Board of Directors
Craig A. Rogerson
Director, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Craig A. Rogerson was elected Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company effective July 9, 2017 and of Hexion Holdings Corporation in July 2019. 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 is an independent Chair of the board of PPL Corporation and serves on the boards of the American Chemistry Council, the Society of Chemical Industry, and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. He also serves on the Alumni board of the Michigan State University College of Engineering and on the Advisory board of the MSU Chemical Engineering & Materials Science College. For Hexion Holdings Corporation, he serves on the Listing Committee.
Jeffrey D. Benjamin
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. He has also been on the board of Rackspace Technology Inc. since 2016. 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), Involta LLC and Shutterfly, Inc. He has executive leadership experience in the investment industry, including UBS Securities LLC and Salomon Brothers Inc. For Hexion Holdings Corporation, he is Lead Director, Chair of the Compensation Committee and serves on the Audit and Listing Committees.
Patrick J. Bartels Jr.
Patrick J. Bartels Jr. is the Managing Member of Redan Advisors LLC, a firm that provides fiduciary services, including board of director representation and strategic planning advisory services for domestic and international public and private business entities. Prior to founding Redan Advisors LLC, Mr. Bartels was a senior investment professional with 20 years of experience. His professional experience includes investing in complex financial restructurings and process-intensive situations in North America, Asia and Europe in a broad universe of industries and he has served as a director on numerous public and private boards of directors. Mr. Bartels currently serves on the board of directors of Arch Resources, Inc. and Monitronics International, Inc. 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. For Hexion Holdings Corporation, he serves on the Audit, Listing and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committees.
James N. Chapman
James N. Chapman is a non-executive Advisory Director of SkyWorks Capital, LLC and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Arch Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ARCH), California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) and Denbury, Inc. (NYSE: DEN) as well as Eco-Bat Technologies, LLC and Neenah Enterprises, Inc. Previously, he has served on numerous other public and private boards, including AerCap NV, American Media, Inc., Bennu Oil & Gas, LLC, Broadview Networks Inc., Chrysler LLC, CSC ServiceWorks, Inc., Hayes- Lemmerz, Inc., Jack Cooper, Inc., National/Alamo Rental Car, Inc., SSA Global, Inc., Teleglobe, Inc., Tembec, Inc. and Tower International, Inc. Mr. Chapman has also previously 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 35 years of investment banking experience in a wide range of industries including aviation, mining, energy, automotive and general manufacturing. For Hexion Holdings Corporation, he is Chair of the Listing Committee, and serves on the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee.
Joaquín Delgado worked at 3M Company from 1987 until his retirement in July 2019. He most recently served as Executive Vice President since July 2009, having operating responsibility for three Business Groups consecutively: Electro-Communications Business Group, Health Care Business Group and Consumer Business Group. He has been on the Board of Directors of Stepan Company from 2011 to present, serving on all Committees. He also serves on the Ballet Austin Board of Directors and also on the Executive Committee. In addition, Dr. Delgado serves as a member of Board of Trustees of Goldman Sachs Trust and Goldman Sachs Variable Insurance Trust. Dr. Delgado has a PhD in polymer science and engineering from Lehigh University. For Hexion Holdings Corporation, he serves on the Environmental Health & Safety Committee and on the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee.
Carol S. Eicher
Carol S. Eicher is a Director, Chair of the Governance Committee and member of the Compensation Committee of Tennant Co. and a Director, Chair of the Governance Committee and member of the Audit Committee of Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. She is also a Director and member of the Governance Committee of Arconic Corp. 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. For Hexion Holdings Corporation, she is Chair of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee and serves on the Environmental Health & Safety Committee.
Stephen D. Newlin
Stephen D. Newlin is non-executive Chairman of Oshkosh Corp. and he serves as a director on the Univar Solutions (UNVR) board. He served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Univar from 2016-2018 after being elected 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 has held previous board positions at Chemours Corporation (CC), The National Association of Manufacturers and others. For Hexion Holdings Corporation, he serves on the Compensation and the Environmental Health & Safety Committees.
Michael J. Shannon
Michael J. Shannon is a board member of Quaker Houghton (KWR), serving on the Audit Committee since Aug 2019 and the Sustainability Committee since 2020. Mr. Shannon is the former Chief Executive Officer and a board member of Houghton International Inc. and 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. 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. For Hexion Holdings Corporation, he is Chair of the Environmental Health & Safety Committee and serves on the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee.
John K. Wulff
John K. Wulff serves on the Board of Directors of Celanese Corporation (Chairman, Audit Committee, and as of February 2021, moved from membership on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee to the Environmental, Health, Safety Public policy and Quality 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, in 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. For Hexion Holdings Corporation, he is Chair of the Audit Committee and serves on the Compensation Committee.