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AVN’s Brooke Albin Honored by SOCMA with Emerging Leader Award


SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va., October 30, 2023 – AVN Corp. announced today that Brooke Albin, Senior Manager of Laboratories, has received the Emerging Leader Award from The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA). The award recognizes rising leaders making a significant impact in their organizations.

“Brooke has been instrumental in helping customers make progress with their sustainability goals and move toward a circular supply chain,” said Dr. Jack Dever, AVN Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Her process design expertise and leadership skills have benefited our organization time and time again. We are thrilled that she has received this recognition for her dedication to innovation and improving our operations.”

Albin joined AVN in 2007 as a chemical engineer focused on research and development related to crystallization and solids handling. She held various positions of increasing responsibility until being named Senior Manager of Laboratories in May 2023. She has received tens of patents and contributed a chapter to the book “Integration and Optimization of Unit Operations” related to crystallization process development and commercialization.

Albin received a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry and a Bachelor of Science in biology from Alderson Broaddus College and a Master of Science in chemical engineering from West Virginia University.

SOCMA introduced the Emerging Leaders Network Peer Group and Award in 2019 to support chemical industry professionals moving into management roles. Albin will be presented with the award at a ceremony during the SOCMA Summit in November in New Orleans, La.


About AVN Corporation

AVN is the strategic innovation partner of choice that provides uncommon expertise and infrastructure to solve the most challenging science and technology problems. Focusing on the areas of chemical, energy and environmental technologies, technical engineering, specialty & customer manufacturing, and advanced software technologies, AVN delivers innovation from concept to commercialization. We utilize our experienced and renowned staff, unique laboratory and pilot plant facilities, and flexible intellectual property models to create value for customers and investors around the world. We are an energized and expanding company that works from facilities in South Charleston and Morgantown, W.Va.

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