CIAC statement on the passing of John Vincett

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We are very sad to share with you the news that John Vincett has passed away.

John was involved with Canada’s chemical and petrochemical industry for close to 40 years. A skilled communicator, he was a strong proponent of Responsible Care® and had facilitated CIAC’s National Advisory Panel (NAP) – the conscience of the Association – since its inception in 1986. His astute comprehension of the important issues concerning the industry allowed him to promote critical dialogue on some of the landmark issues our industry faced over the decades. Throughout his career, John worked with community outreach programs at more than 200 manufacturing sites across North America assisting companies in earning the social license to operate and helping guide them in gaining legitimate public trust.

In 2016, John was awarded CIAC’s Chair’s Award in recognition of his years of leadership and service to the industry. We are extremely grateful for the tireless efforts of John, and his long-time associate Francis Gillis, provided to our industry.

John was an imposing figure, at well over six feet tall, but his wit, gentle demeanour and broad smile put all at ease. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife, Pamela, his children Toby, Sarah and Megan and his granddaughter Madeleine.

Later this year, I will reach out to the broader Responsible Care community with ideas for establishing a lasting recognition of John’s many contributions.


Bob Masterson
President and CEO