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As we turn another page of the calendar, it’s natural to reflect back; modern indoor tanning can trace its timeline in the U.S. back to 1979 with the advent of the FDA beginning to regulate the industry. Happy 40th! It’s incredible to think that I’ve been involved in it since 1986. Congratulations to IST Magazine Publisher, Vince Lorraine, who goes back even further – his indoor tanning roots roll back 39 years. We’ve been involved in this for a long time and still have many industry vets with over 30 years in the business of promoting moderate and controlled UV exposure for cosmetic tanning. That’s quite a feat, considering the significant amounts of negative media that have always plagued us.
A 26-year industry veteran, Joe has taught certified salon operator training for the last 15 years, as well as advocating indoor tanning in many capacities. Joe is a sought-after speaker and presenter at both national & regional trade events, also interacting with the FDA, state & local regulatory agencies. During his most recent tenure with the ITA, he served as director of membership.
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