WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) Board of Governors re-elected officers and its executive committee, as well as named five new members to the Class of 2019, at the association's 95th Annual Business Meeting Monday in New York City.
Charles "Chuck" Bennett, Vice Chairman of Dixie Chemical, who was re-elected as Chairman of the Board, welcomed the new members. "We have an outstanding group of individuals coming in this year," said Bennett. "I look forward to working with them and drawing from their expertise as we continue to build our membership and provide programs and services that will help our specialty chemical manufacturers not only navigate legislative and regulatory policies that impact their businesses, but also assist them as they compete in a global market and build outstanding environmental, health, safety and security programs at their facilities."
"Supporting our new board members are seasoned officers and executive board members, who have been a part of the association for many years and provide invaluable knowledge of the industry and how SOCMA can best serve their needs," Bennett said. "With these new members bringing a fresh perspective to our existing board, I look forward to seeing what 2017 holds for our association and our industry."
Members of the Class of 2019 include:
- Beth Bosley, Boron Specialties, Inc.
- Clinton Beeland, CJB Industries, Inc.
- David Grimme, Baker Hughes
- Larry Thomas, Toyota Tsunsho
- Shaun Clancy, Evonik
SOCMA officers elected for one-year terms:
- 1st Vice Chairman – Dave Doles, Lonza
- 2nd Vice Chairman and Treasurer – Gene Williams, Optima Chemical Group, LLC
- Secretary – Michael Ott – Polysciences, Inc.
- Immediate Past Chair – J. Steel Hutchinson, GFS Chemicals, Inc.
- Member-at-Large – Kate Donahue, Hampford Research, Inc.
SOCMA's Board of Governors provides strategic direction, maintains fiscal responsibility and helps to deliver member value. A full list of SOCMA's Board of Governors is available on www.socma.com.
Since 1921 SOCMA has represented a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies located around the world bringing world-class support uniquely tailored to enhance the operational excellence of our member companies. SOCMA is the only U.S.-based trade association dedicated solely to the specialty chemical industry, making us the leading authority on this sector. www.socma.com
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