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Director, Materials Research and Innovation
Packaging Corporation of America

 “Standards are one of the most collaborative and scientific things in the industry” - Ben Frank

1. What sparked your interest in Standards?

I took a job with PCA in 2001 managing lab operations - it is very hard to do that if you don’t know anything about Standards. You must understand what each Test Method (TM) does, how it works, what it means, and what it can be used for in order to address questions about test properties. It was important to have an understanding of all of our Standards, and a hand in their management. As an industry, we must have Standards to be assured we are measuring the same properties and speaking the same language.

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