Michael E. Campbell is chairman, president and CEO of Arch Chemicals, Inc., a global specialty chemicals company concentrated in biocides with $1.5 billion in annual sales. He has led the company since its inception in February 1999, guiding it through a period of significant change that has strengthened the company’s market leadership positions, increased its operational efficiency and enhanced its reputation as an innovative supplier.
Arch and its subsidiaries have leadership positions in biocides, water products, wood protection, personal care ingredients and coatings. Prior to the creation of Arch Chemicals, Mr. Campbell served as Olin Corporation’s executive vice president overseeing all businesses. Mr. Campbell served during the mid-1990s as president of Olin Microelectronic Materials. During his tenure as president, the division posted record sales and earnings as it satisfied strong demand from global semiconductor manufacturers.
A native of Portsmouth, N.H., Mr. Campbell received his bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1968. Following service as a U.S. Naval officer, he earned a J.D. from George Washington University in 1974. At law school, he was elected to the Law Review and earned membership in the Order of the Coif, a legal honor society. He also attended the Yale Executive Management Program.
Mr. Campbell serves as lead director on the MeadWestvaco Corporation’s Board of Directors, where he is a member of the Finance and Nominating and Governance Committees. He also serves on the Milliken & Company Board of Directors, where he is a member of the audit committee. He is chairman of the U.S.-China Business Relations Task Force and is chairman and a member of the Society of Chemical Industry’s Executive Committee. Mr. Campbell serves on the American Chemistry Council Board, where he was formerly chairman of the Board. Previously, Mr. Campbell served as co-chair of the Capital Campaign Committee and chairman of the Corporate Relations Committee at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, Conn. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Business Council of Fairfield County.
Mr. Campbell is active with the Committee to Engage Corporate Philanthropy. In May 2004, he was named Responsible Care Leader of the Year by the American Chemistry Council Responsible Care Team. He is also the recipient of the 2004 Vanguard Award, presented by the Chemical Educational Foundation to individuals who foster a greater understanding of chemistry and the industry through community outreach, product stewardship, leadership and support for educational activities.
In July 2005, Mr. Campbell was appointed by President Bush to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN). The ACTPN is the principal trade advisory committee providing overall policy advice on trade matters to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
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