The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) recently announced that Gene Williams, president of Optima Chemical Group, has been elected as chairman of its Board of Governors.

“It is an honor to lead this organization and serve with this outstanding group of specialty and fine chemical industry professionals during this exciting time of revitalization and growth,” said Williams. “With a reinvigorated association and an exceptional staff in place, we are primed to implement an aggressive marketing and membership strategy to better position SOCMA as the hub for the fine and specialty chemical industry. In doing so, we are looking to our new governors to share their expertise and insight to help guide this path forward.  

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