Kenneth Fivizzani
Candidate for ACS Director-at-Large


FIVIZZANI, KENNETH P. Chicago Section. Retired, Nalco Company, Naperville, Illinois.

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Ken and Dave Crumrine
Ken and Flint Lewis
Ken at the Illinois State Fair
Ken and Barb Moriarty
Ken and Frank Salter

Academic Record: Loyola University Chicago, B.S. Chemistry 1972; M.S. Inorganic Chemistry, 1976; University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, 1981; University of St. Mary of the Lake - S.T.B. Theology, 1974.

Honors: ACS Fellow, 2011; Distinguished Service Award, ACS Chicago Section, 2016; Tillmanns-Skolnick Award, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety, 2012; ACS Chemical Health and Safety Fellow, 2004; Chemistry Alumni of the Year Award, Loyola University Chicago, 2012; Nalco Inventors' Hall of Fame, 1993.

Professional Positions (for past ten years): Retired, Nalco Company, 2009; Research Scientist 2004-09; Technical Director 2000-02; Chemical Hygiene Officer 1990-2009; National Registry of Certified Chemists, Certified Chemical Hygiene Officer, 1997-2015.

Service in ACS National Offices:  Committee on Community Activities, 2013-17, Committee Associate, 2011-12; Committee on Chemical Safety, 2002-10, Chair, 2002-04, Committee Associate, 2001; Safety Culture Task Force, 2011-12; Task Force for Safety Education Guidelines, 2014-15; Presidential Task Force on Chemical Hygiene Officer Certification, 1996-97.

Service in ACS Offices: Member of ACS since 1975. Chicago Section: Councilor, 2017, 2013-15, 2009-10; Alternate Councilor, 2007-08; Chair, 2010, 2007; Chair-Elect, 2009, 2006; Trustee, 2011-17. Division of Chemical Health & Safety: Chair, 2014, 2011, 2000; Chair-Elect, 2013, 2010, 1999; Co-Program Chair, 1996-99. Journal of Chemical Health & Safety, Board of Editors, 2000-17, Columnist, 2002-15.

Member: Sigma Xi, Chair of Nalco Chapter, 1988-89; American Industrial Hygiene Association; Industrial Research Institute Environmental Health and Safety Directors’ Network, Chair, 1999-2001. ACS Divisions: Chemical Health and Safety; and Inorganic Chemistry.

Related Activities: Chemical Safety Consultant, College of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 2013; National Research Council, Committee on Prudent Practices in the Laboratory, 2008-11; National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Blue Ribbon Commission on Management and Safety (U.S. Secretary of Commerce), 2008 and 2010;  Forty-eight technical presentations made at ACS National Meetings (CHAS, CHED, HIST, I&EC); three presentations at Regional Meetings; and 5 US Patents.

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