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Kitty Pilarz

Mattel, Inc.
Vice President of Product Safety & Regulatory Compliance
Kitty Pilarz is Vice President of Product Safety & Regulatory Compliance for Mattel Inc.  Her team is responsible for product safety policies  and regulatory compliance for the corporation. She received the 2013  Ron Brown Leadership Award, recognizing leadership in promoting standardization as a way of eliminating global barriers to trade.

In 2011, Pilarz served as ASTM International’s Chairman of the Board. She is also on the ASTM F15 Executive Committee.  Pilarz helps develop ASTM standards for toys and many juvenile products. Pilarz has served as symposium chair for the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization, and as President and Board Member of that group – which works to promote product safety through education and communication.

In 2010, Pilarz received the Dana Award in recognition of her commitment to children’s safety through the development of global safety standards. She was also honored with the 2006 ASTM Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow for her contributions to F15.

She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo where she received a B.S. in mechanical engineering, and holds an M.B.A. from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.