Category Archives: Episodes

Interview with James Kandler -005

RoHS Ready was founded by James Kandler. The company provides assistance for product compliance projects with the goal of implementing timely and cost effective product materials compliance projects. Specializing in RoHS and REACH with an ever expanding regulatory list. RoHS Ready helps companies jump start their supplier declaration collection and operations practices. They do not sell declarations or material compliance tools. In today’s show, we will be talking with James Kandler, Managing Director of RoHS Ready. Prior to founding RoHS Ready, Jim led the GE Healthcare effort to collect materials declarations for over 250,000 parts. His team collected over 150,000 declarations from over 6,000 suppliers, helping GE go on to be successful in meeting global compliance regulations. He has experience with many of the industry’s support tools and is an active member of the IPC 1752 Material Declaration standard Committee. Jim is helping shed some light today on what he sees happening in the product compliance world.

Dianna Collier, Cope Plastics -004

Cope Plastics, Inc. was founded by Dwight and Mozelle Cope in St. Louis, Missouri in 1946 in their family home. 73 years later, Cope Plastics, Inc. is the Largest Family/Woman owned Plastic Fabricator/Distributor in the US. Cope’s regulatory and compliance program is robust and an industry leader. The program is managed by trained Cope employees and continuously evolves and adapts as regulatory/compliance items change.

In today’s show, we will be talking with Dianna Collier, Sr. Quality Control Specialist of Cope Plastics, Inc.
Dianna Collier is a Sr. Quality Control Specialist from Cope Plastics, Inc. a leading Design, Distributor, and Custom Fabricator of Plastic Sheet, Rod, and Tube. She draws on 19 years of plastic industry experience containing 11 years of Quality Assurance expertise. Dianna is a Lead Auditor to the ISO 9001:2015 standard, and Cope’s Regulatory Management Specialist.
Dianna places great value upon Quality standards of compliance including regulatory compliance, promoting a culture of standard compliance, continual improvement and risk management. She performs a high degree of customer focus, and the monitoring of relevant standards and trends in order to provide solutions that minimize risks to customer and company.

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Interview with Greg Hutchins and the World of Risk -003

In today’s show, we will be talking with Greg Hutchins, CERM Academy. Greg is the founder of Certified Enterprise Risk Manager®. He was the first person to evangelize the Future of Quality: Risk®. He is also the founder of:;, and

Greg is also the author of several books on Supply Chain Risk Management, Risk Based Thinking, Value Added Auditing, Operational Excellence and many more. All of Greg’s books are available on Amazon, Kindle, and Google.

Today’s discussion centers around supply chain sourcing, the “Trump” trade wars, and how to manage compliance and supply chain risk in times of uncertainty.

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Protecting Your Company with BlueCircle Advisors -001

BlueCircle Advisors LLC is a product compliance training, consulting, and outsourcing firm. We enable your company to meet global product compliance requirements by collecting compliance data from your supply chain, analyzing your parts and products for compliance, and working with your internal teams to increase their compliance expertise. By creating processes, documentation, and systems to manage compliance, your company is able to respond quickly to customer and government requests and protect current and future sales. Learn more at BlueCircle