Brian P. Angeli , Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Precision Agriculture


Brian P. Angeli serves as vice president, Corporate Strategy and Precision Agriculture for FMC Corporation. In this role, Brian is responsible for directing FMC's long-term growth strategy and broad strategic planning initiatives, including business development, mergers and acquisitions, corporate venture capital activities as well as developing and commercializing FMC’s portfolio of precision agriculture solutions.

Brian previously served as vice president, Corporate Strategy and Treasurer. Brian joined FMC in 2014 as vice president, Corporate Strategy and Development. Prior to joining FMC, Brian was a vice president in the Investment Banking Division, and member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Brian focused on the natural resources sector, was a leading advisor in the chemical and agricultural sectors and had extensive experience with mergers and acquisition transactions.

Brian earned his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Finance from Boston College and received his MBA from New York University Stern School of Business.

Brian Blair , Vice President and Treasurer


Brian Blair serves as vice president and treasurer of FMC Corporation. In this role, Brian is responsible for advising on the company’s equity and debt financing, overseeing global currency strategies and for maintaining credit rating agency and banking relationships.

Brian joined FMC in 2010 as Corporate Finance manager and has held roles of increasing responsibility in the Treasury function. He was most recently named deputy treasurer in 2018. Prior to FMC, Brian was a derivatives consultant at Chatham Financial, and served as a submarine warfare officer in the U.S. Navy from 1997 to 2005.

Brian earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and holds an MBA from Boston University.

Bill Chester , Vice President, Global Tax


Bill joined FMC in January 2013 as the director of global tax accounting, assuming additional responsibilities for Global Transfer Pricing and International Tax in 2014. Bill was appointed to vice president of Tax in November 2015. He previously worked for Ernst & Young, Checkpoint Systems, Aramark in roles of increasing responsibility.

Bill is a CPA and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Wesley College and a Master’s degree in Taxation from Villanova University.

Barry J. Crawford , Vice President, Operations


Barry Crawford joined FMC in February, 2012, with more than 25 years of global manufacturing, supply chain, and engineering experience in the specialty chemical industry. In his new role, he has functional oversight for the global FMC Manufacturing Network, large-scale capital projects, and the company’s global supply chain.

Barry joined FMC from The Dow Chemical Company, where he most recently led manufacturing, engineering, and the technical organization for Dow Coating Materials. He began his career as a chemical engineer in the U.K. with Schering Agrochemical in 1986, and joined Rohm and Haas Company in 1988 as a production engineer at its biocides plant in Jarrow, U.K. He held various manufacturing and engineering positions of increasing responsibility at Rohm and Haas, including Ion Exchange Resins research engineer, Philadelphia Plant manager, regional operations director for the Paint and Coating Materials Division, and global operations director, responsible for manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain at more than 30 facilities around the world.

He earned a bachelor of science in Chemical Engineering from the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.

Bénédicte Flambard, Ph.D. , Vice President, Plant Health


Dr. Bénédicte Flambard joined FMC in 2019 and has successfully directed FMC’s Plant Health business into new high-growth areas across an extensive platform of biologicals, seed treatment and micronutrient product solutions. During her three-year tenure, FMC Plant Health has grown substantially, has launched several new biological products, and has strengthened its discovery and development pipelines with promising new biological solutions. She has also led investments in the expansion of our biological laboratories and greenhouses at the EIC and has been instrumental in the recent acquisition and integration of BioPhero, the leading pheromones research and production company in Denmark.

Prior to joining FMC in 2019, Bénédicte led the Live Biotherapeutics & Nutraceuticals business at Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH in Germany. Earlier in her career, she held a variety of research and commercial roles of increasing responsibility at Chr. Hansen A/S in Denmark. Bénédicte earned a master of science in Microbial Ecology and a doctorate in Molecular Genetics and Microbial Physiology from the National Institute of Agronomic Research in Paris, a masters in Business Creation, Entrepreneurial Leadership from the Technical University of Denmark and an MBA from the University of Bath in England.

Kenneth A. Gedaka , Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs


Kenneth Gedaka joined FMC Corporation as vice president of Corporate Communications in September 2011. He is responsible for the company’s public affairs, internal and external communications, executive communications, philanthropy, and corporate brand and reputation.

Prior to FMC, Ken spent 16 years with Rohm and Haas Company in a variety of corporate and business communication roles of increasing responsibility, including manufacturing site public affairs, organizational and employee engagement, community relations and philanthropy, mergers and acquisitions communications, technology/R&D communications, executive communications, and global business marketing communications. He was promoted to Public Affairs director for the $10 billion Advanced Materials Division when The Dow Chemical Company acquired Rohm and Haas in 2009.

Ken began his career at Dow in 1988, where he held several corporate and issues communication roles at the company’s headquarters in Michigan and at a petrochemical site in Louisiana.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from West Virginia University. Ken is a member of the Arthur W. Page Society, and serves on the University City District Board of Directors and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Corporate Council.

Thaisa Hugenneyer , Vice President, Procurement, Logistics & Global Facilities


Thaisa Hugenneyer is vice president, Procurement and Global Facilities. In this role, she is responsible for shaping the company’s global procurement strategy as well as overseeing the company’s facilities management around the globe.

Most recently, Thaisa led a transformational program for FMC through the implementation of SAP S/4HANA across the company. Hugenneyer joined FMC in 2011 and held numerous roles of increasing responsibility in the Procurement function and was instrumental in supporting acquisition and separation activities. Thaisa previously worked in a variety of procurement roles at Rohm and Haas Company and DuPont. 

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Maua University in Brazil and an MBA from Drexel University.

David A. Kotch , Vice President, Chief Information Officer


David A. Kotch, FMC’s vice president and chief information officer since July 2007, began his career with FMC in 1984; during his time with FMC he has held various positions within the Information Technology organization. Dave provided dynamic leadership on FMC’s implementation of SAP in the late 1990’s and formed FMC’s SAP competency center which provided support for the SAP systems following the implementation. In 2002, Dave was promoted to Director of Information Technology and served in that role until he was appointed to the position of Chief Information Officer.

Dave is a member of the Chemical Information Technology Center’s CIO organization, the CIO Executive Summit and belongs to various business associations. He also resides on various boards within his local community.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems with a minor in Economics from King’s College. He received a Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Temple University.

Susanne Lingard , Vice President, Regulatory Affairs


Susanne Lingard, vice president of Regulatory Affairs, joined FMC Corporation in November 2017 with the FMC-DuPont transaction. As the global leader of the Company’s regulatory affairs team, Susanne is responsible for developing global regulatory strategies for innovative technologies and ensuring that research programs are informed and structured to meet US, European and other regulatory requirements.

With over 25 years of regulatory affairs experience, Susanne has worked for FMC, DuPont and BASF, in addition to the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (Canadian government). Prior to entering the regulatory field, Susanne conducted environmental fate and ecotoxicology research at Trent University with a focus on trace metals, and specializing in mercury, lead and cadmium. Prior to this, she operated her own environmental consulting company.

Susanne completed her B.S. in Biochemistry at the University of Waterloo and conducted a master’s degree in Watershed Ecosystems at Trent University.

Nicholas L. Pfeiffer , Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer


Nicholas Pfeiffer has been elected an FMC vice president, effective November 1, 2015, and serves as our corporate controller and chief accounting officer. In addition to his controller responsibilities, he will oversee the Tax group. Nicholas joined FMC in 2004 as a manager, and was later named a director of External Reporting. In 2012, he was promoted to assistant corporate controller, and a year later was named corporate controller and chief accounting officer. Nicholas previously held accounting positions of increasing responsibility with Comcast Corporation and KPMG, and has deep capabilities in SEC regulatory and controls. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from LaSalle University and his MBA from Temple University. He is a certified public accountant and a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Financial Executives International.

Sebastià Pons , Vice President and President, FMC Europe, Middle East, Africa


Sebastià Pons, vice president and president FMC Europe, Middle East, Africa, joined FMC in 2017 with the FMC-DuPont transaction as portfolio strategy and strategic marketing director for the EMEA region. Sebas has more than 25 years of experience in the crop protection industry, most of them at DuPont in a variety of technical and commercial leadership roles, including management of the P&L for South Europe in 2015.

During his career, Sebas has contributed to the technical, marketing and sales development of key assets including the diamide franchise. He is focused on driving strategic value creation and has a passion for building strong marketing and sales competencies within his organization.

Sebas has a bachelor’s degree in Agronomy from the University of Seville, a master’s degree and PhD in Agronomy from the University of Lleida, and an MBA from EUNCET-UPC Business School in Spain.

Pramod Thota , Vice President and President, FMC Asia Pacific


Pramod Thota was named vice president and president, FMC Asia Pacific in July 2022.Prior to his election, Pramod was president of FMC U.S.A. since early 2021, after serving as president of FMC India for four years beginning 2017.

Pramod joined FMC in 2012 as director of strategy and development, and in 2014 was named business director of FMC Global Specialty Solutions. Prior to FMC, he worked in a variety of strategy and engineering leadership roles throughout the U.S. and India, including Booz & Company, GES Inc., Virginia Tech and WIPRO Technologies.

Pramod holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (India), a Master of Science (MS) in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech, as well as an MBA in Strategy from Duke University.

Karen M. Totland, Ph.D. , Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer


Karen M. Totland, Ph.D. is vice president and chief sustainability officer for FMC Corporation. In this role, she is responsible for leading the Office of the CSO and elevating the company’s global sustainability strategy across the company. Karen previously served as the company’s vice president of procurement, sustainability and global facilities.

Karen joined FMC in November of 2010, from Firmenich, a leading fragrance and flavor company based in Switzerland where she spent 14 years, most recently as vice president of Global Purchasing. Her background includes leading purchasing and strategic sourcing organizations at a global level as well as developing and driving sustainability programs.

A trained chemist, Karen has a Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa and conducted post-doctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Karen currently serves as chairperson of the American Red Cross Eastern Pennsylvania Region Board of Directors.

Shawn Whitman , Vice President, Government Affairs


Shawn has served in a variety of leadership capacities during his 25-year career in government affairs, including as a chief of staff for two U.S. Senators and private sector consulting. As chief of staff, he was the principal advisor to the Senators managing all aspects of their Senate and political operations. Shawn developed major message themes, policy and political objectives, and strategic campaigns in coordination with White House, congressional leadership, federal agencies and state officials. He was also responsible for re-election campaigns, fundraising and managing political consultants. 

Prior to joining FMC in 2013, Shawn was a partner for a private consulting firm as a lead strategist for Fortune 500 companies, national trade associations, and non-profit organizations. Shawn provided strategic policy and regulatory insight to clients engaged in energy and environment, health care, technology, telecommunications and natural resource production. Shawn specialized in crisis management specific to Congressional oversight, public perception challenges and media inquiries to achieve public policy goals.