A free webinar on navigating new solvent regulations in parts cleaning will be held on May 7 at 11:00 a.m. ET.

Barbara Kanegsberg, Ed Kanegsberg, and Darren WilliamsThe Product Quality Cleaning Workshops and the Cleaning Research Group from Sam Houston State University are presenting the webinar.

The webinar is “Navigating Solvent Regulations: A Reality Round Table on Future-Proofing Strategies” and will be hosted by:

Register for the webinar at https://shsu.zoom.us/webinar/register/1717117410744/WN_RJrGn3RFREKW5BDywFZ0Wg

The following is a description of the webinar:

Jeff DavisJeff DavisIn a landscape marked by evolving solvent regulations, industries face a crucial juncture where compliance meets sustainability and economic viability. Join us for a dynamic webinar featuring a round table discussion with four esteemed thought leaders at the forefront of solvent management. Together, we’ll delve into the complexities of challenges and opportunities as we explore the intersection of economic, environmental, and logistical factors shaping the landscape of solvent regulations.

With the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tightening its grip on solvent usage, the possibility of companies relocating outside the United States looms large. Our panel of experts will dissect this scenario, offering insights into potential ramifications and proactive strategies to mitigate risks.

Shelley LusasShelley LusasAmidst tightening budgets and the demand for innovation, the issue of affordability looms large. What options do companies have if investment in new machinery seems prohibitive? Our round table will provide practical advice and innovative solutions to navigate this dilemma, ensuring compliance without compromising competitiveness.

Furthermore, the discussion will cover the viability of aqueous cleaning as a sustainable alternative amidst shifting regulatory paradigms. Our panel will assess the efficacy, feasibility, and long-term implications of embracing aqueous cleaning technologies, providing attendees with actionable insights to future-proof their operations.

Together, let’s chart a course towards sustainable and compliant practices that transcend regulatory uncertainties, ensuring a resilient future for industries worldwide.


Jeff Davis, Sr. Vice President·Hubbard-Hall: Jeff has over 40 years of experience in sales, marketing, training, and public speaking. He has been involved with the marketing and sales of chlorinated, fluorinated, and alternative solvents since 1982 beginning with Diamond Shamrock and then with Hubbard-Hall. His experience at Hubbard-Hall has included recommending various solvents, equipment, and testing protocols for a wide range of cleaning requirements from industrial vapor degreasing to precision and electronics cleaning. Jeff is a Beta Gamma Sigma honors graduate with a master’s degree in business administration.

Shelley Lusas, Director of Marketing·Hubbard-Hall: Shelley has over 20 years of Marketing experience and has been with Hubbard-Hall since 2017. She is responsible for the strategy of the organization’s lead generation, competitive advantage and brand awareness activities – to include: content development, public relations, advertising (print and digital), website and events (tradeshows and webinars). She was recognized for her forward thinking in the metal finishing industry in the 40 under 40 Class of 2021 and in that same year she completed the Leadership Greater Waterbury (CT) program through the Chamber of Commerce. Shelley is passionate about mentoring/volunteering and holds a Bachelors of Science in Communications from Eastern Connecticut State University.  

Barbara & Ed Kanegsberg, BFK Solutions: Independent Consultants in Critical Cleaning; authors and Editors of the two-volume CRC Handbook for Critical Cleaning; independent evaluations and recommendations; co-chairs of the Product Quality Cleaning Workshops.

Darren Williams, Leader of the Cleaning Research Group at Sam Houston State University: Professor of Physical Chemistry at Sam Houston State University: Leader of the Cleaning Research Group; Co-chair of the Product Quality Cleaning Workshops; performs cleaning trials and formulates cleaning chemistries.