WASHINGTON — After 22 years as the American Cleaning Institute''s (ACI) top lobbyist, Dennis Griesing is retiring as vice president of government affairs, according to a press release.
He will be succeeded by Senior Director of Government Affairs Douglas Troutman, who was named vice president and counsel of government affairs, effective January 30, the release stated.
"The cleaning products industry has never had a more effective legislative and regulatory advocate than Dennis Griesing," said Ernie Rosenberg, ACI president and chief executive officer (CEO).
"With great success, he shared ACI''s policy positions with members of Congress, executive branch officials, state legislators and regulators. ACI and our members are extraordinarily grateful to Dennis for his outstanding work on behalf of our industry," Rosenberg added.
According to the release, Griesing came to ACI — then The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) — in January 1990 with a dozen years of professional government relations experience at the federal, state and local levels.
During his tenure at ACI, Dennis advocated on numerous issues for the cleaning product supply chain, including reform of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), phosphate defense, packaging, advertising issues, eco-labeling and environmentally preferable procurement, among many others, the release noted.
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