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2013 ACI Meeting Archives

2013 Fall Meeting Recap

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Mark Miller (Lonza Inc.), Tim Botts (Ecolab Inc.) and Martin Wolf (Seventh Generation)

The 2013 ACI/CCSPA Joint Fall Meeting held September 25-27, 2013 at the Pillar and Post Hotel at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada was ACI’s third joint meeting with CCSPA (Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association). There were 42 member companies in attendance from both ACI and CCSPA that drew more than 80 attendees. This meeting addressed our industry’s challenges in "Working Towards an Integrated North American Marketplace."

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Catharine de Lacey (The Clorox Company) and Kathryn Corbally (Sun Products Corporation)

Attendees networked with speakers (including Jason Wood of Health Canada, Maureen Ruskin of the U.S. Department of Labor, Paul DeLeo of the American Cleaning Institute, Don Gutzman of Environment Canada, Jim Jones of the Environmental Protection Agency, A.J. Preece of Health Canada, Don Wilke of the The Procter & Gamble Company and Kathy Baird of Fleishman-Hillard & Georgetown University) and industry colleagues, obtaining valuable insights on the current status of the world leading substance programs under CEPA and TSCA and learned what the future holds for industry; discovered more about guidance on GHS in US; and heard from a top social media expert on the future of digital marketing and best practices to future-proof social media strategies.

ACI Standing Committees met to discuss various pertinent agenda items. Popular networking events included a winery tour and reception, and a joint ACI/CCSPA luncheon and awards presentation.

The presentation and the meeting materials can all be found on the ACI Members Only Website.

2013 June Member Meeting Recap

The 2013 June Member Meeting was held at the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) headquarters office in Washington, DC June 17-19, 2013. The meeting drew more than 60 attendees from 34 ACI member companies. Members participated in ACI standing committee meetings and three speaker sessions. Speakers included Mark N. Duvall, Esq. of Beveridge & Diamond, Alexandra Scranton of Women's Voices for the Earth and Adam Siegel of Retail Industry Leaders Association. These speakers spoke on timely industry topics including health and hygiene, chemical management and retailer sustainability. The meeting included a networking reception at The Donovan House, allowing time for members to relax and mingle with their colleagues.

The presentation and the meeting materials can all be found on the ACI Members Only Website.

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2013 ACI Convention Recap

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Thanks to all who attended one of ACI’s most successful Conventions as we continued to help attendees make connections to others in the cleaning product industry. The event gathered approximately 825 industry leaders from 26 different countries for the industry's best business-to-business networking event. Click here to see a list of the companies who registered for the 2013 Convention.

Larry Peiros, a longtime Clorox Company executive who played a leadership role for 15 years at the American Cleaning Institute, was the recipient of ACI’s 2013 Elva Walker Spillane Distinguished Service Award. Peiros retired this year as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer from The Clorox Company. The award honors an individual for extensive or exceptional service to ACI, who promoted the growth and interests of the Institute and the industries it represents; and who exercised outstanding leadership within the Institute.