Jon Huntsman to Recieve American Chemical Society Leadership Award

The American Chemical Society’s Chemical Marketing and Economics (CM&E) group will present its Leadership Award for a Lifetime of Achievement to Jon M. Huntsman, founder and executive chairman of Huntsman Corp. at the Yale Club Ballroom in New York on Dec. 5.

jon huntsman“It is uncommon to start a company and turn it into a global multibillion dollar corporation,” George Rodriguez, chairman of CM&E and board member of ACS NY section noted. “Mr. Huntsman is a trailblazer who has remained undeterred when faced with economic and technology challenges. Further, his genuine concern for humanity and utmost generosity are exemplary.”

Originally known for pioneering innovations in packaging and, later, for rapid and integrated growth in petrochemicals, Huntsman Corp.’s operating companies today manufacture chemical products used in a wide range of industries, with more than 12,000 employees and multiple locations worldwide.

Corporate ethics has been at the core of Huntsman’s career. He authored the book “Winners Never Cheat: Everyday Values We Learned as Children (But May Have Forgotten).” The second edition is entitled “Winners Never Cheat: Even in Difficult Times”, which was listed on the Wall Street Journal’s best sellers List.

Huntsman’s humanitarian giving, including contributions to the homeless, the ill and the under-privileged, exceeds $1.4 billion and has assisted thousands, both domestically and internationally. The Chronicle of Philanthropy placed Huntsman second on their 2007 list of largest donors.

For more information, visit www.cmeacs.org.

More News:

  • AIChE Announces New President And Board

    Cheryl Teich, reaction engineering expertise area leader at The Dow Chemical Company, will become president of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) in 2015.

  • ASM Consortium Marks 20th Anniversary

    November marks the 20th anniversary of the start of the Abnormal Situation Management (ASM) Consortium.

  • DuPont Challenge Encourages Entries For 2015 Competition

    The DuPont Challenge encourages students to develop a better understanding and passion for STEM by researching and writing an informative essay offering solutions to today’s challenges regarding food, energy, protection and innovation, or a story on a science discovery.

  • SOCMA Hosts 93rd Annual Dinner And Awards Showcase

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) is returning to the New York Marriott Marquis Times Square on December 8, 2014, for its 93rd Annual Dinner honoring Performance Improvement Award winners and featuring a Leadership and Business Development Speaker Showcase.

  • Summit Features Bio-Based Tech Startups

    The 6th Next Generation Bio-Based & Sustainable Chemicals Summit, February 3 – February 5, 2015, in New Orleans, LA brings together bio-based tech startups, specialty chemical manufacturers, chemical majors, feedstock providers, financiers and strategic venture capitalists to explore bio-based chemicals.

  • Flint Hills Resources Will Cease Marysville Operations

    Flint Hills Resources plans to close its Marysville, Michigan polypropylene facility.

  • EFCE Seeks Award Nominees

    Award honors outstanding thesis in thermodynamics or transport properties

  • British Safety Regulator Gets New Head

    Executive has worked in both the public and private sectors

  • AkzoNobel Partnership Investigates Waste As Feedstock

    AkzoNobel is part of a major Dutch partnership working with Canada's Enerkem to explore the use of waste streams as a feedstock for chemical production and the development of waste-to-chemicals facilities.

  • Scientist And CorningWare Inventor Stookey Dies

    S. Donald Stookey, credited with inventing CorningWare, died on Tuesday, November 4 at the age of 99.

All news »

What are your comments?

Join the discussion today. Login Here.

Comments

No one has commented on this page yet.

RSS feed for comments on this page | RSS feed for all comments