Aerosol organizations give tour of Shield plant for CARB

Written on: May 3, 2022 by SprayTM

On April 26, the Western Aerosol Information Bureau (WAIB) and the Household & Commercial Product Association (HCPA), in conjunction with and organized by the National Aerosol Association (NAA), held a plant tour and Aerosol 101 for members of California Air Resources Board (CARB) Enforcement at the Shield PLZ plant in Chino, CA. 

            According to the organizations, the event was an effort to stay involved with CARB and grow the aerosol industry’s relationship with CARB Enforcement.

            The tour was spearheaded by Doug Raymond of Raymond Regulatory Resources (3R), who explained the motivation behind the tour in an exclusive interview with SPRAY.

            “WAIB, HCPA, NAA and all the aerosol associations want to continually educate and encourage CARB to come to us first with their questions about aerosol products and reach out to us for any assistance when considering regulation of the aerosol industry.

            “We also very much want to extend our thanks to Shield PLZ; we couldn’t hold events like this without a plant to tour,” Raymond added.

            Pictured from Left to Right are the tour participants. Top row: Raymond, representing NAA; Kyle Blye, CARB Inspector Consumer Product Enforcement Section; Nicholas Georges, HCPA Senior VP, Scientific & International Affairs; and Bill Wood, VP Regulatory, PLZ Corp.

            Bottom row: Donna Lopez, Site Manager Shield/PLZ; Ian Fishman, PLZ Corp. R&D; Chi Le, PLZ Corp. R&D; Lisa Yacoubian, Chief, CARB Vehicle, Parts & Consumer Product Enforcement Branch; Shannon Downey, Manager, CARB Consumer Product Enforcement Section; Steve Sanchez, Aeropres Corp., representing WAIB and Justin Knorr, Inspector, CARB Consumer Product Enforcement Section.