Since he acquired the company in 1985, Howard has grown Skolnik's international profile and reputation as an industry leader by broadening the company's product line, innovating best-of-class customer service, and expanding into international markets. He draws on his professional background as an architect and designer to continually innovate new Skolnik products and manufacturing processes. Additionally, Howard works extensively with domestic and international regulatory bodies to promote safety issues for the transportation and disposal of dangerous goods. Aside from his professional activities, Howard is also an avid potter at Lillstreet Gallery in Chicago. View his work at: www.chicagopotters.com.