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Shell’s Beelaerts Re-Elected as ACI Board Chair,
Procter & Gamble’s Raman Elected Vice Chair

  • ACI Board Welcomes Two New Members: Church & Dwight’s Carlos Linares, Diversey’s Suzanne Thompson

Orlando, Florida – February 2, 2018 – The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Board of Directors re-elected Rutger Beelaerts, General Manager Intermediates Americas, Shell Chemical LP, as its Chair, and elected Sundar Raman, Vice President, North America Fabric Care, Procter & Gamble, as Vice Chair.

The Board’s returning officers include Treasurer Joy Atkinson, President, Body and Home Care, North America, Firmenich Inc; Melissa Hockstad, President and CEO; and Douglas Troutman, ACI General Counsel and Vice President, Government Affairs, as Corporate Secretary

During the 2018 ACI Annual Meeting & Industry Convention, the Board also welcomed two new Directors: Carlos Linares, Executive Vice President, Global Research & Development, Church & Dwight Co., Inc.; and Suzanne Thompson, Chief Technology Officer, Diversey.

The full roster of ACI’s newly elected 2018-2019 Board of Directors is as follows:

  • Wayne Ashton, Vice President, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
  • Joy Atkinson, President, Body and Home Care, North America, Firmenich Inc.
  • Rutger Beelaerts, General Manager Intermediates Americas, Shell Chemical LP
  • Scott Behrens, Vice President & General Manager Global Surfactants, Stepan Company
  • Larry Berger, Executive VP and Chief Technical Officer, Ecolab Inc.
  • Mike Clark, Vice President, Organics Performance Chemicals, Sasol
  • Chuck Crawford, Head of R&D, Laundry & Home Care, NA, Henkel Corporation
  • Audra Davies, Vice President Health, Beauty & Home Product Development, Amway
  • David Del Guercio, Senior VP & General Manager, Household Care Consumer Specialties, Evonik Corporation
  • Rene Garza, Vice President, Household Care Division, Novozymes
  • Rick Hanson, Vice President, Croda
  • Jeff Jirak, Vice President and General Manager Surface Chemistry, Americas, AkzoNobel Chemicals LLC
  • Carlos Linares, Executive Vice President, Global Research & Development, Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
  • Ernesto Lippert, Vice President, Global Marketing and Technology, Consumer Care, Lonza Inc.
  • Eric Peeters, Global Business Director, Home & Personal Care, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Sundar Raman, Vice President, North America Fabric Care, Procter & Gamble
  • Linda Rendle, Senior Vice President and General Manager, The Clorox Company
  • Kelly Semrau, Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs, Communication & Sustainability, SC Johnson
  • John Smyth, Vice President, Americas Performance Products, Huntsman Corporation
  • Steve Tanner, President & CEO, Arylessence, Inc.
  • Suzanne Thompson, Chief Technology Officer, Diversey
  • Scott Thomson, Senior Vice President, Care Chemicals North America, BASF Corporation
  • Juan Pablo Zamorano, President, North America, Colgate-Palmolive Company