The RAPID Manufacturing Institute Appoints William Grieco as New Chief Executive Officer


The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) announced today that William (Bill) Grieco has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AIChE’s RAPID (Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment) Manufacturing Institute, replacing the interim CEO, Thomas Walsh. Grieco will officially assume his role on August 1, 2018.

William (Bill) Grieco, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AIChE’s RAPID Manufacturing Institute

William (Bill) Grieco, CEO of AIChE’s RAPID Manufacturing Institute

In making the announcement, June Wispelwey, AIChE’s Executive Director, said “I am delighted Bill Grieco is joining RAPID as its CEO. His appointment represents AIChE’s ongoing commitment to strong leadership, and will result in an orderly transition for RAPID.” Remarking on Grieco’s record of leadership in the chemical industries, Wispelwey said that, in his new leadership role, Grieco will be responsible for all of RAPID’s operations, including research and development (R&D) activities, corporate governance, and compliance. She noted that “RAPID has achieved many milestones and will now focus on new trends and opportunities for advancing process intensification, which are waiting to be explored.”

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