Elected to the board at its most recent meeting to fill existing vacancies were: Rutger Beelaerts, general manager of higher olefins and derivatives, Shell Chemical LP; Neil Carr, global business group vice president, Functional Materials, The Dow Chemical Company; and Ed Vlacich, executive vice president, National Brands, The Sun Products Corporation. The terms of the new board members run through January 2014.
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.