Kitty Pilarz is Vice President of Product Safety & Regulatory Compliance for Mattel Inc. / Fisher-Price, and is responsible for product safety policies for the corporation and brand.She received the 2013 Ron Brown Leadership Award, recognizing leadership in promoting standardization as a way of eliminating global barriers to trade. In 2011, Pilarz served as ASTM International’s Chairman of the Board. She is also on the ASTM F15 Executive Committee. Pilarz helps develop ASTM standards for toys and many juvenile products. Pilarz also serves on committees for the American National Standards Institute, UL and the International Organization for Standardization. In 2010, Pilarz received the Dana Award in recognition of her commitment to children’s safety through the development of global safety standards. She was also honored with the 2006 ASTM Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow for her contributions to F15.
Pilarz has served as symposium chair for the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization, and as President and Board Member of that group – which works to promote product safety through education and communication.
She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo where she received a B.S. in mechanical engineering, and holds an M.B.A. from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.