The American Cleaning Institute (ACI)

ACI Welcomes Nathan Sell as Director, Regulatory Science

Nathan Sell
  • Experienced Environmental Scientist Joins Leading Cleaning Product Trade Group from EPA, Will Focus on Federal and State Regulatory Strategies

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) announced the appointment of Nathan Sell as Director, Regulatory Science, a new position.

In this role, Mr. Sell will be responsible for development and management of research strategies related to the safety of cleaning product ingredients, serve as a point of contact for ACI’s chemical management and regulatory programs and help expand scientific understanding of ACI chemistry tools and technologies.

Mr. Sell joins ACI from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where he was a Chemical Review Manager in the Office of Pesticide Programs, a Technical Writer and Editor for the Office of Science Coordination and Policy and an ORISE Research Participant in the Office of Water.

Previously he was an Editorial Board Member for the University of Pennsylvania’s WH2O Journal and a Coordinator for the Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) at the Wharton School. He also served as a Corps Member for Teach for America in Philadelphia, PA.

“Nathan comes on board with extensive knowledge in risk-based decision making and technical writing, having worked at the EPA in the Offices of Pesticide Programs and Science Coordination and Policy,” said Dr. James Kim, ACI Vice President, Science & Regulatory Affairs. “His experience leading a team of scientists, economists and technical staff for pesticide reviews will translate well to working with ACI Task Forces and Work Groups.”

Mr. Sell graduated Trinity College (Hartford, CT) with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Environmental Science, and holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA).

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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