SOCMA Appoints Daniel Newton Manager of Government Relations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18, 2008
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Manager, Public Relations & Communications
Washington, D.C. – The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Newton as Manager, Government Relations. Mr. Newton’s duties are to promote risk-based decision-making and to develop risk assessment and management tools for SOCMA members. He will also be the lead staffer for SOCMA’s Chemical Risk Management Committee.
Before joining SOCMA, Mr. Newton served as an environmental analyst for an EPA contractor in the Chemical Control Division of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, assisting with the Pre-Manufacture Notice process. Mr. Newton also previously worked as an analytical chemist for Nutravail Technologies and as a laboratory assistant for BMW AG in Germany. Mr. Newton brings to SOCMA extensive regulatory compliance experience with the Toxic Substances Control Act.
SOCMA President, Joe Acker said, “We are excited to welcome Dan to our team. His regulatory expertise will be a great asset to our members, both on the CRM Committee and at large.”
Mr. Newton earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from George Mason University.
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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. To learn more visit www.chemstewards.com.
What Members Are Saying…
“Right off the bat, SOCMA’s ChemStewards provides you with a template that shows you good practices that should be implemented across-the-board. And the dialogue with other members and SOCMA staff is very valuable. You would have to pay a lot of money to bring in that kind of expertise, but with SOCMA, it’s all a benefit of membership.”