Board of Directors
Craig A. Rogerson was elected Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company and Hexion Holdings LLC effective July 9, 2017. He served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chemtura Corporation from December 2008 to April 2017. He was President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Hercules Incorporated from December 2003 to November 2008. Mr. Rogerson joined Hercules in 1979 and served in a number of management positions, including President of the FiberVisions and Pinova Divisions, Vice President of Global Procurement and Chief Operating Officer. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Wacker Silicones Corporation from 1997-2000. In May 2000, he rejoined Hercules and became President of its BetzDearborn division in August 2000. Mr. Rogerson serves on the boards of PPL Corporation, Ashland Global Holdings Inc., the American Chemistry Council, the Society of Chemical Industry, and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. He also serves on the Advisory board of the Michigan State University Chemical Engineering & Materials Science College.
Patrick J. Bartels Jr. is a senior investment professional with 20 years of investment experience in North America, Asia and Europe in a broad range of industries. He has served as a Director on numerous public and private boards of directors. Most recently, Mr. Bartels has served as Managing Member at Redan Advisors LLC since December 2018. From 2002 to December 2018, Mr. Bartels served as a Managing Principal at Monarch Alternative Capital LP, a private investment firm that focused primarily on event-driven credit opportunities. Prior to Monarch, he served as Research Analyst for high yield investments at INVESCO, where he analyzed primary and secondary debt offerings of companies in various industries. Mr. Bartels began his career at Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP, where he was a Certified Public Accountant. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Mr. Bartels received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Finance from Bucknell University.
Jeffrey D. Benjamin has been Senior Advisor to Cyrus Capital Partners, L.P. from 2008 to the present. He is currently Chairman of A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. since 2014, and he has been on the American Airlines Group Inc. board since 2013. Past Directorships and Committees include Chemtura Corp., Caesar’s Entertainment Corp., Exco Resources, Inc. (Chairman), and Spectrum Group International. Private Directorships consist of ImOn Communications LLC (Chairman), and Rackspace Hosting, Inc. He has executive leadership experience in the investment industry, including UBS Securities LLC and Salomon Brothers Inc.
James N. Chapman serves as a non-executive Advisory Director of SkyWorks Capital, LLC and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Arch Coal, Inc., Tower International, Inc. and Neenah Enterprises, Inc. Previously, he has served on numerous other public and private boards, including AerCap NV, Bennu Oil & Gas, LLC, Broadview Networks Inc., Chrysler LLC, CSC ServiceWorks, Inc., Hayes- Lemmerz, Inc. and Tembec, Inc. In years past, Mr. Chapman worked for Regiment Capital Advisors, LP, The Renco Group, Inc. and was a founding principal of Fieldstone Private Capital Group. Prior to joining Fieldstone, Mr. Chapman worked for Bankers Trust Company. He has been a capital markets and strategic planning consultant with over 30 years of investment banking experience in a wide range of industries including aviation, mining, energy, automotive and general manufacturing.
Joaquín Delgado has been at 3M Company since 1987 and has been Executive Vice President since July 2009, having operating responsibility for three Business Groups. He retired from 3M in July 2019. He has served on the Board of Directors of Stepan Company from 2011 to present, serving on all Committees. He has also served on the Board of Directors of MacPhail Center for Music, a non-profit, from 2013 to present, and is on their Executive Board. Mr. Delgado has a PhD in polymer science and engineering from Lehigh University.
Carol S. Eicher is a Director and also member of Governance, Audit and Compensation Committees of Tennant Co., Aurora Plastics, Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. and other non-profit organizations. Previously, she was a Director of A Schulman Co. and President, CEO and Director of Innocor, Inc. She also held senior management positions with Dow Chemical Co., Rohm and Haas Co., Ashland, Inc. and E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co. She has been in the chemical industry since 1979 and has extensive experience with operating leadership positions in the industry.
Stephen D. Newlin currently serves as Executive Chairman of the Board for Univar Solutions (UNVR). Prior to his current position, Mr. Newlin served as Chairman, President and CEO of Univar from 2016-2018 following his election to the board in 2014. Mr. Newlin previously served as Executive Chairman of the Board of PolyOne Corp. (POL) from 2014-2016, and Chairman, President and CEO of PolyOne from 2006-2014, following 27 years at Nalco and Ecolab (now merged). At Nalco he became President, COO and Vice-Chair, and at Ecolab he was President of Ecolab's Industrial Sector. In addition, he holds a board position at Oshkosh Corporation (OSK), and has held previous board positions at Chemours Corporation (CC), The National Association of Manufacturers and others.
Michael J. Shannon is the Chief Executive Officer and a board member of Houghton International Inc. and has served in these roles since his appointment in December 2015. Immediately prior to this appointment, Mr. Shannon served as Chief Operating Officer responsible for all global commercial and operational activities. Mr. Shannon joined Houghton as Vice President Global Operations, Supply Chain, Information Technologies and Environmental, Health and Safety in 2009 and assumed additional responsibility for the Asia Pacific commercial region in 2013. Previously, Mr. Shannon spent 24 years at Ashland Inc. as a Corporate Officer and President of Global Supply Chain and Senior VP of the Performance Materials Group. He has also served on the board of Reichhold, Inc. Mr. Shannon has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Temple University.
John K. Wulff serves on the Board of Directors of Celanese Corporation (Chairman, Audit Committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee), and of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (Member, Audit and Compensation Committees). Mr. Wulff is the former Chairman of the Board of Hercules Inc. and, during the past five years, has served on the boards and committees of Moody’s Corp. and of Chemtura Corp. He has also served as a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), CFO of Union Carbide Corp, a partner of KPMG LLP, and officer of other governance and financial organizations. He has substantial chemical industry, strategy and financial expertise.