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  1. Rodolfo Savitzky appointed as new CFO for Lonza Group to succeed Toralf Haag who was appointed as CFO of the Voith Group in Germany

    Basel, Switzerland – Lonza today announced that its Board of Directors appointed Rodolfo Savitzky as new Chief Financial Officer for Lonza. In this function he will be succeeding Toralf Haag, who after 11 years of service for Lonza accepted an offer from the Voith Group in Germany to become their new CFO and member of the Corporate Board of Management. The change will be effective as of 1 October 2016, when Rodolfo Savitzky will also succeed Toralf Haag as a member of the Lonza Executive Committee.

  2. Gabriel Sucessfully Commercializes Versamid Products

    Rock Hill, S.C. – Gabriel Performance Products (Gabriel), a market leader in epoxy additives and specialty chemical manufacturing, is proud to announce the successful commercialization of the Versamid® product family. Versamid® includes various liquid epoxy curing agents, including reactive polyamides (modified and unmodified), amidoamines and selected modified amine curing agents. 
  3. ProcessPro Wins Bronze in 14th Annual Stevie American Business Awards

    St. Cloud – ProcessPro, leading mid-market ERP software solution company, is proud to announce that Kim Fischbach, Baseline Product Manager, was awarded with a Bronze Stevie® Award in the category of Product Developer of the Year; and ProcessPro’s Implementation & Support Services Team has been named the winner of a Bronze Stevie Award in the Support Team of the Year category in The 14th Annual American Business Awards.
  4. 2016 ChemStewards Regional Roundtables in Full Swing

    The 2016 ChemStewards Regional Roundtables are in full swing, and SOCMA members from around the country are gathering to share best practices on issues such as process safety, near-miss programs and third-party audits, among other ChemStewards-related issues.
  5. Advent International acquires VIAKEM S.A. de C.V.

    Investment will support the Mexican company’s continued growth in the global agrochemical industry

    MEXICO CITY – Advent International (“Advent”), one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, today announced that it has agreed to acquired VIAKEM S.A. de C.V. (“VIAKEM”), a leading Mexico-based manufacturer of fine chemicals for the global agrochemical industry. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2016 and terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
  6. Miscellaneous Tariff Bill and TSCA Reform Among Key Topics for SOCMA Fly-In

    Members share insight on issues impacting specialty manufacturers with Congress
    Fifty SOCMA members led more than 100 meetings on Capitol Hill April 12 to advocate to members of Congress on key issues impacting their businesses and the specialty chemical manufacturing sector. 
  7. SOCMA Members Share Best Practices on EHS&S, Operational Excellence at Greenville Roundtable

    Houston Roundtable canceled due to flooding, rescheduled for June 22 - The 2016 ChemStewards® Regional Roundtables kicked off this week in Greenville, SC, with 20 attendees who shared best practices on issues such as process safety, near-miss programs and third-party audits, among other ChemStewards-related issues. 
  8. SOCMA Hails House Passage of Long-Awaited MTB Bill

    Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) applauds Wednesday’s overwhelming passage of the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 (H.R. 4923) by the House of Representatives. This bipartisan legislation would create a Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) process to eliminate tariffs on inputs and other products that aren’t produced or available in the United States.

  9. VanDeMark Chemical Appoints David Rodems CFO

    VanDeMark Chemical, Inc., Lockport, New York USA announces the appointment of David Rodems as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As a key member of the leadership team he will strengthen the financial & IT infrastructure, oversee capital structure, and develop economic strategies driving profitable growth and increased shareholder value. VanDeMark is a leading North American manufacturer of phosgene and phosgene derivatives and recently acquired Framochem, a major European-based manufacturer of phosgene products, as a wholly-owned subsidiary.
  10. Continuing Saga over Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Costly for SOCMA Members

    After four long years of waiting and anticipation, both the Senate and House of Representatives last week introduced mirror bills that proposeda plan to move forward and revamp the process for enacting the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB). Brooke DiDomenico, an engineer and production manager at Nation Ford Chemical (NFC), had an opportunity to testify before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade a day after the bills were introduced to share Nation Ford’s story about how the MTB positively impacts the company:
  11. SOCMA Welcomes 19 New Member Companies

    Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to welcome 19 new member companies that have joined the association throughout the past year and the first quarter of 2016. These new members represent manufacturers, distributors and specialty chemical industry service providers looking to enhance and grow their business through utilization of SOCMA’s tools and resources that not only connect them with others in the industry but assist them in staying abreast of the latest rules and regulations impacting specialty chemical manufacturing.
  12. Public Perception of Risk, REACh, TSCA Among Hot Topics on Day Two of GlobalChem

    Sloan shares perspective on TSCA reform, public relations challenges in the industry
    SOCMA President and CEO Lawrence D. Sloan delivered opening remarks on the final day of GlobalChem 2016, as attendees heard from a host of speakers discussing the perception of risk, REACh, Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform, among many other topics.
  13. Record Number of Members Participate in SOCMA's 9th Annual Washington Fly-In

    Almost 50 SOCMA members advocated on issues such as TSCA, MTB, others

    About 50 SOCMA members descended on Capitol Hill this week to advocate with members of Congress on key issues impacting their businesses and the specialty chemical manufacturing sector.
  14. SOCMA Welcomes Bipartisan Senate Bill That Would Move Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Forward

    Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today welcomed the introduction of a bipartisan Senate bill that would overhaul the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) process. 
  15. SOCMA Applauds Introduction of American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 in House of Representatives

    Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today welcomed the introduction of the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) by House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX).
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