The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) is pleased to welcome two new members to the Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Department. Molly Blessing will join the Association on November 8, 2021, as Director, Sustainability, and Carrie Brown started on October 12 as Manager, Regulatory Affairs.
Molly is a product stewardship and sustainability specialist with five years of experience in corporate product stewardship, international chemical regulation, and green chemistry. As the Director of Sustainability, Molly will be responsible for developing and leading sustainability initiatives among HCPA member companies, allied trade associations, and NGOs.
Most recently, Molly 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 commercialize more sustainable products. She was also an Assistant Regulatory Chemist at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and interned at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Green Chemistry Program.
Carrie 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.
Prior to joining HCPA, Carrie served as a 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 & CEO, 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.”
In addition to these two new hires, Nicholas Georges was promoted to Senior Vice President, Scientific & International Affairs. Nicholas has made significant contributions to HCPA, especially the Aerosol Products Division and International Affairs Council, during his four and a half years at the Association. He will lead the Air Quality Council in this new role.