Arlington, Virginia -- Cal Dooley, president and ceo of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), will be the keynote speaker for the opening session at the Polyurethanes 2009 Technical Conference. (CPI is the ACC's Center for the Polyurethanes Industry.)
Dooley will address the current global economic climate, including sustainability, energy efficiency, and climate changel, in the opening session at 09.20, 5 Oct 2009, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland (Washington, DC).
Dooley has been named one of the US House of Representatives most influential "Power Players" by Congressional Quarterly and is now leading ACC's efforts to redefine and strengthen the chemistry industry by advancing global, federal and state advocacy; continuing member growth; and maintaining ACC as the "gold standard" among trade associations.
His advocacy includes educating policymakers and the public about the contributions of chemistry products to sustainability, energy efficiency and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Before joining the ACC, Dooley waspresident and ceo of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, and was a member of the US House of Representatives from 1991 to 2004, where he served on the Agriculture and Resources Committees, and was a founder of the New Democrat Coalition, dedicated to finding bipartisan solutions to US problems.
While in Congress, he promoted a pro-trade agenda, and was twice recognised by Consumers for Free Trade for his strong support for international trade.