Raj Gupta chosen to receive chemical industry medal
Jan 11, 2007
The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), American Section, will award the chemical industry's most prestigious honor - the 2007 Chemical Industry Medal - to Raj L. Gupta, Chairman, President and CEO of Rohm and Haas Company during ceremonies in New York City on March 8.
The Chemical Industry Medal is awarded annually "for contributions toward the growth of the chemical industry." The award is especially notable in that the membership of the SCI is composed of the leaders of the chemical industry, most of whom work within the highest ranks of their respective companies.
Among other things, Gupta is being recognized for his continued commitment to the success of the global industry. Throughout his career, during which he worked on three continents, Gupta has encouraged both his company and others to hire the best possible people, to always behave in an ethical and responsible manner, and to promote a wider understanding of the benefits the industry's technology brings to every day life. "People all over the world want the same thing, regardless of nationality or ethnic origin," he says. "They want to have an equal opportunity to demonstrate their talents, to work for a company of which they can be proud, and to put their talents to help improve the quality of life for themselves and for others. The global chemical industry provides all of those opportunities, and more."