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Board of Directors

Pierre  Brondeau
President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, FMC Corporation
Director Since 2010
Biography PhotoPierre  Brondeau
President, 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 became Chairman of the Board on October 1, 2010. Mr. Brondeau came from Dow Chemical Company where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dow Advanced Materials until September 2009. Prior to joining 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. ... 

Eduardo E.  Cordeiro
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cabot Corporation, a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company
Director Since 2011
Biography PhotoEduardo E.  Cordeiro
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 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 ex... 
G. Peter D’Aloia
Managing Director and member of the Board of Directors of Ascend Performance Materials Holdings, Inc., a producer of Nylon 66 and related chemicals
Director Since 2002
Biography PhotoG. Peter D’Aloia
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 Managing Director and a member of the Board of Directors of Ascend Performance Materials Holdings, Inc. since June 1, 2009. 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 AlliedSignal Inc. (now known as Honeywell), a diversified industrial company, most recently serving as Vice President-Strategic Planning and Busine... 
C.  Scott Greer
Principal, Greer and Associates, a private investment management firm
Director Since 2002
Biography PhotoC.  Scott Greer
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 deny... 
K’Lynne Johnson
CEO and President of Elevance Renewable Sciences
Director Since 2013
Biography PhotoK’Lynne Johnson
CEO and President of Elevance Renewable Sciences


K’Lynne currently serves as 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... 
Dirk A. Kempthorne
President and CEO, American Council of Life Insurers
Director Since 2009
Biography PhotoDirk A. Kempthorne
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. Governo... 
Paul J. Norris
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of W. R. Grace & Co., a manufacturer of specialty chemicals
Director Since 2006
Biography PhotoPaul J. Norris
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 Allied... 
Margareth Øvrum
Executive Vice President of Technology, Projects & Drilling for Statoil Group
Director Since 2016
Biography PhotoMargareth Øvrum
Executive Vice President of Technology, Projects & Drilling for Statoil Group


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... 
Robert C. Pallash
Retired President, Global Customer Group and Senior Vice President of Visteon Corporation
Director Since 2008
Biography PhotoRobert C. Pallash
Retired President, Global Customer Group and Senior Vice President of Visteon Corporation


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,... 
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
Director Since 2011
Biography PhotoWilliam 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


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 Unit... 
Vincent R. Volpe, Jr.
Retired Chief Executive Officer and President of Dresser-Rand Group, Inc., an industrial equipment supplier
Director Since 2007
Biography PhotoVincent R. Volpe, Jr.
Retired Chief Executive Officer and President of Dresser-Rand Group, Inc., an industrial equipment supplier


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 Dres...