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Wednesday, February 21
 

3:45pm

Breakout Session # 1: Manufacturing For Product Safety in the Future: Challenges and Solutions

This panel discussion is intended to provide practical advice from manufacturers.  Representatives from diverse industries will talk about some of the challenges they anticipate facing in the near future and the solutions they have developed and are implementing to better meet those challenges.

 

  

Moderators
avatar for Holly Ohlrich

Holly Ohlrich

Board Member, ICPHSO
Holly Ohlrich has ten years of experience as General Counsel for several manufacturers in the infant and children product industry.  She was formerly the VP of Product Safety and Compliance and managed safety and compliance teams facing the challenges of shipping regulated products... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Frank Gibbs

Frank Gibbs

Senior Director, Regulatory Compliance, Mattel, Inc.
Frank Gibbs is the Senior Director of Regulatory Compliance for Mattel, Inc.  Prior to his current role, he was the corporate laboratory manager for Mattel.  He is currently involved in standards development addressing the safety of toys within ASTM and ISO.  He is the Convenor... Read More →
avatar for Rick Hackman

Rick Hackman

Associate Director, Regulatory and Technical Relations, The Procter & Gamble Company
Rick Hackman,  Associate Director - Regulatory and Technical External Relations, has been with P&G for 30 years. Rick directs the P&G North America Regulatory and Technical External Relations organization which is responsible for regulatory compliance, regulatory/legislative influence... Read More →
avatar for Michael H. Kauffman

Michael H. Kauffman

Associate General Counsel - Consumer Business Group, 3M Company
Mike Kauffman is an Associate General Counsel at 3M Company.  3M is a Fortune 100 global manufacturing company with diverse product lines in the industrial, safety, health care, electronics, and consumer marketplaces.  Mike has overall general counsel responsibility for 3M’s... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Grand Cypress A/B/C

3:45pm

Breakout Session # 2: The Nuts & Bolts of Product Safety in 2018--Or, How to Avoid Building Frankenstein's Monster!

In 2018, consumer products are more innovative than ever, with new features and new functionality, being introduced every day.  In many cases, these products represent novel combinations of features that haven't been seen in the marketplace.  As more functionality and features are sewn-in or bolted-on to products, we may be creating a greater potential for problems in terms of consumer health and safety or the environment.  The ever increasing pressure to shorten the product development time line also adds to the difficulty in fully evaluating product risks.

The panel will share best practices and insight on how to capitalize on this innovation, while managing product safety, testing and regulatory implications and protecting consumers, as well as your company and brand’s reputation. 

The session will emphasize practical take home points and the use of specific case examples to illustrate concepts that could otherwise be abstract. We will reserve at least 20 minutes for interactive discussions with the audience.

 

 


Moderators
avatar for Lisa Trofe, CAE

Lisa Trofe, CAE

Director, Product Safety & Certification, Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association (JPMA)
Lisa Trofe is the Director of Product Safety & Certification for the Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association (JPMA).  In this role, she oversees the trade association’s product safety programming, including the Certification 2.0 program, which certifies 2,000+ juvenile products... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Patty Adair

Patty Adair

Director, Risk Management Group, U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Patty Adair is the Director of the Risk Management Group at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  In this role, she is responsible for the agency’s risk management program, which includes five program areas – chemical, fire and combustion, children’s, electrical... Read More →
avatar for Tom Lewandowski, Ph.D., DABT, ERT, ATS

Tom Lewandowski, Ph.D., DABT, ERT, ATS

Principal/Toxicologist, Gradient
Dr. Thomas Lewandowski is a toxicologist and chemist working in Gradient’s Seattle, Washington office. He has over 25 years of experience in the areas of product safety evaluation, pharmacokinetics, metals toxicology, and developmental toxicology. He is currently leading Gradient’s... Read More →
avatar for Stacey Bowers, MILS

Stacey Bowers, MILS

Manager, Global Market Access, Compliance and Risks, Ltd.
  Stacey Bowers, MILS, is the Manager of Compliance & Risks' Global Market Access team. Stacey is a self-described "law nerd" with 15 years' experience monitoring, selecting and summarizing international consumer products regulations and standards, including the Consumer Product... Read More →
avatar for Pelagio Payumo

Pelagio Payumo

Product Safety & Compliance Manager, Oculus, VR, LLC
Pelagio Payumo is the Product Safety and Compliance Manager at Oculus VR, LLC.  His over 18 years of experience in Product and System Safety span both the Military Vehicle Systems (the Bradley Fighting Vehicles of the U.S. Army) as well as the Information Technology products from... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

3:45pm

Breakout Session # 3: Total Recall: How to Leverage Next-Gen Marketing Technology to Increase Recall Reach

No matter how recall effectiveness is measured or defined, the goal of getting a recalled product out of homes should be a primary goal.  However, today’s consumers expect speed and ease – especially Millennials and Gen Z - and in fact may even prefer, during a recall, to interact with chatbots to accomplish their daily tasks, product purchases, and receive company and personal communications. 

We will discuss recalls that had high and low consumer response rates.  We will discuss the factors that could have caused those differences.  Research on communication and behavioral trends will be shared with the audience including demographics and lifestyle data of customers and their preferences. We will hear from marketing experts and safety and recall experts who can provide insight into these issues and discuss whether companies should have different strategies to reach different consumer populations.

  

 

  

Moderators
avatar for Rachel Weintraub

Rachel Weintraub

Legislative Director and General Counsel, Consumer Federation of America (CFA)
Rachel Weintraub is the Legislative Director and General Counsel for Consumer Federation of America (CFA). Previously, she was the Director of Product Safety. Rachel has worked with Consumer Federation of America since 2002.  Her primary focus is advocacy on product safety issues... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sean Beckstrom

Sean Beckstrom

Chief Product Safety Counsel and Division Counsel, Baby and Consumer & Commercial, Newell Brands, Inc.
Sean Beckstrom is Chief Product Safety Counsel and Division Counsel for Baby and Consumer & Commercial at Newell Brands, Inc.  He supports the Nuk, Quickie and Rubbermaid Commercial Products brands worldwide in regulatory, litigation and general legal matters.  Mr. Beckstrom graduated... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Cowles

Nancy Cowles

Executive Director, Kids In Danger
Nancy Cowles is the Executive Director of Kids In Danger (KID), a nonprofit dedicated to protecting children by improving children’s product safety.  Nancy has over 30 years experience conceiving, building and directing organizations to investigate a wide variety of consumer issues... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Gail Perry, MBA, Ph.D.

Vanessa Gail Perry, MBA, Ph.D.

Acting Chair, Department of Marketing; Professor of Marketing, George Washington University School of Business
Vanessa Gail Perry, MBA, PhD, is Professor of Marketing, Strategic Management and Public Policy at the George Washington University School of Business.  Her research is focused on consumers in financial and housing markets, public policy, and marketplace discrimination, and has been... Read More →
avatar for Heather Wilkerson

Heather Wilkerson

Vice President, Marketing, Registria
Heather Wilkerson is a seasoned customer experience and marketing executive, with more than 20 years of technology, media, data and marketing experience. Ms. Wilkerson leads Marketing for Registria, a technology company focused on helping the world’s leading product brands to deliver... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Palm A - F
 
Thursday, February 22
 

3:30pm

Breakout Session # 4: Product Safety From Outer Space
Panellists will take a uniquely global view of the current product safety landscape, providing practice examples and real-world illustrations to both show the consistent themes in product safety policy and enforcement and also to highlight where there are differences. It will also provide a practical and unique overview of trends in product safety on a global scale: spotting trends, influences, and critical factors as to where product safety regulation is headed overall. The discussion, in addition to providing insights into what the future of product safety regulation might look like in the future, will consider why that may be the case. Panellists will use their deep experience in international product regulation to provide practical tips for stakeholders on how to manage the international challenges

Moderators
avatar for Rod Freeman

Rod Freeman

Partner, Cooley (UK) LLP
Rod Freeman is an international products lawyer. He is routinely ranked as a leading product litigation lawyer in the major legal directories, where he is described as “the outstanding go-to specialist for product liability matters” and “without a shadow of a doubt the most... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sylvie Gallage Alwis

Sylvie Gallage Alwis

Avocat à la Cour (France) and a Solicitor (England & Wales)., Hogan Lovells International LLP
Sylvie Gallage-Alwis is both an Avocat à la Cour in France and a Solicitor in England & Wales.Sylvie is recognized as a "dynamic and determined litigator" (Who's Who Legal 2016) who is "a firm favorite among clients" as "she always goes the extra mile to support her clients... Read More →
avatar for Matt Howsare

Matt Howsare

Member and Co-Chair Consumer Products Practice Washington, D.C., Mintz Levin
Matt Howsare is a Member with the law firm of Mintz Levin in Washington, DC and Co-Chair of the firm’s Consumer Products Practice. Mr. Howsare focuses on federal, state, and international product safety matters and related regulatory issues and litigation. He provides representation... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

3:30pm

Breakout Session # 5: Safe At Any Speed -- How To Place New Cutting Edge High Tech Products On A Market That Is Characterized By Exponentially Accelerating Innovation, Progress, and Technology?

In a fast paced consumer landscape, speed – of technology, innovation, and progress – is driving change in how businesses design, manufacture, and distribute their products. As this acceleration creates new and exciting cutting-edge technologies and braves the status quo, companies and consumer product safety authorities are encountering ever increasing unknowns.  

How can we know and/or test that ground-breaking ideas and designs are safe in practice? What will happen when these novel products enter the market and how quickly will they expand globally? When and how can we as industry and regulators come together throughout an original product’s lifecycle? What new partnerships are needed – in research and development, patents, and entrepreneurship – to help us learn and understand the potential risks before they go to market? 

These questions and more will be the genesis for dialogue between industry and regulators as we discuss new tools (trend analysis, social media analytics, standards and design), existing approaches (general provisions, recalls, and outreach), and best practices for tackling these evolving opportunities and challenges. Representing a synthesis of industry, legal, and regulatory representatives, this panel will provide insights and examples of how to mitigate risks, adapt decision-making processes, and best strive together towards safe products.

 

  

Moderators
avatar for Sebastian Polly

Sebastian Polly

Partner, Hogan Lovells International LLP
Dr. Sebastian Polly is a partner at the Munich office of the international law firm Hogan Lovells. His key focus is on product liability, product safety and product compliance law. He is particularly experienced in the automotive, consumer goods and consumer electronics industry. Sebastian... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Patty Adair

Patty Adair

Director, Risk Management Group, U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Patty Adair is the Director of the Risk Management Group at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  In this role, she is responsible for the agency’s risk management program, which includes five program areas – chemical, fire and combustion, children’s, electrical... Read More →
avatar for Katie Greenwood

Katie Greenwood

Director, Risk Assessment Bureau, Consumer Product Safety Directorate, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch (HECSB), Health Canada
Katie Greenwood is the Director of the Risk Assessment Bureau of Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Directorate at Health Canada.   In this role, Katie is responsible  for a continuum of risk detection, monitoring and assessment functions  for consumer products and cosmetics... Read More →
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John McNulty

Head of Safety and Compliance Engineering, Google


Thursday February 22, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Grand Cypress A/B/C

3:30pm

Breakout Session # 6: Collaboration is Key: Creating a Roadmap for International Standards Alignment

Great opportunity and potential exists for the international product safety community to learn from each other’s best practices and data analysis.  This session is meant to be a framework to open the dialogue among representatives from trade associations, standard setting bodies and relevant agencies, so that positive steps can be made toward global standards alignment.  Dialogue with a panel who is operating in this space and working to achieve those objectives will facilitate attendee understanding and implementation of identifying steps that need to be taken in their own segments.


Moderators
avatar for Lisa Trofe, CAE

Lisa Trofe, CAE

Director, Product Safety & Certification, Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association (JPMA)
Lisa Trofe is the Director of Product Safety & Certification for the Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association (JPMA).  In this role, she oversees the trade association’s product safety programming, including the Certification 2.0 program, which certifies 2,000+ juvenile products... Read More →

Speakers
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Rick Locker

Partner, Locker, Greenberg & Brainin
Rick Locker is a principal partner in the law firm of Locker Greenberg & Brainin, P.C.. He is a member of various local, state and national bar associations. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee, United States Chamber of Commerce/National Association of Manufacturers on... Read More →
avatar for Len Morrissey

Len Morrissey

Director, Technical Committee Operations Division, ASTM International
Len Morrissey is a director in the Technical Committee Operations Division of ASTM International, one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world. In his role, he leads a team that coordinates the standardization activities of over 50 ASTM Technical... Read More →
avatar for Xia Liu, Ph.D.

Xia Liu, Ph.D.

Researcher, China Institute of Standardization (CNIS)
Xia Liu, PhD / Researcher, staff of  China Institute of standardization(CNIS). Deputy director of the center on  consumer goods risk assessment and analysis of defects engineering technology of AQSIQ, Director of department of  safety risk assessment in  risk supervision center... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Palm A - F

4:30pm

Breakout Session # 7: Yesterday, Today, And Tomorrow: How Burgeoning Access to Information Has and Will Impact Consumer Expectations for Product Safety

Information about product safety issues can circle the globe in an instant. This interactive panel presentation will explore the ways in which information technology and social medial have changed consumer’s expectations as to the safety and quality of consumer products and what can be expected in the future.  Participants in this session will gain an understanding of the impact that information technology and social media have had on changing consumer expectations for product safety and the ability to use this understanding to prepare for and proactively address consumer expectations for product safety and quality in the future.


Moderators
avatar for Cheryl Possenti

Cheryl Possenti

Partner, Goldberg Segalla
Cheryl Possenti is a founding partner of the firm and has more than 30 years’ experience in the defense of complex personal injury actions. With a practice that focuses on product liability matters and related litigation — and whose extensive experience includes defending high-profile... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mike Gentine

Mike Gentine

Regulatory Affairs Attorney, Polaris Industries, Inc.
S. Mike Gentine serves Polaris Industries, Inc., as its Regulatory Affairs Attorney, both providing internal clients with guidance regarding the company’s regulatory and product safety obligations and representing the company before CPSC and other agencies globally. Mike also serves... Read More →
avatar for Don Huber

Don Huber

Director, Product Safety, Consumer Reports
Don Huber has 35+ years as a product safety professional, with extensive experience as a product safety, quality assurance, and product integrity manager.  Don is currently Director, Product Safety for Consumer Reports.  The Consumer Reports Product Safety Team engages in safety-related... Read More →
avatar for Lindsay Lorimer

Lindsay Lorimer

Partner, McMillan LLP
Lindsay Lorimer is a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group.  Lindsay's practice is heavily focused on product liability defence and products related regulatory issues. Lindsay has extensive experience defending class actions and both individual and commercial product... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

4:30pm

Breakout Session # 8: Tools for Assessing Ever-Increasing Risk in a World of Accelerating Innovation
While companies continue to introduce innovations at an accelerating rate, development of industry regulations and requirements rarely keep pace. As a result, trendy and often wildly popular products do not fit neatly into existing product categories with existing product specifications and safety standards. Products like hover boards and rare earth magnet sets are but two examples.  This session will discuss the challenges and solutions for ensuring that innovation and convenience does not come at the expense of consumer safety, and will cover developing effective risk assessment procedures for these "out of scope" products.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Shecter

Jennifer Shecter

Senior Director, Content Impact and Corporate Outreach, Consumer Reports
Jennifer Shecter is the Director of Content Impact & Corporate Outreach at Consumer Reports. In this capacity, she helps lead outreach and communications with manufacturers, partners, and policymakers, coordinating public service activities, and pursuing strategic initiatives to advance... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Andy Dabydeen

Andy Dabydeen

Canadian Tire Corporation
Andy Dabydeen is a Manager with the Product Stewardship (PS) team at Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd., where he is accountable for the PS compliance functions. In that capacity, he is responsible for the execution of their incident management and ethical sourcing processes; facilitating measures... Read More →
avatar for Patricia Edwards

Patricia Edwards

Voluntary Standards Coordinator, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Patricia (Patty) Edwards is the Voluntary Standards Coordinator for the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Patty received her B.S. degree in Materials Engineering from Va Tech and her M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Prior to her career... Read More →
avatar for Joan Lawrence

Joan Lawrence

Senior Vice President, Standards and Regulatory Affairs, The Toy Association
Joan Lawrence is Senior Vice President of Standards and Regulatory Affairs for The Toy Association.  A 25+-year veteran of The Toy Association, Ms. Lawrence's role includes managing the Association's product safety programs -- including leading efforts in the development of... Read More →
avatar for Matthew McGarrity

Matthew McGarrity

Technical Manager, Hardlines, SGS - North America, Inc.
Matthew McGarrity is currently Hardlines Technical Manager at Consume and Retail division at SGS North America Inc. He has been at SGS for eight years and specializes in regulatory, industry requirements, and quality testing for hardgoods products. Matt supports SGS clients in product... Read More →
avatar for Robert Pollock

Robert Pollock

Director, Market Surveillance, UL
Robert Pollock has worked for UL for almost 40 years and has been the Director of Market Surveillance since 2001. In this role, he is responsible for developing and directing all global market surveillance policies and programs for UL’s family of certification marks.  UL’s Market... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Cypress A/B/C

4:30pm

Breakout Session # 9: The Future of State-Level Reporting Requirements: Can One Size Fit All?

As more is learned about the chemical substances consumers interact with in the products they use in their daily lives, the definition of safe product evolves at an increasing rate. Nowhere is this more pronounced than in the regulation of children’s product and, more specifically, those regulations implemented at the state-level. The panel will review a broad range of state-level chemical disclosure requirements, state-level efforts toward alignment, industry efforts aimed at satisfying competing requirements and manufacturing control programs employed by individual manufacturers focused on reducing the potential need to report in the first place.  


Moderators
avatar for Gretchen Paine

Gretchen Paine

Partner, Product Liability Practice, Perkins Coie
In her representation of companies facing state and federal claims of product liability, Gretchen Paine has defended clients in a wide range of cases, including In re Asiana Flight 214 and other major aviation incidents.  She also handles a variety of premises liability injury claims... Read More →

Speakers
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Antonio Fernandes

Managing Director, Quality and Compliance, UPPAbaby
Antonio Fernandes is the Managing Director of Quality and Compliance for UPPAbaby, an innovative high-quality developer of juvenile products. With over 20 years of experience, he oversees New Product Development Quality Engineering and Compliance activities.  He is responsible for... Read More →
avatar for Liz Hitchcock

Liz Hitchcock

Government Affairs Director, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
Liz Hitchcock is the Government Affairs Director for Safer Chemicals Healthy Families where she coordinates the campaign’s advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill and with federal agencies. She joined the campaign after four years as the public health advocate for the U.S. Public Interest... Read More →
avatar for Nate Sponsler

Nate Sponsler

Director, Apparel and Footwear International RSL Management (AFIRM) Group, Phylmar Group
Nathaniel Sponsler is a client advisor with the Phylmar Group, an environmental health and safety consulting company based in California.  He serves as Director of the Apparel and Footwear International RSL Management (AFIRM) Group, a group of companies whose mission is to reduce... Read More →
avatar for Justin Waltz

Justin Waltz

Program Analyst, Environmental Pubic Health Section, Oregon Health Authority (OHA)
Justin E. Waltz is a Program Analyst in the Environmental Public Health Section of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). He implements all aspects of the Toxic-Free Kids Act for OHA.  He has 19 years of experience in environmental health and public health. Prior to OHA, he was a fellow... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Palm A - F
 
Friday, February 23
 

10:30am

Breakout Session # 10: Social Media and Product Misuse: How Can We Shut That Down?

There are countless examples on social media of people promoting the misuse of products, from clothes baskets used as baby baths to toothpick crossbows.  Our panel will discuss specific cases of product misuse promoted by social media and the steps to help shut it down in order to limit the impact on consumer safety and your brand.


Moderators
avatar for Karolyn Helda

Karolyn Helda

Managing Director, Laboratory, AI - Asiainspection
Karolyn Helda is the Managing Director of AsiaInspection’s Laboratory in Buffalo, New York.  She has worked in the consumer products safety, compliance and quality assurance industry for almost 30 years. Her knowledge and direct experience span the categories of toys and children’s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Neal Cohen

Neal Cohen

Principal, Neal Cohen Law LLC
Neal Cohen is an experienced and well-respected product safety attorney and consultant in the United States. He advises companies whose products are regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), where he served in various capacities as an attorney and senior official... Read More →
avatar for Alison Erickson

Alison Erickson

Senior Attorney, Hallmark/Crayola
Alison Erickson has been a Senior Attorney in the in-house legal department for Hallmark and Crayola for the past year where she is primarily responsible for US and international Product Safety/Integrity/Recalls, Regulatory and Customs Compliance, Marketing and Ad claims, Product... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Galbo

Joseph Galbo

Social Media Specialist, Office of Communications, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Joe Galbo joined the Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Communication in June 2016 as a Social Media Specialist. In this role, he coordinates the digital content and strategy behind all CPSC social media platforms and websites.  Previously, Joe held a similar position... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Grand Cypress A/B/C

10:30am

Breakout Session # 11: Safety Innovation to meet the Challenges of the Exponential Age: Practical Tips for the Marketplace

All agree that the consumer products landscape has changed forever.  To remain competitive, innovative companies are replacing entire categories of products and compressing the speed and time to market.  Regulations, standards and databases for new product categories do not exist, forcing companies to rethink how they design and manufacture safe products.  Following a brief recap of the panel's work distilling the issues presented by compressed speed to market, the panel will present alternative approaches to address product safety in the Exponential Age.  Audience participation will be facilitated and encouraged!


Moderators
avatar for Belinda May

Belinda May

ICPHSO President Elect, Board Member and 2018 Symposium Program Chair; Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's President Elect and the Chair of the 2018 Annual Symposium.  She has served on the ICPHSO Board of Directors since 2015.  Ms. May practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Geoff Barrett

Geoff Barrett

Director of the Risk Management Bureau,Consumer Product Safety Drectorate (CPSD), Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch (HECSB), Health Canada
Geoff Barrett is the Director of the Risk Management Bureau (RMB) of the Consumer Product Safety Directorate, HECSB, HC.  In this role he is responsible for the development of risk management approaches including communications with consumers, contributing to the development of regional... Read More →
avatar for Dochul Choi, Ph. D.

Dochul Choi, Ph. D.

Senior Vice President, Global Business & Technology Strategy, Digital Appliances Business, Samsung Electronics Co., LTD., Korea
Dr. Dochul Choi, a senior vice president in Samsung Electronics, is currently in charge of global business and technology strategy. He is overseeing the business opportunities and product development for main business segments such as air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines... Read More →
avatar for George Borlase, Ph.D, PE

George Borlase, Ph.D, PE

Assistant Executive Director, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction     , U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Dr. George Borlase currently serves as the Assistant Executive Director for Hazard Identification and Reduction at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).He and his staff are responsible for responsible for managing efforts to identify and mitigate the risk of injury... Read More →
avatar for Gene Rider

Gene Rider

Principal, Exponent, Inc.
Gene Rider spent the past 30 years focused on the design, development, manufacturing and qualification of consumer goods.  He recently joined Exponent, a science based company that solves complex technical problems and provides design and process safety consulting services to the... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress