The America International Group has awarded the 2010 SCI Chemical Industry Medal to Michael E Campbell, chairman, president, and CEO of Arch Chemicals, Inc. He was presented with the medal at an industry dinner in New York on 10 March 2010.
The SCI Chemical Industry Medal is presented to those whose leadership, foresight, and contributions to applied chemistry have been—to a considerable degree—responsible for the growth of that industry. 'Mike Campbell has not only successfully guided his company through times of significant change, but been a tireless spokesman for the chemical industry, encouraged education, and provided perspective on US trade policy,' said Andrew Liveris, SCI chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company. 'It is a pleasure and an honour to present him with the 2010 SCI Chemical Industry Medal.'
Michael E Campbell is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Arch Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE: ARJ), a global biocides company with approximately $1.4 billion in annual sales. He has led the company since its inception in February 1999, guiding it through a period of significant change that has strengthened the company’s market leadership positions, increased its operational efficiency and enhanced its reputation as an innovative supplier.
Arch and its subsidiaries have leadership positions in Biocides, Water Products, Wood Protection, Personal Care Ingredients, and Coatings. Prior to the creation of Arch Chemicals, Mr Campbell served as Olin Corporation’s Executive Vice President, overseeing all businesses. Mr Campbell served during the mid-1990s as President of Olin Microelectronic Materials. During his tenure as president, the division posted record sales and earnings as it satisfied strong demand from global semiconductor manufacturers.
A native of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Mr Campbell received his bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1968. Following service as a US Naval officer, he earned a Juris Doctor degree from George Washington University in 1974. At law school, he was elected to the Law Review and earned membership in the Order of the Coif, a legal honour society. He has also attended the Yale Executive Management Program.
Mr Campbell serves as Lead Director on the MeadWestvaco Corporation’s Board of Directors, where he is a member of the Finance Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee. He also serves on the Milliken & Company Board of Directors, where he is a member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. Mr Campbell is Chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers and Chairman of the US-China Business Relations Task Force. He is a member of the Society of Chemical Industry’s Executive Committee where he was the former Chairman. Mr Campbell serves on the American Chemistry Council Board where he was the former Chairman of the Board. Previously, Mr Campbell served as Co-Chair of the Capital Campaign Committee and Chairman of the Corporate Relations Committee at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Business Council of Fairfield County.
He is a member of the Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy. In May 2004, Mr Campbell was named Responsible Care Leader of the Year by the American Chemistry Council Responsible Care Team. Mr Campbell is also the recipient of the 2004 Vanguard Award, presented by the Chemical Educational Foundation to individuals who foster a greater understanding of chemistry and the industry through community outreach, product stewardship, leadership and support for educational activities.
In July 2005, Mr Campbell was named to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN). The ACTPN is the principal trade advisory committee providing overall policy advice on trade matters to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). Mr Campbell is also a member of the ACTPN China Task Force.