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Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association Announces Newly Elected Board of Directors

Friday, April 27, 2018  

Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association Announces Newly Elected Board of Directors

Industry Leaders Come Together to Further Baby and Children's Safety


 MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. –April 25, 2018 – The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) is pleased to announce its newly elected Board of Directors. The board members were recommended by the Nominating Committee and voted on by membership during the Annual Member Meeting held during the recent JPMA Baby Show in Washington, D.C.


To be eligible to become a member of the JPMA Board, an individual must be an employee of a member company that, at the time of election and throughout the board member’s tenure, is in good standing. Regular member manufacturers make up most of the board but one of the 13 seats may be occupied by a representative from an associate member. Responsibilities of the board members include but are not limited to: sustaining JPMA’s mission and purpose; ensuring effective planning; monitoring and strengthening programs and services of JPMA; providing oversight of the JPMA budget and financial reporting; building a competent board; ensuring legal and ethical integrity; and enhancing JPMA’s public standing. 


The newly-elected board members are as follows:



Joe Croft: Co-Founder of Ju-Ju-Be International


Martin Park: Owner/President of Mommy's Helper  


Mike Schaul: Chief Financial Officer of M Design Village


The new board members, and the Executive Committe, were elected for a three-year term. 


“At JPMA, it is a priority to bring the best minds together to provide strategic direction and take a position on industry issues. We strive to have the best and the brightest in the industry on our board, because this is the one place we all come together for the greater good of babies' and children's safety,” said Kelly Mariotti, Executive Director of JPMA. 


For more information on JPMA, its board, programs and membership, visit


About the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association

The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) exists as the voice of the industry on quality and safety for products intended for babies and children. We do this by:

  • Advocating for safety through product certification  programs and legislative and regulatory involvement;
  • Supporting a broad and diverse membership through  member-only programming and industry promotion;
  • And by acting as a comprehensive source for baby  product information and education.

JPMA members represent 95 percent of the prenatal to preschool products sold in North America. To find out more information about JPMA, our certification program and products certified, and for a complete listing of JPMA Members, please visit Follow JPMA on Twitter @JPMA and connect with us on Facebook to learn about additional safety tips and JPMA initiatives.


Each year, JPMA sponsors Baby Safety Month in September to educate parents and caregivers on the importance of the safe use and selection of juvenile products.


To find out more information about the JPMA Certification Program, the products certified and for a complete listing of JPMA members, please visit Follow JPMA on Twitter @JPMA, connect with JPMA on Facebook or on YouTube and visit to learn more about additional safety tips and other JPMA initiatives.



Kelly Voelker 

Director of Public Relations

Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association

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