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Board of Directors

Pierre Brondeau
Pierre Brondeau joined FMC Corporation on January 1, 2010, as President and Chief Executive Officer, and was named Chairman of the Board on October 1, 2010. 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, M r. 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 for Livent Corporation.
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, FMC Corporation
2010
Pierre Brondeau
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, FMC Corporation
Pierre Brondeau joined FMC Corporation on January 1, 2010, as President and Chief Executive Officer, and was named Chairman of the Board on October 1, 2010. 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, M r. 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 for Livent Corporation.
Eduardo Cordeiro
Mr. Cordeiro has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cabot Corporation since 2009. 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
Former Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and President, Americas Region, of Cabot Corporation, a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company
2011
Eduardo Cordeiro
Former Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and President, Americas Region, of Cabot Corporation, a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company
Mr. Cordeiro has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cabot Corporation since 2009. 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
G. Peter D'Aloia
Mr. D’Aloia has served as a director at FMC since 2002. Mr. D’Aloia served as Managing Director and a member of the board of directors of Ascend Performance Materials Holdings, Inc. from June 2009 to March 2017. From February 2000 until June 2008, Mr. D’Aloia served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Trane, Inc. (formerly American Standard Companies, Inc.). Prior to that, he was employed by Honeywell (formerly AlliedSignal Inc.), a diversified industrial company, most recently serving as Vice President–Strategic Planning and Business Development. He spent 28 years with AlliedSignal Inc. in diverse management positions, including Vice President–Taxes, Vice President and Treasurer, Vice President and Controller, and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Engineered Materials sector. He is a member of the board of directors of Wabco Holdings, Inc. and served on the board of directors of ITT Inc. until May 2017. Mr.
Former Managing Director and member of the Board of Directors of Ascend Performance Materials Holdings, Inc., a producer of Nylon 66 and related chemicals
2002
G. Peter D'Aloia
Former Managing Director and member of the Board of Directors of Ascend Performance Materials Holdings, Inc., a producer of Nylon 66 and related chemicals
Mr. D’Aloia has served as a director at FMC since 2002. Mr. D’Aloia served as Managing Director and a member of the board of directors of Ascend Performance Materials Holdings, Inc. from June 2009 to March 2017. From February 2000 until June 2008, Mr. D’Aloia served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Trane, Inc. (formerly American Standard Companies, Inc.). Prior to that, he was employed by Honeywell (formerly AlliedSignal Inc.), a diversified industrial company, most recently serving as Vice President–Strategic Planning and Business Development. He spent 28 years with AlliedSignal Inc. in diverse management positions, including Vice President–Taxes, Vice President and Treasurer, Vice President and Controller, and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Engineered Materials sector. He is a member of the board of directors of Wabco Holdings, Inc. and served on the board of directors of ITT Inc. until May 2017. Mr.
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.
Principal, Greer and Associates, a private investment management firm
2002
Principal, Greer and Associates, a private investment management firm
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.
K’Lynne Johnson
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),
Former CEO, President and Executive Chair of Elevance Renewable Sceinces Inc., a global specialty chemicals company
2013
K’Lynne Johnson
Former CEO, President and Executive Chair of Elevance Renewable Sceinces Inc., a global specialty chemicals company
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),
Dirk Kempthorne
Governor Kempthorne was appointed to his current position with the American Council of Life Insurers in November 2010. 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
Retired President and CEO, American Council of Life Insurers
2009
Dirk Kempthorne
Retired President and CEO, American Council of Life Insurers
Governor Kempthorne was appointed to his current position with the American Council of Life Insurers in November 2010. 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
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
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of W. R. Grace & Co., a manufacturer of specialty chemicals
2006
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of W. R. Grace & Co., a manufacturer of specialty chemicals
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
Ms. Øvrum
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.
Executive Vice President, Development & Production Brazil of Equinor ASA, an international oil and gas exploration and production company
2016
Ms. Øvrum
Executive Vice President, Development & Production Brazil of Equinor ASA, an international oil and gas exploration and production company
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.
Robert Pallash
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.
Retired President, Global Customer Group and Senior Vice President of Visteon Corporation, an automotive parts manufacturer
2008
Robert Pallash
Retired President, Global Customer Group and Senior Vice President of Visteon Corporation, an automotive parts manufacturer
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.
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.
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
2011
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
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.
Vincent Volpe
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.
Chairman, CEO and President and Principal of the LeHavre Athletic Club, France’s oldest professional soccer team
2007
Vincent Volpe
Chairman, CEO and President and Principal of the LeHavre Athletic Club, France’s oldest professional soccer team
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.