Robert J. Simon
Vice President, Chemical Products & Technology, American Chemistry Council
Rob serves as Vice President of ACC’s Chemical Products and Technology Divisions (CPTD) and is a member of the ACC senior management team. He is responsible for managing ACC’s more than 100 self-funded chemical product and sector groups. These groups are the foundation of the business of chemistry and are focused on research, health, environment and safety performance, advocacy, public outreach and education on specific chemicals and technologies. CPTD provides strategic counsel, technical consulting, advocacy, and management services for manufacturers and downstream users.
Rob has had a variety of roles during his time at ACC including responsibility for state, federal and international legislative and regulatory affairs on environmental, health, safety and energy issues. He also serves as the Executive Director for ACC’s Foundation for Chemistry Research and Initiatives.
Previously, Rob worked at the Small Business Council supporting growth strategies for small and medium enterprises as well as Caterpillar USA and its national trade group, the Industrial Truck Association, with responsibilities for state, federal, and international government affairs and economics.
Rob holds degrees in political science and economics from Boston College and Sophia University in Japan, and an International Masters in Business Administration from Georgetown University.