Consumer Product Safety Commission Nomination of R. David Pittle To Be a Commissioner.
The President today announced that he will nominate R. David Pittle, of Rockville, Md., for reappointment as a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Pittle was born October 7, 1938, in Washington, D.C. He received a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland and an M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin.
From 1963 to 1969, he was an instructor in electrical engineering at the University of Wisconsin. He also taught for 2 years at the Wisconsin School of Electronics. He taught electrical engineering and public affairs at Carnegie-Mellon University from 1969 until his appointment to the Consumer Product Safety Commission in 1973.
Between 1971 and 1973, Pittle served as president of the Alliance for Consumer Protection, a voluntary consumer organization in Pittsburgh.
Prior to his appointment to the Commission, Pittle was a member of the consumer advisory committee of the Pennsylvania Insurance Department, the consumer relations panel of the National Association of Homebuilders, the Consumer Federation of America, the American Council on Consumer Interests, the consumer standards committees of the American Society for Testing and Materials, and the American National Standards Institute.
A frequent lecturer on consumer protection, Pittle was the principal investigator for a 3-year National Science Foundation grant entitled "Research on Improving Consumer Safety Through Innovative Consumer Education." In June 1977, he received the first annual Eastern Consumer Conference Award "for his outstanding work for the Commission on behalf of consumers and their concerns."
Jimmy Carter, Consumer Product Safety Commission Nomination of R. David Pittle To Be a Commissioner. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/242438