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November 18, 2011 08:00 AM
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Henkel, Novozymes Executives Elected to
American Cleaning Institute Board of Directors


Eric Schwartz
Eric Schwartz
Cynthia Bryant

Cynthia Bryant

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 18, 2011 – The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI) Board of Directors welcomed executives from Henkel Consumer Goods Inc. and Novozymes as its newest members of ACI’s governing body.


Eric Schwartz (pictured top), General Manager, Laundry & Home Care, Henkel Consumer Goods; and Cynthia Bryant, Director of Business Development and Marketing, Household Care Division, Novozymes, were elected at the ACI Board’s November meeting in Washington, D.C.

They are filling out the terms of former Directors Greg Tipsord, Henkel, and Anders Lund, Novozymes, which run through January 2012.

Member companies of ACI will vote on a slate of Directors during A​CI’s 2012 Annual Meeting and Industry Convention, which takes place January 30-February 4 in Orlando, Florida. The term of office for Board members is two years.

“The ACI Board of Directors is fortunate to have top-flight business executives from across the cleaning product supply chain in our association’s leadership,” said Ernie Rosenberg, ACI President and CEO.

The Board also elected Joanne Thelmo, ACI’s new Vice President & General Counsel, as ACI’s Corporate Secretary.


The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI - formerly The Soap and Detergent Association) is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $30 billion U.S. cleaning products market. ACI members include the formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and oleochemical producers. ACI ( and its members are dedicated to improving health and the quality of life through sustainable cleaning products and practices.