Robert J. Simon
Vice President of Chemical Products and Technology and Chlorine Chemistry
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As Vice President of American Chemistry Council’s Chemical Products and Technology (CPTD) and Chlorine Chemistry Divisions, Mr. Simon is responsible for managing ACC’s more than 50 self-funded chemical and sector groups, and ACC’s Chlorine Chemistry Division. CPTD focuses on the business of chemistry and issues relevant to chemical manufacturers and downstream users. It provides strategic counsel, regulatory support, advocacy, and research and management services. The Chlorine Chemistry Division represents major producers and users of chlorine in the U.S. and works to promote and protect the sustainability of chlorine chemistry processes, products and applications.
Most recently, Mr. Simon was Managing Director of the World Chlorine Council and ACC’s Chlorine Chemistry Division, and served as part of the senior management team for ACC’s Products Divisions. Prior to managing the Chlorine Chemistry Division he was responsible for legislative and regulatory advocacy on environmental, health, safety and energy issues at ACC.
Previously, Mr. Simon worked at Caterpillar USA and their national trade group, the Industrial Truck Association, with responsibilities for state, federal, and international government affairs and marketing. He has also spent time doing import/export consulting, developmental economics, and assisted with the election campaign of the 1989 Indian Prime Minister.
Mr. Simon holds degrees in political science and economics from Boston College and Sophia University in Japan, as well as an International MBA from Georgetown University.