The American Cleaning Institute (ACI)

ACI Welcomes Two New Employees to Strengthen Scientific and Government Affairs Teams

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The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) announced the addition of two new staff members: Ryan Heisler as Manager, Environmental & Scientific Affairs and Elizabeth Sullivan as Program Coordinator, Government Affairs.

“ACI is fortunate to welcome these talented individuals to our team,” said Melissa Hockstad, ACI President & CEO. “We know they will strengthen our core disciplines in our scientific and government affairs departments and help us provide even more value to ACI’s members.”

Ryan Heisler comes to ACI from Plymouth State University, where he was a graduate Research and Teaching Assistant while pursuing his Master’s degree. He also has experience as a field and lab research technician. In his role at ACI, Ryan will manage scientific research and outreach on the environmental fate and effects of cleaning products and their ingredients.

Ryan brings a passion for environmental science to ACI, with a Bachelor of Science in Aquatic Science and Fisheries Management from Juniata College (Huntingdon, PA) and a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy from Plymouth State University (Plymouth, NH).

Elizabeth Sullivan joins ACI and in her role she will aid our state and federal advocacy team efforts to help maintain our proactive outreach in critical jurisdictions. Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Art in Politics from The Catholic University of America (Washington, DC).

The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI – is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $60 billion U.S. cleaning product supply chain. ACI members include the manufacturers and 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 chemical distributors. ACI serves the growth and innovation of the U.S. cleaning products industry by advancing the health and quality of life of people and protecting our planet. ACI achieves this through a continuous commitment to sound science and being a credible voice for the cleaning products industry.

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