International Antimicrobial Council Elects New Board Of Directors


The International Antimicrobial Council (IAC) announces that its members have selected a new Board of Directors. The new IAC Board of Directors is comprised of John Ellis, Ph.D., Mujeeb Ullah Khan, Vikram Rao, (Patrick) Zhi Qing Tao, and Andrew M. Chubb, Ph.D. These board members will each serve a two-year term for the IAC.

The International Antimicrobial Council was originally founded in 2011. The mission of the IAC is to further the responsible adoption of antimicrobials in order to control undesirable microbiological growth and provide extended use of treated articles. The International Antimicrobial Council is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 corporation. The IAC derives its revenues from its membership fees and fees charged for its educational programs, certification of laboratories, test verification programs, and contracted services. All revenues are used to pay for the operational expenses of the council; to provide education to brand owners, consumers, and its members; to emphasize the benefits of utilising responsible antimicrobial and odour control technologies; and to responsibly expedite the adoption of such antimicrobials into products that will benefit from an antimicrobial property.

The IAC promotes and provides industry guidance and uniform test procedures that are utilised within existing test methods and standards. The universal adoption of these procedures among laboratories increases the likelihood that laboratory testing on similar samples will produce similar results.

“For more than 10 years, the IAC has been working closely with AATCC, ASTM, and IBRG to improve the microbiological and odour testing methods used to determine the performance of treated articles,” said David Proctor, Ph.D., who is Technology Director for the IAC. “We are excited that the membership has selected such a dynamic and diverse board. We look forward to working with them in the coming years.”

The new IAC Board of Directors:

  • John Ellis : Chief Technology Officer of Devan Chemicals
  • Mujeeb Ullah Khan: CEO of iTextiles
  • Vikram Rao : Leads N9 World Technologies Pvt Ltd
  • (Patrick) Zhi Qing Tao: General Manager of Shanghai Runhe Nano Material Science & Technology Co.
  • Andrew M. Chubb : Dean of the College of Science, Engineering & Technology at Saginaw Valley State University.


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