Kurt J. Bitting

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.

Tom Schneberger

Tom Schneberger

President

Mr. Schneberger was named President, Catalyst Technologies in March 2021. He joined in December 2019 to lead strategy and business development efforts. Previously, Mr. Schneberger served as the Chief Operating Officer for FMC, Lithium, which publicly listed as Livent, and the Global Business Director for FMC, Alkali Chemicals. During his tenure at FMC, he also led the creation and implementation of FMC’s award-winning sustainability program.

Prior to joining FMC, he held various leadership and management roles at Rhône Poulenc, Rhodia, Safety Compliance Management and General Chemical. He earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley, a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University and currently sits on the Board for Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia.

George Vann

George Vann

President of Ecoservices

George comes to us with 30 years of leadership experience in the Chemicals industry. He has an extensive background in leading diverse teams in a variety of areas including commercial, manufacturing and procurement. Most recently he worked at W.R. Grace and before that at BASF and Engelhard. George is a US Army veteran and has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Georgia Southern University.

Mike Feehan

Mike Feehan

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Feehan was appointed Vice President, Chief Financial Officer in August 2021. Prior to this, he served as Vice President of Finance and Treasurer since May 2016. Mr. Feehan joined the Company in 2006 and from 2008 to 2016 he was Corporate Controller. Prior to this, Mr. Feehan served as Director of Finance and Corporate Controller for Radnor Holdings Corporation, and began his career in public accounting with Arthur Andersen and KPMG. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Computer Applications from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration degree from Villanova University.

Dr. Ray Kolberg

Dr. Ray Kolberg

Vice President, Technology & Business Development

Dr. Kolberg joined in 2016 and is responsible for leading the innovation and business development efforts. He had previously held the position of Group President of the Catalysts business, which includes the Zeolyst International joint venture with Shell Catalysts and Technologies. Prior to joining, Dr. Kolberg held leadership positions at GE and Momentive Performance Materials Inc. Dr. Kolberg is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland; a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York; and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Chris Hall

Chris Hall

Corporate Controller

Mr. Hall joined as Corporate Controller in August 2016. Prior to joining, Mr. Hall spent seven years at Airgas, Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases, most recently as the Director of Financial Reporting. Mr. Hall began his career in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers, spending nine years in the audit practice working with companies in the utilities, energy and manufacturing sectors. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and International Business from Pennsylvania State University and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Villanova University.

Elaine T. Simpson

Elaine T. Simpson

Vice President - Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainability

Ms. Simpson assumed the role of Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment & Sustainability in March 2021, having joined in 2002. For the past few years, she has focused on improving environmental performance while also leading efforts to develop and implement a robust sustainability program. Ms. Simpson previously served as Vice President of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) for 14 years. Prior to joining, Ms. Simpson held numerous HSE leadership roles throughout her career, which began in BP Oil Company’s downstream refining business and progressed to Tremco Inc. and The Mead Corporation. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and both a Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degree from Case Western Reserve University.

Joseph S. Koscinski

Joseph S. Koscinski

Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel

Mr. Koscinski became Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel in November 2015. From August 1995 to October 2015, Mr. Koscinski was an attorney in the Business Services Group of Babst, Calland, Clements and Zomnir, P.C., a law firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he was named a shareholder in 2003, and where his corporate practice included mergers and acquisitions, real estate matters and commercial contracts. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Communication from Point Park University in Pittsburgh and a Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law.

William J. Sichko, Jr

William J. Sichko, Jr

Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

William J. Sichko, Jr. became Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer in 2005. Mr. Sichko served as our Secretary from 2005 to November 2015, and is currently an Assistant Secretary. From 1998 through 2005, Mr. Sichko was Chief Administrative Officer with Peak Investments, LLC. From 1991 through 1998, he held management positions with Harris Chemical Group and IMC Global following IMC Global’s acquisition of Harris Chemical, including serving as Senior Vice President of Human Resources from 1996 to 1998. From 1987 to 1991, Mr. Sichko was a manager with General Chemical.