PAPMA Annual State Conference

November 13-14, 2019


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Tuesday, November 12

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Welcome Reception                

Wednesday, November 13

7:00 am – 8:15 am
Registration / Exhibits / Continental Breakfast   

8:15 am – 8:45 am



Instructions & Introductions: 
PPMA/Legislative Update
Marty Overline, President; Caleb Wright, Executive Director; Jeff King, Conference Chair

8:45 am – 10:15 am


General Session 1: Wood Boring Beetles, Wood Destroying Organisms & Revised NPMA-33 Form
Ed Van Instendal- Mid Atlantic Territory Manager, Ensystex Inc

(PA: 12-2; 18-2) 

10:15 am – 10:45 am Break in the Exhibit Hall

10:45 am – 11:45 am




Technical Track Session A: Development and Implementation of a Fungal Biopesticide for Control and Prevention of Bed Bugs
Dr. Nina Jenkins, Penn State University

(PA: 16-2; 18-2; 23-2) 

Business Track Session B: Price Increases - Drive Profit & Your Value 
Dan Gordon, PCO Bookeepers                  

11:45 am – 1:15 pm
Lunch / Exhibit Hall

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm




Technical Track Session C: Dismiss the Myth of Ticks and Tick-borne Disease
Dr. Erika Machtinger, Assistant Professor of Veterinary Entomology, Penn State University

(PA: 16-2; 18-2; 23-2)

Business Track Session D: What is Value? Are You Building a Valuable Company?
Dan Gordon, PCO Bookeepers 

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm


Technical Track Session E: Control of Common Ants of the Northeastern United States
Dr. Gallagher, Technical Manager, Syngenta

BusinessTrack Session FThe Great Fleet Debate - Own vs. Lease & Vehicle Maintenance
Joe McMahon, McMahon Auto Group

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Break in the Exhibit Hall
4:15 pm – 5:15 pm


General Session 2: Trapping and Exclusion Services for Rodent Control 
Ed Dolshun, Catchmaster

7:00 pm Hospitality Suite 


Thursday, November 14

7:00 am – 8:00 am
Breakfast/Exhibit Hall
8:00 am – 8:30 am
8:30 am – 10:00 am
General Session 3: Stored Product Pest 
Jeff Weir, Technical Director Sprague Pest Solutions Tacoma, WA
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Break in the Exhibit Hall

11:00 am – 12:00 pm




Technical Track Session G        
Rodent Behavior and Control: Using Their Behavior to Your Advantage
Barry Pitkoff, LiphaTech

Business Track Session H
Building An Efficient Budget & Planning For Growth
Bob Williamson, General Manager Moyer Indoor/Outdoor

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Lunch / Exhibit Hall

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm





Technical Track Session I
The Dreaded Small Fly Problem
Harry Bryan, Jr (Nisus Corp)


Business Track Session J
Commodity Fumigation 
Robert Verrico, Western Fumigation Services

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Break in the Exhibit Hall
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm 

General Session 4: Pesticide Safety
Dr. Nancy Troyano, BCE, Director of Technical Education and Training, Rentokil North America

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