American Cleaning Institute Board of Directors Re-Elects Officers, Welcomes New Director


During its annual convention in Orlando, member companies of the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) elected a group of senior executives to two-year terms to serve on the association’s board of directors, while the board re-elected its slate of officers to a one-year term.

Rick Strittmatter, director of technology and sustainability at Arxada, is the newest member of the board.

Below is the list of officers re-elected for the coming year:

Chair: wayne ashtonIFF

Vice-president: Eric ReynoldsThe Clorox Company

Treasurer: Eric PetersDow Inc.

President: Melissa HockstadAIT

Secretary: Douglas TroutmanAIT

The full composition of the Board of Directors is as follows:

Rick StritmatterDirector of Technology and Sustainability, Arxada

Steve TanerPresident and CEO, Arylessence, Inc.

Marcelo LuSenior Vice President, Care Chemicals, North America, BASF Corporation

Carlos LinaresExecutive Vice President, Global Research and Development, Church & Dwight Co., Inc.

Eric ReynoldsExecutive Vice President, Home and Lifestyle, The Clorox Company

Raj KohliVice President, Global R&D and Technology Strategy, Colgate-Palmolive Company

Scott TuchinskyCEO, Consumer Care North America, Croda Inc.

Eric PetersVice President of Sustainability, Performance Materials and Coatings, Dow Inc.

Larry BergerExecutive Vice President and CTO, Ecolab Inc.

Deborah AndersonVice President, Global Cleaning Solutions, Evonik Corporation

Liliana “Lily” De StefanoVice President, North America, Consumer Perfumes Firmenich Incorporated

Jessica McCoyDirector of Solutions, GOJO Industries, Inc.

Stefan StrathmannR&D Manager, Laundry & Home Care, North America, Henkel Corporation

wayne ashtonVice President, Home and Personal Care, IFF

Joseph SchwalbachVice President, Downstream Derivatives, Indorama Ventures Oxides, LLC

Suzanne CarrollVice President, Home and Personal Care, Nouryon

Arnaud MelinVice President, Consumer Biosolutions, Novozymes

Luc ReynaertSenior Vice President, Global Fabric & Home Care Sourcing, Procter & Gamble

Hoppe silkVice President, Essential Care Chemicals, Sasol

Diego RuizVice President, Global Government Relations, SC Johnson

Zoe BaldwinGlobal Marketing Director, Ethylene Value Chain, Shell Chemical LP

Sean MoriartyVice President and General Manager, Surfactants, Stepan Company

About AIC

The American Cleaning Institute is home to the US cleaning products industry and represents the US$60 billion cleaning products supply chain. ICA members include manufacturers and formulators of soaps, detergents and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; the companies that supply the ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and chemical distributors. ACI serves the growth and innovation of the American cleaning products industry by improving people’s health and quality of life and protecting our planet. ACI achieves this through an ongoing commitment to sound science and by being a credible voice for the cleaning products industry.


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