Dixie Chemical’s CEO Joins SOCMA Board of Governors


PASADENA, TX – Dixie Chemical Company announced today that Charles E. Bennett, President & CEO, 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 through commercial and networking opportunities, advocates for the passage of rational laws and regulations, and works to increase public confidence in the industry.

Mr. Bennett was elected to the Board during SOCMA’s 89th Annual Membership Meeting in New York on December 6, 2010.

“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 need,” said Mr. Bennett.

“We are pleased to welcome Chuck Bennett as the newest member of SOCMA’s Board of Governors and appreciate the expertise and energy he will bring to this role,” said Dr. Larry Brotherton, Chairman of the Board and President of Oretec, Inc. “I am confident that Chuck will help us successfully lead this organization into the future.”

About the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA)

SOCMA is the only U.S.-based trade association dedicated solely to the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. Since 1921, SOCMA has represented a diverse membership of more than 200 small, medium and large chemical companies, making it the leading authority on this sector. Industry-created ChemStewards® is SOCMA’s flagship environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) continuous performance improvement program. 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 www.socma.com.

About Dixie Chemical
Since 1946, Dixie Chemical has been committed to manufacturing high-quality, high-performance chemical products that improve our world.  With 300 customers in 25 countries, Dixie Chemical is a proven partner for open innovation in thermoset materials, alkaline paper sizing, and fuel and lube markets.  For more information, visit www.dixiechemical.com