CHEMTREC Announces New Chief Executive

With extensive leadership experience and diverse background of the new chief executive, the company is in a position of continued growth and innovation.

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Chemtrec hires new Chief Executive
In Andrew LaVanway's new role as chief executive, he will be responsible for driving the company's strategic growth initiatives and leading the senior management team.Image courtesy of CHEMTREC

CHEMTREC, an emergency response information provider for hazardous materials incidents, has appiAndrew 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 positioned 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 US and the Caribbean Basin. He brings more than 25 years of experience overall leading complex programs in both the public and private sectors. 

"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," said Chris Jahns, president and CEO of the American Chemistry Council.

In his new role, 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, MD. 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. 

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Established in 1983, Powder & Bulk Solids (PBS) serves industries that process, handle, and package dry particulate matter, including the food, chemical, and pharmaceutical markets.

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