9/17/20 - Michigan Chemistry Council Elects Nine Members to Board of Directors

At its annual membership meeting, the Michigan Chemistry Council (MCC) recently elected nine members to its board of directors, including two members who are joining the MCC board for the first time.

The new members include:

  • Dr. Priya Tabaddor - Director of Industrial Silicones for the Americas, Wacker Chemical Corporation.
    • Wacker Chemical Corporation, headquartered in Adrian, is WACKER’s North American subsidiary that supplies customers with innovative solutions in the silicones, polysilicon, polymers, and biosolutions markets.
  • Ben Gaeth - Vice President of Enterprise Services, Haviland Enterprises
    • Haviland Enterprises Inc., headquartered in Grand Rapids, is a producer and supplier of commodity chemistries, including surface finishing products, and pool and spa products throughout the United States.

“We are excited to announce new leaders for the Michigan Chemistry Council as we continue our work on behalf of the business of chemistry in our state,” said MCC Executive Director John Dulmes. “Priya and Ben will add tremendous experience and expertise to our board.”

Those members re-elected to the MCC board include:

  • Brooke Beebe – Vice President of External Affairs, Hemlock Semiconductor
  • Bob Reed – Pipeline Business Manager, Linde
  • Robin Zhang – Midland Site Leader, Trinseo
  • Kristi Westphal - Senior Quality Manager, API and Supplier Quality, Pfizer
  • Charlie Denton – Partner, Barnes & Thornburg
  • Jackie Linck – Vice President and Senior Chemical Engineer, Fishbeck
  • Lucy Pugh – Vice President, Industrial Wastewater Technical Practice, AECOM

The MCC’s Board of Directors is elected on an annual basis by its member companies, with directors representing both MCC’s regular members and its associate members. The Board’s President is Mark Kramer, President & CEO of Anderson Development Company in Adrian.

The Michigan Chemistry Council, established in 1967, represents Michigan’s chemical manufacturers, formulators and distributors. Chemistry is one of Michigan’s largest manufacturing sectors, supporting more than 90,000 Michigan jobs and directly impacting more than 96% of all manufactured goods.