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: Eddie Ingram, Bayer Corp.
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
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.