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Our Mission

The National Candle Association (NCA), founded in 1974, is the major trade association representing U.S. candle manufacturers and their suppliers.

The mission of the National Candle Association is to serve and represent its candle manufacturing members of the United States of America and their suppliers, and to promote safe products and a healthy environment for the industry.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, NCA has more than 100 candle manufacturers and suppliers as members, and is widely recognized as the leading technical authority on candle manufacturing, science, and safety.

Governance & Leadership

2019-2020 Officers & Board of Directors

President

Kathy LaVanier

Renegade Candles

VP / President Elect

Chris Rakyta

Candle-Lite

Vice President

Tom Donnelly

Alene Candles, Inc.

2nd Vice President

Steve Horenziak

The Procter & Gamble Co.

Treasurer

Brad Root

Root Candles

Officers

Bruce Campbell

Wicks Unlimited

Murali Parna

MVP Group International

Kevin Youngberg

Twim City Beekeeping Supply, Inc.

Rush Mauney

GlobalTech Industries, Inc.

TBD

SC Johnson & Son, Inc.

Tom DiCanio

Symrise

Rob Harrington

Arylessence, Inc.

John Ragsdale

General Wax & Candle Co.

Louis Steigerwald III

Cathedral Candle Co.

Christine Tougas

The Yankee Candle Co.

ASTM Liaison

Robert Moss

S-E-A Limited

COMMITTEE LEADERSHIP

Associates
Committee

Lisa Hunt

Alpha Wax

Communication Committee

Charlotte Katona

The Wooden Wick Co.

Membership
Committee

Chris Jones

Givaudan Fragrances Corp.

Kevin Harvey

JAFE Decorating, Inc.

Conference
Committee

Rob Harrington

Arylessence, Inc.

Eileen Hedrick

Symrise

Expo
Committee

Michael Mack

Scentsability Candles

Issues Mgmt.
Committee

Rob Harrington

Arylessence, Inc.

Technical Response
Committee

Nominating
Committee

Louis Steigerwald III

Cathedral Candle Co.

Trade
Committee

Colton Lazar

General Wax & Candle Company

Stephanie Blakely

Symrise

Dave Marmie

Boehm Label and Automation