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Chicago Joint Chempharma/ACS/AIChE Evening Event

Monday, March 18, 2013, 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Maggiano's Little Italy 240 Oakbrook Center Oak Brook, IL 60523
240 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL 60523
Oak Brook, IL  60523

(630) 368-0300
Matthew E Dudley
Chapter Evening
Registration is recommended
Payment In Advance Or At Event

ChemPharma/ACS/AIChE Joint Evening Meeting Event 

We will be hosting a special joint ChemPharma/ACS/AIChE evening event from 6p to 9p on Monday, March 18.   Our speaker will be Steve Burks from Sanford Rose and Associates. We will also announce our upcoming ChemPharma Chicago Career Fair scheduled for May 16. All Allied Partners are welcome to attend the social hour before and after which includes a full dinner at Maggiano's Little Italy in Oak Brook. 

Cost includes a full dinner, coffee, tea, and soda. 

The dinner is family style starting with fried ravioli and stuffed mushroom appetizers, followed by Maggiano's signature salad. The main course includes rigatoni with meatballs and cheese pasta and eggplant parmesan. The entrees are chicken marsala and oven roasted pork loin. Dessert will be tiramisu and apple crostada.


6-7pm  Social Hour
7-8pm   Dinner and short introductions concerning: 1) upcoming Career Fair on May 18th; and 2) Alliance Partners.
8-9pm   Speaker Steve Burks and continued Social Hour.

The Economy, Jobs, and the Chemical Industry


Steven J. Burks, PhD


Sanford Rose Associates - Crystal Lake
Executive Search Consultants for Specialty Chemicals, Food Ingredients, and (EHS) Environmental, Health, and Safety Professionals

PhD Chemistry, Miami University
BA, Earlham College with Highest Honors 

Steve comes to SRA and the executive search field from a career in the specialty chemicals and coatings industry, where he served in both technical and sales/marketing positions. He was involved in the launch of three ground floor start-up businesses during his career. Most recently he was Global Manager of Powder Coatings for a Division of Eastman Chemicals - McWhorter Technologies and before that held executive level positions with the Lawter International - Division of Eastman Chemicals, Air Products & Chemicals, PPG and the Ausimont division of Montedison. He is the author of over a dozen scientific papers and patents, was chairman of the American Chemical Society polymer section in Pittsburgh and is currently an adjunct professor of chemistry at McHenry County College. 

Specialties: Sanford Rose Associates - Crystal Lake devotes its practice to serving the related industries of specialty chemicals and food ingredient manufacturing recruiting. We also recruit for Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Professionals. We are committed to providing our clients with candidates who will “make a difference” in their businesses. It is our intent to develop long term partnerships with our clients by introducing exceptional candidates who make a difference.

Personal: Steve was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and is a sportsman and nature photographer,



Phone: 847-639-8660



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