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Tuesday, February 26 • 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Breakout #04: Surviving the Fray: Uniting Differing Perspectives in Standard Development

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Development of voluntary standards in the consensus-based forum of ASTM or other standard setting bodies is not always easy. Differing perspectives representing various stakeholder groups ultimately require negotiation, compromise and in some cases, relinquishing an ideal. Hear lessons learned and best practices for navigating these tricky waters from those who have survived the fray and created standards ensuring the utmost in product safety.

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Lisa Trofe

Managing Director, The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA)
Lisa Trofe is the Managing Director 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 in 27 product categories... Read More →

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Nancy Cowles

Executive Director, Kids In Danger (KID)
Nancy is the Executive Director of Kids In Danger (KID), a nonprofit dedicated to protecting children by fighting for product safety. KID’s mission is to save lives by enhancing transparency and accountability through safer product development, better education and stronger advocacy... Read More →
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Bob Crowley

Global Compliance Manager, Newell Brands
Bob Crowley is a Global Compliance Manager for Newell Brands with 20 years of experience in product safety. He works in the Baby Division on juvenile products with brands such as Graco®, Aprica® and Baby Jogger®. Some of his responsibilities include compliance and testing for juvenile... Read More →
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Celestine Kish

Senior Engineering Psychologist, CPSC
Celestine Kish has been with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for more than 29 years.  She is a Senior Engineering Psychologist in the Division of Human Factors.  During her tenure with the CPSC, she has done extensive work in areas pertaining to children’s products... Read More →
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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 Committees... Read More →

Tuesday February 26, 2019 3:50pm - 4:50pm EST
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