ECIA Releases New Episode of “Channel Channel” Podcast: Louise Forrest of Compliance & Risks

On the latest episode of ECIA’s podcast “The Channel Channel”, Vice President of Industry Practices Don Elario interviews Louise Forrest, who is with ECIA’s newest Service Partner, Compliance & Risks. The company is recognized as the end to end global regulatory solutions provider across the technology, consumer goods and retail, industrial goods and life sciences sectors. Louise serves as Senior Content Project Manager and has led the regulatory compliance team for the past five years. 

The podcast conversation covers the role the organization plays in helping companies understand and respond to the explosion of global regulations pertaining to the environment and consumer safety. The two talk about how regulatory deadlines are impacted by the Covid-19 crisis, the new SCIP database requirements for the electronics industry; data protection regulations for the billions of connected IoT devices; how Brexit will impact the EU REACH rules and much more.

“With all that’s going on in the world right now, our members need the latest information surrounding regulatory and compliance areas,” noted Elario. “Ms. Forrest’s organization is fully focused on the key global regulations that impact our industry. This podcast provides an update on some of the most pressing deadlines.”

The interview can be downloaded from the ECIA podcast page or other podcast sites.

About ECIA

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is made up of the leading electronic component manufacturers, their manufacturer representatives and authorized distributors. ECIA members share a common goal of promoting and improving the business environment for the authorized sale of electronic components. Comprised of a broad array of leaders and professionals representing all phases of the electronics components supply chain, ECIA is where business optimization, product authentication and industry advocacy come together. ECIA members develop industry guidelines and technical standards, as well as generate critical business intelligence. For more information, visit or call 678-393-9990.

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