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Herbert Roskind

Herbert Roskind is an active member of the National Energy Independence Plan (NEIP) and serves as advisor to several Phoenix high tech companies. He is active in Flying Angels and Flying Sams, politics, and a co-sponsor of the Voter Reward Initiative.

Herb was also the Founder and President of HoltraChem, Inc., the 10th largest industrial chemical distributor in USA with offices and distribution facilities in 20 major cities. Under his stewardship, HoltraChem became the nation's largest distributor of caustic soda, alkali blends, hydrogen peroxide, calcium chloride, and antimony products. The success of the company was in no small part due to Herb’s vision for future trends in the global market, and his high standards for excellent external and internal customer relations.

From 1994 to 2001 he served as Chairman of the Board of HoltraChem Manufacturing Company, LLC, a regional producer of chlorine, caustic soda, hydrochloric acid, and bleach with plants in North Carolina and Maine, with over 170 employees, and the largest user of electricity in both states.

Roskind traveled and lived extensively in China, Japan, and Europe developing new markets and obtaining reliable suppliers. He was among the first to visit China in 1972, negotiating the first chemical contracts between the PRC and the USA since 1949.

Herb is a faculty associate with the School of Politics and Global Studies who has taught Global Negotiations at ASU for over a decade. He will be teaching a Masterclass for the Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab on International Supply Chains in Spring 2023.