The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) announced that Charles D. Johnson became its new president, effective August 1, 2017. Mr. Johnson succeeds Daniel K. Shipp, who retires after serving as the association’s president since 1993.
“Charles will be a tremendous addition to our leadership team, and a new voice for our strategic vision,” said Eric Beck, chairman of The International Safety Equipment Association and strategic market consultant at MSA Safety. “Dan Shipp’s service to the industry is unparalleled. The International Safety Equipment Association and our staff have reached many milestones over the course of his 24 years with the industry. I am certain that Charles’s experience and drive will lead to further success in the years to come.”
Johnson has served most recently as the vice-president of policy for The Aluminum Association, acting as strategic advisor to the industry and advancing the aluminum industry’s interests in Washington DC and abroad. His responsibilities have included federal affairs, environmental regulation, occupational health and safety, community and consumer protection, international regulation, and sustainability.
His career with the Aluminum Industry spanned 18 years and during that time Johnson has represented the industry at the WHO/FAO, in diverse standards setting forums, and in international corporate stewardship deliberations.
Johnson holds a B.A. from the University of Mississippi and an M.A. in international environmental policy from The American University.
Headquartered in Arlington, VA, The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) is the trade association in the United States for personal protective equipment and technologies. Since 1933, ISEA has set the standard for the personal protective equipment industry, supporting member companies united in the goal of protecting the health and safety of people worldwide.