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John Kupsch

Party City Holdings
Chief Product Compliance Officer
John Kupsch is Senior Vice President of Party City Holdings, Inc. (PCHI) and Chief Product Compliance Officer located in Elmsford, New York, and is responsible for global product safety and quality assurance. PCHI’s business includes the design, manufacturing, distribution, and retail sale of juvenile products, food ware, party accessories, home decor, toys, and licensed products throughout the world. Prior to joining PCHI, John was Technical Director at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute, a part of Good Housekeeping magazine responsible for administering the Good Housekeeping Seal and providing product safety and performance information to Good Housekeeping’s monthly readership of over 25 million people. Consumer product quality evaluations were regularly featured on national and local media, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Dateline, 20/20 and over 130 television stations across the United States. John has over 20 years of international and domestic management experience with consumer product and professional business service organizations. Mr. Kupsch graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and received his M.B.A. with honors from Syracuse University. John is a licensed professional engineer in New York, as well as Past-President of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization and former member of ASTM International’s Executive Committee for Consumer Products. He has been a guest lecturer in product development, quality, and safety at Syracuse University, University of Wisconsin, New York University, Princeton University, the International Consumer Electronics Show and various industry conferences.