Timothy A. Pine
has over 35 years of experience in Product Safety and Quality Management
in the Toy and Apparel Industries
, which includes Senior Vice President of Product Safety and Quality Assurance with Hasbro, Inc., Global Director of Apparel Product Integrity with Nike, Inc., and Vice President of Product Integrity with Fisher-Price, Inc.
Mr. Pine is a member of the Toy Industry Association (TIA) Safety Standards & Technical Committee, the ASTM Committee F15.22 on Toy Safety, and the ASTM Committee F15 on Consumer Products. He was a founding member of the National Bureau of Standards committee that established the first comprehensive toy safety standard for the toy industry.
He has provided training in quality and product safety engineering and management for organizations at Hasbro, Nike, Champion, Fisher-Price, Kenner Products, Parker Brothers, Tonka, and Mattel. He has been an invited speaker at various Toy Industry Association (TIA) seminars on product safety, reliability, and quality management and a keynote speaker on quality engineering at the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) annual conference.
Mr. Pine is the author of two books, Enabling Excellence - The 7 Elements Essential to Achieving Competitive Advantage
, Quality Press, Milwaukee, 2007 and Product Safety Excellence - The 7 Elements Essential for Product Liability Prevention
, Quality Press, Milwaukee, 2012.
- Timothy Pine has provided litigation support to the legal industry for over 20 years. He has been retained for his expertise approximately 40 times. His services include Consulting, defect analysis, risk assessment, testing and conformity assessment, quality of design, quality of manufacture, and reports.
Areas of Specialization
- Toy Safety Consulting
- Toy Safety Expert Witness
- Product Liability Prevention
- Product Safety Consulting
- Product Safety Expert Witness
- Toy Safety Design, Development, Engineering, and Manufacturing
Timothy A. Pine
Product safety problems really waste company resources, alienate consumers, frustrate employees, and leave company stakeholders disgusted. It is easy to understand why most consumer product companies are committed to product safety and why they often seem willing to devote even more resources to increase their organization s safety commitment. Their logic seems to be that this kind of action will result in higher levels of safety performance. Achieving excellence in product safety is not about seeking more commitment. It is all about understanding what to do and how to do it using the fine organization one already has. Product Safety Excellence defines the seven vital elements that are essential to achieving state-of-the-art product safety performance with the benefits of product liability prevention, product quality improvement, and higher levels of consumer trust and loyalty.
Timothy A. Pine
This book is intended to reduce and simplify into a vital few basic elements the foundation that will enable excellence and competitive advantage. It is also intended to provide guidance and reference for strategic and business planning to improve effectiveness, efficiency, and consumer loyalty.
Tim Pine, a former executive at Hasbro and a manager at Nike (among others), reduces the key to achieving sustainable quality excellence to just seven necessary elements.