W.Blake Hendrix, President of Desmet Ballestra North America, has been elected President of AOCS Governing Board 2016-2017.
W. Blake Hendrix has been an active AOCS member for many years, dating back to the early 1980s. He has served as treasurer on the AOCS Governing Board since 2012, and was elected Vice President in 2015. In addition to his roles at AOCS, Mr. Hendrix is a member of AIChE and the International Oil Mill Superintendents’ Association (IOMSA).
American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) advances the science and technology of oils, fats, surfactants and related materials, enriching the lives of people everywhere. Their history is one of success built on the contributions of hundreds of volunteers over the past ten decades.
Today, AOCS is a leading international professional organization with more than 4,200 members in over 90 countries. AOCS facilitates and strengthens interactions among professionals through meetings, specialized interest groups, and other networking opportunities; and collaborates with other scientific societies and related organizations to promote the advancement of science.