Listen to the Leaders: ACI President & CEO Melissa Hockstad

Listen to the Leaders: ACI President & CEO Melissa Hockstad

Hockstad answers questions about disinfection, hand sanitizer, the impact of the coronavirus and more.

By Tom Branna, Editorial Director04.20.20

Melissa Hockstad is president and CEO of the American Cleaning Institute (ACI), the leading association representing the $60 billion US cleaning product supply chain. In this role, she is responsible for the overall leadership of ACI including advocacy, science and research, communications, sustainability and business growth.

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 leadership of various petrochemical committees, organization of the International Petrochemical Conference, and providing support for addressing legislative, regulatory and communications issues impacting the petrochemicals membership.

Hockstad 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.

She received a MS in Materials Science and Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and a BS in Engineering Science from the University of Virginia.

On this episode of Listen to the Leaders, Happi’s newest podcast series, Hockstad answers questions about the cleaning industry, hand sanitizers, the impact of the coronavirus and more…

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