Reiner named president of Chlorine Institute
ARLINGTON, VA, Feb. 2, 2010 -- Frank Reiner has been named incoming president of The Chlorine Institute Inc. (CI), which is the trade association that supports the chlor-alkali industry...
ARLINGTON, VA, Feb. 2, 2010 -- Frank Reiner has been named incoming president of The Chlorine Institute Inc. (CI), which is the trade association that supports the chlor-alkali industry and serves the public by fostering continuous safety improvements in the production, distribution and use of chlorine and related chemicals.
Reiner, who joined CI in 2005 after 16 years with the Union Tank Car Co., Chicago, will succeed Arthur E. Dungan on June 14, 2010, allowing for a six-week transition prior to Dungan's retirement on July 31, 2010. In the meantime, Reiner will continue as CI vice president of transportation and emergency preparedness. Dungan joined CI in 1988 and has served as president since January 2006. Reiner's last post with Union Tank Car before joining CI was director of shop operations.
"Frank's work history includes many years in various aspects of railroad tank car design, construction and maintenance," CI Chair David Garner of Brenntag Group, Reading, Pa., said in announcing Reiner's selection. "Since joining CI, he has led various teams that have developed recommendations to improve safe and secure shipment of CI mission chemical tank cars and have developed tools and training programs to deal with potential chlorine emergencies."
Reiner, 49, has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, and a master's in management from Purdue University. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He and his wife, Joy, have two daughters and a son, and live in the Washington suburb of Ashburn, Va. Before coming to the Washington area the Reiners resided for many years in the Chicago suburb of Schererville, Ind.
About the Chlorine Institute
Founded in 1924, the Chlorine Institute Inc. (CI) is a 220-member, not-for-profit trade association of chlor-alkali producers worldwide, as well as packagers, distributors, users and suppliers. The Arlington, Va.-based Institute's mission is the promotion of safety and the protection of human health and the environment in the manufacture, distribution and use of chlorine, sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide and sodium hypochlorite, plus the distribution and use of hydrogen chloride. CI's North American Producer members account for more than 98 percent of the total chlorine production capacity of the United States, Canada and Mexico.