Webinar: Understanding ISPM 15 to Reduce the Risk of Pests in Wood Packaging
December 21, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CST
Understanding ISPM 15 to Reduce the Risk of Pests in Wood Packaging
Presented by: Brad Gething, Vice President of Science and Technology, National Wooden Pallet and Container Association
ISPM 15 was fully implemented in the United States in 2006 to reduce the risk and spread of quarantine pests associated with wood packaging. This session will review the ISPM 15 program and how it has evolved to successfully achieve its goal, and where there are efforts of continuous improvement so that wood packaging can be used effectively and safely to facilitate safe trade.
Brad Gething became a member of the NWPCA staff in July 2013 and serves as Vice President of Science and Technology. Brad’s role includes participation in various standards bodies, direction and promotion of research and development, and support on other technical issues related to the wood packaging industry. He also serves as a point of contact for PDS™ design support and education.
Before becoming a member of the NWPCA team, Brad worked at Penn State University as a post-doctoral scholar, researching issues related to the phytosanitation of wood packaging and ISPM 15. Brad earned a MS and PhD degree in Materials from Penn State University, and a BS degree in chemical engineering from Bucknell University.