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.