CSB Announces Newly Created Position of Managing Director

Source: ChemicalProcessing.com

Sep 20, 2010

Chemical Safety Board (CSB) Chairperson and CEO Rafael Moure-Eraso recently appointed Dr. Daniel Horowitz, longtime director of Congressional, public and board affairs, to the new position of managing director. Horowitz will report to the chair and will oversee all aspects of CSB operations, including investigations, studies, recommendations, incident selection, Congressional and public affairs, financial operations, human resources, information technology, and administration.
"Dr. Horowitz has worked tirelessly since he joined the CSB in 2000 to help position the agency as an internationally known force for chemical process safety," says Dr. Moure-Eraso. "He has been instrumental in the CSB's earning the respect of chemical industry managers, labor organizations, community groups, members of Congress, local officials and the public. His development and expansion of the CSB safety video program has broadened the effectiveness of CSB reports and recommendations beyond all expectations. The videos have garnered awards and brought renewed authority and respect for the CSB's work. Under his direction, CSB media and public affairs work has proved highly effective not only in this country, but abroad as well.  His imagination, intellect, experience and leadership all these years make him the ideal and natural appointment to this new important position."

The realignment is consistent with recommendations from the U.S. Government Accountability Office and the CSB Office of Inspector General for improving the efficiency of CSB operations.  Existing CSB staff will temporarily fill the day-to-day public affairs and incident selection roles held by Dr. Horowitz.

Horowitz holds a doctorate in organic chemistry from the Cambridge University, a master's degree in biophysical chemistry from Stanford, and a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Harvard.  Prior to joining the CSB, he held positions in the private sector and served as an American Chemical Society Congressional Science Fellow in 1994-95.  His scientific research led to a number of published articles and United States patents.

For more information, visit: http://www.csb.gov.

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