Matthew “Chip” Whalen

Intex Recreation Corp

Director of Risk Management

Chip Whalen currently serves as the Director of Risk Management for Intex Recreation Corp in Long Beach, California. Intex sells and distributes a full line of on-ground storable swimming pools as well as inflatable kiddy pools for children of various ages. Chip is the chair of the ANSI APSP-4 standard for above ground pools and is a member of the ASTM F2666 safety standard for smaller swimming pools and kiddy pools. As part of his role in supporting the continuing development of these two standards, Chip has analyzed hundreds of drowning incidents in above ground pools over the past 18 years. Chip is responsible for all safety related messaging for Intex products across all consumer points of contact.