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Erin Kane, President and CEO of AdvanSix, to Become New Officer of American Chemistry Council

Sarah Jane Scruggs

WASHINGTON (February 23, 2022) — The American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced today at its board of directors meeting that AdvanSix President and CEO Erin Kane will become ACC’s newest board officer, effective February 23, 2022. 

“Our industry is ground zero for innovating the products and technologies that drive the world towards a more sustainable future,” said ACC President and CEO Chris Jahn. “Erin Kane leads a company committed to improving environmental, social and economic sustainability, and making the possibility of a sustainable future reality. Her leadership will help to ensure ACC continues to aid our members in navigating the changing landscape of today and furthering our goal of a cleaner, safer industry for tomorrow.”

“I look forward to taking on a leadership role in one of the most effective advocacy organizations for American manufacturers,” said Erin Kane. “Our industry is at a pivot point. Innovations of chemistry that will help improve lives and protect the environment are facing many challenges. However, we all remain committed to operational excellence, protecting the environment and an unrelenting emphasis on safety which keeps us accountable and moving forward."

Peter Huntsman, Huntsman President and CEO, Chairman of the Board
Erin’s insight, experience and guidance will strengthen ACC’s position as the leading voice for the industry as we continue to promote the role of American chemistry in a global manufacturing future.

Following formal approval by the board of directors, Kane will first assume the role of Vice Chairman of the Board and chair of the Council’s Board Finance, Audit and Membership Committee. She’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. Kane was first elected to ACC’s board of directors in 2017.

American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the multibillion-dollar business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products, technologies and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health, safety and security performance through Responsible Care®; common sense advocacy addressing major public policy issues; and health and environmental research and product testing. ACC members and chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development, and are advancing products, processes and technologies to address climate change, enhance air and water quality, and progress toward a more sustainable, circular economy.

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