August 19, 2021

Product Stewardship Society Announces 2021 Recipient of Allan K. Fleeger Distinguished Service Award

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (Aug. 19, 2021)--Today, the Product Stewardship Society announced Thomas Grumbles, CIH, CPPS, FAIHA, as the 2021 recipient of the Allan K. Fleeger Distinguished Service Award. This award, established in 2018 and named after the Society’s first president, recognizes invaluable contributions made by individual product stewards to support the growth and success of the Society and the product stewardship profession.

Grumbles served on the Product Stewardship Society’s Board of Directors starting upon its inception in 2014 and culminating with his 2016-2017 term as president. During his Board service, Tom established the Society’s Education Committee, serving as the committee’s first chair, and co-authored the publication Professional Practices of Product Stewardship. He currently serves as vice chair of the Board of Directors for the Board for Global EHS Credentialing, supporting the new Certified Professional Product Steward (CPPS) credential.

“This award recognizes those who have demonstrated dedication and service to the Product Stewardship Society over the course of their distinguished careers,” said Lynn L. Bergeson, president of the Product Stewardship Society. “It is clear that Grumbles’ legacy of commitment, leadership, innovation, and advocacy for the profession of product stewardship has made a tremendous positive impact on the field.”

Grumbles will be presented with the Alan K. Fleeger Distinguished Service Award at PSX 2021, which will occur Sept. 28-30, 2021, in Anaheim, California. To learn more about the award criteria and selection process, visit the Product Stewardship Society website.

About the Product Stewardship Society

Founded in 2012, the Product Stewardship Society® is the professional organization exclusively for product stewards. We enable professionals to promote responsible design, development, and management of products throughout their life cycles. The Product Stewardship Society is an affiliate of AIHA®. For more information, visit