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NACD names Eric Byer as president and COO
Last week at the 42nd Annual Meeting, NACD Chairman Roger Harris announced that it has named Eric Byer as President and chief operating officer of the association effective Jan. 1. Byer comes to NACD from Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, PLC where he served as senior vice president, leading association programs for the firm's largest clients.
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NACD elects 2 directors-at-large to Board of Directors
On Thursday, Nov. 21 during the business meeting of the 42nd NACD Annual Meeting, in Marco Island, Fla., the membership voted on and elected two new directors-at-large to the NACD Board of Directors. Terry Hill, executive vice president at Univar and John Logue, executive vice president at Royale Pigments and Chemicals, Inc. were elected as directors-at-large for three year terms.
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Last chance to register for NACD's Food Safety Modernization Act Webinar on Dec. 5
At noon Eastern time on Thursday, Dec. 5, NACD will host a webinar on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which was signed into law almost two years ago on Jan. 4, 2011. The FSMA is the most significant expansion of food safety requirements and the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) food safety authority in over 70 years. The FSMA imposes new requirements on entities that manufacture, process, pack, transport, distribute, receive or hold food and food products. These requirements are applicable to distributors whose chemicals could be used in food or food packaging. Ensure that you will be ready when the FDA inspector knocks on your door by joining us for this important webinar.
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NACD signs Memorandums of Understanding with CACD and Associquim
Last week during NACD's Annual Meeting, NACD signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with the Canadian Association of Chemical Distributors (CACD) and the Brazilian Association of Chemical Distributors (Associquim). In these MOUs, each association pledged with NACD to accept each other's Responsible Distribution third party verification requirement if a member in good standing with one association wants to join the other. Best practices, information sharing and increased support are also included in the MOU. For more information or to read the full press releases on the MOU signing with CACD and Associquim, please click here.
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CEF Board of Trustees elects new officers
The Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF) Board of Trustees has elected two new officers to begin Jan. 1: as Board President, Stephen J. Cornwall, CEF's current Vice President and East Coast Sales Director of ICL Performance Products LP; and as Board Vice President, Bruce H. Schechinger, President of BHS Marketing LLC. Schechinger was also re-elected to a second term on the board.

Additionally, the board voted to re-elect three other current members to new terms: William A. Fidler, Member of the Management Board, Brenntag AG; Terry Hill, Executive Vice President – Industry Relations, Univar; and Lawrence D. Sloan, President/CEO, Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates Inc.

CEF is confident that these dedicated industry members will support the foundation in advancing its mission of fostering a greater understanding of the science of chemistry and the benefits of chemicals.

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INDUSTRY NEWS


The 4 interview questions that count
By Mel Kleiman
You can conduct a thorough interview with only four core questions. No more dreaming up talking points on the spot. No more planning or writing lists to remember everything you want to cover. The idea here is to take an applicant through their entire work history by asking the same four basic questions about each job.
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Employee engagement is a result of leader engagement
Business 2 Community
A few weeks ago, Gallup released its State of the Global Workplace Report 2013. The report is a result of an ongoing study of workplaces across 140 countries from 2011 through 2012. The most disturbing number pointed out in the study was the engagement levels of leadership. The common perception is that leaders are typically more engaged than frontline employees. The prevalent thinking is that the more vertical you go in an organization, the more of an emotional investment the individual has in the success of the organization.
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Tax strategies for small-business owners
MarketWatch
If you're running your own business, then finding time to keep up on money-saving tax strategies can be a challenge — one that's complicated by the fact that tax laws are constantly changing. Here are three simple tax strategies to keep in mind as Dec. 31 approaches.
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How to become a more likeable leader
Forbes
To some, "leadership" and "likeability" may seem like a contradiction in terms. After all, Steve Jobs was a renowned CEO, but not exactly warm and fuzzy. And if you're making hard decisions, you’re bound to make a few enemies, right?
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