About ACI Masthead Test



2010 Meeting Archives

ACI 2010 Fall Meeting Recap


ACI 2010 Mid-Year Meeting Recap

Fall Meeting PhotoThe American Cleaning Institute® Fall Meeting gathered 30 member companies in Washington, DC to continue the work of the Institute on Outreach, Sustainability and Chemical Management. A special session on TSCA was presented by Blake Biles and Larry Culleen of Arnold & Porter, LLP to a standing room only room. A presentation by Joby Carlson of Arizona State University, updated members on the work of the Sustainability Consortium’s Home and Personal Care Working Group.

"ACI committee meetings are where I learn what is happening with regulations and laws that affect our industry, long before the regulations take effect." -ACI Member

As an added value to ACI Members, copies of the presentations and agendas are all posted on the Members Only Website.


The American Cleaning Institute continued to deliver value to members from 19 companies during the June Mid Year Meeting. Focused discussions on outreach, sustainability and chemical management were the focus of standing committee meetings. Expert speakers delivered information on key interests of the Institute including social media and standard setting. Members were on hand to launch ACI’s new public website as they networked with more than 100 industry partners and friends. View photos of the 2010 Mid-Year Meeting.

Launch album cover

View photos taken at the historic launch of the new ACI public website!

2010 SDA Convention Review!

ACI 2010 Convention

There was obvious energy and excitement in the air as SDA opened its latest chapter in history with a new venue for the cleaning product industry's premier business event! SDA's first Convention at Grande Lakes in Orlando was all about embracing change. From new speaker sessions, a charity golf tournament, the announcement of SDA's new brand, new strategic plan and our standing committee recognition luncheon – members are touting the value of the Convention!

View some of the 2010 Convention photos!

Convention Highlights

Congratulations F. Quinn Stepan: 2010 Elva Walker Spillane Distinguished Service Award Recipient
F. Quinn Stepan, the longtime leader of Stepan Co., is the 2010 recipient of The Soap and Detergent Association's Elva Walker Spillane Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes extensive or exceptional service to SDA and the exercise of outstanding leadership within the Association that promoted the growth and interests of the SDA and the industries it represents. Read more...
Special thanks to our Convention Sponsors:
Charity Golf Tournament
SDA hosted its first ever charity Golf Tournament in partnership with Cleaning for a Reason™, a foundation that provides free residential cleaning services to women undergoing treatment for cancer. Read on to learn more about the tournament winners and sponsors and watch for details about how you can involved in the 2011 tournament!

Awards –

  • First Place Team - Score: 62
    • Mike Ailsworth
    • Dennis Griesing
    • Bob Sansone
    • Ladd Smith
  • Most Honest Team (Last Place) - Score: 79
    • Jack Perini
    • Francis Rogan
    • Jay Xu
    • Vanessa Zapata
  • Longest Drive - Bob Sansone
  • Shortest Drive - Louie Seabolt
Thanks again to the golf tournament sponsors:
  • Arylessence, Inc.
  • Bradford Soap Works
  • FMC Corporation
  • Henkel Consumer Goods, Inc.
  • The Clorox Company
Be sure to check out the Convention News for further articles about the convention.
Copies of the SDA Association Executives Issues Briefing, Global Industry Update, Speaker Session: Being Social: Impacting Consumer Behavior via Social Media are available to members on Members Only website