Stratton Joins CASA Board
Lancaster, PA (September 12, 2013) - Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County is pleased to announce the election of Mr. William M. Stratton, III to its Board of Directors.
Mr. Stratton is Vice President of Procurement and Materials Planning for Adhesives Research, Inc., responsible for leading the Company’s production scheduling, materials planning, and purchasing teams. Adhesives Research designs, develops and manufactures a full range of specialty pressure-sensitive, adhesive-coated products and specialty laminates for the electronics, healthcare, pharmaceutical, automotive, appliance, pulp and paper, construction, and other industries.
Mr. Stratton has been with Adhesives Research since 1986 and has served in various sales and marketing management functions in the construction, automotive, and electronics markets for the Industrial Business Unit. He was promoted to General Manager for Electronics in July 2000, where he led the establishment of the Company’s initial business in Asia, as well as its local sales and technical presence. Mr. Stratton was named Vice President and General Manager of the ARclad® Division in August 2005 where he led the improvement of the division’s operating performance. In March 2007, Mr. Stratton was appointed Vice President & Director of Lean Six Sigma and led the Company’s corporate wide continuous improvement initiatives. In November 2011, he was named to his current role.
Prior to joining Adhesives Research, Mr. Stratton spent eight years in technical service and market development positions for the Polymer Chemicals Division of Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.
Executive Director, Jessica Laspino stated, "CASA is pleased to have Bill on the Board of Directors. His depth of experience in leadership and business management will be an asset to the organization.”
Mr. Stratton holds a B.S. in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Hartford, a M.S. in Organic Chemistry from Pennsylvania State University, and a M.B.A. from Lehigh University.
Mr. Stratton served on the Board of Directors for the Lancaster Mediation Center from 2007 through 2012, including serving as Board President from 2008 through 2011. He has lived in Manheim Township since 1987 and is married with two grown sons.
CASA of Lancaster County provides court appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children in the belief that every child deserves a safe, nurturing, and permanent home. CASA volunteers believe that every child deserves to grow up in a home free of abuse and neglect, and that growing up in a safe home is a fundamental human right. CASA is central to fulfilling society’s most fundamental obligation by making sure a qualified, compassionate adult will fight for and protect a child’s right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to learn and grow in the security of a loving family.