CSA Group Announces Interim Leadership for the Organization

CSA Group President and CEO, Ash Sahi, announced today that his previously acknowledged retirement will become effective Tuesday, March 31st, 2015. While the global search for a successor continues, an Office of the Chief Executive (OCE) will be created to provide interim leadership consisting of the Chief Operating Officer; Chief Financial Officer; EVP Human Resources; EVP Government Relations, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary; and Executive Director & VP Standards. Mr. Jimmy LaValley, a Director of the Board, will be retained by CSA Group to act as a Facilitator to the OCE.

“CSA Group’s Board of Directors is grateful to Ash for his many significant contributions to the organization during his tenure and we wish him much happiness in his retirement,” said Dr. Roland Hosein, Chair of the Board of Directors. “There’s no doubt that CSA Group is well positioned for continued growth and success and the entire Board of Directors has full confidence in the existing senior leadership team and all CSA Group employees.”

About CSA Group

CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit member-based association dedicated to advancing safety, sustainability and social good. We are an internationally-accredited standards development and testing & certification organization. We also provide consumer product evaluation and education & training services. Our broad range of knowledge and expertise includes: industrial equipment, plumbing & construction, electro-medical & healthcare, appliances & gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability. The CSA mark appears on billions of products around the world.


Allison Hawkins
Manager, Corporate Affairs
CSA Group
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March 26, 2015