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NAPLES, Fla. (November 11, 2016) – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced today at its board of directors meeting that Covestro President Jerry MacCleary will become the Council’s newest board officer, effective January 1, 2017. 

“Advancing the understanding, value, and need for science- and risk-based decision-making in both the marketplace and public policy is central to our mission at ACC,” said ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley. “As President of a company that produces some of the most advanced and innovative products contributing to sustainability in major market sectors such as automotive and building and construction, Jerry MacCleary understands the importance of policies that support economic growth while protecting public health and the environment and creating a more sustainable and prosperous future for our people and planet,” Dooley added. “His insight, experience and leadership will help to ensure ACC’s continued success as we promote the role of American chemistry in a global manufacturing future.”

“The ACC has played an instrumental role in advancing the reputation of the chemical industry by holding its member companies to a higher standard of health, safety and environmental performance,” said MacCleary. “I’m honored to accept this position and take on a greater role in advancing the ACC’s mission to promote the proven, sustainable solutions that chemistry brings to our global society.”

Following formal approval by the board of directors, MacCleary will first assume the role of Vice Chairman of the Board and chair of the Council’s Board Finance, Audit and Membership Committee. He’ll serve in this capacity for one year, followed by a one year term each as Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Board. MacCleary began serving on ACC’s board of directors in November, 2012. He currently holds a seat on the Council’s Executive Committee, Chemical Management Committee and the Finance, Audit, and Membership Committee.

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