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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Dan Smith

70 Independent Chairman of the Board

Kevin Fogarty

51 2009 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Stephen Tremblay

58 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Melinda Conley

51 2012 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President

Vijay Mhetar

46 2017 Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Marcello Boldrini

55 2017 Senior Vice President, Chemical Segment President

J. Fernando Haddad

53 2015 Senior Vice President, Global Operations

Holger Jung

54 2017 Senior Vice President, Polymer Segment President

Christopher Russell

51 2015 Chief Accounting Officer

James Simmons

51 2014 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Heba Botros

47 2016 Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy

Suzanne Pesgens

46 2016 Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer

Shelley Bausch

51 2017 Director

Mark Blinn

55 2017 Director

Anna Catalano

57 2011 Independent Director

Dominique Fournier

66 2012 Independent Director

John Gallagher

53 2011 Independent Director

Barry Goldstein

74 2009 Independent Director

Francis Kalman

69 2011 Independent Director

Karen Twitchell

61 2009 Independent Director

H. Gene Shiels

2012 Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Dan Smith

Mr. Dan F. Smith is an Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He 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.

Kevin Fogarty

Mr. Kevin M. Fogarty is the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company. 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.

Stephen Tremblay

Mr. Stephen E. Tremblay is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He held various financial positions, including Chief Financial Officer, at Vertis, Inc., a provider of print advertising and media technology. Mr. Tremblay held senior finance positions at Wellman, Inc., a provider of polyester fiber and resins, from 1990 to 1997 and was a member of the accounting and auditing practice at Ernst & Young LLP, from 1983 to 1990. Mr. Tremblay earned a B.S. degree in business administration from Bryant University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Melinda Conley

Ms. Melinda S. Conley is Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Prior to joining us, from 2006 to 2011, Ms. Conley served in various capacities; including Vice President, Total Rewards for Dean Foods, a multi-billion dollar publicly-traded food and beverage company, with responsibility for all compensation and benefits. Prior to that role, she served as Vice President, Human Resources, where she was responsible for all aspects of human resources within the largest division. Ms. Conley previously held multiple human resources positions within the United States and England, with increasing responsibility, at companies including Capital One Financial Corporation, Monsanto Corporation, AlliedSignal, and Ford Motor Company. In addition, she practiced litigation at the firm of Figari & Davenport. Ms. Conley earned a B.A. in Speech Communication and an M.A. from the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and received her J.D. from Southern Methodist University.

Vijay Mhetar

Dr. Vijay Mhetar is Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of the Company. He is responsible for global research & development and technical service activities as well as implementation of our company-wide innovation process. Dr. Mhetar joined us from General Cable Corporation, a wire and cable manufacturer, where he held a number of positions from 2008 through 2017, including most recently as Senior Vice President - Global Technology. Prior to his employment at General Cable, Dr. Mhetar was employed by General Electric Company, Plastics as their Global Technology Manager. Dr. Mhetar holds a Ph.D., Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Masters in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, India. Dr. Mhetar is also Six-Sigma Black Belt certified.

Marcello Boldrini

Mr. Marcello C. Boldrini is Senior Vice President, Chemical Segment President of the Company. He was the President Asia and President Global Metals and Mining for Houghton International. From October 2014 to July 2015, Mr. Boldrini was an independent management consultant. From 2010 to 2014, Mr. Boldrini held various executive management positions with Momentive, a global specialty chemical company, including most recently, the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to his experience at Momentive, Mr. Boldrini spent over nineteen years at multiple chemical companies including Ashland, Unilever and Quaker Chemical Mr. Boldrini holds a M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Milan, Italy and an M.B.A. from Bocconi University in Italy.

J. Fernando Haddad

Mr. J. Fernando C. haddad is the Senior Vice President, Global Operations of the Company. He is responsible for our global manufacturing, supply planning, and environmental, safety, & health. Prior to joining us, Mr. Haddad worked as the Global Manufacturing & Supply Chain Director for UOP, a Honeywell Company, from 2013 to 2014. Prior to Honeywell, he spent 19 years with Dow Corning, where he held increasingly more senior manufacturing and supply chain leadership positions, including Global Operations Director for the Silicon Metal Business from 2009 to 2013. Mr. Haddad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the State University of Campinas (Brazil) and an M.B.A. from Faculdade Getulio Vargas (Brazil).

Holger Jung

Dr. Holger R. Jung, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President, Polymer Segment President of Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. He is responsible for all sales, marketing and market development activities for our Polymer segment. Dr. Jung joined us from Invista, a Koch Industries subsidiary, where he held a number of positions of increasing responsibility, serving most recently since 2008 as Vice President of Invista’s North American Polyester & Intermediates business, overseeing the successful sale of that business to Indorama in 2011. Dr. Jung commenced his employment with Hoechst AG in 1990 prior to the sale of Hoechst’s polyester businesses to Koch in 1998, in positions including research and development chemist, technical service manager, and positions with oversight for quality management, strategic planning, and for the marketing and sales functions of KoSa’s European Polyester Specialty Polymer Business. Dr. Jung holds a Ph.D. in polymer chemistry from the University of Marburg in Germany.

Christopher Russell

Mr. Christopher H. Russell is Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. He served as Chief Accounting Officer for Prince International Corporation, a leading manufacturer and distributor of mineral based products. Previously, from 2011 to 2014, Mr. Russell was employed with GE Power and Water, a subsidiary of General Electric Company, as the Global Controller for its Aero Derivatives business. Before that, he served as Vice President, Financial Reporting and Technical Accounting for Intelsat, a provider of satellite communications worldwide. Mr. Russell worked with Ernst & Young LLP from 1995 to 2007. Mr. Russell earned a B.S. in accounting from the University of North Texas and is a Certified Public Accountant.

James Simmons

Mr. James L. Simmons is the Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. He joined us in January 2010 and served in various capacities in the legal department, including most recently as Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Simmons served in a number of roles, with increasing responsibilities, in the legal department of HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc., including as Vice President & Corporate Secretary from 2007 to 2010. Mr. Simmons earned B.A. and M.A. degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University and his J.D. degree from the University of Houston Law Center.

Heba Botros

Ms. Heba K. Botros is Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy of the Company. She joined us from Celgard LLC, a Polypore Company, where she held a number of positions from 2007 through 2016, including most recently as Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing. Prior to her employment at Celgard, Ms. Botros was employed by General Electric Company, Advanced Materials Division, and Altria Group. Ms. Botros holds a MBA, Strategic Management Focus, and a Bsc in Accounting & Marketing, each from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Ms. Botros is also Six Sigma Green Belt certified and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Suzanne Pesgens

Ms. Suzanne Pesgens is Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer of the company. She joined us from Arizona Chemical Company, LLC where she was the Director of Global Procurement since 2010. Prior to Arizona Chemical Company, LLC, she held a variety of roles from 1999-2010 in purchasing or marketing at a joint venture between Akzo Nobel and Monsanto Corporation (now Eastman Chemical Company). Ms. Pesgens earned a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) and an M.B.A. from Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University (Rotterdam, the Netherlands).

Shelley Bausch

Ms. Shelley Bausch is Director of the company, She is the Global Vice President, Global Industrial Coatings at PPG Industries, Inc. where she has held the role since 2014. Prior to 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.

Mark Blinn

Mr. Mark A. Blinn is Director of the company. He has 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 Catalano

Ms. Anna C. Catalano is an Independent Director of the Company. She 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.

Dominique Fournier

Mr. Dominique Fournier is an Independent Director of the Company. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Infineum International Limited, a joint venture specialty chemical company 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.

John Gallagher

Mr. John J. Gallagher, III., is an Independent Director of the Company. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Stellar CJS Holdings, LLC, a privately held investment company formed in 2009. Previously, Mr. Gallagher was the Chief Operating Officer - Melt Delivery & Control Systems / Fluid Technologies / Finance and Shared Services of Milacron LLC, a supplier of plastics processing equipment, technologies and services. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Gallagher was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Celanese Corporation and, from 2007 to 2009, he was Executive Vice President and President, Acetyls and Celanese Asia. From 1995 to 2005, Mr. Gallagher served in executive positions with Great Lakes Chemical Corp., UOP, LLC, and AlliedSignal, Inc. From 1986 to 1995, Mr. Gallagher worked for Price Waterhouse, LLP and is a certified public accountant.

Barry Goldstein

Mr. Barry J. Goldstein is an Independent Director of the Company. He 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.

Francis Kalman

Mr. Francis S. Kalman is an Independent Director of the Company. He is a senior adviser to a private investment subsidiary of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., LLC, specializing in direct investments in upstream, oilfield service and midstream companies. Mr. Kalman served as Executive Vice President of McDermott International, Inc. from February 2002 until he retired in February 2008, and as Chief Financial Officer from February 2002 until April 2007. From May 1996 to February 2002, Mr. Kalman served in executive positions, including Chief Financial Officer, at Vector ESP, Inc., Pinnacle Equity Partners, LLC, Chemical Logistics Corporation and Keystone International, Inc.

Karen Twitchell

Ms. Karen A. Twitchell is an Independent Director of the Company. She served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Landmark Aviation, a fixed base operator in the aviation industry. 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.

H. Gene Shiels