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Elva Walker Spillane Distinguished Service

The ACI Elva Walker Spillane Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to ACI and the cleaning products or oleochemical industries. Award recipients are honored at ACI's Annual Meeting & Industry Convention.

Dale Steichen Honored With 2017 ACI Distinguished Service Award

Dale Steichen

2017 Award Recipient – Dale Steichen (AkzoNobel) 

Dale Steichen, a recognized cleaning products industry researcher and scientist for more than three decades, is the 2017 recipient of the American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) Elva Walker Spillane Distinguished Service Award.

The honor was presented during the 91st ACI Industry Convention in Orlando, Florida.

Dr. Steichen is currently the Chief Scientist for AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals and serves as the company’s R&D leader for North America.

He served for three years on ACI’s Board of Directors and served as Chair and Vice-Chair of ACI’s Strategic Advisory and Oleochemical Committees.


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Elva Walker Spillane