SCI America 80th Chemical Industry Medal Award Dinner
12 Apr 2013
At the SCI America International Group's Executive Committee Meeting on 12 March 2013, Andreas Kramvis, President and CEO of Performance Materials and Technologies, Honeywell International, took up the Chair for 2013-14.
SCI America's membership is increasing and the group is planning to develop a website and social networks to further raise its profile and support its growth aspirations. The group also continues to expand its successful scholarship and internship programme for undergraduates in chemistry and chemical engineering.
During 2012, SCI America nominated Catherine Maxey, VP of Public Affairs for Styron to be a representative on the Editorial Advisory Board of C&I to contribute a global business perspective.
On 12 March 2013, SCI America hosted the 80th Chemical Industry Medal Award Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, attracting a record number of nearly 400 guests.
The SCI Chemical Industry Medallist for 2013 is Andrew N Liveris, Chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company. Successful industrialist and philanthropist, Jon Huntsman Snr, introduced the medallist, praising his integrity, vision and fearless and honest leadership.
Andrew Liveris spoke of his passion for manufacturing as the cradle of innovation and the fact that innovation springs from the intersection between disciplines, markets and supply-chains. It should not be limited by self-made boxes and labels but instead encouraged through open-communication and collaboration. He exhorted the chemical industry to sell the power of chemistry to the wider public and Government.
The photo shows Andreas Kramvis, Andrew Liveris, and Jon Huntsman Snr.