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SMART IDEAS
IN BRAND
PROTECTION

The 2017 Innovation in Pest Management conference will focus on the changing expectations for the food industry and create pest-free experience for their employees and their customers. 

Join us for an impressive lineup of pest management food industry speakers -- not to mention strategies for building a risk-based pest program with real life application. 

Nov. 14-15, 2017                    Nov. 16, 2017

Vancouver, Washington      Salt Lake City, Utah         

 

 

WHO
ATTENDS

Food Safety Professionals

Quality Assurance, Managers

Food Plants Operator

HIGHLIGHT
SPEAKERS

Jeff Weier

Jeff Weier

Technical Director of Sprague Pest Solutions

Weier has been instrumental in defining pest management and sanitation practices for the food industry and commercial businesses across the country. He is an accomplished speaker, trainer and author on pest prevention, stored food pests, mating disruption and sanitation.

 

Dominique Sauvage

Dominique Sauvage

Director of Field Operations and Quality at Copesan Services

Sauvage has over 25 years of pest management expertise. He has consulted around the world on pest management best practices in food manufacturing, food hygiene, fumigation and other pest control operations. Sauvage’s credentials include being a certified licensed applicator, HACCP-trained and a HACCP lead auditor

 

Dominique Sauvage
Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann

Jody Gangloff Kaufmann

Entomology Adviser at Cornell University

Dr. Gangloff-Kaufmann is an entomologist working in community (non-agricultural) integrated pest management (IPM) on the reduction of risks from pests and pest management. Her field of interests include the preservation and management pests in structures and landscapes.

 

Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann
Jim Fredericks

Jim Fredericks

Chief Entomologist for National Pest Management Association

Dr. Fredericks is responsible for all aspects of technical publications, services, education, and training, as well as providing strategic direction to NPMA’s State and Federal public policy efforts.

Jim Fredericks
Keith Rowney

Keith Rowney

Manager of Bird Control Services at Sprague Pest Solutions

Keith is a certified bird control specialist. He has been managing and developing bird control solutions at Sprague for over 9 years.

 

Keith Rowney
Mark VanderWerp

Mark VanderWerp

Manager of Education & Training Rose Pest Solutions

Mark is an entomologist and has been working at Rose Pest Solutions since 2006 where he oversees the training of all the employees. He is responsible for managing Rose’s extensive online training, classroom training.

 

 

Mark VanderWerp
John Boyce

John Boyce

Corporate Food Safety & Quality Assurance at Trident Seafoods

Boyce has over 35 years of experience in the food processing industry. He supports Trident’s food safety programs and helps maintain BRC certification status for their sites.

 

John Boyce
Claudia Coles

Claudia Coles

Policy & External Affairs Advisor for the Washington State Department of Agriculture

Claudia is the Policy & External Affairs Advisor for the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA). Previously she oversaw WSDA’s Compliance/Outreach and the Food Safety Program. Claudia is a member of the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) serving as the 2012-2013 President, Partnership for Food Protection (PFP) Governance Council, Food Safety Preventive Control Alliance (FSPCA), and National Conference of Interstate Milk Shippers (NCIMS). Claudia has received five awards from the FDA Commissioner for leadership in food safety, Seafood HACCP, NCIMS, training, and promoting state/federal partnerships. Claudia earned her BS in Food Science from North Dakota State University.

 

Claudia Coles
Patricia Hottel

Patricia Hottel

Technical Director, McCloud Pest Management

Pat has been employed by McCloud Services for 37 years as their technical director and has over 40 years of pest management experience. In addition to her work in the mid- western United States, she has worked for pest management firms in New York, Florida and Bermuda. She has authored several chapters in PCT’s Guide to Commercial Pest Management including two chapters on food processing plants and one chapter on specialized commercial facilities.

 

Rod Wheeler

Rod Wheeler

CEO & Founder at Global Food Defense & Asset Protection Institute

Rod Wheeler is a private investigator who focuses on the risk on the food supply.

Rod Wheeler

AGENDA AT A GLANCE

  • Pest Exclusion: Pest Management by Design
  • Trends in Global Food Safety
  • Leveraging Risk Assessments in Food Protection
  • Modern Rodent Control in Food Plants
  • Remote Sensing for Rodent Management
  • The Changing Face of Third-Party Audits
  • Getting Your Pest Program In Sync