- Mark your Calendar: Dec 5 2013 Awards at the Yale Club
- Marcelo Odebrecht for Outstanding Global Growth
- Jon Huntsman for a Lifetime of Achievement
- Peter & David DeLeeuw for Private Equity Distinction
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Dec 5 Leadership Awards: Huntsman, Odebrecht, DeLeeuw
The 2012 Leadership Awards won the American Chemical Society ChemLuminary Award for Global Engagement.
Chair's Note: 2013 Honorees include top green builder and global entrepreneur / philanthropist.
On December 5, 2013, CM&E will celebrate its 59 years of service by holding its "2nd ACS NY CM&E Awards for Leadership." The event is a STEM education fundraiser. The honorees are Marcelo Odebrecht, President and CEO of Odebrecht S.A., Jon M. Huntsman, Founder and Executive Chairman of Huntsman Corporation, and Peter and David DeLeeuw, Managing Partners at Lion Chemical Capital.
Under the leadership of Marcelo Odebrecht, Odebrecht S.A. has become the preeminent builder of the continent of South America achieving sales of over $40 billion in 2011. His contributions in chemistry are evident through Braskem, which is the Americas’ leading thermoplastic resins producer, the 6th largest global petrochemical producer and the world’s top biopolymer maker.
The honoree for Lifetime Achievement is Jon M. Huntsman, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Huntsman, a leading global chemical company which last year had revenues exceeding $11 billion and 12,000 employees. Mr. Huntsman, who has 9 children and 56 grandchilden, is one of the world's most generous givers.
Honorees: Peter and David DeLeeuw.
After very successful careers in world-class corporations, the entrepreneurial genes of Peter and David DeLeeuw prevailed and led to a track record of excellence in investments since 2001 when they founded Lion Chemical Capital. To register for the December 5 Leadership Awards Event, please click on:
The Keynote Speaker will be Rajiv Gupta , Senior Advisor at New Mountain Capital and former Chairman and CEO of Rohm and Haas. The title of his talk is "Chemical Industry--Are we Ready for the Next 50 Years?"
In 2012 the Leadership Awards honorees were: Juan Pablo del Valle, Chairman of Mexichem, for outstanding global growth; Peter McCausland, Chairman of Airgas, for a lifetime of achievement; and Dr. John Televantos, Partner at Arsenal Capital, for distinction in private equity.
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The 2012 ACS NY CM&E Leadership Awards won the prestigious American Chemical Society ChemLuminary Award for Global Engagement.
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Recent and Upcoming Events
July 12-Epic Sustainability Symposium at JFK. Solar Impulse: An Energy Revolution!
The Symposium was organized by Solvay in association with CM&E and ACS. Solar Impulse is the first solar-powered aircraft to fly across America day and night without any fuel. Bertrand Piccard, Solar Impulse Co-Founder and Pilot, (below left) received an Award of Merit from George Rodriguez, CM&E Chair and Board member of ACS NY.
Andre Borschberg, Solar Impulse CEO and co-Founder, and Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, CEO of Solvay, were also honored. The sustainability symposium featured eminent researchers on materials science, organic electronics, polymer synthesis, biomedical materials, colloids, artificial photosynthesis, self-assembly, hydrogels and soft matter.
Oct 3 - The Future of Skin Care
Speakers: Dr. Anurag Pande, Vice President, Scientific Affairs, Sabinsa; Dr. Adam Closson, Sr. Research Investigator, International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), and Colby Underwood, Chief Business Officer, Blue Marble.
Nov 7 - Chemical M&A 2013: Innovation & Consolidation
* What is the outlook for chemicals M&A activity? * What are the key strategic drivers of deal flow? * How do both innovation and consolidation factor into the success of a transaction? * Is one more important than the other, and to what degree can both be simultaneous drivers of a deal? The chemical industry has experienced, and will continue to experience, a robust M&A market. Innovation and consolidation are the two key strategic drivers of deal activity, particularly now, when market dynamics favor either scale or a high service model. To help you navigate the 2014 M&A market and demystify innovation valuation, join us on November 7 and hear compelling insights from John Beagle one of the thought leaders in Chemicals M&A.
Speaker: John Beagle, Managing Director, Chemical Practice at Grace Matthews, the investment banking firm that advised Gabriel Performance Products, a manufacturer of proprietary, high-performance chemicals, on its acquisition of select assets of the Capcure epoxy curative business of BASF. Also the firm advised Spraylat, a manufacturer of industrial powder and liquid coatings and one of the largest privately held coatings companies in North America, on the sale of certain assets to PPG. Venue: Penn Club.
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