Michaels Stores Inc. announced yesterday that Mary Swartz has been awarded a scholarship to the Certificate Program at Saint Louis University’s Center for Supply Chain Management. The scholarship was awarded by ExpertRECALLTM, the industry leader in recall logistics and regulatory compliance. Swartz will study product safety issues from risk assessment to product recall management and implementation during the six-month Certificate in Product Safety Management program. Below is the release that was issued yesterday.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ExpertRECALL Awards First Scholarships for Product-Safety Education
American Greetings and Michaels Stores Executives to Study at Saint Louis University
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 24, 2010) – ExpertRECALL, the leader in the field of recall logistics and regulatory compliance, has awarded the first full scholarships for the study of recall logistics management in the food, drug and consumer products industries to Gina Beredo with American Greetings Corporation and Mary Swartz with Michaels Stores, Inc.
Upon completion of their studies at Saint Louis University’s Center for Supply Chain Management, Ms. Beredo and Ms. Swartz will be awarded the Certificate in Product Safety Management.
“Keeping up to date on changes in regulations and the latest tools and techniques is the key to staying well prepared to meet the challenges of recall management,” said Mike Rozembajgier, ExpertRECALL’s Vice President of Recalls. “These scholarships are the first to support comprehensive study of what has become an essential area of focus for manufacturers and retailers around the world who are facing an increasing number of product recalls.”
The six-month Saint Louis University certificate program includes four on-campus sessions and ten distance-learning modules. Topics range from risk assessment to product-recall management and implementation.
“I want to thank ExpertRECALL for the opportunity to learn from top industry professionals to acquire information on how to strengthen, enhance, and refine the Michaels’ product safety program and ensure that it is best in class,” said Mary Swartz, Regulatory Compliance Manager at Michaels Stores, Inc.
“Every day ExpertRECALL helps companies navigate through the complexities of product recalls and associated product safety issues,” Rozembajgier added. “We applaud companies who are dedicated to producing safe products which is why we are offering these scholarships to full-time product safety experts. We are committed to product safety and the safety of consumers and we believe programs like these will ensure further success in these areas.”
The program starts June 14, 2010 at the Saint Louis University campus and ends December 2, 2010.
ExpertRECALL is a service of Stericycle (SRCL). ExpertRECALL is the industry leader in managing consumer product, pharmaceutical, medical device, juvenile product, and food and beverage recalls. ExpertRECALL streamlines the entire product recall process and manages Notification & Response, Processing & Tracking, and Compliance & Reporting for pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer products companies. For more information, visit http://www.expertrecall.com.
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