SOCMA Re-elects David Hurder as Board of Governors Chairman

Dec 10, 2012, 17:00 ET from Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates

Five New Members Join Board

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to announce that David Hurder, Vice President of McGean, was re-elected as chairman of SOCMA's Board of Governors during the association's 91st Annual Business Meeting today in New York.

"I am honored to be re-elected by my peers to serve as Board Chairman and to continue the important work of providing superior programs and services to the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry," said Hurder. "For companies to truly maximize their investment in SOCMA, they need to get involved. Whether it's serving on a Government Relations committee or accessing a tool that will help them work smarter, I strongly encourage all our members to use the many resources the organization has to offer."

SOCMA members also re-elected the following slate of officers to the Board of Governors for one-year terms:

  • Vice Chairman – David DeCuir, Albemarle
  • Vice Chairman and Treasurer – Steel Hutchinson, GFS Chemicals
  • Secretary – Susan Ostrowski, DSM
  • Immediate Past Chair – Dr. Larry Brotherton, Ortec

Additionally, the following SOCMA members were elected to serve one to three-year terms:

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 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. The value of the products and services provided by SOCMA members is $24 billion.

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