By Lawrence D. Sloan, SOCMA President & CEO
In the past decade, the chemical industry has seen a number of new regulations that have hampered trade efforts, and there has been an increased focus on safety. However, Bill Knab, a consultant formerly with BASF, and Jim DeLisi, President of SOCMA member Fanwood Chemical, told those of us attending the 2014 ChemAgro Show in Charleston, S.C., the future for specialty chemical manufacturing is bright.
Mr. Knab and Mr. DeLisi’s presentation provided a wealth of historic information about our industry that was just too good not to share. Thus, we broke down these insightful facts into a three-part series of blogs. Part I: “How Much do You Know about the History of Specialty Chemical Manufacturing?” looked at the early days of the chemical industry – a time of endless possibilities with incredib...
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By Austin Alderdice, Assistant Manager, Marketing
In the third edition of 2014’s “Where in the World is Larry Sloan?” we look at SOCMA President and CEO Lawrence D. Sloan’s July, August and September travel.
The last three months included a whirlwind of events for Sloan. July kicked off with SOCMA affiliate BPSA’s (Bio-Process Systems Alliance) International Single-Use Summit in Washington, DC, followed by the Chemical Sector Security Summit & Expo, co-funded by SOCMA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in Baltimore, MD. Sloan addressed the audiences at both events, leading off with opening remarks on day one of the Chemical Sector Security Summit.
Though busy in July, August is when Sloan really hit the road. On August 6, he took off for the Chicago area, meeting with member companies <...
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