image

Supplier

image

Content and subjects related to suppliers so they can better understand their competition and how to maximize their investment.

30 Results

  • The Art Of Trade Show Marketing: From Booth To Boothmanship: A How-To Guide For Suppliers

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 01/05/2016

    The number of trade-show exhibiting opportunities for suppliers grows annually. Major shows, regionals, traveling showcases and distributor shows combined present more than 200 shows, but with the increase comes escalating costs and questionable ROI. This seminar is built to help staff maximize return. Maximizing ROI starts the day contract is signed. This program is geared toward suppliers, but it contains valuable information for distributors who exhibit at trade shows as well. The program reviews many aspects of trade shows and sheds a new light on end-user shows.

    Join Joel Schaffer, MAS for this session on the art of trade show marketing. The number of trade-show exhibiting opportunities for suppliers grows annually. Major shows, regionals, traveling showcases and distributor shows combined present more than 200 shows,but with the increase comes escalating costs and questionable ROI. This seminar is built to help staff maximize return. Maximizing ROI starts the day contract is signed. This program is geared toward suppliers, but it contains valuable information for distributors who exhibit at trade shows as well. The program reviews many aspects of trade shows and sheds a new light on end-user shows.

    Joel Schaffer, MAS

    CEO

    Joel D. Schaffer, MAS is CEO and founder of Soundline, LLC, the pioneering supplier to the promotional products industry of audio products. He is the only person to have received both the ASI's Marvin Spike Industry Lifetime Achievement Award (2002) and PPAI's Distinguished Service Award (2011). He is a past director of PPAI's Board of Directors and has chaired several PPAI committees and task forces. He was elected to the PPAI Hall of Fame in 2016. Now celebrating 50 years in our industry.

    CAS-Apprvd.jpg

    1 Point

  • Trade Show Supplier Best Practices Package

    Contains 3 Product(s) 1 new product(s) added recently

    As a value-add for participating in our trade-show, this collection of best practices will help you have your best show possible!

    Thank you so much for being able to take part in our trade show! As a value-add, this collection of best practices will help you have your best show possible! This session includes an industry overview with Christopher Duffy, MAS, best practices for booth etiquette with Joel Schaffer, MAS, and follow up tips after the show with Robyn Davis. 

  • Ship Like A Pro

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 10/10/2018

    Managing a promotional products business is time-consuming. As a PPAI Affinity Partner, Ascent Global Logistics is available to help you simplify the shipping of your promotional products. Join Jason Schrier, director of business development at Ascent Global Logistics, to learn how to optimize your shipping practices.

    Managing a promotional products business is time-consuming. As a PPAI Affinity Partner, Ascent Global Logistics is available to help you simplify the shipping of your promotional products. Join Jason Schrier, director of business development at Ascent Global Logistics, to learn how to optimize your shipping practices.

    Jason Schrier

    Jason Schrier is a Director of Business Development for Ascent Global Logistics in Hudson, OH. After serving as an infantryman in the U.S Army and completing a tour in Iraq, Jason started his career in logistics with FedEx in 2010. While at FedEx, Jason became an expert in LTL, air freight, full truckload, expedited freight and cold chain shipping solutions. After building a strong foundation of logistics and transportation best practices at FedEx, he spent two years assisting pharmaceutical companies with complex supply chain solutions as a Special Accounts Representative. While helping these companies, Jason created recommendations in areas such as cold chain packaging, modes of domestic and international transportation management, customs paperwork assistance, setting up shipments and tracking shipments until delivery. He was rewarded several Purple Promise Awards for his dedication to his customers and was the only individual in the contiguous United States to win an ICan award from his Asian Pacific counterparts. After spending six years in operations, Jason transitioned into sales with Ascent Global Logistics in 2016. After spending eight months working as an Inside Sales Representative, he was promoted to Director of Business Development.

    CAS-Apprvd.jpg

    1 Point

    1. Register and watch the session. Please note it will open in a new window. Please do not close the session launch page.

    2. Please make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off in order to access the session once you select it.

    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • The PPAI Expo 2018: The Exhibit Clinic: How To Get Better Results At Trade Shows

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 01/18/2018

    Learn what makes a trade show different, how to differentiate expectations of attendees, learn the do’s and don’ts of working the booth and the event, and learn creative ways to follow up after the show ends.

    Join Mary Ellen Sokalski, MAS for this interactive session.  It will help even the most seasoned trade show exhibitors maximize the potential they have to create an extraordinary booth experience. Learn what makes a trade show different, how to differentiate expectations of attendees, learn the do’s and don’ts of working the booth and the event, and learn creative ways to follow up after the show ends.

    Mary Ellen Sokalski, MAS

    Director of Marketing Communications

    Mary Ellen Sokalski, MAS, is a 33-year industry veteran noted for her fun and interactive educational sessions which earned her the Promotional Products Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Education Excellence, PPAI’s Distinguished Service Award and its Facilitator Excellence Award. Currently the owner of The Scarlet Marketeer, a creative content marketing firm, she has presented hundreds of sessions on the topics of Marketing, Communications, Selling, Apparel, Direct Mail, Creativity, Promotional Programs, Supplier-Distributor Relations, and How to Have a Happy Life. A multi-winner of PPA’s Supplier Achievement Awards and the Golden Pyramid, ASI’s Distinguished Women in Promotional Products, one of ASI’s Women to Watch in Promotional Products in 2011, as well as numerous other communications awards, she has captured more marketing and speaking honors than any other industry professional. She is also a featured author in industry publications, and originator of the Promotional Apparel Advisory Council for PPAI. Past presidents of SACDV and PPNA, former Vice Chair of Marketing for PPAI, member of the PPAI Board of Directors, and inducted into the PAPPA Hall of Fame.

    CAS-Apprvd.jpg

    1 Point

  • CAS: Screen-Printing 101

    Contains 5 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 12/06/2017

    Join Marshall Atkinson for this session on screen-printing 101. This session will cover the best practices when working with a screen-printer. Participants will learn "how-to" send the PO and art to a vendor with tips and tricks on getting things set up and handled to move it through the production pipe on-time so it's shipped correctly.

    Join Marshall Atkinson for this session on screen-printing 101. This session will cover the best practices when working with a screen-printer. Participants will learn "how-to" send the PO and art to a vendor with tips and tricks on getting things set up and handled to move it through the production pipe on-time so it's shipped correctly.

    Marshall Atkinson

    Product Manager, Blogger, and Speaker

    Marshall Atkinson owns Atkinson Consulting. He is also is the host of The Big Idea, an industry podcast that focuses on best industry practices for shops and is published on the second and fourth Thursday of every month.

    Atkinson frequently contributes to industry trade magazines and speaks at trade shows. He shares relevant content through the blogs, videos, webinars, and live events. 

     

     

    CAS-Apprvd.jpg

    1 Point

  • Certified Advertising Specialist Package

    Contains 27 Product(s) 1 new product(s) added recently

    Get all your sessions registered in one-stop shopping style and complete at your own pace!

    Get all your sessions registered in one-stop shopping style and complete at your own pace! 

    Please complete all dedicated courses and their quizzes: You will have 3 attempts to pass each quiz. You must answer 4 out of 5 questions correctly. If you have not passed a quiz after 3 attempts, please contact certification@ppai.org

    Please note in order to start working on your CAS please make sure you have completed the TAS Certificate program first.

  • SAGE Show 2017: Strategy: Branded vs Private Label

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.50 credits offered

    Did you know the smallest print location can have the biggest impact? This is a branding business, plain and simple. Provide more value, retain more clients, and keep your competition in the dark through the use of Adam Walterscheid’s private label strategy.

    Did you know the smallest print location can have the biggest impact? This is a branding business, plain and simple. Provide more value, retain more clients, and keep your competition in the dark through the use of Adam Walterscheid’s private label strategy.

    Adam Walterscheid

    President and CEO

    Adam Walterscheid is president and CEO of T-Shirt Tycoon Solutions, a Dallas, Texas-based supplier and screen printer of custom apparel. Prior to founding T-Shirt Tycoon, Walterscheid founded PXP Solutions. He was one of the first screen printers in the U.S. to introduce soft-hand water-base/discharge printing to corporate markets.

    Walterscheid is author and presenter of “The Basic Language of Screen Printing 101,” a  certified curriculum for designer and retail buyers working with retailer JCPenney. Additionally, he has served as a speaker for distributors Staples Promotional Products, Jack Nadel, Inc., Axis Promotions and Harvey-Daco.

     

    CAS-Apprvd.jpg

    0.5 Points

  • SAGE Show 2017: Reality On A Garmet

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.50 credits offered

    Every penny spent on promotional products is an investment. How do you calculate the return for your client? Adam Walterscheid will walk you through a simple and effective way to capture the highest number of quality impressions through the use of well-engineered promotional wearables.

    Every penny spent on promotional products is an investment. How do you calculate the return for your client? Adam Walterscheid will walk you through a simple and effective way to capture the highest number of quality impressions through the use of well-engineered promotional wearables.

    Adam Walterscheid

    President and CEO

    Adam Walterscheid is president and CEO of T-Shirt Tycoon Solutions, a Dallas, Texas-based supplier and screen printer of custom apparel. Prior to founding T-Shirt Tycoon, Walterscheid founded PXP Solutions. He was one of the first screen printers in the U.S. to introduce soft-hand water-base/discharge printing to corporate markets.

    Walterscheid is author and presenter of “The Basic Language of Screen Printing 101,” a  certified curriculum for designer and retail buyers working with retailer JCPenney. Additionally, he has served as a speaker for distributors Staples Promotional Products, Jack Nadel, Inc., Axis Promotions and Harvey-Daco.

     

    CAS-Apprvd.jpg

    0.5 Points

  • SAGE Show 2017: How To Start A Project: The 5 Step Process For Distributors And Suppliers

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.50 credits offered

    Suppliers are often kept an arm’s distance away from the end user. How can you expect them to provide the best product for each unique project? A simple five step Q&A process for all distributors and suppliers will help bridge that gap and keep your opportunities headed in the right direction.

    Suppliers are often kept an arm’s distance away from the end user. How can you expect them to provide the best product for each unique project? Adam Walterscheid presents a simple five step Q&A process for all distributors and suppliers will help bridge that gap and keep your opportunities headed in the right direction.

    Adam Walterscheid

    President and CEO

    Adam Walterscheid is president and CEO of T-Shirt Tycoon Solutions, a Dallas, Texas-based supplier and screen printer of custom apparel. Prior to founding T-Shirt Tycoon, Walterscheid founded PXP Solutions. He was one of the first screen printers in the U.S. to introduce soft-hand water-base/discharge printing to corporate markets.

    Walterscheid is author and presenter of “The Basic Language of Screen Printing 101,” a  certified curriculum for designer and retail buyers working with retailer JCPenney. Additionally, he has served as a speaker for distributors Staples Promotional Products, Jack Nadel, Inc., Axis Promotions and Harvey-Daco.

     

    CAS-Apprvd.jpg

    0.5 Points

  • Apparel Trends and Transcending the Promo Products Market

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 03/01/2017

    Trends, challenges and opportunities will define the decorated apparel industry in 2017. Now is the time to get ahead of these trends and prepare for new products that will meet your customers’ demands.

    Join Colleen Hartigan as she discusses trends, challenges and opportunities will define the decorated apparel industry in 2017. Trends, challenges and opportunities will define the decorated apparel industry in 2017. Now is the time to get ahead of these trends and prepare for new products that will meet your customers’ demands. Many factors influence the styles, colors, fabrics and materials clients will ask for this year. In this webinar, participants will learn about the newest apparel trends, color palettes and the exciting advancements in apparel technology, and they can then take advantage of every opportunity. 2017 promises to be full of opportunities for apparel manufacturers, suppliers and decorators. Don't be left out of the loop—get ahead of the trends by learning about them now.  

    Colleen Hartigan

    Consultant

    Colleen Hartigan is a 32-year veteran of the embroidery and apparel decoration industry. Recently retired as executive vice president of Madeira USA, she now works as a consultant for Madeira USA and Madeira Germany, sharing her extensive knowledge of the embroidery industry and the embroidery process. A seasoned speaker with a long history of educational training at trade shows and private seminars, Hartigan shares her expertise in all facets of creating and selling embroidery. She focuses on product education and the use of the right products to improve customer satisfaction and sales.

    CAS-Apprvd.jpg

    1 Point

  • The Next Wave of California Regulations: Priority Products

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 01/25/2017

    Just when you thought you had a handle on all of your compliance obligations, you've got more on your hands. In 2018 new rules go into effect that will change how and where you must post Prop 65 warnings. Key to this update, you now need to warn the purchaser prior to purchase, that means online and catalog warnings will be required. This session will help you get prepared to comply with these new rules. This session qualifies as an elective course under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Just when you thought you had a handle on all of your compliance obligations, you've got more on your hands. In 2018 new rules go into effect that will change how and where you must post Prop 65 warnings. Key to this update, you now need to warn the purchaser prior to purchase, that means online and catalog warnings will be required. This session will help you get prepared to comply with these new rules. This session qualifies as an elective course under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Recommended Pre-Requisite: CAS Required: Product Safety Basics and Prop 65 & State Regulations

    Susan DeRagon

    Senior Technical Consultant

    Susan DeRagon is senior technical consultant at AsiaInspection. With over 30 years of experience, DeRagon is a leading quality and safety expert on toys, children’s products, and promotional and licensed goods. She works closely with companies to provide the highest level of quality service in the areas of regulatory compliance, product testing, quality control and assurance, safety evaluations and inspections.

    DeRagon is an active member of The Toy Association and ASTM International, participating on several toy and children’s product standards committees. She is also a previous member of the Board of Directors for the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO).

    MAS-Apprvd.jpg

    1 Point

  • Technology: What You Must Know For Selling Promotional Tech Products

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 10/25/2016

    Tech products are one of the industry’s hottest product categories, but what do you really know about sourcing them? Here you will learn about the critical need for safety and certification when sourcing technology products. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Join LaTanya Schwalb for this session on tech products. Tech products are one of the industry's hottest product categories, but what do you really know about sourcing them? Here you will learn about the critical need for safety and certification when sourcing technology products. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    LaTanya Schwalb

    Senior Project Engineer

    LaTanya Schwalb is a Senior Project Engineer at UL LLC. She has been with the company for fifteen years and her work in product safety and compliance has spanned from household products to high tech products. For the last 2-1/2 years she has been focusing more of her work in the small battery industry. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University and was achieved Advanced Communicator Bronze and Advanced Leader Bronze with Toastmasters International.

    MAS-Apprvd.jpg

    1 Point

    image
  • Technology: Lithium Ion Batteries

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 10/11/2016

    This course will address the critical need for safety and certification when sourcing lithium batteries. Learn what you need to look out for to keep you and your channel partners on the right side of compliance. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Join LaTanya Schwalb for this session as she addresses the critical need for safety and certification when sourcing lithium batteries. Learn what you need to look out for to keep you and your channel partners on the right side of compliance. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    LaTanya Schwalb

    Senior Project Engineer

    LaTanya Schwalb is a Senior Project Engineer at UL LLC. She has been with the company for fifteen years and her work in product safety and compliance has spanned from household products to high tech products. For the last 2-1/2 years she has been focusing more of her work in the small battery industry. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University and was achieved Advanced Communicator Bronze and Advanced Leader Bronze with Toastmasters International.

    MAS-Apprvd.jpg

    1 Point

    image
  • Using Pantone In The Promotional Products Industry

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 10/04/2016

    Your client gave you what color number? They requested blue, but which blue? And will it be single color, two color, or full color; what is the best option for your client? Learn what PANTONE® products can assist you in communicating color within the promotional products industry.

    Join Kari Banner for this session on Pantone. Your client gave you what color number? They requested blue, but which blue? And will it be single color, two color, or full color; what is the best option for your client? Learn what PANTONE® products can assist you in communicating color within the promotional products industry.

    Kari Banner

    Affinity Program Specialist

    As the Affinity Program Specialist, Kari Banner is responsible for the relationships between our business partners and how they perform. Day to day she works to deliver a better experience to PPAI members.

    CAS-Apprvd.jpg

    1 Point

  • Hot Topics In International Trade Legislation That Will Directly Impact You

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 09/27/2016

    This webinar provides a breakdown of recent trade legislation and free trade agreements affecting the promotional products industry. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Join Robert Stang for this presentation on international trade legislation. This webinar provides a breakdown of recent trade legislation and free trade agreements affecting the promotional products industry. Highlights include cost savings and compliance provisions in the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015; updates on the newly proposed Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) providing post savings on imported materials and components for U.S. manufacturers; and a pre-election update on passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Robert D. Stang

    Partner

    Robert Stang is a partner in the international trade and supply chain practice at Husch Blackwell. Bob focuses his practice on customs and brings over 30 years of experience to a wide range of issues affecting inbound and outbound goods, including tariff classification, valuation, country of origin and marking matters, free trade agreements, and special trade programs, including the GSP. A member of the firm's Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team, Bob works with importers and exporters proactively to achieve cost savings and structure programs that meet CBP “reasonable care" requirements. He handles supply chain security issues, including Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) matters and regularly assists importers facing Customs and Border Protection audits, penalties, seizures and other agency enforcement activities. Bob has particular experience with a variety of soft goods and hard goods, including textiles and apparel, footwear, consumer electronics and home appliances. Before joining the firm, he was a member of the global trade practice at an Am Law 100 firm. He also was a director for a company that sourced apparel for U.S. distributors and a senior manager with the international trade practice of a “big four" accounting firm.

    MAS-Apprvd.jpg

    1 Point

    image
  • Product Responsibility Summit 2016: Lithium-Ion: Dirty, Dangerous Secrets

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered

    Tech products are one of the industry’s hottest product categories, but how much do you really know about them? The session will address the critical need for safety and certification when sourcing lithium-ion batteries. This session is an elective for the Product Safety Aware program.

    Join Rick Brenner, MAS and John Copeland for this session on lithium-ion batteries. Tech products are one of the industry's hottest product categories, but how much do you really know about them? The session will address the critical need for safety and certification when sourcing lithium-ion batteries. Learn what you need to look out for to keep yourself and your channel partners on the right side of compliance. This session is an elective for the Product Safety Aware program.

    Rick Brenner, MAS+

    CEO

    Rick Brenner, MAS+ is CEO of top 40 supplier Prime Line (www.primeline.com). A 15 year veteran of the promotional products industry, Mr. Brenner has been long been an advocate for product safety and responsible sourcing. He is a founding board member of Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), chair of QCA's compliance committee and a member of QCA's governance committee. In January 2013 Brenner was appointed to the Board of Directors of ICPHSO.org, the preeminent global product safety organization. Brenner is also a board member and chair-elect for 2014 of the 11,000 member Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), a founding member of PPAI's Product Responsibility Action Group (PRAG) and co-chair of PPAI's annual Product Safety Summit. An avid author and speaker at industry events, Rick Brenner writes the My Two Cents blog at www.rickbrenner.com

    John Copeland

    Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

    John Copeland is Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of Energy Assurance, LLC. Prior to establishing Energy Assurance with Cindy Millsaps, he acquired extensive experience at Motorola Energy Systems Group where he held a number of engineering and business roles over 17 years, including Manufacturing Quality Engineer, Failure Analysis Engineer (Power Electronics & Batteries), Reliability Assurance Engineer and Supplier Auditor. John transitioned to become the initial Program Manager for the startup of Motorola Product Testing Services (MPTS) where he was responsible for business management and project delivery for multiple third-party testing accounts. With his extensive knowledge of battery testing, John was selected to represent Motorola as a subcommittee chair for the development of IEEE 1725 (Standard for Rechargeable Batteries for Cellular Telephones) and led the follow-up-efforts as Committee Chair of the CTIA Battery Certification Program based upon IEEE 1725. For these efforts, John twice received an award for excellence in standards development from Motorola. (CTIA-THE WIRELESS ASSOCIATION®, is an international non-profit membership organization representing the wireless communications industry).

    John's most recent role with Motorola was as the Senior Quality Manager for Warranty & Service, responsible for management of post-shipment quality for all of Motorola Mobility's cellular accessories. In this position John also led multiple product and process improvement activities as a Six-Sigma Black Belt and was responsible for coordination of anti-counterfeit support for accessory products. John holds independent certifications as an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer and ASQ Certified Quality Auditor.

    John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University and a Master of Science in Quality Assurance from Southern Polytechnic State University. His initial career was as a Marine Officer working in tactical communications serving in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

    MAS-Apprvd.jpg

    1 Point

    image
  • Product Responsibility Summit 2016: There's Nothing Voluntary About Voluntary Standards

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered

    This panel discussion will address how voluntary standards impact safety and considerations when selecting a new product that may not have established voluntary standards.This session is an elective for the Product Safety Aware program.

    Join this panel discussion with Gibs Mullins, Neal Cohen, and Patti Edwards on how voluntary standards impact safety and considerations when selecting a new product that may not have established voluntary standards.This session is an elective for the Product Safety Aware program.

    Patti Edwards

    Senior executive for voluntary Standards at CPSC

    Patti serves as the CPSC's senior executive for voluntary standards and voluntary standards development activities. The VSC acts as the agency's conduit and focal point for the full range of voluntary standards activities for all product areas.

    Neal Cohen

    Attorney

    Neal S. Cohen practices law in the area of consumer product safety before the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

    A former CPSC official, Neal brings a wealth of experience in representing companies before the CPSC. Not only does Neal have extensive knowledge of CPSC's safety requirements, he also understands how the CPSC and its staff really think when investigating a consumer product. With this knowledge and the relationships he has built in the product safety community, Neal works hard to represent the best interests of his clients in seeking a fair and favorable outcome.

    MAS-Apprvd.jpg

    1 Point

    image
  • Product Responsibility Summit 2016: Update on Regulatory Issues - Emerging Issues that Will Cost Us Money and Time?

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered

    Just when you thought you had a handle on all of your compliance obligations, we've got more on our hands. This session will cover changes to California Proposition 65, updates to green chemistry, reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act and much more. This session is an elective for the Product Safety Aware program.

    Join Dan Herling and Tom Lewandowski for this session on regulator issues. Just when you thought you had a handle on all of your compliance obligations, we've got more on our hands. This session will cover changes to California Proposition 65, updates to green chemistry, reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act and much more. This session is an elective for the Product Safety Aware program.

    Dan Herling

    Consumer Product Litigation Attorney

    Daniel Herling, member attorney at Mintz Levin, is focused on product liability issues relating to consumer products. Specific to consumer class action lawsuits, Herling has successfully defended clients in class actions alleging false or misleading labeling or advertising of foods, cosmetics, over-the-counter drugs, dietary supplements and homeopathic products. These claims have involved probiotics, “natural” ingredients, “clinically-proven” results, lack of efficacy, lack of substantiation and failure to disclose.

    He has served as defense counsel in more than 3,000 product liability cases and represented companies in both state (California) and federal courts. He routinely advises clients on regulatory matters as well as the selection of local counsel and lead trial attorneys. His commercial litigation practice has covered a wide spectrum of issues and included representation of several international companies based in Italy, Mexico, India, United Kingdom, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Germany, Australia and Switzerland.

    Thomas A. Lewandowski, Ph.D., DABT, ERT, ATS

    Toxicologist and chemist

    Dr. 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 efforts in the emerging area of green chemistry. He is an affiliate faculty member at the University of Washington School of Public Health, where he lectures on toxicology and risk assessment. In 2012-2013, he served as chair of the Society of Toxicology's Education Committee, which works to increase science literacy and public knowledge of toxicology. He is an author of numerous book chapters and manuscripts relating to the practice of risk assessment, occupational health and consumer product toxicology. He is a board certified in toxicology in the US as well as Europe.

    MAS-Apprvd.jpg

    1 Point

    image
  • Product Responsibility Summit 2016: Remarks by CPSC Commissioner Joseph Mohorovic

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered

    Remarks by CPSC Commissioner Joseph Mohorovic. This session is an elective for the Product Safety Aware program.

    Remarks by CPSC Commissioner Joseph Mohorovic. This session is an elective for the Product Safety Aware program.

    Joseph Mohorovic

    Commissioner of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

    Joseph P. Mohorovic has been sworn in as a Commissioner of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). President Barack Obama nominated Mr. Mohorovic on October 13, 2013, and he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 28, 2014, to a term that expires in October 2019.

    “I extend a warm welcome to Commissioner Mohorovic on his return to the CPSC,” said Chairman Kaye. “Mr. Mohorovic has extensive public policy, product manufacturing, and product testing experience. I commend Mr. Mohorovic's stated commitment to advancing the cause of consumer safety, in areas such as furniture and TV tip-overs, and I look forward to working with him.”

    Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Mohorovic was Senior Vice President of Intertek, a global leader in product testing, where he was responsible for all aspects of performance, growth and strategic management in the North American region. Before joining Intertek, Mohorovic's public service included two terms as State Representative for New Mexico's 28th District before resigning elected office to serve in the CPSC administration of former Chairman Hal Stratton from 2002 through 2007.

    “It truly is an honor to be joining an agency with such a distinguished and proud history of protecting American consumers,” said Mr. Mohorovic. “Although the CPSC has accomplished much, there are many complex issues and challenges that lie ahead, not the least of which is an increasingly complex global supply chain. I have no doubt that with the leadership of Chairman Kaye, and working in concert with my other outstanding colleagues on the Commission as well as all agency stakeholders, we will be able to ensure that the CPSC continues to be one of the most responsive and cost-effective investments for American taxpayers in the Federal government.”

    Mr. Mohorovic graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and he holds an M.B.A from the University of New Mexico. He and his wife, Royelle, have three daughters.

    MAS-Apprvd.jpg

    1 Point

    image
  • Tech Summit 2016: Hands on Promostandards Web Services For Suppliers

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 08/31/2016

    Live demonstration of building a web service by a supplier using PromoStandards. Highly interactive session. At the end of the session, it will be demonstrated how once built for one distributor, and now the supplier is integrated with other distributors.

    Live demonstration of building a web service by a supplier using PromoStandards. Highly interactive session with Eric Alessi and Paul Fleischman. At the end of the session, it will be demonstrated how it was once built for one distributor, and now the supplier is integrated with other distributors.

    Eric Alessi

    Essent Corporation, President & CEO

    Eric has been the President and CEO of the Essent Corporation since 1989.

    Paul Fleischman

    Technical Lead

    Paul Fleischman is the Technical Lead at Polyconcept North America.

    Stephen Luisser

    VP of Research

    Stephen Luisser has been the Vice President at Essent Corporation since 1993.

    MAS-Apprvd.jpg

    1 Point

    · Eric Alessi (Essent Corporation)

    · Paul Fleischman (Polyconcept)