PHILADELPHIA - The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), American Section, will award the 2007 Chemical Industry Medal to Raj L. Gupta, chairman, president and CEO of Rohm and Haas Company, during ceremonies in New York City this month. The Chemical Industry Medal is awarded annually “for contributions toward the growth of the chemical industry.” The award is especially notable in that the membership of the SCI is composed of the leaders of the chemical industry, most of whom work within the highest ranks of their respective companies.

During his 35-year career with Rohm and Haas, Gupta has helped to transform the company, with its Philadelphia-based headquarters, into a global organization that generates revenues of $8 billion a year, producing and selling specialty materials on six continents. He also has applied his business acumen to leadership roles at many for-profit and non-profit organizations.