12/18/17 - Michigan Chemistry Council Elects Hemlock Semiconductor's Brooke Beebe as President, Anderson Development Company's Mark Kramer as Vice President

LANSING, MI, December 18, 2017 – The Michigan Chemistry Council (MCC) announced that its Board of Directors has elected a new President and Vice President to serve as leaders for the association for the two-year term of 2018-19.

Brooke Beebe, Vice President of External Affairs for Hemlock Semiconductor, will serve as the MCC’s President. In her role with Hemlock Semiconductor, Ms. Beebe leads state, federal and international government advocacy around issues of core competitiveness related to energy and trade, as well as local community engagement and public affairs for the Hemlock-based company. Beebe previously worked on federal and state government affairs issues for Sunoco and The Dow Chemical Company. Ms. Beebe is active in the Great Lakes Bay Region and with several community leadership programs.

Mark Kramer, President and CEO of Anderson Development Company, will serve as the MCC’s Vice President. Mr. Kramer has been with the company for more than 20 years, and has taken a series of roles with increasing responsibilities, including plant and technical management, business management, sales and research. He now works to grow Anderson Development’s global business from its headquarters and manufacturing site in Adrian. Kramer also serves on the board of the American Chemistry Council, and has been very involved in increasing Anderson’s engagement and support in the local community, including STEM education.

Transitioning to MCC Past-President will be Greg Pflum, Vice President and General Manager for BASF. Mr. Pflum has served the MCC’s board for more than six years.

Jon Lynch, President of Three Rivers Corporation, will serve as the MCC’s Treasurer. Dirk Bloemendaal, Managing Counsel, Government Affairs for Amway, will continue to serve as MCC’s Secretary. A complete board roster can be found here.

“We are excited to announce new leaders for the Michigan Chemistry Council as we celebrate 50 years of representing and growing the business of chemistry in our state,” said MCC Executive Director John Dulmes. “Brooke and Mark are both passionate leaders who understand the importance of an industry association in making a collective difference for its members. We also recognize Greg’s dedicated service to the MCC over the years and his outstanding leadership on our board.”

The Michigan Chemistry Council, established in 1967, represents Michigan’s chemical manufacturers, formulators and distributors. Chemistry is Michigan’s fifth-largest manufacturing sector, supporting more than 80,000 Michigan jobs and directly impacting more than 96% of all manufactured goods.