October 2021

HCPA grows its Scientific & Regulatory Affairs team; promotes Georges

The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) welcomes two new members
to its Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Department.

Molly Blessing will join HCPA on November 8, 2021, as Director, Sustainability, and Carrie Brown started on October 12 as Manager, Regulatory Affairs.

Blessing

Blessing 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, she will be responsible for developing and leadingsustainability initiatives among HCPA member companies, allied trade associations, and NGOs. Most recently, Blessing served as the Product Safety & 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 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Green Chemistry Program.

Brown

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. Prior to joining HCPA, Brown 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.”

Georges

In addition to these two new hires, Nicholas Georges was promoted to Senior VP, Scientific & International Affairs. Georges has made significant contributions to HCPA, especially the Aerosol Products Division and International Affairs Council, during his 4.5 years at the association. He will lead the Air Quality Council in this new role.