New CEO for Chemical Heritage Foundation in

May 19, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA

By Steve Down

The new president and CEO of the Chemical Heritage Foundation will be Carsten Reinhardt who will take over from the retiring incumbent, Thomas Tritton, in August 2013. Reinhardt was appointed “following a global search and interview process” according to Laurie Landeau, current chair of the CHF board of governors.

Carsten Reinhardt is professor of the history of science at Bielefeld University, Germany, and has conducted extensive research, backed up by publication, on the impact of chemistry on society.

“In addition to his academic connections, he has connections across the chemical enterprise. He has worked with leaders in the chemical industry as well as in government. Under Carsten’s leadership, CHF will reach out to the entire world from Philadelphia, while maintaining and expanding both our local and national programs in the history of chemistry and early science,” said Landeau.

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