- Brittany Onslow | Conference Producer, Smithers
- Brian Sansoni | Senior Vice President, Communications, Outreach & Membership, ACI
Melissa Hockstad joined the American Cleaning Institute as the President & CEO in January 2017. She is responsible for the overall leadership of ACI including advocacy, science and research, communications, consumer education, sustainability, financial oversight and member engagement.
Prior to joining ACI she served as Vice President, Petrochemicals at the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM). In this capacity, she was responsible for managing AFPM’s petrochemical activities including oversight of various petrochemical committees, organization of the International Petrochemical Conference, and providing support for addressing legislative, regulatory and communications issues impacting the petrochemicals membership.
She previously held positions at the Plastics Industry Association where she was the Vice President – Science, Technology and Regulatory Affairs, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) where she served as Performance Improvement Director as well as at Basell Polyolefins (now LyondellBasell) where she was a Senior Engineer.
Melissa received a M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and a B.S. in Engineering Science from the University of Virginia.
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Butch has been working at Nouryon for over 30 years, and is currently the Technical Manager for the Home and Personal Care Business. Butch has a PhD in Organic Synthesis from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and has developed a varied career in Research and Development, Process Development, Applications, Technical Service and Sales. Butch’s current focus is to provide high performing, sustainable formulation solutions to the I&I and Home Care markets.
Doug Gatlin is CEO of Green Seal, a global nonprofit organization and leading ecolabel dedicated to transforming the economy for a healthier, greener world.
A nationally recognized expert in the design, development and deployment of voluntary market transformation programs, Doug formerly held senior leadership positions with both the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC's) LEED Program and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR Program. During his tenure at USGBC, he led the development of standards for existing buildings, schools, and neighborhoods; and later her ran building certification and personnel credentialing through USGBC’s sister organization, GBCI. Doug is experienced in ANSI/ISO standards development, conformity assessment and personnel certification requirements.
Doug holds a B.S. in Political Science from Duke University and an M.S. in Energy and Environmental Policy from Georgetown University.
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She is currently the Vice President of Business Development for Market Actives, the exclusive US distributor of Bitrex® Safety Technology, providing technical, sales, marketing and regulatory support to all US customers. She is responsible for the development of core Bitrex brand assets and management of high-value client relationships. She has over 11 years of experience with Market Actives. She assists clients with product development, certification, marketing, and regulatory affairs.
Kristin is earned the designation Certified Product Safety Professional (CPSP) in 2019 as a member of the Inaugural class of this new professional designation.
She is an active participant in various industry organizations and work groups, including ASTM F-1571 Subcommittee on Liquid Laundry Packets, International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO), Society of Product Safety Professionals (SPSP), National Poison Prevention Week Council and The American Cleaning Institute (ACI). With ACI, she is active on ACI’s Consumer Laundry Safety Campaign Work Group, Reputation Management Work Group and is the Chair of the Future Leaders Board.
Prior to joining Market Actives, she worked as a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) in emergency veterinary medicine. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Equine Science with a Pre-Vet focus from Colorado State University and an MBA and Graduate Certificate of Entrepreneurship from Keller Graduate School of Management.
Stephanie Hochstetler is a Chemist at Evonik Corporation in Richmond Virginia. She is involved in new product development and technical services for home care and I&I applications. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Western Carolina University and an M.S. in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where her research centered around Organometallic synthesis. She has worked as a synthetic chemist for 15 years at multiple CRO’s, advancing to Senior Scientist prior to joining Evonik. Stephanie joined Evonik as a synthetic chemist and after several years transitioned to a more technical role.
Scott Jaynes is an Research and Technology Manager at Croda, Inc. in Edison, New Jersey, where he is responsible for new product development and technical service for household and I&I cleaning markets in North America. Prior to joining Croda, Scott held R&D positions at BASF, Ciba Specialty Chemicals, and Unilever. He received a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Dartmouth College.
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