WASHINGTON, D.C., July 13, 2016 — The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA), the largest trade association representing and protecting the interests of the vapor industry, today announced the following new board members: Mark Anton, CEO of What a Smoke, LLC; April Meyers, president of Northeast Vapor Supplies LLC and co-president of the SFATA-Connecticut chapter; and Kat York, vice president and general counsel for Boosted E-Juice and president of the SFATA-Colorado chapter.
“Each of these new board members are passionate advocates for the vaping industry, bringing unique skill sets to our board,” said Cap O’Rourke, SFATA’s board president. “Their collective experience ranging from product testing and standards to litigation and communications clearly will benefit SFATA as we look to improve transparency and help our members navigate the current regulatory and political landscape.”
Following is information on the new directors:
Mark Anton has been involved in the vapor industry since 2008 and is CEO of What a Smoke, LLC, an e-cig manufacturer and distributor. He also serves as a principal investigator on a government contract to develop a standardized e-cigarette for research.
April Meyers is the president of Northeast Vapor Supplies LLC, operating retail locations and manufacturing in Connecticut. She also serves as co-president of the SFATA-Connecticut chapter. Meyers is active on the state and federal levels, educating legislators and testifying on behalf of the vaping industry. Her experience includes corporate financial communications and managing large trade show events.
Katharine “Kat” York is the vice president and general counsel for Boosted E-Juice, an e-liquid manufacturing company based in Denver, Colorado. She is also president of the SFATA-Colorado chapter. York is an attorney who worked in a boutique plaintiff’s litigation firm before joining Boosted full time in 2015. York has in-depth knowledge of the legal and regulatory challenges that vapor products face at national, state and local levels.
Founded in 2012, the Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) is the largest trade association in the vapor products industry with 1,000 members and 22 chapters located across the country, representing online retailers, brick and mortar vendors, distributors, manufacturers, importers and wholesalers. For more information, visit SFATA.org or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter @SFATA. Download a copy of SFATA’s “Top 10 Vapor Facts: Demystifying Misconceptions about the Vapor Industry” by visiting http://bit.ly/toptenvaporfacts.