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The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) has named Douglas M. Troutman as its new director of government affairs. Troutman joins SDA from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Inc.'s Washington, D.C. office, where he was senior manager, legislative affairs.
Troutman previously worked as senior manager, government relations, at the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). Troutman focused primarily on energy issues during his tenure at UL and NEMA, and brings more than 15 years of Capitol Hill—In the early 1990s, Troutman was a legislative aide to U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA)—and lobbying experience to the SDA.
"Doug Troutman's experience on Capitol Hill and his understanding of the challenges manufacturers face every day will strengthen SDA's advocacy efforts on behalf of our members," said Dennis Griesing, vice president, government affairs, SDA.