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Keith C. Silverman, PhD


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Keith C. Silverman, PhD

    Senior Vice President, Global Operations, Quality and EHS

    Dr. Keith Silverman joined Ashland in 2012 as vice president of Environment, Health, Safety (EHS) and Product Regulatory. He oversees EHS programs, including Ashland’s Responsible Care®, occupational and chemical process safety, industrial hygiene, life safety and emergency response, environmental affairs, site remediation and sustainability. In addition, Dr. Silverman also has responsibility for global product regulatory programs, including toxicology, product safety, chemical management and product stewardship. In March 2017, he assumed additional responsibility for global operations.  

    Prior to joining Ashland, Dr. Silverman served as director of product stewardship and science as well as EHS operations for biologics and therapeutic protein manufacturing for Merck & Co., Inc. He spent 23 years with Merck & Co., Inc., holding various positions of increasing responsibility in research and development, global safety and environment.

    Dr. Silverman earned a Ph.D. in environmental health from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University, a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree in environmental and occupational health from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology from Rutgers University. He is a member of the National TransCAER® Task Group and the International Association of Fire Chiefs Hazardous Materials Committee.