Who We Are

Our Mission

 The ISTA Educational Foundation’s mission is to engage, inspire, and empower student leaders who will improve our world through advancing transport packaging design. Dedicated to the support and service of the packaging community, the ISTA Educational Foundation (ISTAEF) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(C)3 charitable organization, raising and distributing funds to foster educational growth in the transport packaging space.

Our Supporters

ISTAEF is sincerely grateful to the following supporter for their generous contribution to support our foundation program efforts:

  • SC Johnson - A Family Company
  • ISTA

Board of Directors

The ISTAEF Board of Directors helps guide the foundation through their dedication and commitment to the transport packaging industry.

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A.J. Gruber, ISTA

President & Treasurer

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Brian O'Banion, ISTA

Vice President & Secretary

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Greg Batt, Clemson University

Director

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Nora Crivello, Westpak

Director

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Mike Gabriel, Land O'Lakes

Director

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Jonathan Quinn, Pregis

Director

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Dwight Schmidt

Director