LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
American Pacific Corporation (Nasdaq:
APFC) announced today that Aslam Malik, Ph.D.,
President of its wholly-owned subsidiary Ampac Fine
Chemicals LLC, has joined the Board of Governors of the Society
of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates ("SOCMA"), the leading
U.S.-based trade association representing the batch, custom and specialty
chemical industry. SOCMA supports chemical manufacturers with commercial and
networking opportunities, advocates for the passage of rational laws and
regulation, and works to increase public confidence in the industry.
Dr. Malik has over 24 years of industrial experience in the
scale-up and production of fine chemicals, and has served as the President of
Ampac Fine Chemicals since December 2005. He also
serves as a member of the advisory board of Chemical and Engineering News and
a past member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Sacramento State
University. He has 21 publications and is an inventor/co-inventor of 56 U.S.
and International patents.
"As a SOCMA member, I look forward to assisting the Board
in ensuring that the mission, policies and strategic direction of the
association are aligned with membership needs," said Aslam
"We are pleased to welcome Aslam
Malik as the newest member of SOCMA's Board of Governors and appreciate the
expertise and energy he will bring to this role," said Dr. Larry Brotherton, Chairman of the Board and President and CEO
of Ortec, Inc. "I am confident that Aslam will help us successfully lead this organization
into the future."
SOCMA's Board of Governors provides strategic direction,
maintains fiscal responsibility, and helps industry management develop
business plans to deliver member value. Through regular meetings, the Board
ensures effective organizational planning and sees that association resources
are managed responsibly.
SOCMA is the only U.S.-based trade association dedicated
solely to the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. Since 1921, it
has represented a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical
companies, making them the leading authority on this sector. SOCMA has a
global membership of more than 200 companies. For more information on SOCMA's
services and products, please visit www.socma.com.
is SOCMA's flagship environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S)
continuous performance improvement program. ChemStewards
was created to support the industry's commitment to reducing its
environmental footprint. As a mandatory requirement for SOCMA members engaged
in the manufacturing or handling of chemicals, ChemStewards
is helping participants reach for superior EHS&S performance. To learn
more visit www.chemstewards.com.
ABOUT AMPAC FINE CHEMICALS LLC
Chemicals LLC ("AFC") is a U.S.-based company with demonstrated
capabilities in process development, scale-up, and cGMP-compliant
commercial production of active pharmaceutical ingredients, or API's, and
registered intermediates for pharmaceutical and biotechnology customers. Its
specially engineered facilities and experienced staff allow AFC to safely
produce highly energetic compounds at commercial scale. In addition, AFC's
other technology platforms include production of highly potent compounds,
continuous processes and industrial-scale chromatographic separation using
simulated moving bed chromatography, or SMB. AFC's operations are located in Rancho
Cordova, California and in La Porte, Texas. Additional information about AFC
can be obtained by visiting their web site at www.ampacfinechemicals.com.
ABOUT AMERICAN PACIFIC CORPORATION
American Pacific Corporation ("AMPAC") is a leading
custom manufacturer of fine chemicals, specialty chemicals and propulsion
products within its focused markets. We supply active pharmaceutical
ingredients and advanced intermediates to the pharmaceutical industry. For
the aerospace and defense industry we provide specialty chemicals used in
solid rocket motors for space launch and military missiles. AMPAC also
designs and manufactures liquid propulsion systems, valves and structures for
space and missile defense applications. We produce clean agent chemicals for
the fire protection industry, as well as electro-chemical equipment for the
water treatment industry. Our products are designed to meet customer
specifications and often must meet certain governmental and regulatory
approvals. Additional information about us can be obtained by visiting our
web site at www.apfc.com.
SOURCE American Pacific Corporation