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Al Kaufman

Toy Industry Association, Inc.
Senior Vice President, Technical Affairs

Alan P. Kaufman is a toy industry veteran with more than 35 years of experience addressing product safety, quality assurance, regulatory compliance and product testing issues for toy companies and retailers. 

Mr. Kaufman is currently Senior Vice President, Technical Affairs at the Toy Industry Association, Inc. (TIA).   Mr. Kaufman previously served as Vice-President for Global Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs at Toys“R”Us and spent more than a decade directing production, sourcing and technical services within The Walt Disney Company and its affiliated companies. Earlier in his career, he held technical and production positions at a number of toy manufacturers, including Mattel, Knickerbocker and Coleco. 

Mr. Kaufman is President-Elect and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO). He is also a member of the executive board of ASTM International Committee for Consumer Products F15, and active on a number of its subcommittees responsible for toy and juvenile product safety standards, and is the nominated US expert for the current revision of ISO/IEC Guide 50 on Children’s Safety.    Mr. Kaufman received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is certified as a quality engineer.