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WASHINGTON (April 11, 2019) – During today’s Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council Steering Committee Meeting, four member company representatives were announced as Chairs and Vice Chair for the Product Stewardship, Sustainability and Outreach Committees. These three standing committees are responsible for carrying out the mission of the organization.

“Our new committee leadership reflects the energy and vision needed to ensure CPI’s mission of promoting the growth of the North American polyurethanes industry is achieved,” said Lee Salamone, Senior Director, CPI. “As leaders of the Product Stewardship, Sustainability, and Outreach Committees, their expertise and knowledge is crucial for effective advocacy, delivery of compelling benefits messages demonstrating how polyurethanes deliver sustainable outcomes, and creation of robust safety education and product stewardship programs.”

The following individuals were approved to serve on the following committees:

Product Stewardship Committee:

  • (Chair) Brian Karlovich, Senior Product Safety Representative, Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs, Covestro, LLC: Brian is responsible for the Covestro polyurethanes product line, with oversight that includes development of safety data sheets, customer EHS inquiries, product safety assessments, and trade association activities.
  • (Vice Chair) Rosalyn Walker, Product Stewardship Coordinator, Huntsman Polyurethanes in the Americas Region: Rosalyn leads the Huntsman Polyurethanes Americas Product Stewardship Leadership Team. Rosalyn also participates in the Product Stewardship Committee’s Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Outreach and Training Task Force.

Sustainability Committee:

  • (Chair) Felicia Seyedkalal, Regional Sustainability Specialist, Huntsman Polyurethanes in the Americas Region: Felicia brings significant experience serving as a technical service specialist primarily in Rigid Foam development with a focus in Appliances and SPF to her role as Regional Sustainability Specialist. She previously led and directed technical projects for Huntsman’s SPF team and represented Huntsman on the CPI Spray Foam Coalition.

Outreach Committee:

  • (Chair) Rohit Ghosh, Head of Marketing Construction, Performance Materials, BASF: Rohit has extensive experience in the polyurethane and plastics industries through his varied roles in Technical Service, Product Management, Strategy and Marketing. He brings his passion for marketing and strong global perspective having worked in multiple countries around the world.

“We look forward to harnessing the leadership and knowhow these individuals exemplify,” said Mike McCurrie, Vice President Polymers Americas, Stepan Company and CPI Steering Committee Chair. “Collectively, we are confident this group of individuals will lead CPI and the polyurethanes industry into its next chapter of growth, success, and embracing sustainable solutions for the future.”

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