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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (June 5, 2018) – During today’s annual business meeting, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) approved twenty-one individuals to serve on its board of directors for new or extended terms beginning January 1, 2019.

“The expertise, knowledge, and product diversity reflected in our board of directors is a tremendous asset to ACC,” said ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley. “Our board’s strong leadership will continue to guide us as we navigate an ever-changing political landscape, and pursue science, risk, and life-cycle based approaches to chemicals management that showcase our industry’s commitment to advancing safe, innovative, effective, and economically viable chemical products and technologies that are key to unlocking the science behind sustainability,” Dooley added.

The ACC board of directors sets council policy, provides strategic direction, and approves advocacy priorities and the annual budget.

The following individuals were approved to serve on the ACC board of directors:

For a term beginning on January 1, 2019 and ending December 31, 2019:

  • Matt Davis, President, Dow North America; Senior VP, Global Gov’t Affairs, Dow
  • Matt Koenings, Vice President, SHE and Operational Excellence, DuPont
  • Mark Rohr, Chairman & CEO, Celanese

For terms beginning on January 1, 2019 and ending December 31, 2020:

  • Luke Kissam, Chairman, President & CEO, Albemarle Corporation
  • John Panichella, President & CEO, Solenis

For terms beginning on January 1, 2019 and ending December 31, 2021:

  • Mark Costa, Chairman & CEO, Eastman
  • Randy Dearth, Chairman, President & CEO, Calgon Carbon Corporation)
  • Michael Graff, Chairman & CEO, American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc.
  • B.J. Hebert, Interim President, Oxy
  • Todd Karran, President & CEO, NOVA Chemicals Corporation
  • Sean Keohane, President & CEO, Cabot Corporation
  • Mark Lashier, President & CEO, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
  • Phil McDivitt, President & CEO, Ascend Performance Materials
  • Antonis Papadourakis, President & CEO, LANXESS
  • Deepak Parikh, Region President, North America, Clariant
  • John Paro, Chairman, President & CEO, Hallstar
  • Craig Rogerson, Chairman, President & CEO, Hexion
  • Richard Rowe, President & CEO, Arkema
  • Wayne Smith, Chairman & CEO, BASF
  • John Verity, President, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
  • Michael Wilson, President & CEO, Ingevity

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