Societe de Chimie Industrielle welcomes new Board Members

          Societe de Chimie Industrielle welcomes new Board Members

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NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2013

NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Societe de Chimie
Industrielle is pleased to announce the results of recent elections of new
Officers and Board Members, held during the group's annual meeting on
Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at the Yale Club of New York.

The followingmembers were re-elected as Officers: President: Dwight Glover;
VP Administration: James M. Weatherall; VP Finance: Alfred A. Sagarese; VP
Membership: Joseph V. Porcelli.

In addition, three current Board Members were re-elected to serve additional
three-year terms: Madeleine Jacobs, Joseph V. Porcelli, and Alfred A.

Three new members were also elected to join the Board: Jeanne Thoma, Joel W.
Jones, and Robert O. Kenworthy.

  oJeanne Thoma is chief operating officer of Lonza's Microbial Control
    sector (LMC), created following the acquisition of Arch Chemicals, where
    she is responsible for shaping the organizational structure of the
    Microbial Control sector. Since 2007, she has been global head of the
    Microbial Control business unit and president of Lonza Inc. 
  oJoel W. Jones is the Global Corporate Account Executive North American
    Sales, Basic Chemicals & Performance Materials at The Dow Chemical
    Company, where he serves as Dow's Account Executive for BASF in North
    America,Brenntag Group globally and Air Products globally. He is a former
    President of The Drug, Chemical and Associated Technologies (DCAT)
    Association, as well as a Past President of The Chemists' Club.
  oRobert O. Kenworthy is retained by the Chemical Heritage Foundation in
    Philadelphia (CHF) as its Manager of Affiliate Relations. He also
    provides support for CHF's Joseph Priestley Society, and is responsible
    for building the presence of CHF outside of the Philadelphia area.

Continuing Board members are: Ray Altenburger, William N. Avrin, Joseph L.
Coote, James Harton, Marc S. Reisch, John E. Roberts, and Peter Young.

At the Annual Meeting, president Dwight Glover presented to the group an
update on Societe activities in 2012, followed by two special guest speakers:
Catherine Price, Societe Fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, who
presented insights from her forthcoming book about the history of vitamins and
nutrition for The Penguin Press; and Brian Swiggett, Managing Partner of
Prismark Partners LLC, who spoke on "Opportunities within the Electronic
Materials Market".

Please mark your calendars: On Wednesday, January 16, 2012, the Societe will
be pleased to welcome Cal Dooley, President and CEO of the American Chemistry
Council, to present on the topic of "The Economy and the Chemical Industry."
The meeting will be held at the Yale Club of New York.

On Wednesday, February 20, 2012 the Societe meeting will be co-hosted with the
Racemics organization and will feature Robert Westervelt, Editor-in-Chief of
IHS Chemical Week; Joseph Chang, Global Editor, ICIS Chemical Business; and
Peter Young, President and Managing Director, Young & Partners. The topic will
be "The State of the Chemical Industry: Outlook for 2013 and Beyond." The
meeting will also be held at the Yale Club of New York.

On May 9, 2013 the Societe will award the prestigious International Palladium
Medal to Andrew Liveris, Chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company, at a
dinner to be held in his honor at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City.

About The Societe de Chimie Industrielle: The Societe was originally founded
in 1918 in New York as the American Section of a French parent. Today, it
operates as an independent organization involved in a number of non-profit
activities: sponsoring a noted monthly meeting program, open to nonmembers, at
which prominent CEOs, government leaders and scientists from the chemical and
related industries share their views on important industry developments;
granting fellowships and scholarships to students pursuing the study of
chemistry and chemical engineering; honoring individuals who have contributed
significantly to the industry; and providing a variety of other services to
individuals and companies in the industry. Visit our new website at

In 1958, the Societe instituted the prestigious International Palladium Medal,
which "may be awarded biannually to an individual who is distinguished by
reason of outstanding contribution to the chemical industry of such character
and scope as to enhance the international aims and objectives of the Societe
de Chimie Industrielle."

Contact: Danielle Fraser, Administrator
Phone: (212) 725-9539

SOURCE Societe de Chimie Industrielle

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