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ACI release 2.23

February 22, 2012

Six Executives Join ACI Board of Directors

· Representatives of BASF, Evonik, GOJO, Huntsman, Phoenix Brands, and Procter & Gamble Strengthen Cleaning Product Industry Leadership Group

· Shell’s Robert Chouffot, Amway’s Catherine Ehrenberger Re-elected as ACI Chair and Vice Chair

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Six executives from major cleaning product manufacturers and suppliers have joined the Board of Directors of the American Cleaning Institute (ACI – formerly The Soap and Detergent Association).

During its first meeting of the year at ACI’s 2012 Annual Meeting & Industry Convention, the Board welcomed the following new Directors, who will serve two-year terms:

· Dirk Buengel, Senior Vice President, Care Chemicals and Formulation Technologies, BASF Corporation.

· David Del Guercio, Global Senior Vice President and General Manager, Evonik Industries - Household Care Business Line.

· William Krueger, Vice President and General Manager, GOJO Global Group.

· John Smyth, Vice President, Europe-Africa and Middle East, Performance Products Division, Huntsman Corporation.

· William Littlefield, President & CEO, Phoenix Brands LLC.

· R. Alexandra Keith, Vice President-Fabric Care, North America and Brand Franchise Leader, Fabric Enhancers, The Procter & Gamble Company.

Re-elected to two-year terms on the Board were:

· Robert Margevich, President and Managing Director, Surface Chemistry, AkzoNobel Chemicals Inc.

· Catherine Ehrenberger, Vice President - R&D, Quality Assurance and Regulatory, Amway.

· Steve Tanner, President & CEO, Arylessence, Inc.

· Steven Cugine - Executive Vice President, Global New Product Innovation, Church & Dwight Company, Inc.

· Benno Dorer, Senior Vice President – Cleaning Division and Canada, The Clorox Company.

· Noel Wallace, President, Colgate U.S. and Global Sustainability, Colgate-Palmolive Company.

· Kevin Gallagher, President, Croda Inc.

· James Jackson – President, DeSoto L.L.C.

· Eunice Heath, General Manager, Dow Home & Personal Care, The Dow Chemical Company.

· Dr. Larry Berger, Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Ecolab Inc.

· Eric Schwartz, General Manager, Laundry & Home Care, Henkel Consumer Goods Inc.

· Cynthia Bryant, Director of Business Development and Marketing, Household Care Division, Novozymes.

· Paul Ferrall, Jr., President – PQ Americas, PQ Corporation.

· Richard Conti, Chief Operating Officer - North America Markets, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.

· Tom O’Brien, General Manager, Organics, Sasol Olefins & Surfactants GmbH.

· Robert Chouffot, General Manager Higher Olefins & Derivatives, Shell Chemical LP.

· John Venegoni, Vice President and General Manager - Surfactants, Stepan Company.

· Craig Slavtcheff, Senior Vice President, R&D, Quality, Regulatory, The Sun Products Corporation.

· Francine Glick, President, Water Journey, Ltd.

Board members also re-elected the following officers to serve one-year terms:

Chair: Robert Chouffot, Shell Chemical LP

Vice Chair: Catherine Ehrenberger, Amway

Treasurer: Tom O’Brien, Sasol Olefins & Surfactants GmbH

President: Ernie Rosenberg, ACI

Secretary: Joanne Thelmo, ACI

The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI - formerly The Soap and Detergent Association) is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $30 billion U.S. cleaning products market. ACI members include the formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and oleochemical producers.

ACI ( and its members are dedicated to improving health and the quality of life through sustainable cleaning products and practices.