Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Chemtura Corporation. Craig A. Rogerson has served as Chemtura's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer since December 2008. Mr. Rogerson had previously served as President, CEO and director of Hercules, Incorporated until its acquisition by Ashland, Incorporated in November, 2008. Mr. Rogerson joined Hercules in 1979 in the firm's Water Management Chemicals Division. In April 1997 he left Hercules to join Wacker Silicones Corporation where he served as President and CEO. In May 2000 Mr. Rogerson rejoined Hercules as vice president business operations of their BetzDearborn Division, eventually being named vice president and general manager of that division in August 2000. Prior to being named CEO of Hercules in December 2003, Mr. Rogerson held a variety of senior management positions with the company including president of the FiberVisions and Pinova Divisions, vice president-global procurement and COO. Mr. Rogerson serves on the boards of directors of PPL Corporation, the Society of Chemical Industry and the American Chemistry Council. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Michigan State University's Chemical Engineering and Material Science school. Mr. Rogerson previously served on the boards of First State Innovation and the Delaware Business Roundtable.
Qualifications. Mr. Rogerson's prior service as President and Chief Executive Officer of a specialty chemicals company and his day-to-day leadership as Chief Executive Officer of Chemtura, provide him with intimate knowledge of our operations and provide the Board with unique insights into our opportunities and challenges.
Senior Advisor to Cyrus Capital Partners, L.P. Jeffrey D. Benjamin has served as Senior Advisor to Cyrus Capital Partners, L.P., a registered investment adviser, since June 2008. Mr. Benjamin also serves as a consultant to Apollo Management, L.P., a private investment fund, and from September 2002 to June 2008 served as a Senior Advisor to Apollo Management. Mr. Benjamin currently serves as a director (since 2005) and as a member of the audit, compensation, and nominating & corporate governance committees of Exco Resources, Inc., a producer of natural gas and oil, as a director (since 2008) of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, a provider of branded casino entertainment, and as a director (since 2013) and a member of the compensation and finance committees of American Airlines Group, Inc. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (where he has been a director since 2013), a full service precious metals trading company and an official distributor for many government mints throughout the world. Within the last five years, Mr. Benjamin was a director of Virgin Media Inc. and Spectrum Group International, Inc. (both publicly-held companies). Mr. Benjamin holds a Master of Science in Management from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, with a concentration in Finance, and has more than 25 years of investment banking and investment management experience.
Qualifications. Mr. Benjamin's 25 years of investment banking and investment management experience provides valuable perspective to our Board on a broad range of corporate finance and capital markets matters and growth strategies.
Founder and Managing Member of TJB Management Consulting, LLC. Timothy J. Bernlohr is the founder and managing member of TJB Management Consulting, LLC, which specializes in providing project specific consulting services to businesses in transformation, including restructurings, interim executive management and strategic planning services. He founded the consultancy in 2005. Mr. Bernlohr is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of RBX Industries, Inc., which was a nationally recognized leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of rubber and plastic materials to the automotive, construction, and industrial markets. RBX® was sold to multiple buyers in 2004 and 2005. Prior to joining RBX® in 1997, Mr. Bernlohr spent 16 years in the International and Industry Products division of Armstrong World Industries, where he served in a variety of management positions. Mr. Bernlohr currently serves as a director (since 2006) and as a member of the audit and nominating & governance committees of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc., a provider of air cargo and outsourced aircraft operating solutions, as a director (together with its predecessors, since 2011) and member of the compensation and audit committees of WestRock Company, an international manufacturer and marketer of corrugated packaging materials, and as a director (since June 2014) and chairman of the compensation committee of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc., an international and domestic shipper of crude oil and refined petroleum products (all publicly-held companies). Mr. Bernlohr is also chairman of Champion Home Builders, Inc., chairman of The Manischewitz Company, chairman of Contech Engineered Solutions, and director of other privately-held companies. Within the last five years, Mr. Bernlohr was a director of WCI Steel, Inc., Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, Ambassadors International Inc., Cash Store Financial Services, Inc. and Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, Inc. (all publicly-held companies). Mr. Bernlohr is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University.
Qualifications. Mr. Bernlohr's operating experience as a chief executive officer provides our Board with valuable perspective into operations and finance, and his service as a director for other public company boards and committees provides our Board with important insights into matters relating to corporate governance, compensation and strategic initiatives.
Former Group Vice President, Marketing, BP plc. ("BP"). Anna C. Catalano was Group Vice President, Marketing for BP from 2000 through 2003. Prior to that she held various executive positions in BP and Amoco, including Group Vice President, Emerging Markets at BP, Senior Vice President, Sales and Operations at Amoco and President of Amoco Orient Oil Company. In addition to frequently speaking on strategic marketing and global branding, Ms. Catalano is a leader on the mentoring and advancement of women in business, and in recognition of her efforts she was recognized by Fortune Magazine in 2001 as being among "The Most Powerful Women in International Business." Ms. Catalano serves as a director (since 2010), as chair of the corporate governance committee and as a member of the compensation committee of Mead Johnson Nutrition Company, a global leader in pediatric nutrition; as a director (since 2006), and as a member of the corporate governance and nominating committees of Willis Towers Watson, a provider of advisory, brokerage and risk management consulting services; and as a director (since 2011) and member of the compensation committee of Kraton Performance Polymers, a global leader of specialty polymers (all publicly-held companies). Ms. Catalano also serves on the National Board of the Alzheimer's Association, and as an advisory board member of the Kellogg Innovation Network of Northwestern University. Ms. Catalano formerly served on the boards of SSL International plc, Hercules Incorporated and Aviva plc. Ms. Catalano holds a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
Qualifications. Ms. Catalano brings to the Board significant experience in international business operations with a focus in marketing.
Former director of McKinsey & Company. James W. Crownover retired in 1998 as a director of McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm. During his 30 year career with McKinsey, Mr. Crownover served as director, as head of its southwest practice and as co-head of its worldwide energy practice working with clients in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the U.S. His practice focused on business strategy, operations and organizational structure. Mr. Crownover currently serves as a director (since 2008), chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Sustainability Committee of Republic Services, Inc., a leading provider of solid waste collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services company. Mr. Crownover also serves as a director (since 2006, and as a member of the compensation and the nominating and corporate governance committees of FTI Consulting, Inc.), a global business advisory firm. He serves as a director (since 2001), and as a member of the governance and the compensation committees of Weingarten Realty Investors, an owner, manager and operator of commercial real estate. Mr. Crownover served as a director of Great Lakes (prior to the merger of Great Lakes and Chemtura) from 2002 to 2005, including as presiding director. Mr. Crownover is currently a director of the M.D. Anderson Foundation and the Houston Grand Opera. In 1966, Mr. Crownover received his BS cum laude in chemical engineering from Rice University. He also received an MBA in 1968 from Stanford Business School.
Qualifications. Mr. Crownover's experience over a 30-year career with McKinsey & Company brings to our Board significant expertise in domestic and international operations and business strategy.
Former Chairman and CEO of Jaguar Land Rover and Vice President of Ford Motor Company. Robert A. Dover joined the automotive industry in 1968 and, over his extensive career, has held senior positions with British Leyland, Land Rover, Jaguar Cars and Massey Ferguson, culminating with his service from 2000 to 2004 as Chairman and CEO of Jaguar Land Rover Limited (currently a unit of Tata Motors). While in these roles, Mr. Dover was responsible for the Jaguar XK8 sports car program and oversaw the Land Rover Discovery project. Since 2004, Mr. Dover has been engaged as an independent consultant to UK and international businesses and involved in a number of not-for-profit initiatives and board assignments. He currently serves as chairman and (since 2004) a director of SinterCast, a publicly-held Sweden-based corporation which provides on-line process control technology to the cast iron/foundry industry, and Autoscan Ltd., a privately held UK-based third party consultant business. From 2009 to January 2012, he also served as a director and on the compensation & benefits committee of Hayes Lemmerz International, a manufacturer of automotive and commercial highway products. Mr. Dover is a director of the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust and Chairman of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Manchester and acts as Visiting Professor of Engineering at Coventry University and Industrial Professor of Manufacturing at Warwick University.
Qualifications. Mr. Dover's background in engineering and product development within capital intensive ventures provides our Board with important insights into production and manufacturing strategies applicable to our businesses, and his extensive experience as a leader of global enterprises is of substantial value in addressing issues we confront as a global company.
Managing Director of Current Capital LLC. Jonathan F. Foster is a Managing Director of Current Capital LLC, a private equity investing and management services firm. He currently serves as a director (since 2009) and as chairman of the audit committee of Masonite Inc., as a director (since 2009) and as a member of the audit committee and chairman of the nominating & governance committee of Lear Corporation, as a director (since April 2014) and member of the compensation committee of Berry Plastics and as a director (since 2015) and member of the Investigations Committee of Sabine Oil & Gas. From 2010 to 2011, Mr. Foster was a director and a member of the compensation and finance committees of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation. From 2007 to 2008, Mr. Foster was Managing Director and Co-Head of Diversified Industrials & Services at Wachovia Securities. From 2005 through 2007, he was Executive Vice President of Finance and Business Development at Revolution Living, one of three business groups in the Revolution family of companies founded by Steve Case, co-founder of AOL. Previously, from 2002 through 2004, Mr. Foster served as a Managing Director of The Cypress Group, a private equity investment firm, where he led the industrial and services group. He was also with Lazard, primarily in mergers and acquisitions, for over ten years, including as a Managing Director.
Qualifications. Mr. Foster's experience in private equity, investment banking and mergers and acquisitions provides our Board with valuable guidance with respect to a broad range of strategic, operational and growth strategies.
Retired Chairman of Hercules Inc. John K. Wulff is the former Chairman of Hercules Inc., a manufacturer of specialty chemical products, a position he held from July 2003 until Ashland, Inc.'s acquisition of Hercules in November 2008. Prior to that time, he served as a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Wulff was previously Chief Financial Officer of Union Carbide Corporation ("Union Carbide") from 1995 to 2001. During his 14 years at Union Carbide, a manufacturer of chemicals and polymers, he also served as Vice President and Principal Accounting Officer from 1989 to 1995, and as Controller from 1987 to 1989. Mr. Wulff was also a partner of KPMG and predecessor firms from 1977 to 1987. He currently serves as a director (since 2004), as chairman of the governance & compensation committee, and as a member of the audit committee of Moody's Corporation. He is also a director (since 2006), chair of the audit committee, and a member of the nominating & corporate governance committee of Celanese Corporation, a global manufacturer of industrial chemicals. Mr. Wulff previously served as a director of Sunoco, Inc. from 2004 to 2012.
Qualifications. Mr. Wulff's leadership and experience in the chemical industry, combined with finance and accounting expertise from serving in executive accounting and finance positions, provides the Board with broad chemical industry experience and finance and accounting expertise.