The HCPA holds its 105th Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale
The theme of the Household & Commercial Products Association’s
(HCPA) 105th Annual Meeting, held Dec. 2–6 at
the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, FL,
was XPAND 2018. The conference brought together more than 400
leaders from the household and commercial products industry.
At the opening session, Steve Caldeira, CSPA President &
CEO, shared that 25 new HCPA members were added in 2018.
“To put this in perspective, the last time the association achieved
this measure of growth was in 2009,” Caldeira noted.
The HCPA awarded its Chairman’s Award to Wendy Kennedy, Global Air
Care & North America Home Care Senior Communications Manager, The
Procter & Gamble Co. Selected by the Chairman of the HCPA Board of
Directors, the Chairman’s Award goes to a member volunteer whose strategic
engagement, enthusiasm and commitment to excellence has earned them a
reputation as a visionary leader in both HCPA and the household and commercial
products industry. L to R: HCPA President & CEO Steve Caldeira;
Kennedy and HCPA Chairman David Campbell.
In November, the HCPA was informed that it received a 2018
Marcom Gold Award in the print media and publications category
for the 2017 HCPA Annual Report. The Annual Report is one of
the key information leave-behinds the HCPA takes into Congressional
offices to share who it is, what it does, who it represents
and to convey the impressive economic impact of household and
commercial products industry.
Caldeira also shared the work of HCPA’s advocacy activities, including
HCPA’s recent meeting with Acting Administrator of the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Andrew Wheeler,
the release of the 2018 HCPA Government Relations & Public Policy
Report, preparations to educate the 116th Congress on industry
priorities, as well as current actions on ingredient communication
at the State and Federal levels, in the courts and with retailers.
Caldeira also called on the membership to work across categories
to bring positive messaging about household and commercial
products to the influencers that are shaping the conversation
around products online, in the media and in academia.
“Looking forward, HCPA is operating from a position of good
standing with key stakeholders, including highly-respected nongovernment
organizations (NGOs), on ingredient communication,”
“In fact, a recent report from the Breast Cancer Prevention Partners
lauded HCPA for these efforts. Our reputation is invaluable
as we continue to build and strengthen relationships with major
retailers, NGOs and elected officials in preparation for the 116th
Congress in January. We will always be transparent, collaborative
and work to find common ground with those who may not always
agree with us.”
The organization’s Mid-Year Meeting—IMPACT 2019—will be
held May 1–3 in Washington, DC.
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The HCPA awarded the Charles E. Allderdice Jr. Memorial Award to Bill
Auriemma, President & CEO, Diversified CPC International. Auriemma
began his career as a sales representative for National Can Co. in Los Angeles,
CA. He quickly ascended through the aerosol industry, joining Diversified
CPC in 1980 and going on to lead numerous industry associations. Notably,
Auriemma served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for HCPA, on not
one, but two separate occasions, one of which was a two-year appointment to
help shepherd the association through a period of change, including the search
for a new CEO in 2016.
Named after a former president of HCPA, the Allderdice Award is presented
annually to an individual who has made exceptional contributions to
the advancement of the household and commercial products industry.
Michelle Rudnick, Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs, CRC Industries, Inc.
(center) received the Aerosol Products Division Volunteer Recognition Award.
She is flanked by HCPA President & CEO Steve Caldeira (left) and HCPA
Chairman David Campbell.