Bob Masterson is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC). Reporting to the Boards of Directors, he has full responsibility for executing the strategic direction and ongoing operations of the Association and is responsible for directing staff in accomplishing organizational priorities to create value for member-companies and partners.
Bob joined CIAC in 2010. He is the former Vice President of Responsible Care®, the industry’s globally recognized sustainability initiative. Under his leadership, Responsible Care enacted a new set of sustainability principles and guidelines for Canada’s chemistry industry. He was previously Director, Regulatory Affairs with the Cement Association of Canada and spent 15 years as a consultant on environment and sustainability issues in a number of industry sectors including forest products, electricity, cement, mining and energy.
Bob holds an engineering degree from Queen’s University and a Master of Public Policy from Carleton University. He is extremely proud of three years he spent volunteer teaching in Nigeria. Bob lives in Alymer, Quebec, on the shores of the Ottawa River, with his wife and two children. When not at the office he’s often found pursuing his outdoor passions of canoeing, hiking and wilderness camping.