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ASTM International Consumer Products Committee Honors Don Mays with Margaret Dana Award

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ASTM International’s consumer products committee (F15) has honored Don Mays with the Margaret Dana Award. The Dana award, F15’s highest honor, is presented to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to advancing voluntary standards for consumer safety products.

Mays is the founder and sole practitioner of Product Safety Insights LLC. In this position, Mays provides product safety program audits; designs comprehensive test programs; provides litigation support; and teaches best practices for developing product safety programs.

Prior to founding Product Safety Insights, Mays was the chief safety and quality officer of Samsung Electronics America from 2018 through 2021; and managing director, product safety and quality, Deloitte & Touche from 2011 through 2018. Mays has worked in the consumer product realm since 1984.

As an ASTM International member, Mays served on the board of directors from 2012 through 2015. He has been vice chair of the executive committee on consumer products; chair of the subcommittee on the safety of connected products; and a member of 22 other F15 subcommittees. Mays just began his role as the consumer products committee chair beginning in January 2022.

In addition to ASTM International, Mays has served on the board of directors of the American National Standards Institute; the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization; and Kids in Danger. He is also vice president of the Society of Product Safety Professionals. Mays was recently elected to the board of representatives in Stamford, Connecticut.

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