Board of Directors


Directors Biographies

Dan F. Smith (Chairman)

Mr. Smith was named a director and Chairman in September 2009. Mr. Smith began his career as an engineer with Atlantic Richfield Company in 1968. He was elected President of Lyondell Chemical Company in August 1994 and Chief Executive Officer in December 1996. He was also elected Chief Executive Officer of Equistar Chemicals, LP in December 1997 and Millennium Chemicals Inc. in November 2004, each a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lyondell. Mr. Smith retired from each of these Chief Executive Officer positions in December 2007. Mr. Smith is a director of Magnolia Oil & Gas Corporation, Orion Engineered Carbons, S.A. and Nexeo Solutions, Inc. During the past five years, Mr. Smith served on the board of directors of Northern Tier Energy LLC. He also serves as a member of the College of Engineering Advisory Council at Lamar University. Mr. Smith is a graduate of Lamar University with a B.S. degree in chemical engineering.



Ms. Bausch was named a director in August 2017. Ms. Bausch is the President of Carlisle Fluid Technologies at Carlisle Companies, Inc. From 2014 to October 2017, Ms. Bausch served as the Global Vice President, Global Industrial Coatings at PPG Industries, Inc. Ms. Bausch began her career at Dow Corning Corporation in 1988, and most recently served at Dow Corning Corporation’s Business Vice President, Finished Products from 2011 to 2014. Ms. Bausch earned a B.S. degree in business administration from Alma College and an MBA from the University of Michigan-Flint.



Mr. Blinn was named a director in August 2017. Mr. Blinn served in various positions at Flowserve Corp., including, most recently as the Chief Executive Officer and President from October 2009 until March 2017 and Chief Financial Officer from October 2004 to October 2009. Prior to Flowserve, Mr. Blinn held senior finance, treasury and planning positions at FedEx Kinko’s Office and Print Services, Inc., Centex Corp., FirstPlus Financial Inc., Electronic Data Systems Corp. and Commercial Capital Funding Inc. Mr. Blinn also was formerly an attorney with Smith, Barshop, Stoffer and Millsap, where he represented large financial institutions, foreign corporations and insurance companies in litigation issues. Mr. Blinn currently serves on the board of directors of Texas Instruments, Inc. Mr. Blinn earned a B.S. degree, an MBA and a J.D. degree from the Southern Methodist University. 


Anna C. Catalano

Ms. Catalano was named a director in September 2011. Ms. Catalano served in various capacities for BP plc, and its predecessor Amoco Corporation, from 1979 until her retirement in 2003, including from 2000 to 2003, as Group Vice President, Global Marketing, for BP plc. Ms. Catalano currently serves on the boards of directors of FrontDoor, Inc., HollyFrontier Corporation and Willis Towers Watson, and during the past five years, she previously served on the boards of directors of Chemtura Corporation and Mead Johnson Nutrition Company. Ms. Catalano also serves as an advisory board member of The World Innovation Network and serves on the national board of the Alzheimer’s Association. Ms. Catalano received her B.S. in marketing and business administration from the University of Illinois and is a graduate of the Indiana University Graduate School of Business, Executive Partnership Program.


Kevin M. Fogarty

Mr. Fogarty was named a director in September 2009. Mr. Fogarty was appointed our President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2008. Prior to being appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Fogarty served as our Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing from June 2005. Mr. Fogarty joined us from Invista, where he had served as President for Polymer and Resins since May 2004. For the 13 years prior to his most recent position with Invista, Mr. Fogarty held a variety of roles within the Koch Industries, Inc. family of companies, including KoSa. In January 2012, Mr. Fogarty joined the board of directors of P.H. Glatfelter Company. Mr. Fogarty also serves on the board of directors of the American Chemistry Council. Mr. Fogarty earned a B.S. degree in engineering from Dalhousie University, formerly known as the Technical University of Nova Scotia. 


Dominique Fournier

Mr. Fournier was named a director in February 2012. Mr. Fournier is the interim Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors of Interface Polymer limited. Mr. Fournier was the Chief Executive Officer of Infineum International Limited, a joint venture specialty chemical company owned between Shell and ExxonMobil, from January 2005 until December 2011. From 1976 to 2004, he held various manufacturing and marketing positions in ExxonMobil’s (and its predecessor Exxon) chemical businesses as well as senior leadership positions, including AIB Vice President, from 1998 to 2004 and Managing Director – Exxon Chemical France, from 1996 to 1997. Mr. Fournier has a mechanical engineering degree from I’Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne in Paris, France. 


John J. Gallagher III

John Gallagher III is the CEO of Stellar CJS Holdings, LLC a privately held investment company formed in 2009. Previously, Mr. Gallagher was the Chief Operating Officer at Milacron (MDCS and Fluids) from May 2014 until May 2016. Mr. Gallagher served in various senior executive capacities with Celanese Corporation from 2005 until 2009, including as Executive Vice President and President, Acetyl and Celanese Asia from 2007 to 2009 and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Celanese Corporation from 2005 to 2007. Prior to his service with Celanese, Mr. Gallagher served in several executive positions with Great Lakes Chemical Corporation including acting Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain. Prior to that time, Mr. Gallagher was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of UOP LLC from 1999 to 2001; served in various capacities at AlliedSignal, Inc., including as Chief Financial Officer, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems Division, from 1995 to 1999; and worked as a senior manager for the public accounting firm Price Waterhouse LLP from 1986 to 1994. During the past five years, Mr. Gallagher served on the board of directors of Milacron Holdings Corp. Mr. Gallagher received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Delaware and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).


Barry J. Goldstein

Mr. Goldstein was named a director in September 2009. Mr. Goldstein retired as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Office Depot, Inc. in October 2000, which he first joined as Chief Financial Officer in May 1987. Mr. Goldstein was previously with Grant Thornton from 1969 through May 1987, where he was named a Partner in 1976. During the past five years, Mr. Goldstein served on the boards of directors of BMC Stock Holdings, Inc., Interline Brands, Inc., and Generac Holdings Inc. He received a B.S. degree in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.


Karen A. Twitchell

Ms. Twitchell was named a director in December 2009. From 2010 to 2013, Ms. Twitchell served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Landmark Aviation. From 2001 to 2009, Ms. Twitchell was a Vice President and Treasurer of LyondellBasell Industries and Lyondell Chemical Company. Prior to that, she served as a Vice President and Treasurer of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation and Southdown, Inc. Before joining Southdown, Ms. Twitchell was an investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston in its corporate finance department. Ms. Twitchell serves on the board of directors of KMG Chemicals, Inc. and Trecora Resources. Ms. Twitchell holds a B.A. in economics from Wellesley College and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.


Billie I. Williamson

Ms. Williamson was named a director in August 2018. Ms. Williamson served in various roles at Ernst & Young LLP ("EY") from 1974 to 1993 and 1998 to 2011, most recently as Senior Global Client Service Partner. Ms. Williamson was also EY's Americas Inclusiveness Officer, a member of its Americas Executive Board, which functions as the Board of Directors for EY dealing with strategic and operational matters, and a member of the EY U.S. Executive Board. Ms. Williamson serves as a director of Pentair plc and Cushman & Wakefield plc. During the past five years, Ms. Williamson served on the board of directors of XL Group Ltd., CSRA Inc., Janus Capital Group, ITT Exelis Inc. and Annie’s Incorporated. Ms. Williamson earned a B.B.A. degree in accounting from Southern Methodist University.