American Chemistry Council's vice president and general counsel, announces retirement

David Forsyth Zoll, ACC's Vice President and General Counsel, announced his retirement, effective January 31, after twenty five years of service to the chemical industry.

Jan 22nd, 2004

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 22, 2004 -- David Forsyth Zoll, ACC's Vice President and General Counsel, announced his retirement, effective January 31, after twenty five years of service to the chemical industry.

Greg Lebedev, ACC's President and CEO, said: "I ask the entire industry to join me in thanking David for his excellent service as our senior lawyer and association executive through many different eras of industry advocacy. For the next several months, the Council has retained David to develop and implement a special project of growing importance to the industry: environmental mediation training. As we face an increasing number of environmental, health and safety challenges, the industry must continue to hone the skills that can help avoid or mitigate the costs of relentless litigation."

Zoll has been mediating disputes since 1995. In 1998 he helped save significant litigation costs for chemical companies when he organized a mediation process between the Union Pacific Railroad and several members of then CMA.

Prior to joining ACC, Zoll served as: Regulatory Litigation Counsel for the American Petroleum Institute; an associate in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Collier, Shannon, Rill, Edwards & Scott; Legislative Assistant to Senator Edward J. Gurney (R-Fla); and as an antitrust attorney in the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission.

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The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents companies engaged in the business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer.

ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care, common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues, and health and environmental research and product testing. The business of chemistry is a $460 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation's economy.

It is the nation's largest exporter, accounting for ten cents out of every dollar in U.S. exports. Chemistry companies invest more in research and development than any other business sector. Safety and security have always been primary concerns of ACC members, and they have intensified their efforts, orking closely with government agencies to improve security and to defend against any threat to the nation's critical infrastructure.

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