David Sefcik serves as national and international expert to industry and government on package and labeling regulations, checking the net content of packaged goods, method of sale of commodities, Weights and Measures laws and regulations, price verification test procedures, and unit pricing regulations. He is an editor of NIST Handbook 130 “Uniform Laws and Regulations in the area of legal metrology” and NIST Handbook 133 “Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods”. He is also the lead instructor and trainer for the states in the application of these laws, regulations, and test procedures.
David investigates complex regulatory issues based on expert knowledge of retail marketing practices, federal and state regulations, and commercial practices. He is an active member in the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) and its various committees and workgroups (Laws and Regulations, Packaging and Labeling, Fuels and Lubricants, and Moisture Loss), and has been a leader in the development of national standards in legal metrology as published in the NIST Handbooks. David has also been a Chair for various NIST working groups in partnership with representatives from states, industry, trade associations and Federal agencies, which included sectors related to verifying the net contents of ice glazed seafood, the method of sale for meat, poultry, seafood, and fish sold in service departments, the method of sale for aerosols and similar pressurized containers, and the development of a best practice guide for unit pricing.
David also brings over 20 years of management experience in the grocery industry to NIST OWM where he played many roles in ensuring company compliance with weights and measures laws and regulations. Responsibilities ranged from store management, industrial engineering, information systems field support, overseeing pricing and scanning accuracy and integrity, supply chain management and emerging technologies, to developing a company-wide weights and measures program and overseeing compliance at the regional and store level with Federal, state, and county laws and regulations.