Melissa Hockstad is president and CEO of the American Cleaning Institute (ACI), the leading association representing the $60 billion U.S. cleaning product supply chain. In this role, she is responsible for the overall leadership of ACI including advocacy, science and research, communications, sustainability, and business growth.
Prior to joining ACI she served as vice president, petrochemicals at the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM). In this capacity, she was responsible for managing AFPM’s petrochemical activities including leadership of various petrochemical committees, organization of the International Petrochemical Conference, and providing support for addressing legislative, regulatory and communications issues impacting the petrochemicals membership.
She previously held positions at: the Plastics Industry Association where she was the vice president of science, technology, and regulatory affairs; the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) where she served as performance improvement director; and at Basell Polyolefins (now LyondellBasell) where she was a senior engineer.
She currently serves on the Board of the National Association of Manufacturers – Council of Manufacturing Associations and on the External Advisory Board of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Penn State.
Melissa received a master of science in materials science and engineering from Penn State and a bachelor of science in engineering science from the University of Virginia.