The seminar combines hands-on and classroom training on timely topics important in solving food industry problems and maintaining regulatory compliance. This year's event will be held March 12-13, at Stonegate Conference Center.
For more than a decade, McCloud Services has provided superior pest management training for food industry professionals. Each year, McCloud Services hosts an educational update for food industry, pest management, and environmental health professionals. The seminar combines, hands-on and classroom training on timely topics important in solving food industry problems and maintaining regulatory compliance. Attendees have the opportunity to explore a wide range of topics with instructor interaction and ample time for questions.
This year's event will be held March 12-13, at Stonegate Conference Center
2401 West Higgins Road Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
There are three ways to register:
2. Call 800-332-7805
3. Download, complete and fax back the registration form to (847) 585-0655.
Featured speakers include:
Ted Bruesch, Liphatech
Ted Bruesch is the Technical Support Manager for Liphatech, Inc. He is supporting pest
control, agriculture and consumer product divisions through classroom training, field
training, technical support, publications and field research. He has over 23 years experience
in the pest control industry working 13 years with Wil-Kil Pest control as a Technician and
Supervisor as well as 10 years with Copesan Services as a National Technical Director.
Mike Potter, University of Kentucky
Michael F. Potter, Professor of Entomology at the University of Kentucky, specializes in pests
infesting buildings, people, pets and property. He received his B.S. degree in
Entomology from Cornell University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in entomology with a
specialization in integrated pest management from the University of Arizona. Before joining
the University in 1991, Potter was national technical director for Orkin, the world’s largest
pest control company.
Stuart Mitchell, Pest West
Stuart is a Board Certified Entomologist in Urban & Industrial Entomology, member of the
Entomological Society of America, and Pi Chi Omega Professional Fraternity. In addition, he
holds a Voluntary Certified Quality Control Sanitarian Certification and membership in the
American Institute of Baking. He is a certified pest management technician in Illinois and
Missouri as well.
Carl Winter, University of California, Davis
He’s been called the “Elvis of E. coli,” the “Sinatra of Salmonella, “ and the “Artist Formerly
Known as Price of Pesticides” by various news media sources. To perform his duties in
providing science-based food safety information, dissemination - food safety music! Armed
with a synthesizer, Dr. Winter performs musical parodies of contemporary popular music by
modifying lyrics to make them appropriate to food safety issues such as bacterial
contamination, irradiation, biotechnology, government regulation, and pesticides.
Ed Hosoda, Cardinal Professional Products
Ed Hosoda is the Vice President of Cardinal Professional Products. He has a degree in zoology
from the University of California, Davis. Ed has over 35 years of pest management experience
and a frequent speaker on Food Industry Pest Management.
Tony Petersen, ConAgra
Tony Petersen has over 30 years in the grain, pest management and food processing
industries. He currently works for ConAgra Milling specializing in dry sanitation and pest
management. He has been active in developing fumigant alternatives within ConAgra and is
the current chair of the IAOM Food Protection Committee.
Dave Pettigrew, McCloud Services
Dave Pettigrew is a key member of the McCloud Services team. He is responsible for
providing program direction and support for food safety and pest management programs,
particularly for the retail food industry. Dave provides food safety training and consulting for
McCloud clients, and has conducted food safety training classes for many thousands of
food service workers over the last 30 years.