Hal is the Vice President, Regulatory Affairs & Policy at Reckitt after serving as Senior Director of Regulatory and Government Affairs and Director of Regulatory and Government Affairs in North America for over 16 years. He spent 7 years at BF Goodrich developing and leveraging innovative polymers and technology to improve existing applications and to allow entry into new markets as their Technical Service & Application Development Group Leader. Beyond this, Hal has spent time at Procter & Gamble and Noveon in R&D and Product Development, and he graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University.
Senior Communications Manager, North America Fabric Careat
Elizabeth works for the Procter & Gamble global fabric care business as a Senior Communications Mangager. She started with P&G in 2011 in the Media Relations department, then moved into a Communications Manager role for Global Sustainability. In 2014, Elizabeth Led P&G's global onsite media relations strategy and execution for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Then, worked on P&G's global Thank You Mom campaign to develop the communications strategy and execution across 35+ markets and 18+ brands for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Elizabeth holds a Masters degree in Strategic Communications from American University.
Andras has been working at Evonik (formerly Degussa) for 14 years in Richmond, Virginia in new product development and application in oleochemicals and organomodified silicones supporting home- fabric- car care and I&I.
Prior to his current employment he held various academic and industrial positions at the University of Akron, OH, at the Central Research Institute for Chemistry of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and at Capital Chemical Co. in OH.
He holds a Masters degree in chemical engineering a Doctorate degree in polymer chemistry and a Ph.D. in macromolecular science.
Beyond work and family Andras tries to find time for his hobbies which includes landscaping, baking and running.
VP Business Developmentat
Steve is VP of Business Development at NXTLEVVEL Biochem - a commercial scale manufacturer of next generation biomass derived chemicals, with world leading technology in bio-solvents based on levulinic acid. Steve has been involved in the specialty chemicals industry for over 30 years. During his career he has held leadership positions in Business Management, Technology Management, International Sales Development, Application Engineering, and Product Development.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from Wichita State University.
Senior Vice President, Communications, Outreach & Membershipat
American Cleaning Institute
Brian T. Sansoni is the Senior Vice President of Communication, Outreach & Membership at the American Cleaning Institute. ACI is the trade association for the cleaning products industry in the United States, based in Washington D.C.
Since 2000, Mr. Sansoni has served as a spokesman for ACI and is responsible for the association’s external and internal communication activities, including media relations and promotion of the ACI’s technical, government affairs, sustainability and consumer education activities.
In 2012, he was named Vice President, Sustainability Initiatives, reflecting the work already done to build ACI’s sustainability programs that showcase how ACI members are leading the way in demonstrating sustainability every single day. This includes the 2011 release of the first-ever Sustainability Report for the U.S. cleaning products industry.
Mr. Sansoni also directs ACI’s membership development and member retention efforts.
Prior to joining ACI, Mr. Sansoni worked at the Grocery Manufacturers of America (now Grocery Manufacturers Association), the world’s largest association of food, beverage, and consumer product companies. While there, he served as Senior Manager for Public Policy Communications, working as a spokesman for association positions on issues like food biotechnology, food and product safety, obesity, and irradiation.