The Household & Commercial Products Association has welcomed two new members of staff to its Scientific & Regulatory Affairs department.
Molly Blessing will join the HCPA on 8 November as director of sustainability, and Carrie Brown started on 12 October as manager of regulatory affairs.
Blessing is a product stewardship and sustainability specialist with five years of experience in corporate product stewardship, international chemical regulation, and green chemistry. She will be responsible for developing and leading sustainability initiatives among HCPA member companies, allied trade associations, and NGOs.
Most recently, Blessing served as the product safety and regulatory affairs specialist lead for Adhesive Technologies at Henkel, where she served as the subject matter expert on product stewardship to help guide innovation and commercialise more sustainable products. She was also an assistant regulatory chemist at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and interned at the US Environmental Protection Agency in the Green Chemistry Programme.
Brown is a chemist with experience formulating for personal and home care product brands. As the manager of regulatory affairs, she will serve as the division staff executive for the floor care products division and support the Air Quality Council.
Before joining the HCPA, Brown served as laboratory operator at Emerald Cloud Lab, an associate manager at Method Products, a formulations associate at Estee Lauder, and an analytical chemist at Draper.
“Molly and Carrie each bring unique experiences relevant to the household and commercial products industry that will make them valuable members of the HCPA team,” said Steve Caldeira, president and CEO of the HCPA.
“Molly’s product stewardship expertise will help her effectively lead sustainability efforts on behalf of member companies and key stakeholders. Additionally, Carrie has knowledge of relevant industry issues, especially in the regulatory space, having previously worked with home care products. I am excited to grow the Scientific & Regulatory Affairs team, and I’m confident that members will benefit from these two new hires.”
Additionally, Nicholas Georges has been promoted to senior vice-president of scientific & international affairs. Georges has made ‘significant contributions’ to the HCPA, said the Association, especially the Aerosol Products Division and International Affairs Council, during his four and a half years at the organisation. He will lead the Air Quality Council in this new role.