"At Kraton we think about core values not just in an aspirational sense, but as the behaviors we seek when we hire, as we develop, and how we assess top performance. First and foremost is our value of Safety. We not only believe running a safe company globally is a minimum requirement in today’s competitive marketplace, but more importantly, we truly care about every colleague and contractor at Kraton. We want our people going home to their loved ones today healthy, and returning tomorrow inspired and ready to make a positive difference."
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.