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May's Member Spotlight – Matt Fridley (Brenntag)


Mr. Matthew (Matt) Fridley is the Director of Safety and Security for Brenntag North America. He is responsible for all Brenntag North America’s facilities compliance to The Department of Homeland Security’s Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program.

Mr. Fridley is the immediate past Chair of the U.S. Chemical Sector Coordinating Council (CSCC), member of the U.S delegation for chemical security at the G7 Summit, member of the Global Congress on Chemical Security and Emerging Threats, and member of INTERPOL’s Global Advisory Group on chemical security.

Matt has been an active member of the Chlorine Institute for over 5 years. He has volunteered to be an instructor during Transcaer events, has testified in front of both the U.S House and Senate on the reauthorization of DHS CFATS, and has also served as a member of the Jack Rabbit video development task group. 

One piece of advice Matt has for members wanting to become more involved at the Chlorine Institute would be to attend as many CI events as possible. At these events, it is critical to engage as many colleagues as possible. Their incredible amount of knowledge and experience can only be valuable if these experiences are shared. 

Robyn Brooks, VP of HESS, had this to say about Mr. Fridley:

Matt Fridley is one of my go-to people on facility security issues. He freely provides his expertise, such as serving as one of the leaders of our first-ever security member exchange in 2016.  He is the immediate past chair of the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council, an industry group that works with DHS to increase chemical security.  If your company was one of the 30 CI members to receive one of the 124,000 free FEMA masks distributed to members recently, Matt Fridley was the key advocate to show DHS that chemical sector is critical to the modern way of life.  I continue to enjoy working with Matt; his efforts demonstrate his commitment to safe and secure chemical operations.”