Departure of Randy Slikkers

Randy has been the GRMA’s CEO/Executive Director for the last two years, was a key driver with establishing the GRMA as a non-profit organization and we wish him luck with his pursuit of other opportunities outside of the GRMA. The GRMA would like to thank Randy for his contributions and leadership over the last two years and is appreciative of Randy’s guidance to the board, direction over the annual summit, and key contributions with both the pilot audit program and certification scheme. The Governance Board has identified a candidate to replace Randy but will be providing support until the transition details are finalized. Please feel free to reach out to the board through with any questions.

Addition of GRMA Governance Board Directors: Michael Hingson, Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs at Ranir & Norm Jean Despain, Manager of Quality Assurance – Nonfood at H-E-B

Michael is the Chair of the GRMA Medical Device & Consumer Product Protocol Workgroup and has over 30 years’ experience in the medical devices industry. His responsibilities have been in the areas of quality systems, quality assurance, compliance, and regulatory affairs. Ranir is an oral self-care company that develops and manufactures oral healthcare products for private label. The Ranir portfolio includes medical devices, cosmetics, OTCs and consumer goods. Ranir services over 200 retail and D2C customers world-wide.

Norma Jean has been transitioning into the GRMA Summit chair role and played an instrumental part with the GRMA Training Sub-Committee with the set-up of the Pilot Audit Training. Norma Jean DeSpain is a product quality and safety professional with more than 20 years retail experience and 8 years focused experience in the field of consumer products. She is currently the Manager of Quality Assurance at H-E-B, a San Antonio-based regional retailer in Texas and Mexico.