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WASHINGTON, D.C (February 21, 2011) - The American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Plastics Division has announced that Glenn Wright, commercial vice president of North America Plastics at The Dow Chemical Company , will serve as chairman of the ACC's Plastics Division's Operating Committee through December 2011. 

"It is an honor to be asked to serve as chairman of ACC's Plastics Division, especially during these challenging times for the U.S. plastics industry," says Wright. "Our priorities during 2011 will be to focus on growing membership in ACC's Plastics Division, pursuing opportunities to collaborate and leverage our limited resources with other plastics associations, demonstrating the sustainability of plastic products and communicating with consumers about the many benefits and innovations plastics bring to our daily lives." 

"We are thrilled that Glenn has agreed to assume the chairmanship of the Operating Committee for ACC's Plastics Division," said Steve Russell , vice president of ACC's Plastics Division. "We are fortunate to have someone of Glenn's experience and enthusiasm as we step up to meet the many challenges and opportunities facing the industry at this time."

ACC's Plastics Division represents 14 leading plastics resin manufacturers. It advocates for unlimited opportunities for plastics in key markets by promoting their economic, environmental and societal benefits, and it connects consumers, policymakers and the media with the benefits and innovations made possible by plastics.

As the Commercial Vice President for NA Plastics at The Dow Chemical Company, Wright is responsible for all sales and marketing activities related to customer interface for the $6 billion Plastics business portfolio, made up of 2,500 employees and serving 500 customers throughout North America.

Wright replaces Joe Breunig, former president, chemicals, plastics and performance products, BASF Corporation. Breunig left BASF last fall and recently was named executive vice president - chemicals for Georgia Gulf.


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