Alfred C. Stepan, Jr. Award for Innovation Given to Joseph Rongione

Dec 10, 2010, 08:30 ET from Stepan Company

NORTHFIELD, Ill., Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL) is pleased to announce that on December 4, 2010, the Company presented its Alfred C. Stepan, Jr. Award for Innovation to employee, Joseph Rongione.  As a Research Associate at Stepan, Joe developed a process for reducing byproducts and improving processing time and yields within the Company's Specialty Products – Food Ingredients business at Maywood, New Jersey.  The Company's Alfred C. Stepan, Jr. Award for Innovation is intended to recognize those who bring creativity and innovative thinking forward resulting in a significant commercial success. It is the highest honor that Stepan confers on its employees.

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