SOCMA President Takes Position With American Industrial Hygiene Association

By Chemical Processing Staff

Aug 17, 2016

Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) President and CEO Lawrence D. Sloan will leave the association in mid-October to accept a position with the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the premier association of occupational hygienists and environmental health and safety professionals.

Under Sloan's direction and years of effort from the SOCMA staff, the association has seen numerous advocacy wins, including Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform, multi-year reauthorization of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), permanent extension of the R&D Tax Credit and the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) authorization process now structured to better reflect the rules in the House of Representatives. SOCMA membership retention has also been strengthened during Sloan's tenure through extensive outreach by the SOCMA staff and its active board of governors.

SOCMA will immediately begin a formal search for a new president and CEO. "The timing is right for a fresh new CEO with a fresh 'set of eyes' to take SOCMA to the next level," says Charles "Chuck" Bennett, vice chairman of Dixie Chemical and chair of SOCMA's board of governors. "More than ever the fine and specialty batch chemical industry, ranging from small family businesses to large multinational companies, is relying on SOCMA to represent its interests in a tumultuous regulatory environment. The next CEO will inherit a trade association well-positioned for success as SOCMA approaches its centennial celebration in 2021."

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