The Periodic Tablet
CPPA Member Info
Welcome to the Summer edition of "The Periodic Tablet", a publication that is circulated to members and friends of the ChemPharma® Professional Association (CPPA). CPPA is a nation-wide organization of business and technical executives in the chemical, life sciences, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and allied industries committed to the advancement of such industries through the exchange of information, educational programs, and personal contact fostering career and business development.
Editor’s Note: This publication belongs to all members, so your input is welcomed. As you achieve success through CPPA (or see others' successes), if you find new, innovative ways to do business or promote our industries, or if you have some interesting or helpful information/tips to share, please let the editor of The Periodic Tablet know at email@example.com. News items will be published for the benefit of all members.
>>> Latest News
Calling all Volunteers…
CPPA Vice President Needed for remainder of 2013!
Take an active role in driving the growth of and improving the ChemPharma Professional Association! Gain leadership experience in a non-profit association. As VP for CPPA, you will step into the President role in 2014, driving the agenda for the organization. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to make a difference and volunteer to help improve CPPA for all members.
Interested, but want to learn more about the commitment? Contact Gary McDaniel at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the position.
New Jersey Chapter is looking for volunteers
Dinner Meeting Coordinator - After three years our current coordinator, Karen Bessel, will be stepping down after the March dinner meeting. We thank Karen for her contributions to our chapter. The position requires 2 to 3 hours of time per dinner event. We have 3 to 4 events per year. The job involves contacting the hotel, booking the day and picking the menu.
2nd Annual ChemPharmaâ NJ/PA Career Fair – September 12, 2013
The NJ/PA chapters will be hosting the 2nd annual ChemPharma Career Fair on September 12, 2013 at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal Princeton, NJ. To register and for more details about the Career Fair, visit the ChemPharma Events Calendar.
We are looking for volunteers to help with all aspects of planning and working the event. Get involved to help make the Career Fair a success!
Do you know a company that would like to attend the Career Fair to fill open positions? There is still time for Companies to register to exhibit at the Career Fair.
If anyone is interested in volunteering or know of companies that want to exhibit, please email Pete Nirchio. Volunteering to help out will be a great opportunity to network and meet potential new employers. Contact Pete Nirchio at email@example.com for more details.
Help promote the CPPA Career Fair – notify your network about the Career Fair!
>>> CPPA Events
Upcoming CPPA Events… MARK YOUR CALENDAR TODAY!
Visit the CPPA Event Calendar for a full listing of upcoming events.
Networking Events – Visit the CPPA Event Calendar for full Registration details.
CPPA Philadelphia Chapter Meeting, August 16, 2013, Register today.
CPPA 2nd Annual Career Fair, September 12, 2013, Register today.
CPPA Chicago Evening meeting, September 24, 2013, Register today.
>>> CPPA "Tidbits"
Are you getting the most out of your CPPA Membership?
The CPPA Board of Trustees continues to work at making CPPA a valuable networking organization for its members. We are a networking organization, so to obtain the most from your membership you need to actively participate. How can you do this?
- Update you Member Profile today!
- Use the Member Forums to network with members, post and view job listings, make requests of fellow members to help you advance your career, solve industry issues you may have, or to seek advice.
- View and post Useful Web Links to the website.
- Are you a consultant? Obtain and complete your Consultant profile page!
Not sure how to do any of these things? Below are tips and instructions we’ve provided before to help you out. You can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Networking for success takes participation. Participate today to continue to make CPPA valuable for you and all members!
Improve Networking with CPPA Members – Update Your Member Profile Today!
Improve your networking capability with other members by updating and completing your member profile. Not sure how to update your profile? Watch the video!
- Log in as a member, go to Members Only > Using this site.
- Click on the Members Profile link.
- Under the Member Profiles section you will see a link “Watch the Video!”. Click on this link to get video instructions for updating and editing your CPPA member profile.
- Use the CPPA LinkedIn site to network with members.
Don’t wait any longer. Update your profile and improve your networking with fellow CPPA members!
The ability to participate in the Forums is one of the benefits of CPPA membership. Share and learn about job leads, networking events, and make requests for assistance from other members. Are you a new member? Use the new member forum to introduce yourself to other CPPA members.
Set up your forum preferences under your Member Profile > Web Site > Forum General Preferences. Sign up for the Forums you want to participate in under Member Profile > Web Site > Forum Membership.
Useful Links Web Page
Have you recently visited the Web site Useful Links page? We have been adding useful links and info to this page. If you haven’t visited recently, take a look.
Do you have some useful info to contribute, contact email@example.com
ChemPharma® Professional Association members are automatically part of the CPPA LinkedIn group when they become members. This means members are connected to every other active CPPA member and have instant access to the national association of >300 members immediately! It is a great benefit of membership. Existing ChemPharma LinkedIn members are encouraged to add their CPPA affiliation to their profile.
When joining LinkedIn, members create a profile that summarizes their professional accomplishments. This profile helps members find and be found by former colleagues, clients, and partners. Individuals can add more connections by inviting trusted contacts to join LinkedIn and connect to them. A LinkedIn network consists of direct connections, the connections' of connections, and the people these connections know, linking members to thousands of qualified professionals.
Don’t forget to add a link from your CPPA profile to your LinkedIn profile!
The ChemPharma® Professional Association actively seeks out and establishes alliances with other leadership organizations to expand professional and business growth and networking opportunities for our members.
To-date these alliances include:
- Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group (GPSEG)
- Commercial Development and Marketing Association (CDMA)
- Pharmaceutical Project Management Local Interest Group (BioPharmaPM)
- Chicago Section Institute of Food Technologists (CSIFT)
- Chemical Marketing & Economics Group, a topical group of the American Chemical Society’s New York Section (CM&E)
- Pharmaceutical Consulting Consortium International, Inc. (PCCI) of New Jersey
Our alliances enable ChemPharma members to network with alliance organizations by attending each other’s open programs at member rates. Open programs include social and educational events, presentations, and workshops. We invite you to take advantage of these opportunities.
Please visit the Alliances page under the “About Us” tab on the CPPA website for the latest information about ChemPharma’s Alliances.
>>> Financial Corner: Do You Need a Trust?
There may be many reasons to establish a trust, whether to distribute property after death or to protect one’s assets in the event of physical or mental disability. A trust is simply the legal relationship created when an owner of property, the grantor, transfers property to another person, the trustee, to hold for the benefit of a third party, the beneficiary.
While most people think trusts are only for the wealthy, there may be many good reasons for an individual to establish a trust. The grantor of the trust may wish to provide continuity in the management of a business or other property. A trust can name a guardian for minor children, and a trustee can help manage assets and protect assets for beneficiaries who are unable to prudently handle their personal financial affairs.
The grantor usually has a specific goal in setting up the trust, such as to provide the beneficiary with continuing financial assistance or passing ownership or control of a specific property. This is generally the case where minors, or others deemed legally incompetent, are the intended recipients.
A living trust is a trust created when the grantor is alive as opposed to a testamentary trust created by a will, which takes effect at death. Under a living trust, a trustee may be empowered to handle business details and arrange financial matters for a living person who is unable to handle his or her own affairs.
For a large estate, avoiding the publicity of probate may be another consideration in setting up a trust. During probate of a will, all actions of the executor under court supervision become a matter of public record, open to anyone wishing to look up the proceedings. While the administrator of a trust has many of the same tasks as an executor, the transactions themselves remain private.
Many people set up a trust so that they can donate to charity on a tax-advantaged basis. A Charitable Remainder Trust, for example, enables a grantor to give appreciated property to a charitable organization without paying capital gains taxes on the appreciation.
The potential estate and gift tax savings made possible by the use of certain types of trusts may be another factor in setting up a trust. Even with the many changes in estate tax laws over the past few years, trusts can frequently be useful in minimizing the size of the grantor’s future estate, thereby reducing estate taxes due. A particularly attractive example of such a trust is an irrevocable trust funded by life insurance.
Trusts can serve many useful purposes. The law of trusts and estates is a complex area, however, and it is constantly changing. Before a trust is established, many legal and tax issues must be fully considered. You should consult with your legal and tax professionals to help ensure that the trust established provides the benefits intended by the grantor.
For more help at every stage of your financial life cycle, talk to your financial professional.
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>>> Industry Spotlight: Renewable Energy
A New Way To Split Water
Renewable Energy: Thermal technique that holds temperature steady could raise productivity
Solar-powered temperature-swing (top) and isothermal (bottom) water splitting.
Credit: Courtesy of C. B. Mulgrave and A. W. Weimer
Solar-powered temperature-swing (top) and isothermal (bottom) water splitting.
Credit: Courtesy of C. B. Mulgrave and A. W. Weimer
To meet future energy needs, scientists would like to find sustainable ways to generate hydrogen for use in fuel cells and to make liquid fuels. As an alternative to other H2 sources, such as processing of biomass and electrolysis of water, scientists are developing a thermal water-splitting method that would use heat from solar arrays and metal oxide catalysts. But the classic thermal approach has required repetitive heating and cooling, which wastes energy.
The work “offers the potential for reaching higher solar-to-fuel energy conversion efficiencies” to make solar-based fuels at large scale and competitive costs, says solar technology expert Aldo Steinfeld of ETH Zurich.
In temperature-swing catalytic water splitting, a metal oxide catalyst is reduced at high temperature, 1,200 to 1,500 °C, releasing O2; the reduced metal oxide is then oxidized in the presence of water at a temperature about 400 °C cooler, yielding H2 and regenerating the original catalyst. The cycle is then repeated.
In the new isothermal approach, metal oxide catalysts are reduced at 1,350 °C, releasing O2; the system is then oxidized in the presence of water at the same temperature, producing H2 and regenerating the catalysts. The process is repeated. Isothermal was more efficient than temperature-swing splitting in the new study, but further studies are needed.
The new technique “has a good chance to outperform” temperature-swing splitting in practice, says solar hydrogen-generation expert Martin Roeb of the Institute of Solar Research, in Cologne, Germany. Materials science and chemical engineering professor Sossina M. Haile of Caltech says potential advantages of isothermal cycling include “design simplification and reduced mechanical stresses. What is remarkable in this work is that there is a dramatic enhancement in hydrogen production” compared with temperature-swing splitting.
Zhaolin Wang, a hydrogen-generation expert at the University of Ontario, says eliminating temperature swings could lead to longer catalyst life, simpler operation, and increased H2 production. Wang notes a possible explosion hazard from simultaneous H2 and O2 formation caused by inadvertent catalyst mixing, but Weimer believes this can be prevented.
Liquid fuels made with H2 from solar water splitting would be more expensive than today’s fossil fuels, so the thermal approaches anticipate different fuel economics. But the new study is “ground-breaking and of fundamental significance,” Steinfeld says, “because it experimentally demonstrates the feasibility of operating thermochemical redox cycles under isothermal conditions.”
Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 91 Issue 31 | p. 9 | News of The Week
Issue Date: August 5, 2013
>>> CPPA Membership Information
Times change and so must we! Your Board of Trustees has recently voted to change our by-laws with respect to membership qualifications. The idea is to make membership available to a broader range of professionals in our industries, thereby increasing the networking opportunities and improving the membership experience.
If you are interested in joining the ChemPharma® Professional Association we encourage you to learn more about our organization and how to join by visiting: http://www.chempharma.net/.
To be eligible to be a member of ChemPharma® Professional Association (CPPA), the following new requirements apply:
Section (1) ELIGIBILITY
Individual Membership Criteria:
- Have ten or more years of experience from among the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, life sciences, and allied industries (hereinafter designated the “Field”).
- Have demonstrated career progression/advancement in business management, sales & marketing, engineering, manufacturing, academia, or research & development; or have distinguished themselves in consulting or other professional endeavors within the Field.
- Have developed a network of contacts within the Field and are willing to share that network with fellow members of the ChemPharma® Professional Association.
- Pledge to serve in some capacity within the Association (e.g. National Association Leadership Positions or Committees, Local Chapter Leadership Positions or Committees) from time to time. Service is a requirement sometime within the first two years of membership.
- Are sponsored by a current member and are approved by the Membership Chair.
- Have paid a one-time fee as part of the membership application, along with membership dues for the first year. Members in good standing pay annual dues in subsequent years.
- Have met any other criteria as deemed appropriate and approved by the Board of Trustees, and as posted on the appropriate pages on the Corporation’s website.
- Are willing to conduct themselves at all times in a professional manner according to the organization’s Code of Conduct (https://chempharma.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=668134&module_id=78624).
To find a sponsoring member, you are invited to attend a local chapter meeting, introduce yourself to a member, and ask him/her to be a sponsor. The locations and schedules of CPPA chapter meetings are posted on http://www.chempharma.net/. To find a nearby meeting, simply visit the Web site and click on "Meeting Information". We also have a Virtual Chapter. If it’s not possible to attend a meeting, simply search the membership list by function or by geography to find members who have a similar background or who live nearby. E-mail a member, attach a resume, and ask to be sponsored. To view the membership list, please click on Functions and Profiles. If it’s not possible to attend a meeting and a similar member profile cannot be found, please click on "Membership Questions".
Please forward this newsletter to those who would benefit. Thanks for reading.
Your Periodic Tablet Editor: J. Gary McDaniel; Special Thanks to Debra Sesholtz and Mike Chiappinelli for their valuable input!