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Directors Biographies

Dan F. Smith (Chairman)

Mr. Smith was named a director and Chairman in September 2009. Mr. Smith began his career as an engineer with Atlantic Richfield Company in 1968. He was elected President of Lyondell Chemical Company in August 1994 and Chief Executive Officer in December 1996. He was also elected Chief Executive Officer of Equistar Chemicals, LP in December 1997 and Millennium Chemicals Inc. in November 2004, each a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lyondell. Mr. Smith retired from each of these Chief Executive Officer positions in December 2007. Mr. Smith is a director of Northern Tier Energy LLC and Orion Engineered Carbons, S.A.. During the past five years, Mr. Smith served on the board of directors of Cooper Industries plc. and Lyondell Chemical Company He also serves as a member of the College of Engineering Advisory Council at Lamar University. Mr. Smith is a graduate of Lamar University with a B.S. degree in chemical engineering.

 

Anna C. Catalano

Ms. Catalano was named a director in September 2011. Ms. Catalano served in various capacities for BP plc, and its predecessor Amoco Corporation, from 1979 until her retirement in 2003, including from 2000 to 2003, as Group Vice President, Global Marketing, for BP plc. Ms. Catalano currently serves on the boards of directors of Willis Towers Watson, Mead Johnson Nutrition Company and Chemtura Corporation, and during the past five years, she previously served on the boards of directors of Hercules Incorporated, SSL International plc and U.S. Dataworks, Inc. Ms. Catalano also serves as an advisory board member of the Kellogg Innovation Network of Northwestern University and serves on the national board of the Alzheimer’s Association. Ms. Catalano received her B.S. in marketing and business administration from the University of Illinois and is a graduate of the Indiana University Graduate School of Business, Executive Partnership Program.

 

Steven J. Demetriou

Mr. Demetriou was named a director in September 2009. Mr. Demetriou is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services. From 2004 to 2015, Mr. Demetriou was the Chief Executive Officer of Aleris International, Inc., and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Commonwealth Industries, Inc. (a predecessor by merger to Aleris) in June 2004. From 1997 to 2004, Mr. Demetriou servied in various positions, including Chief Executive Officer of Noveon, Inc Executive Vice President of IMC Global Inc. and various leadership positions with Cytec Industries Inc. From 1981 to 1997, Mr. Demetriou served in management positions with ExxonMobil Corporation. Mr. Demetriou currently serves on the boards of directors of OM Group, Inc. and Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. and, during the past five years, he previously served on the boards of directors of Aleris International, Inc., Commonwealth Industries, Inc. and Foster Wheeler AG. He has a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Tufts University.

 

Kevin M. Fogarty

Mr. Fogarty was named a director in September 2009. Mr. Fogarty was appointed our President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2008. Prior to being appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Fogarty served as our Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing from June 2005. Mr. Fogarty joined us from Invista, where he had served as President for Polymer and Resins since May 2004. For the 13 years prior to his most recent position with Invista, Mr. Fogarty held a variety of roles within the Koch Industries, Inc. family of companies, including KoSa. In January 2012, Mr. Fogarty joined the board of directors of P.H. Glatfelter Company. Mr. Fogarty earned a B.S. degree in engineering from Dalhousie University, formerly known as the Technical University of Nova Scotia.

 

Dominique Fournier

Mr. Fournier was named a director in February 2012. Mr. Fournier was the Chief Executive Officer of Infineum International Limited, a joint venture specialty chemical company owned between Shell and ExxonMobil, from January 2005 until December 2011. From 1976 to 2004, he held various manufacturing and marketing positions in ExxonMobil’s (and its predecessor Exxon) chemical businesses as well as senior leadership positions, including AIB Vice President, from 1998 to 2004 and Managing Director – Exxon Chemical France, from 1996 to 1997. Mr. Fournier has a mechanical engineering degree from I’Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne in Paris, France.

 

John J. Gallagher III

John Gallagher III is the CEO of Stellar CJS Holdings, LLC a privately held investment company formed in 2009. Previously, Mr. Gallagher was the Chief Operating Officer at Milacron (MDCS and Fluids) from May 2014 until May 2016 and served on Milacron’s Board of Directors from August 2012 until May 2015.  Mr. Gallagher served in various senior executive capacities with Celanese Corporation from 2005 until 2009, including as Executive Vice President and President, Acetyl and Celanese Asia from 2007 to 2009 and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Celanese Corporation from 2005 to 2007. Prior to his service with Celanese, Mr. Gallagher served in several executive positions with Great Lakes Chemical Corporation including acting Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain. Prior to that time, Mr. Gallagher was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of UOP LLC from 1999 to 2001; served in various capacities at AlliedSignal, Inc., including as Chief Financial Officer, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems Division, from 1995 to 1999; and worked as a senior manager for the public accounting firm Price Waterhouse LLP from 1986 to 1994. Mr. Gallagher currently serves on the board of directors of Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. Mr. Gallagher received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Delaware and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

 

Barry J. Goldstein

Mr. Goldstein was named a director in September 2009. Mr. Goldstein retired as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Office Depot, Inc. in October 2000, which he first joined as Chief Financial Officer in May 1987. Mr. Goldstein was previously with Grant Thornton from 1969 through May 1987, where he was named a Partner in 1976. Mr. Goldstein is a director of BMC Stock Holdings, Inc. During the past five years, Mr. Goldstein served on the boards of directors of Interline Brands, Inc., Generac Holdings Inc., Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services, Inc. and Noble Environmental Power, LLC. He received a B.S. degree in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Francis S. Kalman

Mr. Kalman was named a director in July 2011. Mr. Kalman is a senior advisor to a private investment subsidiary of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., LLC, specializing in direct investments in upstream, oilfield service and midstream companies. Mr. Kalman served as Executive Vice President of McDermott International, Inc. from February 2002 until he retired in February 2008, and as Chief Financial Officer from February 2002 until April 2007. From May 1996 to February 2002, he served in executive positions, including principal at Pinnacle Equity Partners, LLC and Chief Financial Officer of Vector ESP, Inc. Chemical Logistics Corporationand Keystone International, Inc. Mr. Kalman is a director and serves on the audit committees Ensco plc, and Weatherford International, Inc. During the past five years, he previously served on the board of directors of CHC Group Ltd. and Pride International, Inc. He has a B.S. degree in Accounting from Long Island University.

 

Karen A. Twitchell

Ms. Twitchell was named a director in December 2009. From 2010 to 2013, Ms. Twitchell served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Landmark Aviation, a fixed base operator in the aviation industry. From 2001 to 2009, Ms. Twitchell was a Vice President and Treasurer of LyondellBasell Industries and Lyondell Chemical Company. Prior to that, she served as a Vice President and Treasurer of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation and Southdown, Inc. Before joining Southdown, Ms. Twitchell was an investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston in its corporate finance department. Ms. Twitchell serves on the board of directors and the audit committees of KMG Chemicals, Inc. and Trecora Resources. Ms. Twitchell holds a B.A. in economics from Wellesley College and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.

 

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