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2016 Spring Meeting & the Safety and Excellence Awards

Friday, March 18, 2016  
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2016 Spring Meeting 

13-15 April 2016  Austin, Texas; USA

The Pine Chemicals Association Spring Meeting is comprised of executive briefings on key issues and actions of each of our functional committees, as well as, presentations on current subjects and issues in our industry. An excellent opportunity for networking with industry leaders from around the world, the ability to interact with our committee leaders and learn about key issues impacting our industry, and participate in the Association’s Annual Business Meeting.

Safety and Excellence Awards

Annually the Safety Awards are presented during the Spring Meeting, and this year is no different. Safety behavior is one of the keys to the success of all companies and this recognition of excellence will help in the efforts of business success. The Safety Awards Categories are: Facility Environmental, Health, and Safety Excellence Award;  Leadership Excellence Award; and Employee Excellence Award. These awards recognize the great efforts put forth by Facilities, Leaders, and individuals, who have gone above and beyond the norm to protect the environment, workers, prevent accidents and illnesses through hazard identification and control, etc.

 Meet the Speakers:

Charles Morris

Senior Vice President PCA,

Chemical Engineering Degree

Officer in the Army Chemical Corps. Engineer in terpenes and tall oil fractionation, SCM Corp., Jacksonville, FL. Vice President and General Manager, Sylvachem Corp., Panama City, FL.  President, Chesapeake Biological Labs, Baltimore, MD. Vice President of the specialty chemicals group, Georgia Pacific Corp., Atlanta, GA.

William A. Strauss

Senior Economist and Economic Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago,

B.A. in Economics and Geography, &     M.A. in Economics

Member of: National Business Economics Issues Council, Dean’s Advisory Council for the University at Buffalo; Advisory Council for the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Center for Economic Education; Economic Advisory Committee for the Council on Competitiveness; and a Board Member of Global Midwest Alliance.

Portrait of H. Stewart Van Scoyoc

H. Stewart Van Scoyoc

President & CEO of the Van Scoyoc Companies;

B. S. Chemical Engineering, & a Law Degree

Built his companies into Washington’s largest lobbying and consulting organization independent of a law firm or large corporation. Former Vice President at Charls Walker Associates; founder of the Winburn, Van Scoyoc & Hooper government relations firm.  Founded: Van Scoyoc Associates Inc.; Capitol Decisions Inc.; Establisher of VSConsulting (formerly The Implementation Group Inc.); the Law Firm of Van Scoyoc Kelly PLLC;  member of the Delaware, District of Columbia, and U.S. Supreme Court Bars; and active with Partner for Surgery, the Armed Forces Foundation, Kidsave, Lehigh University, N Street Village, Our Military Kids, Project Hope, Redeemer Lutheran Church of McLean, Va., and the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.  



Hotel Information

Four Seasons, 98 San Jacinto Boulevard, Austin, TX 78701 Phone: 1-512-685-8100.

Reservations are separate from the course registration fee and should be made directly with the Four Seasons in Austin, TX,  by MARCH 22nd using this online link, email ( or fax (1-512-478-3117) this form directly to the hotel reservation team, or call 1-512-685-8100 and indicate that you are with the Pine Chemicals Association Spring Meeting.




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