Fire EMS, Hazmat, Leadership

Christopher Reed Appointed As New Chief Executive of CHEMTREC

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Reed as Chief Executive for its CHEMTREC® Division. Linked to the largest network of chemical and hazardous material experts in the world, chemical and response specialists, public emergency services and private contractors, CHEMTREC® is the definitive information resource and solutions provider for hazardous materials and dangerous goods response.

Reed has been involved in the chemical industry for more than 20 years with vast experience in the water treatment, polymer and silicon fields. He has held various leadership roles, most recently managing global businesses serving the solar and consumer electronic goods markets. He succeeds Randy Speight who, following 24 years of distinguished service to ACC, will be retiring in early 2015. During Randy’s tenure, CHEMTREC® has grown to become the leading provider of level 1 emergency response services with more than 32,000 customers worldwide.

“We are very proud of CHEMTREC®, its impressive history and the important role it plays in providing critical information for emergency responders,” said Cal Dooley, ACC President and Chief Executive Officer. “We thank Randy for his 24 years of service and are very fortunate to have someone of Chris’s caliber join the team to help us further build on CHEMTREC®’s success.”

ACC created CHEMTREC® to assist the emergency response community during chemical transportation emergencies, and it has continuously served emergency responders and the industry for over 43 years.