FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | December 01, 2014

Occidental executive re-elected to the board of world’s largest scientific society

WASHINGTON, December 1, 2014 — William F. Carroll, Jr., Ph.D., a vice president at Occidental Chemical Corp. in Dallas, Texas, has been re-elected to the Board of Directors of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society. He begins his third three-year term on Jan. 1.

Carroll is board chair until Dec. 31 of this year when he will complete the maximum allowable tenure for that position. He was also ACS president in 2005 before returning to the board in 2009.     

During Carroll’s leadership of the Board, the Society has made significant advances in its programs, products and services across education, career counseling, and delivery of technical information for practicing scientists, advocacy and public outreach. The Society’s Entrepreneurial Resources Center was launched and the first association for chemistry teachers is now up and running, serving educators in grades K-12.

An ACS member since 1974, Carroll has served on and chaired numerous committees and task forces, including those focusing on budget and finance, international activities and public affairs and public relations. In industry, his responsibilities have included combustion science, plastics recycling and chemistry and the environment.

In addition to his senior management position at Occidental, Carroll is an adjunct industrial professor of chemistry at Indiana University, Bloomington. Carroll received his B.A. in chemistry and physics from DePauw University, his M.S. in organic chemistry from Tulane University and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Indiana University.

He resides in Dallas with his wife Mary.

The American Chemical Society is a non-profit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 161,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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