Kalamazoo Section of the American Chemical Society

We are a dynamic and visionary organization committed to improving people’s lives in our community through the transforming power of chemistry.  We strive to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Kalamazoo, Allegan and Van Buren counties.

Stephen Secreast


2267 Benjamin Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

I am grateful for the opportunity to chair our local section. The ACS played a key role in the start of my 32 year career as a pharmaceutical scientist. In 1984 as a graduating student member, I attended the ACS national meeting in St. Louis, and via the Employment Clearing House landed a position in Monsanto's new Bioprocess Development Group. Kalamazoo has also played a key role in my career. Since going to work for Upjohn here in 1988, and working through the Pharmacia - Pfizer - Zoetis changes, I've come to know Kalamazoo as an excellent community in which to live. Chairing our local section brings together an opportunity to connect and contribute to these two important pieces for me, Kalamazoo and the ACS, so thanks for that.