Kevin M. Fogarty
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Fogarty has had a long and distinguished career in the chemicals industry, most recently serving as the Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Kraton Corporation from 2008 until March 2022. Mr. Fogarty led Kraton’s October 2009 IPO at $13.50 per share and helped lead the sale of Kraton to DL Holdings in March 2022 for $46.50 per share, or $2.6 billion. Since 2012, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of Glatfelter Corporation, and he also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Chemistry Council. Mr. Fogarty holds a B.S. in Engineering from Dalhousie University.
Kurt J. Bitting
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Bitting was named president of Ecoservices in March 2019. He joined Ecoservices, at the time a division of Rhodia, in 2006, serving as Vice President, Business Director, and Sulfur Products Manager. Mr. Bitting led transformational growth in all of Ecoservices’ product lines and played a key role in Ecoservices’ divestiture from Solvay and eventual merger with PQ Corp. Prior to joining Ecoservices, Mr. Bitting held management positions at Kinder Morgan, Inc. and Sprint Corporation. As a Captain in the U.S. Army, Mr. Bitting served as a Company Commander in the 10th Mountain Division. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Villanova University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Rider University.
Timothy Walsh has served on our Board since 2014. Mr. Walsh is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CCMP and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Mr. Walsh focuses on making investments in the industrial sector. Prior to joining CCMP upon its formation in August 2006, Mr. Walsh was with J.P. Morgan Partners, LLC and its predecessors from 1993 until 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Walsh worked on various industry-focused client teams within The Chase Manhattan Corporation. Mr. Walsh previously served on the boards of directors of Milacron Holdings Corp. from 2012 until 2019 and Generac Holdings Inc. from 2006 until 2016.
David A. Bradley
Mr. Bradley has extensive management and operational experience in the chemical industry, currently serving as President and Chief Executive Officer at SI Group, Inc. He was the Chief Executive Officer and President of Nexeo Solutions, Inc. from March 2011 until February 2019. Prior to working at Nexeo, Mr. Bradley was the Chief Operating Officer of Kraton Corporation. Mr. Bradley holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Louisville.
Bryan K. Brown
Mr. Brown is an accomplished business advisor of publicly traded companies, and he currently serves as a partner with Jones Day in their Capital Markets practice. Earlier in his career, he worked in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Brown enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve in 1986, eventually serving the U.S. Army JAG Corps until he was honorably discharged at the rank of Captain in 2006. Mr. Brown holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from Sam Houston State University, and an M.B.A. in Finance and a Juris Doctorate from Tulane University.
Anna C. Catalano
Ms. Catalano has served on our Board since July 2022, and she is an experienced director with over 30 years of business experience, including two decades of public and private board service. From 1979 to 2003, she held a variety of positions with BP plc and its predecessor company, Amoco Corporation, concluding as Group Vice President, Marketing for BP at the time of her retirement in 2003. In 2010, Ms. Catalano co-founded The World Innovation Network, a network of innovators to work toward global prosperity, and continued work with that organization until 2021. Since 2017, she has served on the board of directors of HF Sinclair Corporation, where she is a member of the Nominating/Governance and Compensation Committees. Since 2018, Ms. Catalano has served on the board of directors of Frontdoor, Inc., where she is the chair of the Compensation Committee. From 2006 until 2022, she was on the board of directors of Willis Towers Watson and also served on its Nominating and Corporate Governance and Audit Committees. From 2011 until its sale to DL Chemical in 2022, Ms. Catalano was a member of the board of directors of Kraton Corporation, where she was chair of the Compensation Committee and member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. From 2010 until its sale to Reckitt-Benckiser in 2017, she served on the board of directors of Mead Johnson Nutrition, where she was Chair of the Nominating/Governance Committee and a member of its Compensation and Science and Nutrition Committees. From 2011 until its sale to Lanxess in 2017, Ms. Catalano was a member of the board of directors of Chemtura Corporation, where she served on its Nominating/Governance, Compensation and EHS Committees. She holds a B.S. degree in Marketing and Business Administration from the University of Illinois, Champaign – Urbana and also has been active with the National Association of Corporate Directors (including its Corporate Directors Institute), the Alzheimer’s Association and the Houston Grand Opera.
Robert Coxon has served on our Board since 2007. Mr. Coxon was previously a Senior Advisor to The Carlyle Group, assisting buyout teams in Europe, the United States, the Middle East and Asia until 2013. In that role, he advised Carlyle in making and managing investments in the chemicals sector and was based in London. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Coxon was the Senior Vice President of ICI and the Chief Executive Officer of Synetix, a leading global catalyst company. From 2003 until 2017, Mr. Coxon served as the Chairman of the UK Center for Process Innovation, an international research center in printable electronics, bio-processing and low carbon energy.
Andrew Currie has served on our Board since 2008. Mr. Currie has been a director of INEOS Group, an affiliate of INEOS Limited (“INEOS”), since 1999, a partner of INEOS since 2000 and a director of INEOS AG since March 2010 when the ownership of the INEOS business was transferred to Switzerland. He was previously a Managing Director of Laporte Performance Chemicals, having served as a director of the Inspec Group from 1994 until the Laporte acquisition of Inspec in 1998. Mr. Currie spent the first 15 years of his career with BP Chemicals in various technical and business management functions.
Jonny Ginns has served on our Board since 2010. Mr. Ginns joined INEOS in 2006 as the Group General Counsel, having worked as an external lawyer for a number of years before that. He has experience across a wide range of fields, including mergers & acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, litigation, finance and employee benefits, and acts as a director for a number of INEOS entities. Because of his significant core business skills, including financial and strategic planning, we believe Mr. Ginns is well qualified to serve on our Board.
Mark McFadden has served on our Board since 2016. Mr. McFadden is a Managing Director of CCMP and member of its Investment Committee. At CCMP, Mr. McFadden focuses on making investments in the industrial sector. Prior to joining CCMP upon its formation in August 2006, Mr. McFadden was with J.P. Morgan Partners, LLC between 2002 and 2006. Prior to that, Mr. McFadden was an investment banking analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston and Bowles Hollowell Conner. From 2012 until 2018, Mr. McFadden served on the board of Milacron Holdings Corp.
Susan F. Ward
Susan F. Ward has served on our Board since 2020. A respected accounting professional, Ms. Ward spent 27 years serving in a variety of roles at United Parcel Service, Inc., most recently as its Chief Accounting Officer from 2015 until her retirement in 2019. Prior to her tenure at UPS, Ms. Ward spent 10 years at Ernst & Young in Assurance Services. Ms. Ward has served on the board of Saia, Inc. since 2019 and currently serves as the chairperson of its Audit Committee.
Kyle Vann has served on our Board since 2014. Mr. Vann has provided consulting services to Entergy Corporation since 2005. He served for 25 years in various senior leadership positions at Koch Industries, including as the Chief Executive Officer of Entergy-Koch LP, a joint venture between Koch Industries and Entergy Corporation. Before joining Koch Industries, Mr. Vann worked at Humble Oil and Refining Company (which later became part of Exxon) as a refinery engineer. Mr. Vann currently serves on the board of directors of EnLink Midstream, LLC. From 2006 to 2019, he served on the boards of EnLink Midstream Partners LP. and Legacy Reserves LP.