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CHEMTREC® Appoints Andrew H. LaVanway as New Chief Executive

Michelle Thiell
Andrew LaVanway - CHEMTREC Chief Executive

WASHINGTON (July 11, 2023) — CHEMTREC®, the leading emergency response information provider for hazardous materials incidents, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew H. LaVanway as its new Chief Executive. LaVanway joins CHEMTREC from ICF, where he served as Senior Vice President and Division Leader of Disaster Management.

With LaVanway’s extensive leadership experience and diverse background, CHEMTREC is poised for continued growth and innovation, ensuring the highest level of safety and support to industries handling hazardous materials. At ICF, LaVanway managed more than $36 billion in federal funds and over 40 response, recovery, and resilience programs throughout the continental U.S. and the Caribbean Basin. He brings more than 25 years of experience overall leading complex programs in both the public and private sectors.

Chris Jahn, President and CEO of the American Chemistry Council
We are excited to welcome Andrew H. LaVanway to CHEMTREC as its new Chief Executive. Andrew's extensive experience, strong leadership acumen, and commitment to public safety make him the ideal choice to serve CHEMTREC and its customers around the country and the globe.

In his new role as Chief Executive of CHEMTREC, LaVanway is charged with driving the company's strategic growth initiatives while leading the senior management team. “CHEMTREC is already the world’s leading source of information and emergency incident support for shippers of hazardous materials,” LaVanway said. “I look forward to leveraging my passion and experience in emergency response to expand CHEMTREC’s services while continuing to enhance its reputation as the industry leader in hazardous materials incident management.”

LaVanway is a former chairman of the Alexandria Public Health Advisory Commission, a certified firefighter, and an emergency medical services officer in Calvert County, Maryland. He earned a B.A. in economics from Gettysburg College, an MBA from Georgetown University, and a series of leadership certificates from Harvard Business School.

For more information visit https://www.chemtrec.com.

American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council’s mission is to advocate for the people, policy, and products of chemistry that make the United States the global leader in innovation and manufacturing. To achieve this, we: Champion science-based policy solutions across all levels of government; Drive continuous performance improvement to protect employees and communities through Responsible Care®; Foster the development of sustainability practices throughout ACC member companies; and Communicate authentically with communities about challenges and solutions for a safer, healthier and more sustainable way of life. Our vision is a world made better by chemistry, where people live happier, healthier, and more prosperous lives, safely and sustainably—for generations to come.

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