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The 2018 Innovation in Pest Management conference will focus on the changing expectations for the food industry and create pest-free experiences for their employees and their customers.

May 14-15, 2018

May 16-17, 2018

Portland, Oregon

Boise, Idaho

HIGHLIGHT
SPEAKERS

Dr. David Acheson

Dr. David Acheson

President & CEO at The Acheson Group

Dr. David is a former U.S. Food and Drug Administration Associate Commissioner for Foods, which gave him an agency-wide leadership role for all food and feed issues, including health promotion and nutrition. He is currently president and CEO of The Acheson Group, an independent spinoff of Leavitt Partners Global Food Safety Solutions.

 

 

David Acheson
Eric Edmunds

Eric Edmunds

Food Safety Director at The Acheson Group

Edumunds brings a a combination of legal, regulatory and food industry experience. He has worked as a program analyst and food safety specialist with the Food Safety and Animal Health Program at the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Edmunds managed rulemaking proceedings, assisted with regulatory policy and implementation, and was a member of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture FSMA Technical Working Group. 

 

Eric Edmunds
Dr. Bobby Corrigan

Dr. Bobby Corrigan

President at RMC Pest Management Consulting 

Dr. Corrigan has been active in urban pest management for over 30 years. He serves a consultant who specializes in urban rodent pest management on a national and international scale and also as a rodent control consultant for several cities around the USA. 
Dr. Corrigan has published over 160 technical articles in pest control and has authored or co-authored four textbooks and several book chapters. He has lectured in 46 states and 12 countries around the world. He has appeared in Time Magazine, The New York Times, National Geographic, The CBS Sunday Morning Show, The New Yorker Magazine, and multiple international radio shows and on-line magazines.  

 

Bobby Corrigan
Lisa Lupo

Lisa Lupo

Editor at Quality Assurance and Food Safety Magazine

Ms. Lupo has more than 25 years experience working in and writing for the pest control industry. She is a Contributing Writer for PCT magazine; Editor of QA magazine, focused on food safety, including pest management; Editor of The Service Technician's Field Manual and Study Guide, The Service Technician's Inspection and Identification Manual and Study Guide, and PCT Guide to Commercial Pest Management; and Co-Editor of the 4th edition of PCT Technician's Handbook. 

 

Lisa Lupo - QA Magazine
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.

 

Jeff Weier
Keith Rowney

Keith Rowney

Manager of Bird Control Services at Sprague Pest Solutions

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

 

Keith Rowney
Jeff Kronenberg

Jeff Kronenberg

Food Processing Specialist, University of Idaho

Over the past 34 years he has held positions in operations and quality, productivity, food safety, HACCP, and health & safety with Frito-Lay, the J.R. Simplot Company, PowerBar, and AIB International. Jeff has worked with numerous processing operations in developing, training, and implementing quality, food safety and HACCP systems. Through his industry affiliations, Jeff has worked with manufacturing and distribution companies across the U.S. in the areas of product quality, food safety, and HACCP.

 

Jeff Kronenberg