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07/12/2023 - 21:15
Andrew LaVanway

WASHINGTON (July 11, 2023) — CHEMTREC®, the leading emergency response information provider for hazardous materials incidents, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew H. LaVanway as its new Chief Executive. LaVanway joins CHEMTREC from ICF, where he served as Senior Vice President and Division Leader of Disaster Management.

With LaVanway’s extensive leadership experience and diverse background, CHEMTREC is poised for continued growth and innovation, ensuring the highest level of safety and support to industries handling hazardous materials. At ICF, LaVanway managed more than $36 billion in federal funds and over 40 response, recovery, and resilience programs throughout the continental U.S. and the Caribbean Basin. He brings more than 25 years of experience overall leading complex programs in both the public and private sectors.

"We are excited to welcome Andrew H. LaVanway to CHEMTREC as its new Chief Executive," said Chris Jahn, President and CEO of the American Chemistry Council. "Andrew's extensive experience, strong leadership acumen, and commitment to public safety make him the ideal choice to serve CHEMTREC and its customers around the country and the globe.”

In his new role as Chief Executive of CHEMTREC, LaVanway is charged with driving the company's strategic growth initiatives while leading the senior management team. “CHEMTREC is already the world’s leading source of information and emergency incident support for shippers of hazardous materials,” LaVanway said. “I look forward to leveraging my passion and experience in emergency response to expand CHEMTREC’s services while continuing to enhance its reputation as the industry leader in hazardous materials incident management.”

LaVanway is a former chairman of the Alexandria Public Health Advisory Commission, a certified firefighter, and an emergency medical services officer in Calvert County, Maryland. He earned a B.A. in economics from Gettysburg College, an MBA from Georgetown University, and a series of leadership certificates from Harvard Business School.


With over 50 years of experience, CHEMTREC’s world-leading call center operates on a 24-hour basis, seven days a week, providing emergency response information wherever hazardous materials are manufactured, stored, transported, or used. Operating globally, CHEMTREC has offices and partners in major regions and on-the-ground knowledge of local regulations, understanding of local nuances, and appreciation of cultural sensitivities. CHEMTREC offers a suite of services including emergency response, safety data sheet solutions, hazmat training, consulting solutions, incident reporting, and lithium battery compliance. CHEMTREC is proud to contribute to the practice of safe handling and transportation of hazardous materials throughout the supply chain.

About The American Chemistry Council
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the multibillion-dollar business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products, technologies and services that make people’s lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health, safety and security performance through Responsible Care®; common sense advocacy addressing major public policy issues; and health and environmental research and product testing. ACC members and chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development, and are advancing products, processes and technologies to address climate change, enhance air and water quality, and progress toward a more sustainable, circular economy.

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