MARINETTE, Wis., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — David Mielke, President and CEO for ChemDesign, has joined the Board of Governors of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), the leading U.S.-based trade association representing the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. Mielke, a SOCMA member since 2003, was elected to the board during SOCMA’s 92nd Annual Membership Meeting in New York on December 10, 2013.
“ChemDesign has a long tradition of supporting SOCMA, starting in 1983 when the leadership team was highly involved in creating the global Informex conference. I appreciate the opportunity to carry on the tradition of active involvement that brings new avenues of value to the members,” said Mielke.
“We have seen David Mielke successfully lead ChemDesign through rapid change, focusing on lean manufacturing, leadership development and strategically expanding their services. I am confident we will benefit from his entrepreneurial ideas and perspectives on how to respond to market dynamics,” states J. Steel Hutchinson, Chairman of the SOCMA’s Board of Governors and President and CEO of GFS Chemicals, Inc.
SOCMA’s Board of Governors provides strategic direction, maintains fiscal responsibility, and helps management develop business plans to deliver member value. Through regular meetings, the board ensures effective organizational planning and sees that association resources are managed responsibly.
ChemDesign provides specialty chemical manufacturing for companies in the agricultural chemicals, consumer, energy, industrial and plastics industries. ChemDesign’s award-winning testing and processing sites are located in Marinette, WI. With more than 40 key reactors across multiple production suites, ChemDesign can quickly adapt to meet the facility requirements of a multitude of chemistries.
SOCMA is the only U.S.-based trade association dedicated solely to the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. Since 1921, they have represented a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies, making us the leading authority on this sector. SOCMA has a global membership of more than 220 companies.
ChemStewards® is SOCMA’s flagship environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) continuous performance improvement program. ChemStewards was created from industry’s commitment to reducing our environmental footprint. As a mandatory requirement for SOCMA members engaged in the manufacturing or handling of chemicals, ChemStewards is helping participants reach for superior EHS&S performance.