WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) has announced J. Steel Hutchinson, President and CEO of GFS Chemicals, as its new Board of Governors Chairman. SOCMA is the leading U.S.-based trade association representing the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry.
Hutchinson, from Powell, Ohio, was elected Board Chairman during a Board of Governors conference call on Friday.
"As a longtime SOCMA Board member, I look forward to working with the board in my new capacity. I am grateful for this opportunity and I look forward to working with the Board and SOCMA's talented staff to ensure SOCMA's continued success," said Hutchinson.
"SOCMA and its board are excited to welcome Steel into his new role. I am confident he will help strengthen SOCMA's core mission and help drive our organization in a strategic direction that will benefit our membership," said SOCMA President and CEO Lawrence D. Sloan.
The following members were also named to the SOCMA Board of Governors during the association's 92nd Annual Membership Meeting in New York in December:
Andy Harris, President and CEO, Dash Multi-Corp
David Mielke, President and CEO, ChemDesign Products, Inc.
Stuart Needleman, President and COO, Aptuit, LLC
Michael Ott, President and CEO, Polysciences, Inc.
Brian Scanlan, President and CEO, Pharmaceutical API Development, API Manufacturing, Drug Development, Cambridge Major Laboratories, Inc.
SOCMA's Board of Governors works to deliver value to its members by providing strategic direction, maintaining fiscal responsibility, and developing business plans for management. The board meets regularly to discuss member needs and to ensure that association resources are properly managed.
SOCMA is the only U.S.-based trade association dedicated solely to the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. Since 1921, we have represented a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies, making us the leading authority on this sector. SOCMA has a global membership of 220 companies, which employ more than 46,000 workers in the U.S. alone. www.socma.com
ChemStewards® is SOCMA's flagship environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) continuous performance improvement program. ChemStewards was created from industry's commitment to reducing our environmental footprint. Industry created ChemStewards to meet the unique needs of the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. www.chemstewards.com
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