The Société de Chimie Industrielle will award the 2019 International Palladium Medal to FMC Corporation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Pierre Brondeau for his contributions to the chemical industry and his leadership in enhancing the international aims and objectives of the Société de Chimie Industrielle. He will receive the award at a dinner in his honor on May 22, 2019, in New York City.
The International Palladium Medal was established in 1958 and was first presented to Ernest-John Solvay of Belgium in 1961. Subsequent awards have been made to American, French, British, and German recipients biennially.
Peter Young, Chairman of the Société de Chimie Industrielle Award Dinner, commented, "Pierre Brondeau exemplifies the industry leadership and contributions upon which the International Palladium Medal award was established 60 years ago."
Brondeau joined FMC in 2010 as president and chief executive officer and was named chairman of the board later that year. He previously served as president and chief executive officer of Dow Advanced Materials, a division of The Dow Chemical Company. Prior to Dow, Brondeau was president and chief operating officer of Rohm and Haas Company, which was acquired by Dow Chemical in 2009.
During his 20-year career at Rohm and Haas, Brondeau held numerous executive and commercial positions in Europe and the United States with regional and global responsibilities for marketing, sales, research and development, engineering, technology and operations. Prior to joining Rohm and Haas, he spent six years at Air Liquide in Paris and Chicago in engineering, research and development, and marketing.
Mr. Brondeau serves as chairman of the board of directors for Livent Corporation. He is also a member of the board of directors for TE Connectivity and the American Chemistry Council. Additionally, he serves on the board of trustees of The Franklin Institute.
About Société de Chimie
The Société de Chimie, founded in 1918 in New York, is a dynamic and visionary industry organization committed to inspiring interest and knowledge sharing in the Chemical and Life Science Industries through scholarships, mentorships, networking, advanced learning, and the recognition of distinguished leaders.
Specifically, Société is involved in non-profit activities such scholarships and grants for students studying chemistry and chemical engineering, luncheon speaker programs featuring industry leaders and industry experts, a mentor program for students where our members are the mentors, and webinars covering important topics. In addition, The International Palladium Medal is awarded biennially by Société to honor an individual who has distinguished themselves by reason of outstanding contribution to the chemical industry.
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