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Thursday March 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM 

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Chemical Marketing & Economics Group (CM&E) is a topical group of the American Chemical Society NY Section. ACS is the largest scientific association in the world with 160,000 members. CM&E organizes monthly events where industry leaders present original research and cutting-edge outlooks on the economy, business, investment and technology in energy, materials and life science. 

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IYC 2011

Mar 3 Luncheon/Webcast Event:
"Making Green with Green Chemistry"

ABSTRACT: Will Green Chemistry save the world, or is it hype? Doris de Guzman, the Senior Editor and Green Chemistry blogger at ICIS Chemical Business, and Neil A. Burns, M&A specialist and Managing Director of Neil A. Burns LLC, will moderate a panel of industry professionals that will examine how to monetize the benefits of Green Chemistry. Join us and:

  • Gain insights from the co-founder of one of the pioneering green companies in America, his hopes and tribulations during 24 years of a roller-coaster ride and the recent multibillion-dollar sale of the company to a multinational corporation.
  • Discuss the perspective of the top ranked industrial M&A advisor in 2009 by Thomson Reuters
  • Learn the inside story from the executive of a company with a disruptive technology that permanently sequesters CO2, transforming it into a new generation of green commercial materials.

PANEL: (scroll down to see Biographies)

  • William Barclay, Chief Technical Officer, Martek Biosciences Corp.
  • Chris Cerimele, Director and Head of Chemicals Practice, Houlihan Lokey
  • Jason Anderson, Manager, Polymer Business Development, Novomer
  • Neil A. Burns, Managing Partner, Neil A. Burns LLC 
  • Doris De Guzman, Senior Editor, ICIS Chemical Business

EVENT INFORMATION (All times are EDT, Prices subject to change without notice)

Event Times:        11:00 am  - 12:00 noon Registration and Networking 
                                12:00 noon - 1:00 pm Luncheon
                                1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Panel Discussion & Webcast

Luncheon Fees:  $70 for members of CM&E who paid 2011 dues, NYSCC, NYSSA or ChemPharma 
                                If you attended the CM&E Jan 6 or Feb 3, 2011 events, you are now a CM&E member!

                               $90* for non-members/prior CM&E members who did not attend Jan 6 event. 
                               * Includes CM&E membership at the special rate of $20 for 2011.  Normally $50                                  for non-ACS members.

VENUE:   For this event, we will be at an exciting new venue, AUREOLE, one of New York City's top-rated restaurants, conveniently located in midtown NYC, 135 West 42nd Street. 

Save - Early-Bird discount: $20 for all who pay via credit card by Friday, Feb 25.

Webcast:   $30 for all. $15 discount if you reserve by Friday prior to the event. This event will be available as a Webcast live (1:00 - 2:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time) and also as webcast recording for post-event viewing in the case of those traveling or with scheduling conflicts.

Student Fees:  Same luncheon fees as Paid-Members of CM&E. For presentation only in NY, the fee is $10 for registrants who pay by Friday prior to the event. Ask for availability of special rates.

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Jason Anderson is Manager, Polymers Business Development for Novomer, Inc., a venture-backed start up commercializing a family of high performance, environmentally friendly polymers and intermediates.  Prior to Novomer, Mr. Anderson was an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company, where he worked in the chemicals, energy, and high tech industries on a variety of growth strategy and operational efficiency projects.  Much of his work was in the clean tech space, focused on the implications of climate change-related regulations on chemicals and other basic industries.  During this time, Mr. Anderson led a project with the World Economic Forum on how the chemicals industry could proactively address the challenges of climate change.  Before McKinsey, Mr. Anderson was with BASF Corporation in a variety of engineering and business roles.  Most recently, he was Product Manager for BASF’s polyalcohols business in North America, where he was responsible for all marketing, sales, logistics, and customer service activities associated with these products.  Mr. Anderson has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Oklahoma and a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

William R. Barclay, PhD.  Dr. Barclay co-founded Martek Biosciences Boulder Corporation (formerly, Omega Tech Inc.) in 1987 and serves as its Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Barclay leads an international team in the discovery of new nutrients and development of innovative applications for Omega Tech technology. He serves as a Director of Martek Biosciences Boulder Corporation. Dr. Barclay is the author of an extensive patent estate for technologies involving a fermentation process for the production of DHA from microalgae for food ingredients, nutritional supplements, pharmaceuticals and animal feed applications.

Neil A. Burns. Mr. Burns is Managing Partner of Neil A. Burns LLC, a private equity investment and strategic advisory firm focused on the chemical industry. Neil A Burns LLC invests private equity capital in mid-market chemical companies to support growth, recapitalizations and management buyouts. Target EV’s are in the range $50 Million to $1.5 Billion. The firm also provides advisory services on strategic matters affecting chemical companies and their owners, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and major investments. As part of the advisory practice, Neil A Burns LLC manages the surfactant technology business of Desmet Ballestras Pain North America. Mr. Burns sits on the board of SiVance LLC, and the operating boards of GenNx360 Capital Partners and Linley Capital. Previously, Mr. Burns was CEO of Oxiteno USA, and VP US Operations of VVF Ltd. He holds a BS in Chemistry from the University of York and an MBA from the Wharton School.

Christopher D. Cerimele. Mr. Cerimele is a Director and Head of Chemicals Practice for Houlihan Lokey, based in it’s Chicago office. He has about 15 years of experience in finance and investment banking for chemical and industrial companies. Mr. Cerimele’s transaction experience includes buyside and sellside mergers & acquisitions, debt and equity financings, valuations and fairness opinions, and other advisory for chemical and industrial companies.  Examples of recent transactions include advising Royal Adhesives & Sealants on its sale to Arsenal Capital Partners, Hexion Specialty Chemicals in its merger with Momentive Performance Materials, and KB Alloys in the sale of its Reading Alloys subsidiary to Ametek.  Mr. Cerimele also provided expert testimony in connection with Chemtura Corporation’s bankruptcy proceedings.  Prior to joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Cerimele worked at Lincoln International, Credit Suisse First Boston, Sony Corporation, and KPMG Peat Marwick.  He is the recipient of a 40 Under 40 Recognition Award from The M&A Advisor. Mr. Cerimele earned a B.S. in accounting from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A. from Chicago Booth. He is Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and is registered with FINRA.

Doris De Guzman. Ms Guzman is the Senior Editor at ICIS Chemical Business, and the non-conformist Green Chemical blogger, and currently handles ICIS Chemical Buniness' weekly column covering inorganics, biofuels and oleochemicals markets. De Guzman started covering the business of green chemistry in November 2007 for ICIS Green Chemicals blog, focusing on biofuels, white biotechnology, corporate sustainability initiatives, bio-based chemicals, natural/organic markets, clean technologies, chemical regulation and legislation and consumer trends and marketing.  De Guzman examines alternative processing, new technology, R&D and other sustainability initiatives aimed at preventing pollution, replacing ingredients, and using renewable feedstocks in Green Chemistry.