Next Meeting: The 100th CSPA Annual Meeting will take place Dec. 8-12 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. August 2013 Spray 19 Left to right: CSPA Chairman Bob Scharf (President & CEO, Sergeant’s Pet Care Products); Keynote Speaker Dr. Steven Levitt, economist and author of Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics; and CSPA President & CEO Chris Cathcart. sible Regulation (ARR) and provided a low vapor pressure (LVP) update. Doug Fratz, CSPA Senior Science Fellow & Aerosol Products Division Staff Executive, provided an overview of the CSPA Consumer Product Ingredients Dictionary. The Division’s dozen working committees made decisions on how to proceed on an extensive array of issues and projects, including promoting aerosol recycling, managing aerosol manufacturing and warehouse storage fire codes, and resolving a number of regulatory issues related to bagon valve aerosols, GHS flammability classification and testing, and FTC Guides for Environmental Marketing Claims. The program also marked the annual unveiling of the results of the CSPA Aerosol Pressurized Product Survey, showing aerosol product unit production in 2012 (see ST&M, June 2013). SPRAY The CSPA selected Slava Butkovich from Blue Springs, MO, as the 25th recipient of the Murray Glauberman Memorial Scholarship Award. As a graduating senior from Blue Springs High School, she ranked first out of a class of 550. She is a National Merit Finalist, a U.S. Presidential Scholars Candidate and a National Finalist for the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad. She also has worked as a Summer Science Research Fellow in the Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Baylor University, engaging in organic chemistry cancer research and authoring a paper titled “Synthesis of a Benzosuberene Analogue as a Potential Vascular Disrupting Agent.” Butkovich earned the Comcast Leaders & Achievers Award for being involved in her school and community, along with becoming a Grand Prize Winner for the Create Real Impact Contest, a competition created to inform teenagers about distracted driving. Some of her other extracurricular activities include composing music to perform with her family’s music ensemble at nursing homes, serving as a Davidson Young Scholar Ambassador participating in community service projects, and President of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). In the fall, Butkovich will attend The California Institute of Technology in Pasadena to pursue a double major in chemistry and chemical engineering. After graduation, she plans to attend medical school to study cancer research. Butkovich’s mother is an employee at CSPA member company Faultless Starch/Bon Ami. Since the scholarship program began in 1989, CSPA has awarded a total of $200,000 to be used toward the pursuit of a college degree. Left to right: Jeannene Ackerman, Murray Glauberman Scholarship Selection Committee Representative; Slava Butkovich; and CSPA Chairman Bob Scharf. The CSPA received a 2012 Henry Spira Humane Corporate Progress Award from The Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS). The HSUS recognized CSPA for its work to make potentially harmful antifreeze and engine coolant unpalatable to animals and humans. The award is given to acknowledge corporations that take special steps to safeguard animals. Left to right: Sean Moore, CSPA Director of State Affairs, East Region; Sara Amundson, Executive Director, Humane Society Legislative Fund; and Phil Klein, CSPA Executive VP of Legislative & Public Affairs.
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