WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) the voice for the household and institutional products industries is pleased to announce the promotion of Phil Klein from Senior Vice President to Executive Vice President of Legislative and Public Affairs.
This well-earned promotion reflects Phils dedication to the organization and industry while also underscores his effective leadership for our legislative affairs, membership, and meetings operations
This well-earned promotion reflects Phils dedication to the organization and industry while also underscores his effective leadership for our legislative affairs, membership, and meetings operations, said Chris Cathcart, CSPA President.
Klein joined CSPA in 1988 and has increasingly taken on more responsibility for the Association. In addition to his many years managing successful federal and state legislative and public affairs programs, Klein has contributed to CSPAs high member retention rate and also helped to bring in more than 40 new members during the past two years.
Highlights of Kleins career at CSPA include his work on passage of numerous federal laws such as the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) of 2004 and PRIA II in 2008, the Antimicrobial Reform Act of 1996 and protection of the federal 183(e) Clean Air Model Rule in the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991. He has actively promoted national harmony in the regulation of volatile organic compounds, and developed the National Inhalation Abuse Awareness Program on Capitol Hill. State legislative affairs highlights include passage of the Texas Clean Air model rule, Texas Product Tax and No-fault Superfund Program and an Iowa inerts model law on public disclosure.
Prior to his work at CSPA, Klein managed his own political consulting firm in St. Paul, Minnesota. Klein received his Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Minnesota. He lives with his family in Virginia, is an enthusiastic and dedicated basketball coach for the Special Olympics and enjoys playing softball and tennis.
The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) is the premier trade association representing the interests of some 250 companies engaged in the manufacture, formulation, distribution and sale of $80 billion annually in the U.S. of hundreds of familiar consumer products that help household and institutional customers create cleaner and healthier environments. Our products 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 used every day. Through its product stewardship program, Product Care, and scientific and business-to-business endeavors, CSPA provides its members a platform to effectively address issues regarding the health, safety, sustainability and environmental impacts of their products. For more information, please visit www.cspa.org.