The Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (ACHMM) has changed its name to the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals™, according to an association press release.
The new brand name was confirmed by the membership during a 30-day voting period on a rebranding proposal that ended Dec. 14. Initial implementation begins this week and will continue over the next six months, say the association’s leaders.
“By changing the organization’s name we will become more inclusive of the environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) industry, thus attracting a broader and diverse base of hazardous materials professionals,” says President Harry S. Kemp, CHMM, who assumed the association’s top leadership post Jan. 1. “The ‘Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals’ brand will appeal to all EHS&S professionals in the industry who have hazardous materials management responsibilities.”
“As a membership association, we have numerous career-enhancing benefits to offer all EHS&S professionals who are involved in hazardous materials management,” says Executive Director A. Cedric Calhoun, CAE. “This organization is probably one of the best-kept secrets in the EHS&S industry. With this new brand identity we will lower this veil of secrecy to introduce all industry professionals to our association and open their eyes to our many outstanding membership benefits.
“Our new brand identity will help us accomplish this goal,” continues Calhoun. “It will help inform all EHS&S professionals that they can join us and take advantage of the many top-notch professional development and educational programs, industry networking opportunities and other benefits we offer our members.”
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January 6, 2009