06/28/2013

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Jon M. Huntsman to receive Leadership Award from American Chemical Society

40 years ago, Jon M. Huntsman founded Huntsman Corp. with the purchase of a small entrepreneurial plastics packaging business. Last year, the company's revenues exceeded USD 11 billion. Furthermore, in 2011 Forbes Magazine counted Jon M. Huntsman among the 18 "most generous givers on the planet.” The Huntsman Cancer Institute was founded by Jon M. Huntsman and his wife Karen in 1995 to accelerate the work of curing cancer through human genetics. The Institute is now one of America's major cancer centres. The numerous awards that Jon M. Huntsman has received include the Chemical Heritage Foundation Othmer Award for Outstanding Inventions in Plastics, the Freedom Foundation Great Humanitarian Award, American Cancer Society Medal of Honor, and WSJ's Innovator of the Year Award.

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