Prestigious SCI Chemical Industry Medal Goes To ACC President Cal Dooley

Nov. 28, 2017
The Society of Chemical Industry, America Section announces that the 2018 SCI Chemical Industry Medal will be presented to Cal Dooley, former member of Congress and current president and CEO of the American Chemistry Council.

ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley

The Society of Chemical Industry, America Section (SCI America), announces that the 2018 SCI Chemical Industry Medal will be presented to Cal Dooley, former member of Congress and current president and CEO of the American Chemistry Council. He will receive the medal at a dinner in his honor on March 6, 2018 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

The SCI Chemical Industry Medal honors an individual whose leadership, commitment and contributions have been responsible for substantial progress and performance of the chemical industry. In addition to being an active guiding force in the leadership of their organization during periods of expansion, challenging conditions, or new directions, recipients are known for service rendered to the industry as a whole.

"Cal Dooley is celebrated for his role in strengthening the competitive position of U.S. chemical manufacturers by advocating for a business and regulatory climate that drives innovation, supports job growth and enhances safety," says Chris Pappas, president and CEO of Trinseo and chair of SCI America. "Under Cal's leadership, ACC has achieved some of its greatest successes in recent memory, including the modernization of chemicals management regulation. His leadership and vision have helped enact policies that enable the growth of the business of Chemistry, while protecting health, safety and the environment in our nation."

Dooley's leadership has been critical to ensuring that policymakers understand the link between the chemical industry and growth in America's manufacturing sector that will drive U.S. competitiveness, boost exports, and create new, high-paying jobs, according to ACC. These achievements have created a more favorable environment for the business of chemistry in the U.S. – contributing to the industry's historic growth during his tenure, which reportedly stands at $180 billion in new capital investment and 300 new industry projects including new manufacturing facilities, expansions and restarts of sites that had been shuttered during the economic downturn.

In 2016, Dooley was recognized as one of the most influential lobbyists in Washington by The Hill magazine. His effectiveness stems from the relationships he built during his 12 years as in the U.S. House of Representatives. As a moderate Democrat representing Central California from 1991 to 2004, he served on the House Agriculture Committee, as well as the House Resources Committee. A fourth generation farmer, Dooley holds a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics from the University of California, Davis and, as a Sloan Fellow, earned a master's degree in management from Stanford University.  

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