Meet Our Regulatory and Training Staff

200+ years of combined experience in hazardous materials and related industries.

Our regulatory team provides a full compliment of experience to aid our customers in understanding and complying with 49 CFR, TDG, IATA, IMO, OSHA, WHMIS, consumer, and GHS regulations.

Andrew Li, M. Sc., P.Eng.

Vice President of Regulatory

Andy Li has an extensive background in chemical regulations and has conducted numerous training programs throughout North America for industrial customers and government organizations. His knowledge covers TDG Clear Language, 49 CFR, IATA/ICAO, IMDG, Canada’s Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, and the GHS. With more than 30 years of experience, Andy has been sought after by many in the dangerous goods industry.

Karrie Ishmael

Senior Regulatory Expert and SDS Author

Karrie Ishmael started with the company in 1988 and has worked in a variety of capacities including customer service, sales, management, marketing and of late, Regulatory Manager. In her new role Senior Regulatory Expert and SDS author, she conducts hazardous materials training classes in 49 CFR, IATA, IMDG, TDG as well as OSHA and WHMIS hazard communication courses. When she is not training, she is writing safety data sheets for customers to comply with both North American and European requirements. She actively participates in a multitude of associations including DGAC, COSTHA and is the former chair of SCHC’s OSHA Alliance Committee.

Michael Zendano, BSc, M.A. Ed.

Packaging Expert

Michael Zendano started with ICC Compliance Center back in 2016 with several years in the packaging field as a Quality Manager. In addition, he has 8 years’ experience in teaching in local private schools. Michael works at the Niagara Falls Office as the Packaging/Regulatory specialist where he designs new hazmat packaging, ensures current packaging remains in compliance within the various regulations, and provides additional regulatory support to our customers. Michael is a member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IOPP) and The Chemical Packaging Committee (CPC). He has earned degrees in B.S Science of Education and M.S. Science of Education at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.

Barbara Foster, B. Ed., M. Sc.

Senior Regulatory Expert

Barbara Foster graduated from Dalhousie University with a Master’s degree in Chemistry and a Bachelor’s degree in Education. For the past thirty years, she has worked with ICC the Compliance Center Inc. as a regulatory affairs specialist and trainer. In her work, she deals with various Canadian and international regulations involving transportation, such as TDG, 49 CFR, ICAO, IMDG and the ADR/RID. She also specializes in the hazard communication standards of OSHA, WHMIS, CCCR and the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labelling (GHS). She is the author of TDG Clear Language Driver and Handler’s Guide. Currently, she is on the CGSB committee to create a training standard for transportation of dangerous goods. She is a past Chair of the Dangerous Goods Advisor Council.

Racheal Mani, E.P.

Regulatory Expert

Racheal Mani, based out in our Delta, B.C. office, has over 12 years of experience working under different auspices of federal, provincial, and municipal regulatory framework. She specializes in TDG Clear Language, IATA, IMDG, and WHMIS 2015 training. Racheal’s extensive knowledge in the dangerous goods industry is driven from her hands-on experience from packaging of dangerous goods for all modes of transport and her consistent liaison with ICC clients to ensure dangerous goods consignments meet the applicable regulatory requirements prior to transport.

Jessica Ebert, B.Comm.

Regulatory Expert

Jessica Ebert joined ICC right after finishing university in 2010 and has been a valued member of our regulatory support team ever since. She has extensive experience with all our training programs and most recently with ICC’s ChemplianceWeb™ suite of SDS hosting and label printing software. Jessica’s focus is on SDS authoring and labeling services.

Pierre Boies, CDGP

Regulatory Expert

Pierre Boies has over 19 years of practical experience in Canadian industry in close to 25 different sectors. Deals with handling, transportation, export and import of dangerous goods. Able to guide you through a wide range of regulations such as: Canadian Regulations (TDG, HPR, OHSA, CNSC, CNR, CEPA, etc.), Air Regulations (ICAO TI, IATA DGR), Marine Regulations (IMDG Code – IMO) ), European Regulations (ADR, RID, ADN), Mexican Regulations (NOMs), and US Regulations (49 CFR).

He has taught in Europe, Africa, China, Mexico, and throughout the United States. He is able to provide training in French, English and Spanish.

His consulting services include: compliance audit, shipping services, technical support, Hazardous Materials classification, SDS management (material Safety Data Sheets), creation of TDG shipping guides, air cargo security (RAC, CASR, ACS), DG management as a whole, and set up shipping procedures as well as a lecturer in several AEC programs (such as Intermodal Transport Logistics, Management of the supply chain, etc.) at the college level. This expertise provided him with the basis to manage a variety of regulatory approaches that have been useful in implementing and evaluating / verifying compliance. This expertise has also allowed him to develop a taste for helping others to understand and apply regulations effectively in a North American setting.

Elton Woodfine

Regulatory Expert

Elton Woodfine CD (Canadian Decoration) served 22 years as a member of the Canadian Forces. Initially as an Infantry section Commander in the Princess Patricia Canadian Lite Infantry (PPCLI), he served on two peace keeping missions in the former Yugoslavia, and one combat tour in Afghanistan where his unit was awarded the Governor General Unit Citation for actions in combat. He then continued to serve as a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force as a firefighter, where he completed a diploma in Fire Science/ Fire-fighting from Memorial University and Occupational Health and Safety diploma from the University of New Brunswick. Lastly, in his career with the Canadian Forces, he served as a member of the Joint Incident Response Unit (CJIRU) as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Operator (CBRN Op), part of the Canadian Special Operation Command (CANSOFCOM). Upon his retirement from the Canadian Forces, he took a position as a Life Cycle Management of hazardous materials instructor for the logistical branch of the Department of National Defense and is knowledgeable in NFCC, CEPA 1999, IMHWR, TDGR, ICAO, IATA, IMDG, GHS and OH&S federal regulations.

Call us today at 1.888.442.9628 to inquire about having one of our regulatory experts speak at an event.