NEWMARKET, Ontario—A Washington D.C. lawyer with decades of experience in international law—including serving as an adviser to Poland and two Baltic countries after the fall of the Soviet Union—has joined AirBoss of America Corp.'s Board of Directors.
Stephen M. Ryan will use his legal expertise to guide the manufacturer of rubber compound components and PPE in the U.S. marketplace, particularly as AirBoss works with the U.S. Department of Defense, the country's health care industry and other governmental agencies.
"Steve Ryan further enhances AirBoss' expertise and insight in its work with government agencies, particularly in our growing presence in the U.S. marketplace," Gren Schoch, chairman and CEO of AirBoss, said in a Nov. 12 press release. "AirBoss will be able to benefit from Steve's insights gained from his work and relationships resulting from his representations of numerous well-known multinational corporations in their interactions with various government agencies over the past four decades."
The Cornell University and University of Notre Dame Law School graduate most recently led the Government Strategies practice at the Washington D.C. office of McDermott Will & Emery L.L.P.
He previously served as general counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland and Governmental Affairs, chaired by the late Sen. John Glenn of Ohio; and as deputy counsel of the President's Commission on Organized Crime during the Reagan administration.
Ryan also served as an adviser to Latvia, Lithuania and Poland after the collapse of the Soviet bloc.
According to AirBoss, Ryan remains "deeply committed" to pro bono work and continues to serve on the Global Board of Operation HOPE, an African-American financial literacy group.
"His legal expertise helping private sector companies in highly regulated industries navigate government contracts and government ethics will be an important addition to our Board, notably as we continue to ramp up supply of our personal protective equipment to various government agencies globally," Schoch said.