SOCMA President Takes Position With American Industrial Hygiene Association

Aug. 17, 2016
President and CEO Lawrence D. Sloan will leave in mid-October to accept a position with the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

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."

For more information, visit:

Sponsored Recommendations

Heat Recovery: Turning Air Compressors into an Energy Source

More than just providing plant air, they're also a useful source of heat, energy savings, and sustainable operations.

Controls for Industrial Compressed Air Systems

Master controllers leverage the advantages of each type of compressor control and take air system operations and efficiency to new heights.

Discover Your Savings Potential with the Kaeser Toolbox

Discover your compressed air station savings potential today with our toolbox full of calculators that will help you determine how you can optimize your system!

The Art of Dryer Sizing

Read how to size compressed air dryers with these tips and simple calculations and correction factors from air system specialists.