ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announced changes to its officers and members of the Executive Committee for 2021-2022. It also announced Directors re-elected for another three-year term on the Board of Directors, beginning Jan. 1, 2021.

Matt Devine, former President of DHM Adhesives and now at H.B. Fuller, will serve as Chairman of the Board through Jan. 31, 2021. He will also lead the ASC Executive Committee. Heather Campe, Senior Vice President at H.B. Fuller, will succeed Devine as Chairman of the Board beginning Feb. 1, 2021 through Dec. 31, 2022. Forest Driggs, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Franklin International will serve as Treasurer beginning Jan. 1, 2021 through December 31, 2022. He will also lead the Audit Committee and serve on the ASC Executive Committee. Brian McSwigan, Vice President, Packaging and Consumer Adhesives at Henkel Corp., will serve as Past Chair for two years and remain on the ASC Executive Committee.

Tom Stewart, Senior Director, Performance Adhesives at Ashland, was elected to a two-year term on the Executive Committee, beginning Jan. 1, 2021, and Gerhard Haas, Vice President, Research & Development, Technical Service, Purchasing at Jowat Corp, was re-elected to another two-year term on the Executive Committee, beginning Jan. 1, 2021.

Re-elected members of the ASC Board serving a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2021, include Darius Deak, Global R&D Director – NonWovens, Corporate R&D Director-Americas, Bostik; Damon Hollis, Sales Manager-Americas, Eastman; Mark Schneider, President, Albion Engineering Co.; Tom Stewart, Senior Director, Performance Adhesives, Ashland; Dave White, Senior Vice President, Quality and Risk Management, Sika; and Chuck Williams, Senior Technical Director, Global Adhesives, Polymers, Adhesive and Coatings Center of Excellence, Avery Dennison.

“The newly elected ASC Board officers and directors bring many years of experience as leaders in the adhesive and sealant industry that will strengthen our organization as we transition into a post-COVID world,” said ASC President William Allmond. “They will lead and oversee new strategic initiatives that emerge from ASC’s three-year Long Range Plan and reconnect the global value chain as hosts of the 10th World Adhesive and Sealant Conference in April 2022,” he said. “As President, I am excited to work alongside our officers and Board to grow the value we deliver to our membership and to the greater adhesive and sealant industry.”

ASC’s Board includes 23 directors representing manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and academia in North America.