Board of Directors

Pierre R. Brondeau , Executive Chairman, FMC Corporation

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Pierre Brondeau became executive chairman at FMC Corporation in June 2020. Mr. Brondeau previously served as chief executive officer of FMC from January 2010 until May 2020. He has served as chairman of the board since October 2010, and also was president from January 2010 until May 2018.

Mr. Brondeau previously served as president and chief executive officer of Dow Advanced Materials, a division of The Dow Chemical Company, until September 2009. Prior to Dow, Mr. Brondeau was president and chief operating officer of Rohm and Haas Company, which was acquired by Dow Chemical in 2009. During his 20-year career at Rohm and Haas, Mr. Brondeau held numerous executive and commercial positions in Europe and the United States with regional and global responsibilities for marketing, sales, research and development, engineering, technology and operations. Prior to joining Rohm and Haas, he spent six years at Air Liquide in Paris and Chicago in engineering, research and development, and marketing.

Mr. Brondeau serves as chairman of the board of directors at Livent Corporation, and he is also the lead independent director of the TE Connectivity Board. Additionally, he serves on the board of trustees for The Franklin Institute.

Director Since 10/01/10

Chair of the Executive Committee
Member of the Executive Committee

Eduardo E. Cordeiro , Former Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and President, Americas Region, of Cabot Corporation, a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company

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Mr. Cordeiro served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cabot Corporation from 2009 until May 2018, and served as an advisor to Cabot throughout the remainder of 2018. He joined Cabot in 1998 and has held several corporate, business and executive management positions including General Manager of Cabot’s Fumed Metal Oxides and Tantalum businesses and Vice President of Corporate Strategy. Prior to joining Cabot, Mr. Cordeiro was a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group and a founding partner of The Economics Resource Group. Mr. Cordeiro brings extensive strategy, finance and chemical industry experience to the Board. He has developed corporate strategy experience working for The Boston Consulting Group and more specifically chemical industry strategy experience leading Cabot’s corporate strategy function for the last several years. He also brings deep financial experience having held multiple finance roles at Cabot over the last 14 years, including, most recently, the CFO position. Mr. Cordeiro also brings operational and chemical industry business experience to the Board having been General Manager for two of Cabot’s core specialty chemical businesses.

Director Since 01/02/11

Chair of the Audit Committee
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

John Davidson , Former Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Tyco International

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Until 2012, Mr. Davidson served as Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Tyco International where he led financial reporting, internal controls and accounting policies and processes. He was a member of Tyco’s new senior leadership team that established financial integrity, operational excellence and strong ethical practices across Tyco’s global operations. Prior to Tyco, Mr. Davidson was Vice President of audit, risk and compliance for Dell Computer Corporation where he served in several executive roles, including Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President and Corporate Controller and Vice President of Internal Audit. Earlier in his career, he spent 16 years with Eastman Kodak Company where he led the internal audit function and previously served in various accounting and financial leadership roles. Mr. Davidson began his career in public accounting at Arthur Andersen & Co. and is a Certified Public Accountant. He serves on the boards of TE Connectivity and Legg Mason, and previously was a director at Allergan, Plc., DaVita, Inc., and Pentair, Plc. He was a member of the board of governors of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and was also a trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation, and in 2016 he was inducted into the Financial Executives International Hall of Fame. Mr. Davidson’s extensive financial experience and broad capabilities in several critical areas, including risk, compliance, audit and accounting, make him well qualified to serve as director of the Company.

Director Since 07/13/20

Member of the Audit Committee

Member of the Sustainability Committee

Mark A. Douglas , President and CEO, FMC Corporation

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Mark Douglas became president and chief executive officer of FMC in June 2020. He has led the company’s commercial, operational and technology organizations as president and chief operating officer of FMC since June 2018. Mr. Douglas was named president of the Agricultural Solutions business in October 2012, after being named president of the Industrial Chemicals Group in 2011. He joined FMC in March 2010 as vice president, Global Operations and International Development. Mr. Douglas was previously with The Dow Chemical Company where he was vice president, president Asia, Dow Advanced Materials. Prior to Dow, he was corporate vice president, president Asia, Rohm and Haas Company, based in Shanghai. During his 21 years with Rohm and Haas, Mr. Douglas held sales, marketing and executive management positions in London, Singapore, Shanghai and Philadelphia.

Mr. Douglas is a director of FMC Corporation and Quaker Houghton. He is also a member of the Crop Life International Board of Directors and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Director Since 04/28/20

Member of the Executive Committee

C. Scott Greer , Principal, Greer and Associates, a private investment management firm

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Since June 2006, Mr. Greer has been a principal in Greer and Associates, a private investment management firm. Until June 2005, he was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Flowserve Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial flow management equipment. He served as Chairman from April 2000 and as its President and Chief Executive Officer from January 2000. Mr. Greer joined Flowserve Corporation in 1999 as President and Chief Operating Officer. In March 2005, without admitting or denying the SEC’s charges, Mr. Greer consented to the issuance by the SEC of an administrative order concluding that he caused Flowserve to violate the SEC’s periodic reporting requirements and Regulation FD, and he consented to the entry of a final judgment requiring him to pay a related $50,000 civil penalty. Prior to joining Flowserve, Mr. Greer was President of UT Automotive, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, a supplier of automotive systems and components, from 1997 to 1999. He was President and a director of Echlin, Inc., an automotive parts supplier, from 1990 to 1997, and its Chief Operating Officer from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Greer served on the Board of Directors of Washington Group from 2002 to 2007. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of eMedicalFiles, Inc. Mr. Greer’s experience in senior executive roles, including as Chairman and CEO of a publicly-traded global manufacturing operation, as well as his service as a director of other public companies, enable him to make a significant contribution as a director of the Company.

Director Since 01/02/02

Member of the Executive Committee
Chair of the Compensation and Organization Committee
Member of the Compensation and Organization Committee
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

K’Lynne Johnson , Former CEO, President and Executive Chair of Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc., a global specialty chemicals company

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K’Lynne is the former CEO and President of Elevance Renewable Sciences. K’Lynne has over 20 years experience working within the oil and petrochemicals industry for Amoco, BP and Innovene. During this time she has worked in a variety of roles covering general business management, e-commerce, supply chain optimization, HR management, strategy development, leadership development, and organizational design and effectiveness. Prior to her current role as CEO of Elevance, K’Lynne was the senior vice president (SVP) of the Global Derivatives operating company within BP Innovene, one of the world’s largest global petrochemical and refining companies. K’Lynne’s SVP role included P&L accountability for multiple global commodity and specialty chemicals businesses with revenues of $3 billion. K’Lynne was formerly a Director of the TPC Group Inc. and currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the Morton Arboretum, Board of Directors of the Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization (iBIO), and the Institute and the Board of Directors for Women in Biotech.

Director Since 01/02/13

Member of the Compensation and Organization Committee
Member of the Sustainability Committee

Dirk A. Kempthorne , Retired President and CEO, American Council of Life Insurers

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Governor Kempthorne served as President and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers from 2010 to 2018. Prior to that, he served as the 49th United States Secretary of the Interior from June 2006 until January 2009. From January 1999 until his appointment as Secretary of the Interior, Governor Kempthorne served as the Governor of Idaho. He was also a United States Senator representing the State of Idaho from 1993 to 1999 and was the Mayor of Boise, Idaho from 1986 to 1993. Governor Kempthorne has been Chairman of the National Governors Association, Chairman of the Western Governors Association and President of the Council of State Governments. He also served as a member of the Homeland Security Task Force. Governor Kempthorne is a member of the Board of Directors of Olympic Steel. His lengthy experience in government, both on the federal and state level, makes Governor Kempthorne well qualified to serve as a director of the Company, which interfaces with numerous regulatory agencies in several facets of its operations.

Director Since 12/01/09

Chair of the Sustainability Committee
Member of the Sustainability Committee
Member of the Compensation and Organization Committee

Paul J. Norris , Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of W. R. Grace & Co., a manufacturer of specialty chemicals

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Until May 2005, Mr. Norris served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of W. R. Grace & Co., a manufacturer of specialty chemicals. Mr. Norris was actively engaged in W. R. Grace’s businesses for the six years prior to his retirement as Chief Executive Officer. He resigned as a member of W. R. Grace’s Board of Directors in February 2010. Mr. Norris joined W.R. Grace as President and CEO in November 1998 and became Chairman in January 1999. Prior to joining W.R. Grace, Mr. Norris was at AlliedSignal Inc. (now known as Honeywell) for nine years and served as Senior Vice President and President, Specialty Chemicals, from 1997 to 1998; President, AlliedSignal Polymers Division from 1994 to 1997; and President, AlliedSignal Chemicals & Catalysts (formerly Fluorine Products Division) from 1989 to 1994. From 1981 to 1989, Mr. Norris served in various executive capacities with Engelhard Corporation (now a part of BASF Corporation), including President of Catalysts and Chemicals, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Catalysts, and Vice President and Business Director for Petroleum Catalysts. Mr. Norris has previously served on the Board of Directors of Borden Chemicals, Inc., Ecolab, Inc. and Nalco Holding Company. He is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sealy Corporation, and performs advisory services for Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., currently the major stockholder of Sealy Corporation. As the former Chairman and CEO of a specialty chemical company and with over 30 years in the chemical industry, Mr. Norris has significant business experience relevant to the Company which makes him well qualified to serve as a director.

Director Since 01/02/06

Member of the Compensation and Organization Committee
Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Margareth Øvrum , Executive Vice President, Development & Production Brazil of Equinor ASA, an international oil and gas exploration and production company

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Ms. Øvrum currently serves as executive vice president of Technology, Projects & Drilling for Statoil Group, an international energy company based in Stavanger, Norway. During her 34 years at Statoil, Ms. Øvrum has held numerous senior leadership positions, including executive vice president of Technology and New Energy, executive vice president of Health and Safety, senior vice president of Operations – Veslefrikk, vice president of Operations Support – Norwegian Continental Shelf, and platform manager – Gullfaks field. Ms. Øvrum is a member of the Board of Directors of Atlas Copco AB and Alfa Laval AB. She has a master of science degree specializing in Technical Physics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Ms. Øvrum’s extensive international experience and her broad energy expertise make her well qualified to serve as a director of the Company.

Director Since 07/01/16

Member of the Sustainability Committee
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Robert C. Pallash , Retired President, Global Customer Group and Senior Vice President of Visteon Corporation, an automotive parts manufacturer

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Until 2013, Mr. Pallash has served as President, Global Customer Group and Senior Vice President of Visteon Corporation, an automotive parts manufacturer, since January 2008. From August 2005 to January 2008, Mr. Pallash was Senior Vice President, Asia Customer Group for Visteon. He joined Visteon in September 2001 as Vice President, Asia Pacific. Visteon filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in May 2009 and exited in October 2010. Prior to joining Visteon, Mr. Pallash served as President of TRW Automotive Japan from 1999. Mr. Pallash serves on the Board of Directors of Halla Climate Controls in South Korea, a majority-owned subsidiary of Visteon Corporation. Mr. Pallash’s international experience, particularly in Asia where the Company seeks to grow its business, enables him to bring significant value as a member of the Board.

Director Since 01/02/08

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Sustainability Committee

William H. Powell , Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The National Starch and Chemical Company, a producer of specialty polymers, electronic and engineering materials, and specialty food ingredients

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Mr. Powell retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The National Starch and Chemical Company in 2006. He joined National Starch in 1976 and held numerous management and executive positions in the company. When National Starch was a subsidiary of the UK chemical company ICI PLC, Mr. Powell was an Executive Vice President and a director of ICI PLC. Prior to joining National Starch, he was with Novamont Corporation and Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., and served as an officer in the United States Air Force. He currently serves as a non-executive director for Granite Construction Incorporated and PolyOne Corporation. Mr. Powell’s deep background in the chemical industry, his global expansion and innovation systems experience, his extensive public company board service, and his role as a chief executive officer during periods of growth add great value to the Board of the Company.

Director Since 01/02/11

Member of the Compensation and Organization Committee
Member of the Sustainability Committee

Vincent R. Volpe Jr. , Chairman, CEO and President and Principal of the LeHavre Athletic Club, France’s oldest professional soccer team

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In 2015 Mr. Volpe became Chairman, CEO and President and Principal of the LeHavre Athletic Club, France’s oldest professional soccer team. Until September 2015, Mr. Volpe was the Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of Dresser-Rand Group, Inc., a leading supplier of rotating equipment solutions to the worldwide oil, gas, petrochemical and process industries. He had served in those positions since his election in September 2000. Previously he served as Chief Operating Officer of Dresser-Rand Group, Inc. from 1999 until September 2000. After joining Dresser-Rand in 1981, Mr. Volpe held several diverse management positions. He served as President, Turbo Products Division from 1997-1999; President-Europe from 1996-1997; Vice President and General Manager, Turbo Products Division-European Operations from 1993-1996; Executive Vice President, European Operations from 1992-93; Vice President, Marketing and Engineering, Steam & Turbo Products-European Operations. Mr. Volpe is currently an advisor to the Board of Directors of Archbishop Walsh High School (Olean, NY) and is a member of the Board and Chairman of the LeHavre Athletic Club. Based on his previous role as the CEO of a large manufacturing company and with his significant international experience, Mr. Volpe has the experience necessary to provide valuable oversight to the Company in the conduct of its business.

Director Since 01/02/07

Lead Director
Member of the Executive Committee
Member of the Audit Committee