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Kay M. Villa is president of Kay M. Villa Consulting based in Needham, MA. The consulting firm works with retailers, apparel, textile, and fiber companies; attorneys; and testing laboratories to address regulatory compliance and the safety of consumer products. Her expertise includes the flammability of textile materials, care and product labeling of textile products, regulatory compliance of consumer products, professional education and training, and standards development. In addition, she is a lecturer at the Fire Protection Engineering Department at the University of Maryland College Park on material properties and their burning behavior.
Ms. Villa began her career in sales and marketing of textile products for building interiors. In 1987, she joined the Building and Fire Research Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce, where she developed test methods and standards related to the flammability of textiles, apparel, protective clothing, and furnishings. She worked at the American Textile Manufacturers Institute from 1992 through 1998 and managed the Institute's technical research programs, represented the Institute before government agencies, and developed its strategic standardization policy. She also served as the organization's lead negotiator to the NAFTA Textile and Apparel Labeling Subcommittee.
She is a member of Committees D13 on Textiles, E5 on Fire Standards, and F23 on Protective Clothing and is the current Chairman of ASTM D13. In addition to ASTM, Villa is a member of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, the National Fire Protection Association, the National Conference on Weights and Measures, and actively participated in the American National Standards Institute. She has been a U.S. delegate to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Consumer Policy Committee and Technical Committee 38 on Textiles, and served as the secretary of SC 19 on Textile Flammability. She has drafted multiple articles on textiles and flammability including writing for Standardization News.
She holds a B.S. degree in textiles and interior design from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a M.S. in textile engineering and science with a minor in statistics from North Carolina State University - Raleigh.
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