20 Apr 2015

Chicago – Intertek (LSE: ITRK), a leading provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of industries around the world, today announced that Xiao Chen has been elected to the board of directors of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO). She will serve a 3 year term, advising on health and safety issues related to products for consumers across the globe.

As the Vice President of Product Intelligence at Intertek, Chen advises manufacturers, retailers, governmental agencies and standard development organizations on hazard analysis, risk assessment, and risk communication.  With more than 15 years of experience, her specialty resides in both food and non-food consumer products, and her primary area of focus has been product design at pre-market stage.

“Xiao has an extensive background of helping our clients mitigate risks and bring safer products to market,” said Brian Gray, Senior Vice President of Product Intelligence and Retail Services at Intertek. “We are proud to congratulate her as she joins ICPHSO’s board to bring her knowledge and expertise to educate and advise the industry on safer, healthier products.”

As a member of the ICPHSO board, Chen joins a global non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to exchanging ideas and information on health and safety issues related to consumer products manufactured and marketed around the world. ICPHSO members represent national and international government agencies, manufacturers, importers, retailers, trade associations, certification/testing laboratories, law firms, academia, standards writing organizations, media, and consumer advocacy groups who work together to  health and safety concerns affecting all consumers.


About Intertek

Intertek is a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide.  From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value for its customers by helping improve the quality and safety of their products, assets and processes.  With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 38,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in the global marketplace, by helping customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit www.intertek.com.



Cheryl Prejsnar
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