2020 Leadership Summit

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Robert Simon, American Chemistry Council As Vice President of American Chemistry Coun - cil’s Chemical Products and Technology (CPTD) and Chlorine Chemistry Divisions, Mr. Simon is responsible for managing ACC’s more than 50 self-funded chemical and sector groups, and ACC’s Chlorine Chemistry Division. Most recently, Mr. Simon was Managing Director of the World Chlorine Council and ACC’s Chlorine Chemistry Division, and served as part of the John Tippett, Textiles Coated International John Tippett is CEO and owner of Textiles Coat- ed International, a leading manufacturer of high-performance fluoropolymer films, lami - nates, and composites, a position he’s held since 2008. He holds a bachelor’s in chemical engineering from the Thayer School of Engineer- ing at Dartmouth College, and is the inventor of three fluoropolymer patents. He has been a volunteer Big Brother for the last decade and a die-hard Boston sports fan.

senior management team for ACC’s Products Divisions. Prior to managing the Chlorine Chemistry Division he was responsible for legislative and regulatory advocacy on environmental, health, safety and energy issues at ACC. Previ - ously, Mr. Simon worked at Caterpillar USA and their national trade group, the Industrial Truck Association, with responsibilities for state, federal, and interna- tional government affairs and marketing. He has also spent time doing import/ export consulting, developmental economics, and assisted with the election campaign of the 1989 Indian Prime Minister. Mr. Simon holds degrees in political science and economics from Boston College and Sophia University in Japan, as well as an International MBA from Georgetown University.

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