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President’s Press We s ee it ever ywh er e! E ver yth i n g o l d i s n ew ag ai n . S tereo s m a d e to l o o k l ike th e o l d j u ke b oxes, th e tel evi si o n s h ows M a d M en & Veg as, cl o th i n g a n d s h o e styl es b ei n g re-va m p ed . I t’s n o wo n d er, b eca u s e s o m e th i n g s were a n d a re ti m el es s.

I n 1998, C AC D si g n ed th e Par tn ersh i p i n Responsible C are (RC ), wh i ch mean t th at RD was e quival en t to RC as i t rel ated to di stri b uti o n activi ti es. As C AC D h eade d i n to th e mi d-l ate 90’s a di f f erent kind o f l eader was emerg i n g. T h ey were h an dl i n g their own af f ai rs, emai l i n g (secretari es b ecame admi n i strator s), and l o o ki n g at b usi n ess f ro m a di f f eren t an g l e. Par tner ships, syn erg i es an d scr uti n i zi n g o f p ro cedures wer e being do n e to el i mi n ate redun dan ci es. C AC D’s Bo ard star ted to r un th e asso ci ati o n i n th e same man n er. Ri ck Sauter, Peter Pri tch ard, Dave Bal l an tyn e an d Ro b MacPhail wer e l eadi n g th e Asso ci ati o n . C o mp an i es l i ke Prair ieChem (n ow C l earTech ), S o drox C h emi cal s, S tan ch em (now Bren n tag ), C h arl es Ten n an t, an d LV L o mas were donating h ug e amo un ts o f sweat equi ty. T h o se g uys were the new

One ti m el es s p ro duct of p ri d e fo r C ACD i s C a t h y C a mpbell, Presi dent Res p o n s i b l e D i s tri b uti o n ® . I n 1 9 8 8 C AC D ’s m a n a g emen t was im plem enting th e Pro g ra m , th a t’s l eg a cy remai n s s tron g tod ay. T hos e p i o n eers h a d th e fo res i gh t, an d I

Retro C A C D mig ht a d d br illia nce, to wri te a d o cu m en t th a t h as b een th e fo u nd a tion f or over 2 5 yea rs, n o t o n l y i n C a n a d a, b ut th e Un ited Sta tes a nd o th er co u n tri es. I n 2 0 0 4 when th e RD C ommittee d ecid ed to rev i s e th e C o d e, th e o utc o me was m inor twea king d u e to i m p rovem en ts i n i n dustr y and g loba lly over tim e. Rem em b er – p ro g ra m s l i ke I S O were n ot invented in 1 9 8 8 . Res p o n s i b l e C a re® (d evel o p ed by our f r iend s a t th e C a n a d i a n C h em i ca l Pro ducers As s o ci a tion (now CI AC ), wa s th e fi rs t o f i ts k i nd, an d now globa lly a cc e pted . H erb M o n tg o m er y, th e Bo ard and RD Committee i n th e ea rl y d ays h a d th e fu tur i sti c intellig ence tha t is m a rketed to d ay i n tren d y wo rds such as s trat eg ic, innova tive, s ys tem a ti c a n d b es t p ra cti ces.

g en erati o n o f executives wh o were tech -savvy, ex plor ed e-co mmerce an d b ro ke i n to C h i n a, th e emerg i n g m ar ket. I t was a di f f eren t day f o r C AC D an d i ts member s and sup p l i ers. T h e earl y 2000’s were exci ti n g wi th p ro mi se o f days of g l o r y. T h e i n ter n et e-sto res were g o i n g to make ever yone ri ch (so me i deas wo rk o ut b etter th an o th ers). CACD ’s p ri n ci p al s l i ke S teven L ePo o l e, th e Bo ard, C om m ittee C h ai rs an d Aud H arl ow, made th e deci si o n to hold the f i rst strateg i c p l an n i n g sessi o n an d th e 32 p ag e plan was b o r n . T h an ks to co mp an i es l i ke Diversi ty Technologies (n ow Di -C o r p ), S t. L awren ce C h emi cal (n ow Br enntag) an d th o se al ready men ti o n ed ab ove. T h i s i n tuitiveness set C AC D o n a n ew p ath . Reg i o n al ch ap ters, full tim e executive di recto r, re-vamp to RD an d so many other i n i ti atives came o ut o f th at f i rst strateg i c p l an .

B ack th en we ca lled it “b ei n g a h ea d o f th e o th ers.” C AC D is indebted to the ind iv i d u a l s a n d co m p a n i es, wh o wen t th e ext r a m ile. Peop l e l i ke C h ri s E d wa rd s, B o b Bro o ks, Ton y I nf ilis e, Wa lter B a n a s, H a n s Wa l s er, S a m Assad, Don Ba r ker a nd D ave S to ck . C o m p a n i es l i ke Va n Waters & Ro g er s (now U nivar), Q u a d ra , B ayer, A n co C h emi cal s, and Stochem (now U n iva r S p eci a l ti es ).

As th e mi d-l ate 00s were co mi n g to an en d, th e people l i ke Ji m Bi rd, Ber n i e C o o k, Greg Ayres, Teen a War r in, Paul Jawo rski an d Paul S teven s were l eadi ng their co mmi ttees f o rward an d stayi n g o n p ar wi th th e str ategic p l an , wh i ch h as h ad 3 revi ews si n ce th e o ri g i n al in 2002 (1 p ag e cur ren tl y). C h ai r p erso n s l i ke I an D owding, Peter Jo b l i n g an d Ro d Paterso n were el evati n g CACD ’s re p utati o n wi th th e p ub l i c, i n dustr y, Gover n ments and o th ers by i n t ro duci n g Yo u Be The Chemi st® i n Canada,

RD h as been implemen ted s i n ce 1 9 9 0 . T h e fi rs t m anual verifica tions by a th i rd p a r ty were i n 1 9 9 6 . On -si te verifica tions beg a n in 1 9 9 9 . T h a t m ea n s th a t C AC D i s in the mid d le of its n i n th cycl e. H ow a m a z i n g i s that???? (Kee p ing with the r etro th em e, I g o tta s ay “co o l m an !” )

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The Chemunicator - Spring 2013  
The Chemunicator - Spring 2013  

The 2013 Spring issue of The Chemunicator. Published by the Canadian Association of Chemical Distributors (CACD) represents chemical distri...

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