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2023 Summit

The 2023 Summit took place from August 9-10 at The Conference Center at Guilford Technical Community College in Colfax, North Carolina. The event provided valuable insight on topics such as compliance requirements of the new mandatory stability standard, updates on PFAS legislation, new product labeling guidance and more.

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Session 1 – TSCA: The Looming Deadline for Fabricators
Joel Oser | Senior Vice President/General Manager, Quality Assurance Services
Chris BattinChief Technical Officer
Benchmark International – Eugene, OR
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Session 2 – What You Need to Know about the Canadian Formaldehyde Emission Regulation 
Andy O'Hare | President
Composite Panel Association – Leesburg, VA
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Session 3 – When CPSC Activity Spills Into the Courtroom: Perspectives of a Former Commissioner
Joseph Mohorovic 
| Senior Managing Consultant
Engineering Systems, Inc. – Aurora, IL
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Session 4 – CPSC Update: What’s Next on the Agency’s Agenda
Matthew Howsare | Partner
Cooley, LLP – Washington, D.C.
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Session  5 – F2057-23 Deconstructed: What You Need to Know About the New Federal Standard 
Richard Rosati | Vice President
Bureau Veritas Consumer Products, Inc. – Buffalo, NY
Session  6 – New Specifications for Tip Restraint Devices
Scott Buehrer | President
B. Walter & Co. – Wabash, IN
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Session  7 – Stability Verified 2.0
Brayden West | Senior Key Accounts Executive 
UL Solutions – Grand Rapids, MI
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Session 1 – EU Regulatory Updaye
Ed Turtle | Associate
Cooley, LLP – Washington, D.C.
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Session 2 – States Accelerating PFAS Regulations 
Michael Sullivan | Partner
Womble Bond Dickinson – Atlanta, GA
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Session 3 – EPA’s Current Stance on PFAS 
William Troutman 
| Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright – Los Angeles, CA
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Session 4 – Harnessing Technology to Track Chemical Compliance
Neil Smith and Dr. Bruce Jarnote | Regulatory & Sustainability Experts Assent
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Session  5 – It’s All About the Label 
Deven Wisner | Vice President
Global Registration Services, Inc. – Tuscon, AZ
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Session  6 – AHFA Member Sustainability Best Practices 
Felicia Steinberg | Director of Community Relations & Partnerships
City Furniture – Miami, FL
Randy Rankin | Global Client Development Director
Eurofins – Las Vegas, NV
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Session  7 – ESG: It’s Not Just For Public Companies 
Chris Ashworth | Global Director of Sales
UL Solutions – Annapolis, MD
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