Spring 2013 Conference A Success - Press Release


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March 18, 2013

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TSEI Spring Conference in St. Petersburg a Success


TOPEKA, KANSAS – The Transportation Safety Equipment Institute (TSEI) held its semi-annual spring conference in St. Petersburg, Florida February 20–22, 2013.

The conference featured a robust agenda that included several guest speakers and substantive member and committee sessions over two and half days.  On February 21, Dr. Timothy Nash of Northwood University gave an informative presentation on current economic conditions and the impact that future U.S. economic and monetary policy could have on manufacturers and the general business environment. TSEI attendees also welcomed Jim Alberdi, President of A.J. Arango, Inc., and Rachel Kreissl, Commercial Officer of the Tampa Bay Export Assistance Center, who discussed U.S. import and export regulations and procedures.

During the membership sessions on February 22, TSEI members and committee representatives presented updates on various committee activities, recent regulatory developments (including those related to FMVSS 108), SAE standards and other developments affecting the lighting and safety equipment industry. In addition to providing vital updates to members, these sessions are critical in helping shape the Institute’s short- and long-term priorities.

“We were extremely pleased to have great attendance and dynamic speakers at this year’s Spring Meeting,” said TSEI President Kristen Goodson. TSEI represents over two dozen manufacturers, service providers and other industry participants that are actively involved in the lighting, reflective device and emergency product segments of the transportation industry. Ms. Goodson added: “At each meeting, attendees and speakers contribute to the Institute’s success by sharing a wealth of industry knowledge and technical expertise with the membership.”

The next meeting of the Institute will take place in Washington, D.C. in October 2013.


About TSEI

The Transportation Safety Equipment Institute (TSEI) is a non-profit trade association serving the needs of manufacturers of OEM and aftermarket motor vehicle safety devices and associated equipment. TSEI provides government representation and market research services, monitors proposed and enacted legislation and regulations, and serves as a technical forum to resolve industry problems. For more information on TSEI, visit www.tsei.org.