Board of Directors

Pierre R. Brondeau , Chairman and Director

Pierre R. Brondeau is the chief executive officer and chairman of FMC and serves as chairman of the Board of Directors for Livent Corporation. Mr. Brondeau joined FMC as president and chief executive officer in January 2010 and became its chairman in October of the same year. Prior to joining FMC, he served as president and chief executive officer at Dow Advanced Materials, a division of The Dow Chemical Company, until September 2009.

Mr. Brondeau was president and chief operating officer of Rohm and Haas from May 2008 until Dow’s acquisition in April 2009. He held numerous executive positions during his 20-year tenure at Rohm and Haas. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of TE Connectivity and the American Chemistry Council.

Robert C. Pallash, Director

Robert C. Pallash is the retired president of Global Customer Group and senior vice president of Visteon Corporation, an automotive parts manufacturer, a company he joined as vice president of Asia Pacific in 2001.

Prior to joining Visteon, Mr. Pallash served as president of TRW Automotive Japan from 1999 to September 2001. Until December 2013, he served on the Board of Directors of Halla Climate Controls in South Korea, a majority-owned subsidiary of Visteon Corporation.

G. Peter D’Aloia, Director

G. Peter D’Aloia served as managing director and member of the Board of Directors of Ascend Performance Materials Holdings, Inc., a producer of Nylon 66 and related chemicals, from 2009 until March 2017. Mr. D’Aloia previously served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Trane, Inc. He has also served as the vice president of Strategic Planning and Business Development at Honeywell, a diversified industrial company.

Mr. D’Aloia spent 28 years with AlliedSignal Inc. in diverse executive management positions including vice president and chief financial officer for the Engineered Materials sector. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Wabco Holdings, Inc. and served on the Board of Directors of ITT Inc.

Michael F. Barry, Director

Michael F. Barry is the chief executive officer, president, and chairman of the Board of Quaker Chemical Corporation. He has held leadership and executive positions of increasing responsibility since joining Quaker in 1998, including senior vice president and managing director of North America; senior vice president and global industry leader–Metalworking and Coatings; vice president and global industry leader–Industrial Metalworking and Coatings; and vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Barry currently serves as a director of Rogers Corporation.

Steven T. Merkt, Director

Steven T. Merkt currently serves as the president of the Transportation Solutions segment at TE Connectivity Ltd., one of the world’s largest suppliers of connectivity and sensor solutions to the automotive and commercial vehicle marketplaces. Since joining the company in 1989, Mr. Merkt has held various leadership positions in general management, operations, engineering, marketing, supply chain, and new product launches. He was appointed to his current position in August 2012, after serving as president of TE’s Automotive business. Steven also serves on the Board of Directors for the Isonoma Foundation.

Andrea E. Utecht, Director

Andrea E. Utecht is the executive vice president, general counsel, and secretary of FMC. She joined FMC in July 2001 as chief legal officer and served as FMC’s vice president, general counsel and secretary since January 2002. Prior to joining FMC, Ms. Utecht was senior vice president, secretary, and general counsel of ATOFINA Chemicals, Inc., now known as Arkema Inc. She was with ATOFINA and its predecessor companies for 20 years, including three years as vice president for acquisitions and divestitures.

Paul W. Graves, Director

Paul Graves is the president, chief executive officer, and director of Livent. Before joining Livent, Mr. Graves was the executive vice president and chief financial officer of FMC for six years.

Mr. Graves previously served as a managing director and partner in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs Group in Hong Kong and was the co-head of Natural Resources for Asia. He also served as the global head of Agricultural Investment Banking and global head of Chemical Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs.