BETHESDA, Md.—The Adhesive and Sealant Council has named William Allmond its new president, effective Aug. 15.
He replaces Matthew E. Croson, who stepped down in June to take the same position with the American Gear Manufacturers Association. His last day with ASC was June 17.
Allmond spent the last 10 years as vice president, government and public relations, for the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates. ASC said during that span he upgraded SOCMA's government relations from a low key advocate on legislative issues into one that effectively led key policy priorities through increased staff and company engagement strategies.
Prior to his time with SOCMA, Allmond worked for the National Association of Chemical Distributors as the director of regulatory and public affairs.
ASC Chair Traci Jensen, also senior vice president of Americas adhesives at H.B. Fuller, said in a July 20 news release that Allmond brings a high level of energy, a strong background and experience in regulatory matters, and innovative thinking and creativity.
“I am very excited to join and serve the Adhesive and Sealant Council and deliver value to both our members and the industries we support,” Allmond said in a statement.
Croson was selected by the association as the successor to Joe T. Franklin Jr., who retired in June after leading the association for 25 years, according to a March 31 AGMA news release.
Prior to leading ASC, Croson held positions at the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, worked at InteliData Technologies Corp. and Burson-Marsteller, where he specialized in relationship management and corporate communications.
“I'm honored to help AGMA continue to grow and support its members and the gear industry as a whole,” Croson said in a statement. “I will be working closely with Joe Franklin and the team in the coming months to ensure that the transition of leadership is as seamless as possible.”
ASC is a North American trade association representing the adhesive and sealant industry, comprising of 138 members.