Hi, I'm Stacey Bowers, MILS!
Stacey Bowers is a compliance consultant with nearly 10 years' experience monitoring, selecting, and summarizing international consumer products regulations and standards for global retailers, manufacturers, brands, and their supply chain partners.
I have extensive knowledge of analytical, labeling, safety, and testing issues applicable to apparel, cosmetics, food, food contact articles, footwear, giveaways/ incentives/ premiums, home textiles, jewelry, juvenile products, and toys, including the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), the Canadian Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA), the EU's REACH Regulation, California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (aka Proposition 65), and Japan's Food Sanitation Law.
I am a producer of current, comprehensive, and customized products to address strategic business needs for consumer products companies, including entering new geographic markets; facilitating education and training throughout the supply chain; and development of global best practices around regulatory compliance.
Stacey Bowers's Background
Stacey Bowers's Experience
Global Regulatory Specialist at Compliance and Risks
Consult with consumer products retailers, manufacturers, brands, and their supply chain partners to understand, apply, and comply with on international regulatory requirements. Specialize in compliance obligations for apparel, footwear, furniture, jewelry, home textiles, juvenile products, and toys. Identify applicable regulations and standards; create custom "global best practices" for current and new/ emerging markets, such as BRIC; author, revise, and maintain compliance and testing manuals; present focused and customized training on topics including CPSIA, California Proposition 65, Quebec's Charter of the French Language, and other regulatory matters; and develop product testing protocols to reflect a company's unique "compliance philosophy"
Technical Sales Manager, Softlines & Toys at TUV SUD America Inc. (TUVAM)
June 2011 - November 2011
Senior Global Regulatory Specialist, Knowledge Products at Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services
August 2010 - July 2011
Interim Manager, Information Resources Center (IRC) at Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services
August 2003 - August 2010
Senior Producer, LibraryJournal.com at Reed Business Information
1999 - 2003
Producer, PublishersWeekly.com at Reed Business Information
1998 - 1999
Web Producer, gURL.com at Delias
1998 - 1998
Web Producer, BookWire.com at Cahners Publishing
1997 - 1998
Editorial Assistant, Nickelodeon Magazine at Viacom
1994 - 1996
Editorial Intern, Sassy Magazine at Lang Communications
1993 - 1994
Stacey Bowers's Education
1999 – 2002
New School University
1992 – 1996
Concentration: Writing & Literature
Stacey Bowers's Interests & Activities
Member of American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), ASTM Interational, and the Toy Industry Association, Inc. (TIA). Always reading about proposed legislation, work items to amend standards, enacted regulations, government recalls, and NGO reports. Total "law nerd," who loves nothing better than compiling 43 countries' worth of drawstring restrictions and bans into one giant chart. Obsessed with Twitter, blogging, and, starting today, Brand Yourself!