Steven Bennett, Ph.D.
Steven Bennett, Ph.D. serves HCPA and its member companies as the Senior Vice President of Scientific Affairs. Steve is responsible for leading the scientific department, developing science policies and positions, and providing scientific guidance on issues covering HCSA’s product divisions. He is currently leading HCPA’s TSCA implementation efforts and is the Polishes and Floor Maintenance Division staff executive. Dr. Bennett works with HCPA member companies on technical aspects pertaining to green chemistry, air quality, sustainability, EPA’s Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program, California’s Proposition 65, and poison prevention issues. He also manages HCPA’s product stewardship initiative, Product Care®. Steve serves as the Association’s primary external spokesperson on scientific, technical and sustainability issues.
Prior to joining HCPA, Steve worked as a scientist and chemist for E.A. Engineering, taught several years in academia, and continues to lecture in the Environmental Science and Policy Master’s Program at Johns Hopkins University. Steve holds a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Delaware and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Lock Haven University (Pennsylvania).