SOCMA President to Lead NAM’s Council of Manufacturing Associations

January 12, 2012

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Washington, DC –The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) announced today that President and CEO, Lawrence D. Sloan, has assumed his post as chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers’ Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA) Board of Directors for 2012.

SOCMA President and CEO, Lawrence D. Sloan“I am honored and proud to lead the CMA and look forward to building upon the already strong relationship between the council and the greater NAM membership to reestablish an innovative and robust U.S. manufacturing sector,” said Sloan.

The CMA is part of the National Association of Manufacturers and represents the vertical industry sectors.  The council is comprised of more than 235 manufacturing associations which represent their members’ interests in the United States and internationally.   It offers an expanded component to membership that includes programs and services designed to enhance the networking and knowledge exchange crucial to maintaining the competitive edge necessary for U.S. manufacturing. 

The organization’s board members are manufacturing association chief executives who are elected by their peers. CMA brings together senior management of manufacturing associations to foster goodwill and promote the success of manufacturing associations and their members.

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SOCMA is the only U.S. based trade association dedicated solely to the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. Since 1921, we have represented a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies, making us the leading authority on this sector. SOCMA has a global membership of more than 200 companies. In the US, members employ more than 100,000 workers across the country and produce 50,000 products valued at $60 billion annually. For more information on our services and products, please visit

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 our environmental footprint.  Industry created ChemStewards to meet the uncique needs of the batch, custom, and specialty chemical industry. As a mandatory requirement for SOCMA members engaged in the manufacturing or handling of chemicals, ChemStewards is helping participants reach for superior EHS&S performance.  To learn more visit

About the Council of Manufacturing Associations: With more than 235 trade association members, the Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA) is the vehicle for manufacturing associations to work together and become involved in the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). Its mission is to provide knowledge, resources and networks to help members create a stronger and more prosperous U.S. manufacturing sector. Its members represent every sector of manufacturing in the United States and broaden the reach and impact of the NAM’s advocacy efforts.

The CMA is an integral part of the NAM’s policy efforts, communicating the needs of specific manufacturing sectors and presenting a united manufacturing front on behalf of our pro-growth agenda.