CHRIS JAHN: President & Chief Executive Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI)

Chris Jahn is the President & Chief Executive of Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI). Jahn became President and CEO of ACC in 2019 after serving six years as President and CEO of The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), where he advocated for policies and regulations focused on enhancing security, free trade, environmental protection, worker health and safety, and farm bill and conservation programs to promote the use of fertilizer. Prior to joining TFI in 2013, Chris served as president of the National Association of Chemical Distributors for seven years.

The chemical industry is working to enhance our reputation by demonstrating the many meaningful actions we are taking to tackle some of the world’s pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges. CPI’s role in this effort is vital and I look forward to Chris’ insights into how we can build on these industry.

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry’s annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference, the longest-running polyurethanes conference in North America, offers the unique convergence of industry expertise, professional networking, and regulatory insight. Fostering both technical and professional development, the Polyurethanes Technical Conference is the premier destination to preview the polyurethanes technology of tomorrow and key information for today.


The business of polyurethane is an $89.3 billion enterprise and a key element of the U.S. economy. The industry directly employs over 260,000 Americans and operates in nearly 1,000 locations across the United States. A major job creator in the United States, each job in the polyurethanes industry yields nearly five more jobs indirectly.