FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 7, 2017
CSPA Announces 2018 Name Change to Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) at Annual Meeting
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – The Consumer Specialty Products Association concluded their annual meeting this week with some exciting announcements. The conference brought together more than 400 of the most influential leaders from the household and commercial products industry, drawn by the conference’s exclusive networking opportunities, exceptional educational content and nationally-renowned keynote speakers.
At the opening session, Steve Caldeira, CSPA president and CEO shared that in 2018, the group will be changing its name to the Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA). This change is the result of a nearly year-long process based on the findings of comprehensive research, multiple focus groups and key stakeholder input. An energizing video gave the audience a preview of the new brand to come. As part of that process, the association also commissioned economic research to put hard data behind the impact of the industry. Caldeira shared the results with attendees, showing that household and commercial products are a 180-billion-dollar industry employing nearly 200,000 people.
The association also announced David Campbell, vice president, regulatory and government affairs, N.A., RB, as chairman of the CSPA Board of Directors, who joined Vice Chairman, Pamela Lam, vice president, research and development, home and laundry care, Henkel Consumer Goods Inc., Second Vice Chairman, Terrence (Jerry) Porter, vice president, global research and development, The Procter & Gamble Company and Treasurer Bill Schalitz, vice president of research and development, Spartan Chemical Company, as Board officers.
The lineup of thought leaders keynoting the conference included Marty Regalia, former chief economist, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report and columnist for the National Journal; AB Stoddard, associate editor and columnist, RealClearPolitics; and Clive Davies, chief, Design for the Environment Branch, U.S. EPA
“With continued growth on the horizon for the specialty chemicals industry, the timing was right for CSPA to embrace a new name, tagline and logo that projects a more modern brand to more effectively convey what we do and who our members are,” said Caldeira. “In 2018, the association will embark on an ambitious media campaign that will highlight the name, tagline and logo change of the organization to increase awareness and understanding of the significant economic role our members play within the U.S. economy.
The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) is the premier trade association representing the interests of companies that manufacture, formulate, distribute and sell more than $180 billion annually in the U.S. of familiar consumer products that help household and commerical customers create cleaner and healthier environments. CSPA member companies employ hundreds of thousands of people globally. Products CSPA represents include disinfectants that kill germs in homes, hospitals and restaurants; candles, and fragrances and air fresheners that eliminate odors; pest management products for home, garden and pets; cleaning products and polishes for use throughout the home and institutions; products used to protect and improve the performance and appearance of automobiles; aerosol products and a host of other products. Through its product stewardship program, Product Care®, and scientific and business-to-business endeavors, CSPA provides members a platform to effectively address issues regarding the health, safety and sustainability of their products. For more information, please visit www.cspa.org.