MOVES: Sloan to take over as SOCMA president, CEO

02 December 2009 20:44  [Source: ICIS news]

Larry SloanHOUSTON (ICIS news)--Lawrence Sloan will take over as president and chief executive of the US-based Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), effective 10 February, the group said on Wednesday.

Sloan will replace Joseph Acker, who is retiring from the role at the end of December. Acker worked with the group for 16 years and was appointed president in 2003.

Sloan worked for the past five years as president of the Adhesive and Sealant Council, a Washington, DC-based trade association representing the adhesives and sealants industry. He previously worked at companies including Air Products and Nalco.

“The search committee and I are confident that under his leadership, SOCMA will grow even stronger and secure greater victories in Washington for the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry,” said Charles Hinnant, chairman of SOCMA’s board of governors.

The group credited Acker’s tenure with raising its profile in Washington DC while solidifying key alliances with regulatory agencies, growing an international membership base and encouraging all members to take a more active role in SOCMA lobbying efforts.

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By: Ben DuBose
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