Volunteer Leadership

 Global Board of Directors Certification Council
 North American Division Board Testing Council
 European Division Board Rack Transport Stability Team
 China Division Board Educational Foundation
 Asia Pacific Board 
 Sustainability Solutions Board 
 Technical Division Board 

Global Board of Directors
Chair: Sam Sheppard Fidler, Smithers Pira - United Kingdom
Vice Chair: Greg Batt, Clemson University - USA
Immediate Past Chair: Matt Daum, Hewlett-Packard Company - USA

Division Chairs: 
North American Division Michael Gabriel, Land O'Lakes - USA
European Division Javier Zabaleta, ITENE - Spain
China Division Li Hua, China National Packaging Corp. - China
Asia Pacific Division Jongkyoung Kim, Korea Conformity Laboratories - Korea
Sustainability Solutions Division Quinto Marini, UPS Customer Solutions - USA
Technical Division Patrick McDavid, Michigan State University - USA

Greg Fornasiero, The Home Depot - USA
Bill Green, IBM - USA
Eric Henderson, Quaker Foods North America and PepsiCo - USA
Felipe Novaes, Unilever - United Kingdom
Paul Russell, Lab126 - USA
Jim Southwell, Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) - USA
Matt Thompson, Sealed Air - USA

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North American Division Board
Chair: Michael Gabriel, Land O'Lakes

Larry Anderson, TEN-E Packaging Services Incorporated
Erin Topper, Topper and Associates, LLC
Brian Stepowany, B&G Foods Inc.
Tom Blanck, Packaging Solutions Group
Yvan Lapointe, Cartier Packaging
Michael Pagel, Kohler Company
Alain Belanger, Corruven

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European Division Board
  • ISTA European Division Technical Committee Member - Volunteer Role Description click here
  • ISTA European Division Events Committee Member - Volunteer Role Description click here

Chair: Javier Zabaleta, ITENE - Spain
Vice Chair: Stuart Roberts, Sealed Air - United Kingdom
Immediate Past Chair: Bart Feys, Lansmont 

Chair – Events Committee: Stuart Roberts, Sealed Air - United Kingdom
Allan Dickner, IKEA of Sweden AB - Sweden
Jürgen Geiss, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH - Germany
Sam Sheppard Fidler, Smithers Pira - United Kingdom
Gerrit Hasselmann, Fraunhofer Institute IML - Germany
Martin Seburschenich, UPS Capital - Germany
Stefan Wenner, Hewlett Packard - Germany

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China Division Board 
Chair: Li Hua, China National Packaging Corporation
Executive Chair: Lu Binglin, China Packaging Research & Test Centre

Mr. Zeng Liang, HQTS-QAI
Mr. Ding Yong, SMQ
Mr. Huang Changhai, “Shanghai Packaging” Magazine
Mr. David Jin, Lansmont Corporation China Office
Mr. Liu Hongchun, Huawei Co.
Mr. Man Mingqiang, Qingdao Zhonghaiborui Inspection Co.
Miss Shi Yuan, Xiamen Product Quality Supervision and Inspection Institute
Mr. Wang Jun, Jiangnan University
Mr. Xi Fangli, QAI
Mr. Yang Yanyu, Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services (Shanghai)
Mr. Yu Jun, SGS Shanghai
Mr. Mei Qihua, Atmet China
Mr. Cai Gang, Shenzhen Addway Technology Co., Ltd.
Miss Li Ning, Ningbo JOY Packaging Technology Co.Ltd.
Miss Xu Jingmei, SF Express Co., Ltd.
Miss Zong Yuan, HP Co., Ltd.

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Asia Pacific Division Board 
Chair: Jongkyoung Kim, Korea Conformity Laboratories

Francis Lee, Sealed Air (Singapore) PTE Ltd.
Goh Ser Chuan, Mondelez International AMEA Pte Ltd

Vincent Rouillard, Victoria University
Masahiro Takagi, eXcearch Corporation
Mohd Fariz Saadon, Dyson Manufacturing Sdn Bhd
Vanee Chonhenchob, Department of Packaging and Materials Technology, Kasetsart University
Daisy Tanafranca, Packaging Technology Division, ITDI
Dr Supoj Pratheepthinthong, Thai Packaging Centre, Thailand Institute
Prof Dr.N.C. Saha, Indian Institute of Packaging
Vincent Teo, TUV SUD PSB Pte Ltd
Dr. Yang Jai Shin, Korea University

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Sustainability Solutions Division Board

Mission Statement: The Sustainability Solutions Division will enhance the ISTA value proposition for current and prospective members by promoting sustainability expertise in the discussion of transportation packaging. To that end, we will:
  • Educate regarding the value of packaging in sustainability and how to evaluate it
  • Develop deliverables for testing sustainability claims and enabling member companies to achieve verification or packaging validation
  • Collaborate with other sustainability organizations for mutual benefit

 Download "Sustainable Transportation Packaging: An Introduction" presentation.

Chair: Quinto Marini, UPS Customer Solutions

Don Appleton, Harris Corporation
Amanda Kindig, SC Johnson & Son
Laura Nelson
Karen Proctor, Rochester Institute of Technology

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Technical Division Board
  • ISTA Technical Division Chair - Volunteer Role Description click here
  • ISTA Technical Division Director - Volunteer Role Description click here

Chair: Patrick McDavid, Michigan State University School of Packaging

Kyle Dunno, Atlantic Packaging
Paul Harber, Parenteral Supply Chain, LLC

Mike Kuebler, Smithers Pira - Lansing Technical Center
David Leinberger, ABF Freight
Morten Pedersen, Danish Technological Institute
Jay Singh, California Polytechnic State University 
Masahiro Takagi, eXcearch Corporation

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Certification Council

Chair: Kyle Dunno,  RIT - Packaging Science Program

Michel Comtois, Micom Laboratories, Inc.
Matt Dodge, TEN-E Packaging Services
Brian Proteau, Keurig Dr Pepper
James Raw, Smithers Rapra and Smithers Pira Limited
Jason Sherrier, Purple Diamond Testing
Edmund Tang, Westpak, Inc.
Jim Breault, Lansmont Corporation

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Testing Council
  • ISTA Testing Council Chair - Volunteer Role Description click here
  • ISTA Testing Council Member - Volunteer Role Description click here

Chair: Michael Kuebler, Smither Pira - Lansing Technical Center
Immediate Past Chair: David Leinberger, ABF Freight

Adeola Akinola, Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates
Jim Bisha, ABF Freight
John Bouldin, Center for Packaging & Unit Load Design - Virginia Tech
Alan Devitt, Mid-Atlantic Packaging, Inc.
Joe Fair, Lexmark International, Inc.
Mark James, 3D Systems
Koushik Saha, California Polytechnic State University
Earl Lee, UPS Customer Solution
Michael Manney, Packaging Corporation of America
Edmund Tang, San Jose State University/Westpak Inc.
Lucas Venechuk, Highlight Industries

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