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November 24, 2021 BIZ PEOPLE 

Chamber inclusion staffer honored as emerging leader

Photo | Contributed Jesse Phillips

Jesse Phillips, the coordinator of inclusive growth for the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, was recently named one of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) 40 Under 40 Emerging Chamber Leaders.  
The ACCE’s annual recognition program showcases 40 top emerging leaders in the chamber industry who have demonstrated success and made significant contributions to their local communities.

Phillips leads the chamber’s Diversity and Inclusion Council.

Garrett Sheehan, chamber president and CEO, said Phillips’ role is a major part of the chamber’s effort to partner with area organizations and coordinate new opportunities for inclusive initiatives.

“Jesse has been critical to executing this strategy and unlocking new opportunities and has gone above and beyond for the chamber,” Sheehan said. “His creativity, dedication, and commitment to the community makes him deserving of this recognition.”


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Khristine Carroll

Forum Plastics names new biz development leader

Khristine Carroll joined Forum Plastics in October as vice president of business development, a newly created position.

The Waterbury-based company does plastic injection molding for a variety of industries.

In her new position, Carroll is responsible for managing all commercial activities.

Carroll has more than 25 years of experience in medical device and material science. Most recently, she was responsible for leading the AdvanSource Biomaterials group following its acquisition by Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation. 

Mark Polinsky, president of Forum Plastics, said Carroll’s experience will help the company grow and “identify unmet, underserved and innovation-focused upcoming market needs.” 


P2 Science names new COO

P2 Science Inc., a Woodbridge-based chemistry company, has hired Bob Peacock as its new chief operating officer.

Peacock comes to P2 from Stepan Company, where he was most recently vice president and general manager of the specialty products division and vice president of quality. His career started at DuPont in specialty chemicals and performance products.

P2 CEO Neil Burns said, “Bob’s understanding of the global chemicals business along with his proven track record of leadership, growth and operational excellence is exactly what P2 needs.”

Peacock reports to Burns, and leads all operations, commercial and research and development activities.

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