Vice President of Research & Education Added to ISTA Team

We are pleased to welcome Brian O’Banion as ISTA’s Vice President of Research & Education. Brian joins us with nearly 20 years of trade association management experience addressing packaging industry issues in a wide variety of areas, including technical, environmental, health, safety, RFID, competing materials, and sustainability. Brian also has notable experience within the global food and beverage packaging technologies space. Brian holds a Masters of Administrative Science degree from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Brian joins the ISTA team to play a critical role in establishing and executing the association’s long-range strategy and vision for research programs and education services. His focus will be the development, delivery, and maintenance of educational programs related to ISTA’s mission as well as the management and execution of ISTA’s growing research efforts.

We are very happy to have Brian join our team! Brian can be reached at ISTA Headquarters by calling (517) 333-3437 ext. 216 or by email at