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 on November 13, 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, and on the advisory board of the Michigan State University Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science (MSU CHEM). He previously served on the boards of First State Innovation and the Delaware Business Roundtable.
Stephen C. Forsyth is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Chemtura Corporation. He is responsible for all financial functions.
Mr. Forsyth, a proven financial and operating executive with more than 30 years’ experience in operational and bottom-line improvement, business development and growth, and cash generation, joined Chemtura in May 2007 from Hexcel Corporation, where he served as executive vice president and CFO. In that position, he was instrumental in designing and implementing growth strategies, business consolidation programs and financings that contributed to significant increases in revenues, earnings and cash flow. During Mr. Forsyth’s 26 years at Hexcel, he served as vice president of international operations, responsible for one-third of Hexcel’s business, and had general management responsibilities for the company’s global specialty resins and European chemicals businesses.
Mr. Forsyth completed his undergraduate degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science, joined Lloyds Bank, and then completed his MBA at the London Business School.
Chet H. Cross is executive vice president and group president, Industrial Engineered and Performance Products. He is responsible for Chemtura’s Flame Retardants, Petroleum Additives, Urethanes, Antioxidants & UV Inhibitors, and Organometallics businesses.
Mr. Cross joined Chemtura in January 2010 from Ashland Corporation, where he was vice president of operations for Ashland Hercules Water Technologies, primarily responsible for strategic oversight of the global manufacturing footprint and for the global operations and planning organizations. Previously, he held positions of increasing responsibility over two decades with Hercules Incorporated, most recently as general manager for Hercules’s $700 million Americas pulp and paper business and as president of Hercules Canada.
Following graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering, Mr. Cross served in the U.S. Army, leading various units and teaching at the U.S. Army Field Artillery School. He retired from the U.S. Army Reserve at the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Alan M. Swiech is executive vice president, Organometallics Specialties and support services, with responsibility for Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Strategic Project Management, and Information Technology, as well as for the Chemtura Organometallics business.
Mr. Swiech joined Chemtura in April 2006 as vice president of human resources for supply chain operations.
Previously he was vice president of administration for Akebono Corporation (North America), responsible for the HR, information systems, legal, public relations, environmental health and safety, purchasing and customer service functions in North America. He also headed a $200 million joint venture for Akebono. Before that he served as HR vice president for Cambridge Industries Inc., a privately held supplier to the automotive industry.
His experience also includes positions of increasing responsibility with United Technologies Corporation, including senior leadership positions in industrial and employee relations.
Mr. Swiech received his Bachelor of Science in business administration from the State University of New York in Buffalo and his Master of Science in human resources management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
Laurence Orton is vice president, corporate controller and principal accounting officer for Chemtura Corporation.
Mr. Orton joined Chemtura in October 2004 as the U.K. financial controller with responsibility for the financial performance of the global Phosphorus Flame Retardants business. He was promoted to finance director for the Urethanes business in December 2005, and relocated to the United States. In September 2006, he was named business CFO for the former Performance Specialties division, and was promoted in January 2008 to vice president, financial planning and analysis. Mr. Orton was named vice president, finance and investor relations in November 2010.
Mr. Orton qualified as a chartered accountant in July 1997 and held group accounting positions at Astra Zeneca Group and subsequently at Avecia Group Plc, where he moved into business finance, looking after a global biocides business. He was a key member of the team that sold the business to Arch Chemicals in 2004.
Mr. Orton received his Bachelor of Arts with honors in industrial economics from the University of Nottingham, U.K., School of Management and Finance. He became a member of the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA) in 1997 after completing his professional studies, and continues to be a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales.
Billie S. Flaherty is executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Chemtura Corporation. Previously, she was Chemtura’s associate general counsel for litigation, environmental, health, safety and security, and regulatory affairs. Ms. Flaherty came to Chemtura in October 2005, having served as vice president, environmental, health and safety for Pitney Bowes Inc. and, prior to that, for GenTek Inc. At Pitney Bowes, she was responsible for creating, attaining and maintaining a world-class environmental, health and safety program. She oversaw GenTek’s regulatory affairs, environmental services and occupational health and safety, including industrial hygiene, workers compensation, and property protection. Before that she served as in-house counsel for various organizations and was involved with environmental, health and safety, corporate compliance, product liability, insurance and commercial litigation, and antitrust.
Ms. Flaherty earned a Bachelor of Arts at Bethany College in West Virginia and a Juris Doctor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She formerly served as Responsible Care® coordinator with the American Chemistry Council and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Chemical Industry Council of New Jersey. She is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, as well as with the State of Connecticut as Authorized House Counsel.
Simon D. Medley is executive vice president of Industrial Performance Products and Great Lakes Solutions. Industrial Performance Products include petroleum additives and urethanes. Great Lakes Solutions includes flame retardants, brominated performance products and fumigants.
Mr. Medley joined Chemtura in 2012 after 18 years with BASF, where he built a track record of international success in diverse industries leading sustainable, profitable growth through market-driven innovation, strategic portfolio management and transformational cultural change.
Between 2004 and 2010, Mr. Medley engineered significant profitability improvements as senior vice president of BASF’s Fine Chemicals and Care Chemicals North American business units successively, including the integration of Engelhard and Ciba operations. In 2011, he returned to Europe to lead the reverse integration of Cognis’ Personal Care business as senior vice president and managing director of BASF Personal Care & Nutrition GmbH.
Mr. Medley earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in chemical engineering at the University of Teesside, U.K., and began his career with ICI in the U.K. in 1988. Mr. Medley has held various board positions in international industry associations.
Dalip Puri is vice president and treasurer, responsible for Chemtura’s capital markets, cash management, credit and collections, insurance, pensions, and risk management areas.
Mr. Puri joined Chemtura in 2010 and also served as Chemtura’s vice president, investor relations and treasurer from 2012 to 2014. Prior to joining Chemtura, he was corporate treasurer for Hewitt Associates in Chicago, Illinois overseeing the firm’s capital structure strategy and client banking activities until it was acquired by the Aon Corporation in 2010.
Prior to joining Hewitt Associates, he served as global treasury director for Delphi Corporation, a leading global supplier for the automotive markets. Dalip also held a variety of different finance and strategy positions at Delphi Corporation including European treasurer, manager of investor relations and manager of FX risk management and commodities. He started his career at the Laurentian Bank of Canada.
Mr. Puri holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Ivey School of Business at University of Western Ontario and a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University.