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Joel Recht

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Associate Executive Director, Directorate for Engineering Sciences
Dr. Joel R. Recht, Associate Executive Director, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is responsible for managing the Commission’s Directorate for Engineering Sciences.  Dr. Recht leads a team of scientists, engineers and other technical specialists in developing technical policy for and implementing the CPSC’s engineering programs.  The Directorate manages hazard assessment and reduction projects and product safety assessments; provides engineering, scientific and technical expertise to the CPSC; and develops and evaluates product safety standards.  Dr. Recht joined CPSC in 2004 as the Director of the Division of Chemistry.  Dr. Recht earned his Ph.D. in chemical engineering at Cornell University in 1996 and his B.A. in chemistry at Rutgers University in 1990.  Prior to joining CPSC, Dr. Recht was the Chief of Testing and Technical Services for the Government Printing Office.  Formerly, Dr. Recht was a Senior Research Engineer at MeadWestvaco, a major paper and packaging company.