Senior Leadership Team

Senior Leadership Team

Craig A. Rogerson

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 and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. He also previously served on the boards of Ashland Global Holdings Inc. and the Society of Chemical Industry. 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.

George F. Knight

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

George F. Knight was elected Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective January 1, 2016. From 2016 to July 2019 he was also a director of Hexion Holdings. He served as Senior Vice President - Finance and Treasurer of the Company from June 1, 2005 to December 31, 2015, having been Vice President, Finance and Treasurer since July 2002. Mr. Knight also served as Senior Vice President-Finance and Treasurer for MPM and Hexion Holdings from October 1, 2010 and November 1, 2010, respectively, until December 31, 2015. Mr. Knight joined the Company in 1997 and served until 1999 as Director and then Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions - Finance for Borden, Inc. From 1999-2001 he served as Vice President of Finance for Borden Foods Corporation. He began his career at Deloitte & Touche after earning a Master’s Degree in Accounting at Syracuse University.

John P. Auletto

Executive Vice President - Human Resources

John P. Auletto was elected Executive Vice President - Human Resources effective May 15, 2016. Mr. Auletto joined the Company in September 1999 as Director of Human Resources for the Performance Resins Group. Since then he has held various positions with increasing responsibilities in human resources, including most recently, Vice President- Human Resources for the Epoxy, Phenolic and Coating Resins Division from April 2013 to May 15, 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Auletto served in human resources roles with Associates National Bank, W.L. Gore & Associates, and The Bank of New York.

Paul G. Barletta

Executive Vice President, Operations

Paul G. Barletta was elected Executive Vice President of Operations of the Company as of February 2019. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President, Environmental Health and Safety and Global Epoxy Manufacturing in 2018. From 2005 to 2018 he held various management roles including Vice President of Global Epoxy Manufacturing. He has been at Hexion since its formation in 2005. His previous experience also includes Site Manager at Resolution Performance Products, Inc. from 2000 to 2005 and its predecessor company, Shell Chemical. He joined Shell in 1980 and has held a variety of roles in manufacturing including Engineering, Production, Maintenance, EHS, Manufacturing Excellence, Quality, and Special Projects. He served on the Louisiana Chemical Association Board of Directors from 2006 to 2019. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Wayne State University.

Nathan Fisher

Executive Vice President - Chief Procurement Officer

Nathan E. Fisher was elected Executive Vice President - Procurement of the Company on June 1, 2005. He served as Executive Vice President - Procurement of Momentive Performance Materials Inc., having been elected to that position on October 1, 2010 and ending on 12/31/2019. Mr. Fisher joined the Company in March 2003 as Director of Strategic Sourcing and was promoted to Vice President - Global Sourcing in September 2004. Previously, Mr. Fisher worked in Procurement Management and Supply Chain at Eastman Chemical and as in industrial engineering at Texas Instruments. He earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Tennessee Technological University and a master’s degree in business administration from East Tennessee State University.

Douglas A. Johns

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Douglas A. Johns joined the Company on May 9, 2015 but had served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel under the Shared Services Agreement with MPM since October 1, 2010. He also serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Hexion Holdings. Mr. Johns was employed by Momentive Performance Materials Inc., serving as its General Counsel and Secretary from its formation on December 4, 2006 until October 24, 2014. Prior to that time, Mr. Johns served as General Counsel for GE Advanced Materials, a division of the General Electric Company from 2004 to December 2006. Mr. Johns began his career as a trial lawyer at the U.S. Department of Justice and was in private practice before joining GE in 1991, where he served as Senior Counsel for global regulatory and environmental matters and Senior Business Counsel at GE Plastics’ European headquarters in Bergen Op Zoom, The Netherlands from 2001 to 2004. He graduated with honors from Oberlin College, and holds an MBA from University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a JD from Northeastern University School of Law.

Matthew A. Sokol

Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

Matthew A. Sokol has been Chief Administrative Officer of the Company since February 21, 2019. He joined the Company in November 2017 as Executive Vice President, Business Development and Strategy. Mr. Sokol came from Lanxess Solutions, Inc. (formerly Chemtura Corporation), where he served as Interim Vice President of HR and M&A (NAFTA) for Lanxess. Mr. Sokol joined Chemtura in October 2005 and held a number of senior leadership roles including leading M&A, which ultimately culminated in the sale of the company to Lanxess in April 2017. Previous roles at Chemtura included: Head of Corporate Development & Investor Relations; General Manager, Flame Retardants; and Director, Strategic Corporate Development. While at Chemtura, Mr. Sokol also served as Associate General Counsel, IEP Segment, and Assistant General Counsel. Prior to Chemtura, Mr. Sokol served as senior litigation associate at Tyler, Cooper & Alcon, LLP from September 1999 to October 2005.

Mark Bidstrup

Senior Vice President and Treasurer

Mark Bidstrup serves as Hexion’s Senior Vice President and Treasurer since January 2016.

Mr. Bidstrup previously served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Hexion’s Epoxy, Phenolics and Coatings Resins Division, a position he has held since 2009. With more than 25 years of finance experience, Mr. Bidstrup previously held senior finance roles for Borden Chemical Inc. and Borden Foods Corporation, as well as serving as an auditor for Price Waterhouse.

Mr. Bidstrup earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The Ohio State University.

Dave Collins

Senior Vice President, Global Formaldehyde

Dave Collins is Senior Vice President, Global Formaldehyde. He has more than 37 years of experience in the chemical industry, including more than 30 years in the forest products and formaldehyde industry at Hexion. Mr. Collins previously managed the Forest Product procurement organization and the methanol business globally for Hexion. He also served as North American Supply Chain Director for the Forest Products Division and was a project engineer prior to that role. Mr. Collins holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University and an Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee.

Stephanie Couhig

Senior Vice President, Environmental Health & Safety

Stephanie Couhig is Senior Vice President, Environmental, Health & Safety. Her current responsibilities include environmental, health, safety, security, process safety, product stewardship and EHS governance and management systems.

In her previous role, Mrs. Couhig held the position of Vice President, Global Product Stewardship. Prior to assuming leadership of the product stewardship team in early 2015, Stephanie was EH&S Counsel for Hexion, a role she held since joining the company in 2011. Prior to joining Hexion, she was a senior associate with the international law firm of Jones Day, where she focused her practice on Environmental, Health and Safety related litigation, transactional and counseling work. Mrs. Couhig holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Dayton and a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame.

Ann Frederix

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Global Epoxies

Ann Frederix has 30 years of experience in the chemical industry. She has been with Hexion from its formation in 2005, and has been Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Epoxy & Versatics since June 2019. She was Vice President Epoxy Specialties from 2016 to 2019 and was Business Director and Global Marketing Manager from 2009 to 2014. Her previous experience also includes Technology Director Europe at Resolution Performance Products and Manager at Hexion’s predecessor company Shell Chemicals. In her current role, she is responsible for developing and executing strategy for the Business. Dr. Frederix earned a PhD in organic chemistry from Catholic University of Leuven in 1990.

Sanjeev Rastogi

Senior Vice President, Global Resins

Sanjeev Rastogi is Senior Vice President, Global Resins. Throughout his 25-year career, he has held a variety of senior leadership roles.  Rastogi most recently served as Vice President and General Manager, Performance Materials and Technologies at Honeywell International Inc. where he had overall responsibility for the direction and results of the company’s global Fluorine Products business since January 2018. With Honeywell since 2004, he held a number of roles with progressively broader experience and increased responsibilities, including: Business Director, Foam and Industrial Products and several strategic marketing and innovation director roles for several businesses.  Prior to Honeywell, he served as Associate Principal with Arthur D. Little /Charles River Associates, a leading strategic consulting firm, and as a project scientist with Union Carbide/Univation Technologies.  Rastogi earned a bachelor’s of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Bombay, a doctorate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware, and a master’s in business administration from New York University, Stern School of Business.

Dennis Ryan

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Dennis Ryan is Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer. He is responsible for Hexion’s digital transformation strategy, including leading the Information Technology function globally, as well as Cyber Security and the Master Data teams.

Mr. Ryan has held numerous IT leadership positions in Hexion since joining the company in 1998. He started by administering the financial consolidations tools for Borden Inc., before leading various strategic IT initiatives. These included: SAP ERP implementations; leading IT diligence and Transitional Service Agreements for multiple acquisitions and divestitures; and leading various teams responsible for the implementation of Hexion’s Single Global Instance of SAP. He also left the IT organization for short periods to lead the Global Procure to Pay organization and an expatriate assignment in Shanghai to provide leadership for a variety of business functions.

Mr. Ryan previously worked at Hyperion Solutions, The University of Chicago, and The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Iowa.