119th Egg Nog Party/Winthrop-Sears Award – December 15, 2016

John E. Panichella, Chief Executive Officer and President of Solenis

The Chemists’ Club will hold its 119th annual Egg Nog Party event on Dec.15th at the New York Academy of Sciences. This traditional festivity, believed to be the longest such continuing event, celebrates the development of the Club’s still secret recipe for egg nog.

We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 Winthrop-Sears Medal, John E. Panichella, CEO and President of Solenis, which will be awarded at this event. Mr. Panichella is being recognized for his successful commitment to building an entrepreneurial leadership platform at multiple large specialty chemical companies. This includes his success at Ashland Specialty Ingredients to enhance core technologies with new product investments, adding adjacent technologies, developing infrastructure to support growth in emerging markets and reducing costs in manufacturing operations. At Solenis, he continues to focus on bringing innovative products and platforms to the critical area of water treatment.

This event attracts guests from across the chemical science-based industries as well as other who have an interest in the industry, such as financial analysts and consultants. This diversity makes for a very sociable evening.

The dinner is unique, as corporate sponsors enable the Club to invite college students, both undergraduate and graduate, to attend free of charge. The informal networking gives the students an invaluable opportunity to learn about the industry, and some recruiting has been known to occur.

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