• April 16, 2024

Schmidt Joins Chemular as Senior Consultant

 Schmidt Joins Chemular as Senior Consultant

Rachael Schmidt

Rachael Schmidt

Chemular, a provider of regulatory and compliance solutions to the tobacco, nicotine, and medical device industry, announced that Rachael Trimpert Schmidt has joined the company as a senior consultant.

“I am excited to join the Chemular team,” says Schmidt. “I’ve spent a large part of my career immersed in the tobacco industry, identifying issues and opportunities, while shaping its policies through my work with the FDA and the Center for Tobacco Products. I look forward to taking an active role with Chemular and helping its customers pave a smooth path to compliance.”

Schmidt joins the team from her recent position with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, where she served as assistant director of Laboratory Compliance & Coordination of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP). In that role, she was responsible for establishing and coordinating all FDA tobacco regulatory laboratories in support of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.

At CTP, she was a key leader, responsible for developing and executing all tobacco product testing programs, including pre-market application reviews, post-market compliance, and adverse events, to support FDA’s tobacco regulatory mission, according to a press release. In her more than 12 years at the CTP, Schmidt engaged with both national and international partners to harmonize tobacco enforcement.

“Schmidt brings a wealth of knowledge to our team,” says Jason Carignan, chief commercial officer for Chemular. “She’s been deeply involved with developing and implementing regulations within the tobacco industry for many years and has a sharpened ability to identify and address emerging issues. This firsthand experience will ensure that Chemular stays at the forefront of compliance initiatives, and that our customers can launch and keep their products on the market. She is going to be a valuable asset to Chemular and supporting our customers through her insights and action.”