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Richard L. Stern

Techtronic Industries
Global Product Safety Director
Richard Stern has worked for almost 30 years in the safety arena. This includes over 17 years as a federal employee and 12 years in the manufacturing sector and product safety consulting.


Richard worked on facility and manufacturing process safety issues and conducted accident investigations with the U.S. Department of Energy. He also performed regulatory oversight for fueled, electrical, and recreational consumer products as a Senior Compliance Officer and eventually as an Associate Director in the CPSC's Office of Compliance.


Richard was a global product safety manager for innovation products and oversaw the global product safety training program for Whirlpool. He also spent 3 years as a consultant with Exponent, assisting clients with product safety evaluations, regulatory compliance, and expert witness services for both Plaintiff and Defense litigation.


For the past three years, Richard has been the Global Product Safety Director for Techtronic Industries, overseeing all aspects of product safety for consumer and commercial products. He is responsible for ensuring that TTI has effective and compliant product safety systems for all global operations, including new product development, post-sale monitoring, field report investigation, and corrective action development and implementation.