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  • Andy Harris Joins SOCMA’s Board of Governors

    Maryland Heights, MO – Dash Multi‐Corp, Inc. announced today that its President/CEO, Andrew (“Andy”) Harris, has joined the Board of Governors of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), the leading U.S.‐based trade association representing the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. SOCMA supports chemical manufacturers with commercial and networking opportunities, advocates for the passage of rational laws and regulations, and works to increase public confidence in the industry.

    Mr. Harris was elected to the board during SOCMA’s 92nd Annual Membership Meeting in New York on December 10, 2013. This will be his second term on the SOCMA board, having served previously for five years from 2007‐2012.

    “As a longtime SOCMA member, I look forward to assisting the board in ensuring that the mission, policies and strategic direction of the association are aligned with membership needs. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with SOCMA on behalf of the chemical industry to support the safe, prudent and compliant use of chemistry in our communities – for just about all products and goods we use on a daily basis, and especially for the needed growth of manufacturing in the United States,” said Harris.

    “We are pleased to welcome Andy Harris as the newest member of SOCMA’s Board of Governors and appreciate the expertise and energy he will bring to this role,” said J. Steel Hutchinson, Chairman of the Board and President and CEO of GFS Chemicals, Inc. “I am confident that Andy will help us successfully lead this organization into the future.”

    SOCMA’s Board of Governors provides strategic direction, maintains fiscal responsibility, and helps management develop business plans to deliver member value. Through regular meetings, the board ensures effective organizational planning and sees that association resources are managed responsibly.

    SOCMA is the only U.S.‐based trade association dedicated solely to the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. Since 1921, we have represented a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies, making us the leading authority on this sector. SOCMA has a global membership of more than 220 companies. For more information on our services and products, please visit

    ChemStewards® is SOCMA’s flagship environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) continuous performance improvement program. ChemStewards was created from industry’s commitment to reducing our environmental footprint. ChemStewards was established to meet the unique needs of the batch, custom, and specialty chemical industry. As a mandatory requirement for SOCMA members engaged in the manufacturing or handling of chemicals, ChemStewards is helping participants reach for superior EHS&S performance. To learn more visit

    Dash Multi‐Corp, Inc., backed by Arsenal Capital Partners, is a growth‐oriented platform of chemical companies specializing in the manufacture of polyurethane systems, vinyl plastisols and recycled rubber products.