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The American Cleaning Institute (ACI), the trade association for the cleaning products supply chain, announced the appointment of Darius Stanton as Director, Regulatory Science.

In this role, Mr. Stanton will be responsible for development and management of research strategies related to the safety of cleaning product ingredients, serve as a point of contact for ACI’s chemical management and regulatory programs and help expand scientific understanding of ACI chemistry tools and technologies.

Mr. Stanton joins ACI from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where he was a Chemical Review Manager and Biologist for the Office of Pesticide Programs. He was also working on a detail at the Office of Resource Conservation & Recovery.

“Darius comes on board with extensive knowledge in environmental risk assessment and chemical review management, having worked at the EPA,” says Dr. James Kim, ACI vice president, Science & Regulatory Affairs. “His critical thinking and experience implementing national and regional initiatives will translate well to working with ACI Task Forces and Work Groups.”

Previously he served as an Adjunct Professor at Prince George’s County Community College and an environmental management workgroup staffer for the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program Office at the Chesapeake Research Consortium.

Mr. Stanton graduated from Claflin University (Orangeburg, SC) with a B.S. in Environmental Science and Political Science and Duke University (Durham, North Carolina) with a Master of Science in Environmental Management.