The American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com) announced today that The Chemours Co. president and CEO Mark Vergnano became the Council’s newest officer, effective January 1, 2018.
As its newest officer, Vergnano will first assume the role of Vice Chairman of the Board and chair of the ACC’s Board Finance, Audit and Membership Committee. He will serve in this capacity for one year, followed by a one-year term each as Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Board. Vergnano was first elected to ACC’s board of directors in 2015. Since that time, he has served as a member of the Council’s Board Chemical Management Committee; Executive Rail, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee; and the Executive Committee.
In addition to Vegnano, ExxonMobil Chemical Company President John Verity was announced as the Council’s newest chairman of its Board Chemical Management Committee.
The board also approved Wanhua Chemical (America) Co. Ltd. as a Regular member. Wanhua Chemical is one of the world’s largest producers of isocyanate. Along with Wanhua Chemical (America) Co. Ltd., the board also approved Burns & McDonnell as an Associate member, and established a new self-funded PFOA and PFOS panel within its Chemical Products and Technology Division. The panel will engage in regulatory policy issues on perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfanate (PFOS) in federal and state arenas, and promote sound science regarding the chemicals’ potential exposures and toxicity.