SOCMA Welcomes Two New Team Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            

Jenny Gaines
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications             
(571) 348-5110

Joe Dettinger to lead Compliance & Stewardship; Jane Wishneff to head BAHP

ARLINGTON, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to announce the addition of two talented professionals to its team. Joe Dettinger, an environmental, health and safety specialist, will lead SOCMA’s Compliance & Stewardship program, and Jane Wishneff, an attorney known for her work in the product stewardship space, will head the Center for Baby & Adult Hygiene Products (BAHP).  

"We are thrilled to welcome both Joe and Jane and look forward to drawing from their significant expertise to enhance the offerings for our members and affiliates,” said SOCMA President and CEO Jennifer Abril. 

“As we continue our efforts to bring SOCMA’s new direction to life in the coming year, we look forward to Joe’s insight and experience in successfully leading culture change as he did during his tenure at SOCMA member company Bimax,” said Abril. “Joe will serve as the head of our new Stewardship & Compliance team, and he is no stranger to the association or ChemStewards®. He is well-respected by both our members and staff, and we believe his leadership will be instrumental in modernizing our ChemStewards program.”

“I am honored to join the SOCMA team and play a part in the exciting transformation coming for our association and members in 2018 and beyond,” said Dettinger, who most recently served as Director of EHS&S and Government Relations at Bimax. “I look forward to drawing from my 16 years of experience at the plant level to help broaden and deepen SOCMA’s efforts across the EHS sphere, and bridging technical gaps between our staff and member companies. I especially look forward to working with SOCMA members to further strengthen ChemStewards, as well as other areas that will benefit their companies.”

Dettinger has a BS in environmental engineering and an MBA, both from Pennsylvania State University. He also holds a CSP designation from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

“I am also excited to have Jane Wishneff lead affiliate group BAHP as its Executive Director,” Abril said. “Jane is a regulatory attorney by training but has spent much of her professional life working on public policy issues. Having previously worked with Jane at the International Fragrance Association, North America (IFRANA), I know first-hand her passion and tenacity. Jane’s deep experience with the consumer-facing issues that many of our AMS affiliates manage will bring a new level of service to our members and partners."

“I am pleased to be a part of BAHP, and I look forward to helping raise the group’s profile and establishing the organization as an industry value chain thought leader and scientific expert,” said Wishneff. “With the outstanding team we have in place here at SOCMA, we plan to enhance and grow this organization and expand its outreach. I am excited about what the new year holds for BAHP and its members.”

Before joining IFRANA, Wishneff was Regulatory Counsel and Director, International Affairs for the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA), and she previously served as Attorney and Council Director for the Manufacturers Alliance.

Wishneff received her law degree from George Mason University School of Law. She also holds a BA in political science from Northeastern University.

Since 1921, SOCMA has represented a diverse membership of specialty and fine chemical companies located around the world.

Return Home