William (Jay) West

Senior Director for Chemical Products and Technology

American Chemistry Council

Jay West is Senior Director, Chemical Products and Technology, at the American Chemistry Council. He manages national, state, and international advocacy on a diverse range of issues, including nanotechnology, high performance building materials, and controlled substance precursors. Jay currently chairs the Chemicals Committee of the Business and Industry Advisory Council to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, where he brings industry’s perspective to the negotiation of internationally accepted approaches to chemical testing and assessment that reduce non-tariff barriers to trade. Previously, Jay was a professional mediator, negotiating and facilitating multi-party dialogues related to natural resource policy, regulatory and voluntary programs, and strategic planning.