorspring Liu, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Mr. Man mingqiang, Qingdao Haier Quality Control Co., Ltd

Mr. Howard Huang, Integrated Service Technology

Mr. Tonny Yu, SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services Co., Ltd.

 


SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS DIVISION BOARD
Chair
Arnold Barlow, UPS Customer Solutions

Directors
Bill Armstrong, Retired

Jane Bickerstaffe, INCPEN – Industry Council for Packaging & the Environment

Scott Dyvig, Sears Holding

Lorna Mosher, Signode

Joan Pierce, AMERIPEN – American Institute for Packaging and the Environment

Karen Proctor, Rochester Institute of Technology

Brian Reilly, Georgia-Pacific Corporation

Christina Schrecongost, Bureau Veritas

 


TECHNICAL DIVISION BOARD
Chair
Greg Batt, Clemson University

Directors:
Larry Anderson, TEN-E Packaging Services Incorporated

John Clarke, The Nelson Company

David Jin, Lansmont China Office

Eric Joneson, Lansmont Corporation

Patrick McDavid, B&W Pantex

Soren Ostergaard, Danish Technological Institute

Vincent Rouillard, Victoria University

Paul Singh, Packaging Forensics Associates, Inc.

HAN Xueshan, China Packaging Research & Test Center

Christina Schrecongost, Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services

Leon Venech, SGS North America, Inc. - Consumer Testing Services

Dave Leinberger – ABF Freight System



GLOBAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Chair
Erin Topper, NMFTA

Bryan Williams, Lansmont Corporation

Scott Dyvig, Sears Holdings

Kevin Howard, Packnomics, LLC

Larry Rutledge, Christian Brothers University

Mike Gilgenbach, Packaging Corporation of America

Jim Bisha, Ongweoweh Corp

Laura Nelson, EMC Corporation

Bill Kipp, W. I. Kipp Company

Cimberly Weir, Michigan State University School of Packaging

Thomas Kausch, RIT - Packaging Science Program

Luther "Chip" Stone, The Hershey Company

 


TESTING COUNCIL
Colvin Allen, Sealed Air

Michel Comtois, Micom Laboratories, Inc.

Shawn Drager, Springs Window Fashions LP

Pal Khangaldy, Westpak, Incorporated

Wayne Kneipp, International Paper

Dale Knochenmuss, Stress Engineering Services, Inc.

Michael Kuebler, Smither Pira - Lansing Technical Center

David Leinberger, ABF Freight System

Kent Longardner, The Nelson Company

Aaron Lorence, Pro-Pack Testing Laboratory, Inc

Quinto Marini, UPS Customer Solutions

Robert Meisner, University of Wisconsin - Stout

Richard Nyce, Sauder Woodworking

Rick Roberti

Manuel Rosa, Jr., Pro-Pack Testing Lab, Inc.

Luther Stone, The Hershey Company

Christina Schrecongost, Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Inc.

Richard Thomas, RockTenn

Yongquan Zhou, FedEx Corporation



THERMAL COUNCIL
Henry Ames, Sensitech

Chris Chandler, VHA Office of Informatics & Analytics

James Cox, All AQ Products

Stan Ellis, Coldkeepers

Jean-Pierre Emond, Ph.D., Georgia Tech Research Institute

Michael English, Merck & Company, Inc.

Melissa Germain, Georgia Tech Research Institute

Paul Harber, Modality Solutions LLC

Jason Heberle, Cryopak

Karl Kussow, FedEx Custom Critical

Susan Li, UPS Healthcare Logistics

Ken Maltas, Tegrant Corporation

Bill Mayer, Minnesota Thermal Science, LLC

Patrick Nolan, DDL, Inc.

Kevin O'Donnell, Exelsius Cold Chain Management – US

Anthony Rizzo, Cold Chain Technologies

Jeff Seeley, Pfizer Inc.

Ronald Sorrell, gh Package and Product Testing & Consulting

Leon Venech, SGS North America, Inc.- Consumer Testing Services