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W. R. Grace & Co (GRA)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Alfred Festa

56 2011 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Andrew La Force

51 2016 President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer

Elizabeth Brown

52 2015 Chief Human Resource Officer, Vice President

Mark Shelnitz

57 2005 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Keith Cole

57 2014 Vice President - Government Relations and Environment, Health and Safety

Christopher Steffen

75 2012 Lead Independent Director

H. Furlong Baldwin

84 2002 Independent Director

Robert Cummings

66 2015 Independent Director

Diane Gulyas

59 2015 Independent Director

Jeffry Quinn

57 2012 Independent Director

Mark Tomkins

60 2006 Independent Director

Tania Almond

2015 Investor Relations Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Alfred Festa

Mr. Alfred E. Festa is the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He served as President from 2003 to 2011 and Chief Operating Officer from 2003 to 2005. Prior to joining Grace, Mr. Festa was a partner of Morganthaler Private Equity Partners, a venture capital and buyout firm, from 2002 to 2003. From 2000 to 2002, he was with ICG Commerce, Inc., a private company providing on-line procurement services, where he last served as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, he served as Vice President and General Manager of AlliedSignal's (now Honeywell) performance fibers business. Mr. Festa is a director of NVR, Inc., a publicly held home builder.

Andrew La Force

Mr. Andrew Hudson La Force, III is President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He was Senior Vice President of W. R. Grace & Co., since April 01, 2008. Prior to joining Grace, he was Chief Operating Officer and Senior Counselor to the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education. Prior to entering public service in 2005, Mr. La Force held general management and financial management positions of increasing responsibility at Dell Inc. and AlliedSignal, (now Honeywell). Mr. La Force is a member of the advisory board of Madison Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm.

Elizabeth Brown

Ms. Elizabeth C. Brown is Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of the Company. Ms. Brown comes to Grace from Tyco, a 57,000-employee fire protection and security company. Beginning in 2010, she held leadership positions of increasing responsibility at Tyco. As Vice President, Human Resources, she provided HR leadership for several business units and global functions. She also led the Talent Center of Excellence, spanning talent management, talent acquisition, and organizational development. Prior to Tyco, Liz held Human Resources leadership roles with global chemical company LyondellBasell Industries. Brown earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of California at Los Angeles and is accredited as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute.

Mark Shelnitz

Mr. Mark A. Shelnitz is the Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. He has been with Grace since 1983. He served as associate general counsel, managing all corporate legal matters for the Company.

Keith Cole

Mr. Keith N. Cole is the Vice President - Government Relations and Environment, Health and Safety of the Company since february 2014. , Keith directs the company's EHS operations and government relations in more than 40 countries where Grace has operations.For over a decade prior to joining Grace, Keith held leadership positions in government relations and public policy for General Motors Corporation, including assignments in Shanghai and Washington, D.C. In these roles, he focused on GM's energy and environmental agenda for the company's advanced technology and promoted GM interests in growth markets in China, Russia, CIS, India, ASEAN, Africa, and the Middle East. From 1999 to 2002, Keith was a partner in the Washington law firm of Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman, LLP, and from 1997 to 1999 he was a partner with the law firm of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. In these roles, he provided government relationships and regulatory counsel on environmental, energy, and natural resource matters. Prior to his lobbying experience, he served as Counsel to the U.S. Senate, Small Business Committee (1995-1997); and Minority Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives, Energy and Commerce Committee (1989-1995). During this service was involved in a wide variety of matters including RCRA, Superfund, and the Clean Air Act. Keith earned his Juris Doctor at the University of Virginia School of Law, and his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering & Material Science from Duke University.

Christopher Steffen

Mr. Christopher J. Steffen is the Lead Independent Director of the Company. He Served as Vice Chairman of Citicorp and its principal subsidiary, Citibank N.A., until 1996. He is currently a private investor. Mr. Steffen served as a director of Viasystems Group, Inc. and Platinum Underwriters Holdings, Ltd. until 2015 and served as a director of Accelrys, Inc. until 2012. Previously, Mr. Steffen served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Eastman Kodak and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer and director of Honeywell. As Lead Independent Director, Mr. Steffen presides at all executive sessions of our Board.

H. Furlong Baldwin

Mr. H. Furlong Baldwin is an Independent Director of the Company. He Served as a director of Mercantile Bankshares Corporation from 1970 to 2003, as Chairman of the Board from 1984 to 2003 and as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1976 to 2001. Mr. Baldwin served as Chairman of NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. until 2012 and served as a director of Platinum Underwriters Holdings, Ltd. and Allegheny Energy Inc. until 2011.

Robert Cummings

Mr. Robert F. Cummings, Jr. is an Independent Director of the Company. He Served as Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from 2010 until his retirement on February 1, 2016. From 2002 to 2009, Mr. Cummings served as a senior managing director at GSC Group, Inc., a privately held money management firm. He began his business career in the investment banking division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in 1973 and was a partner of the firm from 1986 until his retirement in 1998. He served as an advisory director at Goldman Sachs until 2002. Mr. Cummings is a director of Corning Inc. and was a director of Viasystems Group, Inc. from 2002 until 2015.

Diane Gulyas

Ms. Diane H. Gulyas is an Independent Director of the Company. She Served as President of the performance polymers business of E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company which included DuPont’s engineering polymers, elastomers and films business units from 2009 to 2014. Ms. Gulyas joined DuPont in 1978 and progressed through positions of increasing responsibility including a variety of sales, marketing, technical and systems development positions, primarily in DuPont’s polymers business. Ms. Gulyas has served as vice president and general manager for DuPont’s advanced fiber business and as group vice president of DuPont’s electronic and communication technologies platform. In 2004, Ms. Gulyas was named chief marketing and sales officer of DuPont, responsible for corporate branding and marketing communications, market research, e-business and marketing/sales capability worldwide. Ms. Gulyas is a director of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. and served as a director of Navistar International Corporation until 2012.

Jeffry Quinn

Mr. Jeffry N. Quinn is an Independent Director of the Company. He Serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Jason Industries, Inc., the parent company to a global family of manufacturing leaders within the seating, finishing, components and automotive acoustics markets. Mr. Quinn served as Jason’s interim Chief Executive Officer from November 2015 until his election as Chief Executive Officer in December 2015 and has served as Chairman since 2014. Mr. Quinn served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Quinpario Acquisition Corp., a blank check company, from its inception in May 2013 until June 2014, when it completed its business combination of Jason Industries, Inc. Mr. Quinn is also the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Quinn Group LLC, a diversified holding company with investments in the industrial, real estate and active lifestyle sectors and Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Member of Quinpario Partners LLC an investment and operating firm. He has served in these roles since 2012. Prior to forming The Quinn Group LLC and Quinpario Partners LLC, Mr. Quinn was President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Solutia Inc., a global specialty chemical and performance materials company. From 2004 to 2012, Mr. Quinn served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Solutia, and served as the Chairman of the Board from 2006 to 2012. Solutia was sold to Eastman Chemical in 2012. Mr. Quinn joined Solutia in 2003 as Executive Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel. In mid-2003 he added the duties of Chief Restructuring Officer to help prepare the company for its eventual filing for reorganization under Chapter 11 later that year (Solutia emerged from bankruptcy in 2008).

Mark Tomkins

Mr. Mark E. Tomkins is an Independent Director of the Company. He Served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Innovene, a petrochemical and oil refining company controlled by BP that is now part of the INEOS Group, from 2005 until 2006. He served as Chief Financial Officer of Vulcan Materials Company from 2001 to 2005 and CFO of Great Lakes Chemical (now Chemtura) from 1998 to 2001. Prior to joining Great Lakes Chemical, Mr. Tomkins held various mid- and upper-level financial positions with AlliedSignal (now Honeywell) and Monsanto Company. Mr. Tomkins is a certified public accountant. Mr. Tomkins is a director of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. Mr. Tomkins was formerly a director of Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc., a privately held renewable polymer and energy company and of CVR Energy, Inc. He is currently a private investor.

Tania Almond

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