SOCMA Recognizes Volunteer Coordinators
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 2008
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Manager, Public Relations & Communications
Savannah, Georgia – The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) is recognizing three individuals for their outstanding contributions to the association’s activities during the past year. These volunteers participate in a variety of roles, giving an enormous amount of energy and time to further the association’s values.
The three members are:
- Louis Hunt, Vice President of Quality and ChemStewards® at SACHEM, Inc.
- Beth Bosley, Director of Business Development at Pressure Chemical Company
- Craig Huffman, Director of Safety, Health, and Security at International Specialty Products
Mr. Louis Hunt is receiving SOCMA’s Distinguished Service Award. As the chair of the Performance Improvement Committee, he assisted in accelerating the development and implementation of the ChemStewards® program. Now that the program is fully developed, Mr. Hunt continues to play a large role in its implementation and ultimate success by providing oversight to the program’s verification process and offering long-term, strategic advice.
Ms. Beth Bosley is receiving SOCMA’s Leadership Award. She serves as chair of SOCMA’s Chemical Risk Management Committee, a role she has held for the past two years. During her tenure as chair, SOCMA has increased its advocacy on multiple issues and heightened our compliance services for members. Among the most successful programs taking place under her watch include PMNPro® and the TSCA Fundamentals webinars, both of which have been highly successful and received much interest among members. Ms. Bosley shares her regulatory expertise through her activity as a highly rated speaker for many SOCMA events.
Mr. Craig Huffman is also receiving SOCMA’s Leadership Award. Mr. Huffman has been an outstanding leader as chair of SOCMA’s Safety and Security Committee over the past two years. In this role, he has led the committee’s advocacy on important issues, such as the Department of Homeland Security site security regulations and has regularly dedicated his time to lead committee calls, meetings, events and strategy sessions. Additionally, under his leadership, SOCMA member participation in the committee has increased significantly.
SOCMA President Joseph Acker said, “These members further enhance SOCMA's leadership role within the industry. Their many contributions enable SOCMA to make valuable and practical contributions to our national dialogue on chemicals policy and deliver value back to our membership. I thank each of them and look forward to their continued service as a valued industry leader.”
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SOCMA is the leading trade association, serving the specialty-batch and custom chemical industry since 1921. SOCMA’s nearly 300 members employ more than 100,000 workers across the country and produce 50,000 products valued at $60 billion annually.
ChemStewards is SOCMA’s flagship environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) continuous performance improvement program. ChemStewards was created from industry’s commitment to reducing the environmental footprint left by member’s facilities. Industry created ChemStewards to meet the unique needs of the batch, custom, and specialty chemical industry. As a mandatory requirement for SOCMA members engaged in the manufacturing or handling of synthetic and organic chemicals, ChemStewards is helping participants reach for superior EHS&S performance.
What Members Are Saying…
“Several of our facilities are involved in processes related to food and feed applications and must be certified under various initiatives. We have found that in many cases the systems we have established under the ChemSystems program serve as great building platforms for meeting the requirements for these other certifications, and as a result the approval process has been greatly simplified.”