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February 7, 2017 12:57 PM

Shell’s Rutger Beelaerts Elected Chair of
American Cleaning Institute Board of Directors

  • P&G’s Shailesh Jejurikar Elected Board Vice Chair
  • New ACI Board Members Include Dow’s Chad Holzer, Henkel’s Andreas Hartleb, Stepan’s Scott Behrens

Washington, D.C. – February 7, 2017 – Rutger Beelaerts, General Manager Intermediates Americas, Shell Chemical, LP, has been elected Chair of the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Board of Directors.

The new Board Vice Chair is Shailesh Jejurikar, President, Global Fabric Care and Brand Building Organization, Global Fabric & Home Care and Executive Sponsor, Global Sustainability. Re-elected as Treasurer was Joy Atkinson, President, Body and Home Care, North America, Firmenich Inc.

The officers were elected during the Board’s recent meeting at the 2017 ACI Convention. ACI (www.cleaninginstitute.org) is the U.S. trade association for the cleaning product supply chain.

Three industry executives were also elected by the Board as its newest members:

  • Chad Holzer, Global Business Director, Consumer Solutions - Dow Home & Personal Care Solutions, The Dow Chemical Company.
  • Andreas Hartleb, Senior Vice President & General Manager Laundry & Home Care USA, Henkel Consumer Goods Inc.
  • Scott Behrens, Vice President & General Manager-Global Surfactants, Stepan Company

The complete roster of ACI’s Board of Directors is as follows:

  • Loan Mansy, General Manager of Surface Chemistry for North America, AkzoNobel Chemicals LLC
  • Audra Davies, Vice President - Health, Beauty & Home Product Development, Amway
  • Steve Tanner, President & CEO, Arylessence, Inc.
  • Scott Thomson, Senior Vice President, Care Chemicals North America, BASF Corporation
  • Paul Siracusa, Executive Vice President, Global R&D, Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
  • Dawn Willoughby, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – Cleaning, International and Corporate Strategy, The Clorox Company
  • Juan Pablo Zamorano, President, North America, Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • Rick Hanson, Vice President, Croda Inc.
  • Chad Holzer, Global Business Director, Consumer Solutions - Dow Home & Personal Care Solutions, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Wayne Ashton, Vice President, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
  • Larry Berger, Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Ecolab Inc.
  • David Del Guercio, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Household Care Consumer Specialties, Evonik Corporation
  • Joy Atkinson, President, Body and Home Care, North America, Firmenich Inc.
  • Andreas Hartleb, Senior Vice President & General Manager Laundry & Home Care USA, Henkel Consumer Goods Inc.
  • John Smyth, Vice President, Americas, Huntsman Corporation
  • Ernesto Lippert, Vice President, Global Marketing and Technology, Consumer Care, Lonza, Inc.
  • Kristoffer Friis Gleberg, Senior Marketing Director, Household Care, Novozymes
  • Shailesh Jejurikar, President, Global Fabric Care and Brand Building Organization, Global Fabric & Home Care and Executive Sponsor, Global Sustainability, Procter & Gamble
  • Tom O’Brien, Senior Vice President, Performance Chemicals, Sasol
  • Kelly Semrau, Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs, Communication & Sustainability, SC Johnson
  • Rutger Beelaerts, General Manager Intermediates Americas, Shell Chemical LP
  • Scott Behrens, Vice President & General Manager-Global Surfactants, Stepan Company

Besides Messrs. Beelaerts and Jejurikar and Ms. Atkinson, other association officers elected include President & CEO Melissa Hockstad; and Secretary Douglas Troutman, ACI General Counsel and Vice President, Government Affairs.