MIDLAND, Mich.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Rollie B. Shook, Emergency Services & Security Associate Director for The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), has been presented with the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care member company Employee of the Year Award. Shook has served as a leader in emergency response and planning and security systems management.
“Rollie’s selection as Responsible Care Employee of the Year is a recognition of the outstanding leadership he demonstrates on a daily basis”
“Rollie’s selection as Responsible Care Employee of the Year is a recognition of the outstanding leadership he demonstrates on a daily basis,” said Dave Kepler, executive vice president of Business Services and Chief Sustainability Officer. “His high level of performance and contributions to safety and security are a true asset to Dow and Responsible Care.”
Shook accepted the award in Hollywood, Fla. at the 21st Annual Responsible Care Conference & Expo, where member and partner companies and individuals were honored for their contributions to environment, health, safety and security in the chemical industry.
“As we are enhancing our program to further improve Responsible Care, we are pleased to acknowledge those companies and individuals who have gone above and beyond to serve as true examples of our industry’s finest,” said Greg Babe, chair of the American Chemistry Council’s Board Committee on Responsible Care and president and CEO of Bayer Corporation and Bayer MaterialScience LLC.
Shook is chair of the National TRANSCAER® Task Group, where he provides expertise on emergency planning and response on a global basis. Under his leadership, Dow has received the National TRANSCAER® Achievement award in 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008. Shook’s leadership and professionalism were also exemplified throughout the 2011 Japan tsunami and earthquake.
The Responsible Care Employee of the Year award is presented annually to one member and one Partner company employee for outstanding leadership.
Responsible Care® is a voluntary initiative of the global chemistry industry to safely handle products from inception to ultimate reuse, recycle and disposal, involving the public in decision-making processes. For nearly 25 years, Responsible Care has partnered with American Chemistry Council member companies to improve the health and safety of employees, communities and the environment as a whole.
About The American Chemistry Council
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people’s lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care®, common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues, and health and environmental research and product testing. The business of chemistry is a $720 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation’s economy. It is one of the nation’s largest exporters, accounting for ten cents out of every dollar in U.S. exports. Chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development. Safety and security have always been primary concerns of ACC members, and they have intensified their efforts, working closely with government agencies to improve security and to defend against any threat to the nation’s critical infrastructure.
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