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July/August 2008

USA and Sweden — Similarities, Challenges and Opportunities

A seminar examining the link between standards, safety and economic growth

Seminar speakers represented agencies and organizations from government and industry on both sides of the Atlantic. Swedish journalist and TV anchor Pelle Thörnberg moderated the seminar, which concluded with a panel discussion.


Ewa Björling, Swedish minister of trade

James A. Thomas, ASTM International president

Lennart Nyström, director of quality assurance and regulatory affairs, MAQUET-GETINGE Medical Systems

Mary McKiel, standards executive with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and ASTM board member

Kitty Pilarz, director of Mattel worldwide product safety and ASTM board member

Johan Ekesiöö, CEO, IBM Sweden

James A.Thomas (left), ASTM International president and Lars Flink, CEO of the Swedish Standards Institute


At the seminar from ASTM (left to right): Tom Schwartz, board member; Rich Kayser, chairman; and Jim Olshefsky, ASTM staff.


Seminar panel discussion

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