Title and Description Page
Childhood and Early Education 1
Family background. Father's business. Grade school and high school education. Academics and athletics at West Catholic High School.
College and Law School 5
Business major at Villanova University. University of Pennsylvania School of Law and influence of Dean Jefferson B. Fordham. Work with Fordham on American Bar Association Municipal Law Service Letter.
U.S. Navy 10
Boot camp and Supply Corps School. Ensign, U.S.S. Stribling. Motion sickness and transfer to Naval Defense Counsel position. Contract Administration, General Stores Supply Office. Influence of experience in management and defending AWOL cases.
Making Changes at Chemical Manufacturers Association (CMA) 15
Views on recruitment and fostering creativity. Importance of physical and professional environment and member involvement. Change of name from MCA (Manufacturing Chemists Association) to CMA. Handling of Love Canal incident and need for uniting chemical industry.
Leadership and Training at CMA 23
John Henske and Paul Oreffice as CMA leaders. Environmental movement and subsequent CMA training program. Importance of CMA as focal point for industry. George Sella as CMA chair; Superfund. Creation of budgeting system.
CMA and Global Chemical Industry 28
Impact of incident in Bhopal, India. CMA and proactive advocacy, reaction toward regulatory activity. Creation of CAER, Community Awareness Emergency Response, and the professional performance standards of Responsible Care. Media's impact.
Final Views and Comments 37
Views on criteria for sucess in industry. Dealing with regulations. Roles of gut instincts and morality. CMA public relations campaign. NAFTA and International Counsel of Chemical Associations, (ICCA). Work at National Paint and Coatings Association. Society of Chemical Industry International Medal, personal accomplishments. Retirement. Status of CMA.