The Lake Erie Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists Presents:


Organic Chemistry Refresher

Presented by:

Tony O’Lenick


Siltech LLC



Winking Lizard

1615 Main Street,

Peninsula, OH 44264



Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Reception at 5:00 PM

Dinner at 6:00 PM



For many of us, organic chemistry is a subject from long ago and far away. For others, it is a topic we have learned on the job, having come from other academic fields into our industry. Regardless of which of the two describes your particular situation, the answer to the question “Who needs it?” is we all do. Organic chemistry employs a language which allows us to clearly and precisely define our products, raw materials and processes used to make them.


Tony will review the functional groups present in many of our raw materials, to hopefully remind, enlighten, amuse and hopefully teach those who will take the time to remember. Also, as was the case in the university, a short quiz will follow at the end!


Presenter Bio

Tony O’Lenick is President of Siltech LLC. in Lawrenceville, Ga., a company he co-founded in 1989. Siltech is a silicone specialty company. Prior to that he held technical and executive positions at various surfactant and specialty chemicals companies including; Lambent Technologies, Alkaril Chemicals Inc, Henkel Corporation and Mona Industries. He has been involved in the surfactant and silicone industry for over 35 years.


Tony has written 5 books in various aspects of surfactant, silicone and organic chemistry, also published over 70 technical articles in trade journals, contributed chapters to six books, and is the inventor on over 300 patents. He teaches a course in silicone chemistry, surfactant chemistry and patent law. He has received a number of awards for work including the 1996 Samuel Rosen Award given by the American Oil Chemists’ Society, the 1997 Innovative Use of Fatty Acids Award given by the Soap and Detergents Association, and the Partnership to The Personal Care Award given by the Advanced Technology Group. Tony is a fellow in the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, and in the American Institute of Chemists. Tony was a member of several committees in SCC including the Committee on Scientific Affairs, the Continuing Education Committee, and has served the SCC National as Treasurer, Vice President Elect, Vice President and 2015 National President.

 RSVP Info

Cost for members is $40 and non-members $50, pay by cash or check at the event. Please RSVP to Franklin Warren by Friday, May 5th 2017 with your entrée of choice.


**Please note that if you RSVP, you will be charged for the meeting cost**


Dinner Selection will occur at the restaurant and includes 1 entrée and 2 drink tickets for a non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage. The menu can be found here

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