Diane Allemang , Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer


Diane Allemang is Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for FMC. She joined FMC in 2015 with the Cheminova acquisition. At Cheminova, she was Executive Vice President for North America. Ms. Allemang was with Cheminova for 14 years in various commercial and regulatory roles at the global and regional levels. Prior to that, she was a Vice President with the consulting firm of Jellinek, Schwartz & Connolly, Inc., where she managed the firm’s pesticide practice and advised clients on pesticide regulatory matters. Ms. Allemang served as Chair of the CropLife America Board of Directors from 2015-2017, the first woman to do so in the association’s 80-year history. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University.

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, Mr. Angeli 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.

Mr. Angeli previously served as vice president, Corporate Strategy and Treasurer. Mr. Angeli joined FMC in 2014 as vice president, Corporate Strategy and Development. Prior to joining FMC, Mr. Angeli was a vice president in the Investment Banking Division, and member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Angeli 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.

Mr. Angeli 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, Mr. Blair 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.

Blair 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, Blair was a derivatives consultant at Chatham Financial, and served as a submarine warfare officer in the U.S. Navy from 1997 to 2005.

Blair 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.

Mr. Crawford joins 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.

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, Mr. Gedaka 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.

Mr. Gedaka 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. Mr. Gedaka 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, MBA , Vice President, Procurement and 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, Hugenneyer 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. Hugenneyer 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.

Mr. Kotch 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.

Kyle Matthews , Vice President, Human Resources


Kyle Matthews was named vice president of Human Resources in October 2014. Mr. Matthews brings more than 20 years of extensive leadership experience in human resources to FMC. He recently served as senior vice president of human resources for Coriant, a global technology company operating in the telecommunications industry formerly part of Nokia Siemens Networks.

In that capacity Kyle led several strategic human resources initiatives in addition to human resource management. Additionally, as Coriant’s assistant general counsel, Mr. Matthews was responsible for enterprise governance, litigation, employment law, compliance, ethics and social responsibility.

Earlier in his career, Kyle was a deputy general counsel and vice president of Employment and Labor Relations with Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation and was an attorney in private practice in the San Francisco Bay area.

Mr. Matthews earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Juris Doctor degree from Brigham Young University.

Ronaldo Pereira , Vice President and President, FMC Americas


Ronaldo Pereira serves as the Vice President and President, FMC Americas for FMC following a career of more than 20 years in marketing, business development and commercial leadership positions. He joined the Company as a field agronomist in 1995 and advanced through a series of roles in marketing, sales, product management and business development across Latin America before moving to the United States as the global director of strategic marketing in 2008. In 2011, he moved to Brazil to assume commercial responsibilities before leaving FMC to lead the Rotam CropSciences business in Brazil. In 2016, Ronaldo returned to FMC as General Manager, Brazil before expanding his role as Vice President, Latin America. Most recently, he has served as President, FMC Latin America. Originally from Londrina, Brazil, he has lived in Brazil, Mexico and the U.S. at different stages of his career.

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. Mr. Pons 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, Mr. Pons 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.

Mr. Pons 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.

Kathleen Shelton, Ph.D. , Vice President, Chief Technology Officer


Dr. Kathleen Shelton, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for FMC Corporation, joined FMC in November 2017 with the FMC-DuPont transaction. As the global leader of the company’s robust discovery and development pipelines, Dr. Shelton leads an organization of over 800 scientists located around the world, with laboratories in India, Brazil, France, Denmark and the United States. The largest site, located in Newark, Delaware, United States, has over 400 employees working in chemistry, biology, regulatory sciences, engineering and analytical science. Under her leadership, the FMC Crop Protection Research and Development (R&D) organization has won numerous industry awards for advanced crop protection technologies and the company’s R&D pipeline.

Prior to her current role, Dr. Shelton was the Director of DuPont Crop Protection Research and Development. She held several leadership roles in businesses across DuPont, in the United States and Switzerland. Dr. Shelton earned a doctorate in microbiology and immunology at Drexel University before continuing her research in a postdoctoral position at the University of Pennsylvania.

Bethwyn Todd , Vice President and President, FMC Asia Pacific


Bethwyn Todd was named Vice President and President, FMC Asia Pacific in December 2014. She was previously the Global Business Director of FMC Professional Solutions, Seed Treatment and BioSolutions. Ms. Todd joined FMC in 2010 as Asia Pacific Development and Regulatory Manager in Bangkok, Thailand.

Prior to FMC, from 2002 to 2009, Ms. Todd worked at Monsanto, where she held several leadership, commercial and regulatory roles including Managing Director of the Monsanto Australia business. From 1996 to 2002 she worked in the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, holding various agricultural policy, program and management roles.

Ms. Todd earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Queensland and an MBA from Deakin 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. Dr. Totland previously served as the company’s vice president of procurement, sustainability and global facilities.

Dr. Totland 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, Totland has a Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa and conducted post-doctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Totland 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, Whitman 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.