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The Adhesive and Sealant Council, Inc. (ASC) has announced that Robert (Bob) Willis has been promoted to director of Meetings & Education; Malinda Armstrong has been promoted to senior manager of Finance & Administration; and Steve Duren has joined the ASC staff as director of Member Services.

Willis joined ASC in 2003 and has significantly increased the quality of ASC’s convention experience. One of his most impressive accomplishments was the successful management of the 2008 World Adhesive Conference & EXPO, which drew record crowds and broad industry representation, including delegates from six of the seven continents. Willis leads negotiations on all hotel venue contracts, manages site selection and meetings logistics, and develops educational programming for ASC’s premier annual events.

Armstrong joined ASC in 1996 and has assumed an array of responsibilities over the years. Her current duties include processing meetings registrations, managing onsite logistics/registrations, selling EXPO booths, providing in-house accounting support and maintaining back-end responsibility for ASC’s member database.

As ASC’s new Member Services director, Duren brings with him a strong industry background - 12 years of experience with diverse organizations - in the areas of standards development, marketing and product experience, specifically with polyurethane foam sealants, gunnable sealants, self-adhering flashing, pre-compressed foam tapes, and building envelope testing and consulting.

At ASC, Duren will be responsible for developing a portfolio of services that meet the diverse needs and interests of ASC’s membership; building relationships and making frequent contact with members to improve their awareness of, and participation in, the association; managing an effective new member recruitment and orientation program; and overseeing/managing the member renewal process. Duren will also help to drive ASC’s “grow the industry” initiative across multiple platforms, and will provide input on educational programming.

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