The Woodlands, TX - Dr. Calvin Chiu, Director of Home & Personal Care – Americas for Huntsman Performance Products, has been elected vice chair of the American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) sustainability committee.
Chiu succeeds Martin Wolf, from Seventh Generation, in the role. ACI’s sustainability committee is dedicated to the education of the cleaning industry, to enhance environmental practices and increase the social responsibility of its members.
Chiu said, “I am excited to further the strong relationship between Huntsman Corporation and ACI. This is another demonstration of Huntsman and Performance Products growing commitment to corporate sustainability. With my appointment, I will be able to bring the viewpoint of a chemical company to this committee. My participation will enhance the visibility of our sustainability initiatives.”
Chiu received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and has dedicated more than 14 years to the Huntsman organization.
Established in 1926, ACI represents producers of household, industrial, and institutional cleaning products. The institute dedicates itself to serve both the members of the organization and the public .This is accomplished by developing and sharing information about industry products to members of the technical community, policy makers, child and healthcare professionals, educators, media, and consumers.
Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Our operating companies manufacture products for a variety of global industries, including chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation, textiles, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, detergent, personal care, furniture, appliances and packaging. Originally known
for pioneering innovations in packaging and, later, for rapid and integrated growth in petrochemicals, Huntsman has approximately 12,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide. The Company had 2011 revenues of over $11 billion. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at www.huntsman.com.
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