Chemistry & the Economy Series

Chemistry & the Economy Series

ACS Webinars: Chemistry & the Economy Series

The chemical industry is a well-known leading indicator for the world economy. Paul and Bill will help you understand the chemical industry trends that can help you get ahead!


Upcoming Events!

  • December 13, 2012 – 2012 Year-End Review

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Archived (on-demand) Recordings:


Meet Your Experts

Paul Hodges is Chairman of International eChem (IeC). Founded in 2001, IeC has built a reputation as trusted commercial advisers to the global chemical industry and its investment community. He is also serving as non-executive Chairman of a fast-growing technology spin-out from Heriot Watt University, Scotland. In addition, Paul writes the well-regarded ICIS ‘Chemicals and the Economy’ blog. Previously, Paul was an Executive Director of a $1B global business for Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI), Vice President of European Aromatics and Derivatives for DeWitt, and Vice President of Europe for ChemConnect.


Dr. William Carroll is Vice President of Industry Issues for Occidental Chemical Corporation. Dr. Carroll holds a BA in Chemistry and Physics from DePauw University, M.S. from Tulane University, and a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Indiana University.  Dr. Carroll served as President of ACS in 2005 and has chaired numerous committees for a variety of chemistry plastics, fire protection, and recycling organizations. He has served on expert groups commissioned by the United Nations Environmental Program, the U.S. EPA, and for three individual states. Among his many achievements, he received the Vinyl Institute’s Ray T. Gottesman Leadership Award for lifetime achievement in the year 2000.


Dr. Cheryl Martin is currently an Executive in Residence with Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers, a venture capital firm based in California where she assists existing portfolio companies and also performs diligence on potential new opportunities in Green Tech. Prior to this, she was with Rohm and Haas Company for 20 years, most recently as the General Manager for the Paint and Coatings Materials business in Europe, Middle East and Africa from January 2007 until April 2009. She was elected a Corporate Vice President in September 2007. Dr. Martin earned an A.B. degree in Chemistry from the College of the Holy Cross in 1984. She went on to earn a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989.


The Fine Print

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4 Responses to “Chemistry & the Economy Series”

  1. Sanchit says:

    I am interested to watch the recorded webinar of December 15, 2011. But, when I click on the link, it directs me to the webinar of December 16, 2010. Kindly, let me know how can I correct it.

  2. admin says:

    Thank you for letting us know about the error in the link. It has been corrected.

  3. Faith says:

    When will the July 12, 2012 Webinar be posted?

  4. admin says:

    Hello Faith,

    The video for that webinar was posted on the following site:

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