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WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 14, 2011) - The American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Executive Committee today elected two individuals to serve on its board of directors.

"I congratulate ACC's newest board members. Together we share a commitment to promoting innovation , creating jobs and enhancing safety within the business of chemistry," said ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley . "We are one of America's largest industries, a $720 billion enterprise. Through the leadership of these companies, ACC will continue to be the industry's leading voice, advocating for sound government policy to ensure that we remain globally competitive."

The ACC Board of Directors sets council policy, provides overall strategic direction and approves advocacy priorities and the annual budget.

Mr. Georges Crauser, President of  Solvay Essential Chemicals North America and Mr. Frederick Palensky, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Research and Development at  3M were both appointed to the Board of Directors and the Board Chemical Management Committee. Mr. Crauser was also appointed to the Board Global Strategy Committee.

ACC's mission is to deliver business value through exceptional advocacy using best-in-class member performance, political engagement, communications and scientific research. We are committed to sustainable development by fostering progress in our economy, environment and society. 

ACC membership provides an immediate return on investment through new business opportunities and executive-level networking.

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