Robert Duffy named executive director of CertiPUR-US program
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, July 12, 2013
HICKORY, N.C. — Robert Duffy has been named executive director of the Alliance for Flexible Polyurethane Foam and CertiPUR-US Certification Program. He succeeds Doug Sullivan, who is retiring.
Duffy is a veteran of the chemical and flexible polyurethane foam industries. For the past 12 years, he has worked as an industry consultant, and previously was with ARCO and Union Carbide.
"Doug Sullivan has done a superb job taking the CertiPUR-US program to new heights during the past two years, and we are fortunate to have Bob Duffy step in as the new executive director," said Mike Crowell, chairman of AFPF. "Duffy provides a perfect balance of deep technical knowledge about polyurethane foam, along with an understanding of the markets and the needs of our downstream customers. He has a unique combination of technical, sales and marketing skills that will serve the CertiPUR-US program well."
The CertiPUR-US program includes 20 foam producers offering about 70 certified foam products. Foams that carry the CertiPUR-US label are evaluated at independent laboratories and are certified to be low emission for indoor air quality and made without ozone depleters, formaldehyde, PBDE flame retardants, prohibited phthalates, lead, and mercury.