Polysciences, Inc. President, CEO and Owner Joins SOCMA's Board of Governors

Feb 12, 2014, 09:00 ET from Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates

WARRINGTON, Pa., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Polysciences, Inc. announced today that Michael H. Ott has joined the Board of Governors of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), the leading U.S.-based trade association representing the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. SOCMA supports chemical manufacturers with commercial and networking opportunities, advocates for the passage of rational laws and regulations, and works to increase public confidence in the industry.

Mr. Ott was elected to the board during SOCMA's 92nd Annual Membership Meeting in New York on December 10, 2013.

"I am happy to serve on the SOCMA Board of Governors and contribute to the future of this excellent organization. My company, Polysciences, benefits greatly from the ChemStewards program (safety first!). As a strong advocate in Washington for the chemical industry, SOCMA keeps its members informed of vital issues such as TSCA legislation and international trade agreements in a way that is meaningful for small chemical businesses, as well as large enterprises. In addition, SOCMA helps all members with any aspect of regulatory compliance, which makes membership an easy decision for business owners," said Michael Ott.

"We are pleased to welcome Mr. Ott as the newest member of SOCMA's Board of Governors and appreciate the expertise and energy he will bring to this role," said J. Steel Hutchinson, Chairman of the Board and President and CEO of GFS Chemicals, Inc. "I am confident that Michael will help us successfully lead this organization into the future."

SOCMA's Board of Governors provides strategic direction, maintains fiscal responsibility, and helps management develop business plans to deliver member value. Through regular meetings, the board ensures effective organizational planning and sees that association resources are managed responsibly.

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 more than 220 companies. 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 and meet the unique needs of the batch, custom, and specialty chemical industry. www.chemstewards.com.

Polysciences, Inc. was founded in 1961 and specializes in the development and manufacturing of high purity chemicals and reagents for laboratory research, histology, healthcare diagnostics, and medical devices. While Polysciences offers a full line of off-the-shelf products for the medical, life sciences, and research communities, its specialty is developing custom-synthesized polymers and monomers for client- specific needs. Their work in the biomedical and pharmaceutical industries has helped bring about countless innovations in healthcare, and their offerings in high performance adhesives and personal care products offer even more innovative opportunities for the company. Polysciences has a more than 50-year history of successful partnerships with industry in developing new materials for emerging applications. Polysciences, Inc. maintains four facilities in Warrington, PA, along with Sales and Distribution in Eppelheim, Germany, and Taipei, Taiwan. In addition, its wholly owned subsidiary, Bangs Laboratories, Inc., is located in Fishers, IN.

SOURCE Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates