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2/3/21 - Michigan Chemistry Council Commends Appointments to Council on Climate Solutions

LANSING, MI, February 3rd, 2021 – The Michigan Chemistry Council (MCC) today welcomed Governor Whitmer’s appointments to the new Council on Climate Solutions, including experts on manufacturing and energy efficiency.

“The Michigan Chemistry Council appreciates the Governor’s strategic approach to developing a climate plan that will meet long-term challenges while supporting our state’s competitiveness and key industry sectors,” said MCC Executive Director John Dulmes.

“The business of chemistry helps enable innovations like solar panel materials, lightweight and electrified vehicles, and energy-efficient buildings. We are especially encouraged to see particular attention to many of these areas, as well as the need to preserve the energy-intensive manufacturing jobs in our state.”

“The MCC and our companies look forward to working with all partners to develop climate policies that help address this issue while growing jobs and increasing our state’s competitiveness.”

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 80,000 Michigan jobs and directly impacting more than 96% of all manufactured goods.

9/23/20 - Michigan Chemistry Council Commends Governor Whitmer’s Climate Action Goals

The Michigan Chemistry Council (MCC) today welcomed Governor Whitmer’s announcement of climate goals and the collaborative development of long-term sustainability solutions for our state.

 “The business of chemistry recognizes the need for climate solutions and appreciates Governor Whitmer’s leadership in moving our state forward in addressing this challenge,” said MCC Executive Director John Dulmes.

“The business of chemistry plays a critical role in achieving a sustainable future by enabling innovations like solar panel materials, batteries for electric cars, and lightweight vehicle parts. We are particularly encouraged by the Governor’s attention to energy-efficient buildings as a key pathway to reducing our state’s carbon emissions. And as a significant manufacturing sector, our industry is continuously reducing its own energy use and impacts.”

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.”

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