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February 19, 2015 Meeting and Student Night

Development of a Global Supply Chain for the Specialty Chemical Industry Presented by Maroon Group LLC:
Maroon Group LLC is a leading distributor in the North American supply of specialty chemicals for customers in the plastics, paint & coatings, composites, sealants & adhesives, rubber and construction industries. Having developed a unique service model via a global supply chain, Maroon is a preferred supplier for many of the largest chemical producers in North America. Join us for a discussion about how Maroon Group was able to develop this global supply chain and leverage it for the benefit of our customers. Speakers were Mike McKenna, Chief Operating Officer; and Howard Hubert, Chief Commercial Officer. Mike is responsible for enabling operational excellence across the company and ensuring the infrastructure is in place for future growth. As the leader of Maroon’s Operations and Marketing groups, Mike helps to enable Maroon’s vision and strategy, and drives the branding of the organization. Howard has a long successful track record in the industrial gas distribution industry where his leadership and focus moved multiple organizations to new levels of growth and excellence.

Mike McKenna Howard Hubert

2015 Student Awards

Academic Achievement Award: 

2015 Academic Achievement Award Kerrigan Cain, CWRUKerrigan Cain (CWRU)

2015 Academic Achievement Award Brian Hama (CSU)Brian Hama (CSU)

Leadership award: 

2015 Leadership Award John Juchnowski, CSUJohn Juchnowski (Treasurer of CSU's AIChE chapter)

2015 Leadership Award  Alan Long, CWRUAlan Long  (President of CWRU's AIChE chapter)

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2014-2015 Program:

The 2014-2015 program planning is underway. Plans are for a meeting in late September, November, Student Night in February with a speaker from Maroon Group, Science Fair Awards in March, and Social Event in June. Please contact a chairperson for speaker suggestions.

Science Fair Award April 2014

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