Tanya Weston joins Assent as general counsel and brings deep expertise in scaling technology companies across diverse industries and companies. This includes her most recent position as associate general counsel and director of commercial services at Shopify, and prior senior legal roles at MDS Nordion and Halogen.
Weston will oversee Assent’s legal, compliance and enterprise risk matters, as well as serve as advisor on legal and corporate strategy as Assent continues to grow and scale.
Her hire comes at a pivotal time for Assent customers as they prepare for upcoming global supply chain reporting requirements, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reporting and recordkeeping requirements for PFAS under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), finalized Oct. 11, 2023. This regulation requires manufacturers to disclose their use of more than 1,400 PFAS chemicals, creating the risk of legal action, fines, and supply chain disruptions due to parts obsolescence.
Assent’s CEO Andrew Waitman recognized the need to expand the leadership team by adding Weston to support Assent’s accelerated growth.