OCTC Events

October 17-19, 2018

26th Annual Teachers, Industry and Environment Conference

Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel

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November 2, 2018
10:00AM-1:45PM

Board of Directors Meeting

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Committees

Government Affairs Committee

The Government Affairs Committee assesses the status of legislation, analyzes the impact on member companies and works to coordinate the Council’s advocacy efforts. The committee provides a forum for member companies to address major regulatory initiatives, programs and rules. The meetings feature updates on regulatory issues, presentations by knowledgeable speakers and special guests from federal and state government.

CHAIR: Michael Heltzer, BASF

Operational Excellence & Sustainability Committee

The Safety Committee provides a forum for member company personnel with primary responsibilities in the safety, health, employee medical programs and security. The meetings provide information on issues and allows members to network.

CHAIR: Rob Paxton, Shepherd Chemical Company

Education Committee

The Education Committee encourages a better understanding of science education and promotes good relations between the chemistry technology industry and general public through education initiatives. The committee also promotes the award winning Teachers, Industry and Environment Conference (TIE). TIE is a multi-day program that contributes to better science education by exploring chemistry through hands-on experiments. Participants include Ohio teachers with attendance sponsored by OCTC member companies. More than 750 K-8 teachers have become TIE "alumni" since 1993.

CO-CHAIRS: Sue Matz, LyondellBasell & Sandi Feltz, Ineos

Chemistry Industry Workplace Issues, Compensation and Benefits Benchmarking Committee

The Chemistry Industry Workplace Issues, Compensation and Benefits Benchmarking Committee includes human resources professionals, operations managers and others interested in workplace issues in Ohio's chemistry industry. The committee's activities include an annual benchmarking study that provides members with access to aggregated information on Ohio chemistry industry wages, benefits, workplace practices and workplace issues.

CHAIR: Vince Fiamingo, Dover Chemical Corporation