INDIANAPOLIS—It has been a time of transition for the Adhesive and Sealant Council.
William Allmond was named the association's new president in August, taking over for Matthew Croson, who had stepped down in June to take the same position with the American Gear Manufacturers Association. Croson had led ASC since March 2010.
ASC cited Allmond's strong background and experience in regulatory matters, in addition to his innovative thinking, as reasons for his selection.
Allmond, speaking at the recent ASC Fall Expo in Indianapolis, is excited to begin work in the post.
“It really is a dynamic organization; it's growing in the industry,” he said.
“What really attracted me to ASC is the products that our members manufacture. Almost every consumer, commercial or residential, can relate to our products. They use them, they purchase them, they see the value of them every day even if they don't know about it. It's easy for me to relate to and represent an industry that virtually every person has been impacted by.”
He has spent more than 20 years working in the chemical non-profit community in the Washington area, the last 10 as vice president, government and public relations, for the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates. ASC said during that span he helped upgrade SOCMA's government relations to the point where it effectively leads 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.