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Message from 2014 AIChE President, Otis Shelton

January 7, 2014

On behalf of AIChE’s Board of Directors, I wish you and your family a safe and happy new year. I am looking forward to serving you as President, and will work diligently to lead the Institute’s efforts to provide programs and services that help you advance as a chemical engineer.

Last year was an excellent year for AIChE. The latest forecast for our year-end finances indicates profitable operating performance based on record revenues. The Institute enjoyed best-ever attendance at the San Francisco Annual Meeting; above-budget performance for its Industry Technology Groups (the Center for Chemical Process Safety, the Society for Biological Engineering, the Institute for Sustainability, among them); and record education services earnings. Investment returns on our permanent fund and pension fund are predicted to be strong.

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Otis Shelton

Otis Shelton received his B.S. and M.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Houston. In 1967, he joined Union Carbide Corporation in Texas City, Texas where he held various manufacturing assignments in low density polyethylene production, suspension/non-solvent vinyl chloride production and operations supervision of the Texas City Marine Terminal. Later, he worked in corporate human relations recruiting engineers for Union Carbide’s US operations. Mr. Shelton worked at Union Carbide’s Global Headquarters in New York as a business analyst for the silicones/urethanes...Read more

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