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American Chemistry Council Elects New Board Members

June 16, 2009
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has announced the names of the new board members elected at its annual meeting in Colorado Springs, CO.

“We congratulate and welcome our industry colleagues to the ACC Board of Directors,” said ACC president and CEO, Cal Dooley. “Each of these individuals represents companies that are essential to making the products that will help America improve its environmental and economic future. Working together, we will advocate for legislation and chemicals management systems that will encourage innovation in our industry and help restore public confidence in chemical products.”

The following individuals will serve terms beginning on January 1, 2010 and ending December 31, 2010:

Michael E. Campbell, chairman, president & CEO, Arch Chemicals Inc.
Mark J. Leidy, executive vice president, Manufacturing Operations, Monsanto Co.
Craig A. Rogerson, chairman, president & CEO, Chemtura
Charlie W. Shaver, president & CEO, Texas Petrochemicals
Thomas L. Shepherd, chairman & CEO, The Shepherd Chemical Co.

For terms beginning on January 1, 2010 and ending December 31, 2011:

Sunil Kumar, president & CEO, ISP Chemco Inc.
James B. Nicholson, president & CEO, PVS Chemicals Inc.

For terms beginning on January 1, 2010 and ending December 31, 2012:

Gregory S. Babe, president & CEO, Bayer MaterialScience LLC, Bayer Corp.
Thomas Bates, president, Evonik Degussa Corp.
Jeffrey A. Coe, senior vice president & chief procurement officer, DuPont
Charlie Crew, president & CEO, SABIC Innovative Plastics
Rene H. Degreve, president & CEO, Solvay America Inc.
J. Erik Fyrwald, chairman, president & CEO, Nalco
James Harton, president, Rhodia Inc.
Michael H. McGarry, senior vice president, Commodity Chemicals, PPG Industries Inc.
Patrick F. Murphy, president, Linde North America Inc.
David E. Kepler, executive vice president, Dow
Christopher D. Pappas, president & CEO, NOVA Chemicals Inc.
Geoffroy Petit, CEO, Total Petrochemicals USA Inc.
Bernard Roche, president & CEO, Arkema Inc.
Bruce D. Rubin, vice president, Chemicals, Sunoco Inc.
Francis X. Sherman, president & general manager, Surface Chemistry, Akzo Nobel Chemicals Inc.
Stephan Tanda, managing board member, Royal DSM N.V.

The ACC represents the companies that make the products that make modern life possible, while working to protect the environment, public health, and the security of our nation. Founded in 1872, ACC supports advocacy, research, and initiatives that support the continued innovation of products that make modern life possible. ACC member companies have committed to implement a set of goals and guidelines that go above and beyond federal regulation on health, safety, security, and the environment. Since adopting Responsible Care in 1988, the ACC has reduced Toxic Release Inventory emissions 80 percent and achieved a safety record four times better than the average for manufacturing. For more information, visit www.americanchemistry.com/newsroom.