American Cleaning Institute announces appointment of Rick Strittmatter--chief technology and sustainability officer at Arxada--to its board of directors

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February 10, 2022 (press release) –

  • Officers Re-Elected: IFF’s Wayne Ashton as Chair, Clorox’s Eric Reynolds as Vice Chair
  • Arxada’s Rick Strittmatter Elected as New Director

Member companies of the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) elected a group of top executives to a two-year term to serve on the association’s Board of Directors, while the Board re-elected its slate of officers to a one-year term during the 2022 ACI Convention in Orlando.

The newest member of the Board is Rick Strittmatter, Chief Technology and Sustainability Officer, Arxada.

The re-elected slate of officers for the coming year includes:

  • Chair: Wayne Ashton, IFF
  • Vice Chair: Eric Reynolds, The Clorox Company
  • Treasurer: Eric Peeters, Dow Inc.
  • President: Melissa Hockstad, ACI
  • Secretary: Douglas Troutman, ACI

The complete Board roster is as follows:

  • Rick Strittmatter, Chief Technology and Sustainability Officer, Arxada
  • Steve Tanner, President & CEO, Arylessence, Inc.
  • Marcelo Lu, Senior Vice President, Care Chemicals, North America, BASF Corporation
  • Carlos Linares, Executive Vice President, Global Research & Development, Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
  • Eric Reynolds, Executive Vice President, Household and Lifestyle, The Clorox Company
  • Raj Kohli, Vice President, Global R&D and Technology Strategy, Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • Scott Tuchinsky, Business Head, Consumer Care North America, Croda Inc.
  • Eric Peeters, Vice President of Sustainability, Performance Materials and Coatings, Dow Inc.
  • Larry Berger, Executive VP and Chief Technical Officer, Ecolab Inc.
  • Deborah Anderson, Vice President, Global Cleaning Solutions, Evonik Corporation
  • Liliana “Lily” De Stefano, Vice President, North America, Consumer Fragrances, Firmenich Incorporated
  • Jessica McCoy, Chief Solutions Officer, GOJO Industries, Inc.
  • Stefan Strathmann, Head of Research and Development, Laundry and Home Care, North America, Henkel Corporation
  • Wayne Ashton, Vice President, Home & Personal Care, IFF
  • Joseph Schwalbach, Vice President, Downstream Derivatives, Indorama Ventures Oxides, LLC
  • Suzanne Carroll, Vice President, Home and Personal Care, Nouryon
  • Arnaud Melin, Vice President, Consumer Biosolutions, Novozymes
  • Luc Reynaert, Senior Vice President, Global Fabric and Home Care Product Supply, Procter & Gamble
  • Silke Hoppe, Vice President, Essential Care Chemicals, Sasol
  • Diego Ruiz, Vice President, Global Government Relations, SC Johnson
  • Zoe Baldwin, Global Marketing Manager, Ethylene Value Chain, Shell Chemical LP
  • Sean Moriarty, Vice President and General Manager, Surfactants, Stepan Company

The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI – is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $60 billion U.S. cleaning product supply chain. ACI members include the manufacturers and 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 chemical distributors. ACI serves the growth and innovation of the U.S. cleaning products industry by advancing the health and quality of life of people and protecting our planet. ACI achieves this through a continuous commitment to sound science and being a credible voice for the cleaning products industry.

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