People: W. R. Grace & Co (GRA.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Alfred Festa

55 2011 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Gregory Poling

59 2011 President, Chief Operating Officer

Andrew La Force

50 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Elizabeth Brown

51 2015 Chief Human Resource Officer

Mark Shelnitz

56 2005 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Keith Cole

56 2014 Vice President - Government Relations and Environment, Health and Safety

Christopher Steffen

74 2012 Lead Independent Director

H. Furlong Baldwin

83 2002 Independent Director

Ronald Cambre

76 1998 Independent Director

Robert Cummings

65 2015 Independent Director

Marye Fox

67 1996 Independent Director

Diane Gulyas

58 2015 Independent Director

Janice Henry

63 2012 Independent Director

Jeffry Quinn

56 2012 Independent Director

Mark Tomkins

59 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 W. R. Grace & Co. He joined Grace in 2003 as President and Chief Operating Officer. He was elected Chief Executive Officer in 2005 and Chairman in January 2008. In November 2011 he stepped down as President. 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.

Gregory Poling

Mr. Gregory E. Poling is the President, Chief Operating Officer of W. R. Grace & Co., since November 03, 2011. He joined the company in 1977 shortly after his college graduation and has earned seven senior level promotions. In 1999, he was appointed to Vice President and General Manager of Grace Davison’s silica products worldwide and in 2003, named President of Davison Chemicals’ specialty materials business. In 2005, Mr. Poling became President of Grace Davison and Vice President of W. R. Grace & Co., where he had responsibility for Grace Davison’s global operations and oversaw Advanced Refining Technologies LLC, Grace’s joint venture with Chevron Products Company. Mr. Poling served as a director of Foamex International, Inc. until January 2010.

Andrew La Force

Mr. Andrew Hudson La Force, III is Chief Financial Officer, 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 the Chief Human Resource Officer of the Company. 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 W. R. Grace & Co. 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 W. R. Grace & Co. He has been appointed as Lead Director of the company effective June 28, 2012. Mr. Steffen served as Vice Chairman of Citicorp and its principal subsidiary, Citibank N.A. He is a private investor. Mr. Steffen is a director of Accelrys, Inc., Viasystems Group, Inc., and Platinum Underwriters Holdings, Ltd. Mr. Steffen has 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.

H. Furlong Baldwin

Mr. H. Furlong Baldwin is an Independent Director of W. R. Grace & Co., since January 16, 2002. Mr. Baldwin 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 is Chairman of NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. He served as a director of Platinum Underwriters Holdings, Ltd. and Allegheny Energy Inc. until 2011. Mr. Baldwin brings to the Board the management and governance knowledge he developed as a banking chief executive and public company board member and experience in banking and finance including knowledge of the business development, acquisitions, capital raising, operations and financial issues facing corporations. Mr. Baldwin has governance and oversight experience developed as a director of multiple public companies.

Ronald Cambre

Mr. Ronald C. Cambre is an Independent Director of W. R. Grace & Co., since September 01, 1998. Mr. Cambre is retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Newmont Mining Corporation. He joined Newmont as Vice Chairman and CEO in 1993 and retired as CEO in 2000 and as Chairman in 2001. Mr. Cambre served as Chairman of the Board of McDermott International, Inc. and as a director of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. until 2011

Robert Cummings

Mr. Robert F. Cummings, Jr. is the Independent Director of W. R. Grace & Co. Cummings has more than 30 years of investment banking experience spanning financings, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic advice. He has served as Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at JPMorgan Chase & Co. since 2010. He began his business career in the investment banking division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in 1973 and was a partner of the firm when he retired in 1998. Currently he also is a director of Corning Inc. and Viasystems Group, Inc.

Marye Fox

Dr. Marye Anne Fox, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of W. R. Grace & Co. Dr. Fox has been Retired in 2012 as Chancellor of the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at that institution after serving in those positions since 2004. She currently serves as Chancellor Emerita and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCSD. She was previously Chancellor of North Carolina State University and Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry. Dr. Fox has served as the Co-Chair of the National Academy of Sciences' Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable and served on the National Science Board and on President Bush's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. She has served as the Vice Chair of the National Science Board. Dr. Fox is a director of Bridgepoint Education, Inc. and Red Hat, Inc. and served as a director of Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc. until 2008 and Boston Scientific Corporation until 2010.

Diane Gulyas

Ms. Diane H. Gulyas is the Independent Director of W. R. Grace & Co. Gulyas brings to the board substantial and varied management experience and achievement in engineering, manufacturing, marketing, and non-U.S. sales and distribution gained over many years as a senior executive of E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company. She last served as President of DuPont’s performance polymers business from 2009 to 2014. Prior to that, she was chief marketing and sales officer, leading corporate branding and marketing communications, market research, e-business, and global sales and marketing. Gulyas also currently serves as a director of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.

Janice Henry

Ms. Janice K. Henry is an Independent Director of W. R. Grace & Co., since January 18, 2012. She served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer until 2006 and Chief Financial Officer until 2005 of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (a chemical and materials manufacturer); after her retirement in 2006, she provided consulting services to Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. until 2009. Ms. Henry served as a director of North American Galvanizing and Coatings, Inc. until its acquisition in 2010 by AZZ Incorporated, of Inco Limited until its acquisition in 2006 by CVRD, and of Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc until 2014.

Jeffry Quinn

Mr. Jeffry N. Quinn is an Independent Director of W. R. Grace & Co., since November 7, 2012. He Serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Quinn Group LLC, a diversified holding company with investments in the industrial, active lifestyle, and entertainment sectors, and Quinpario Partners LLC, an investment and operating firm in the performance materials and specialty chemical sectors, each of which he formed in 2012. Since September 2014, Mr. Quinn has served as Chairman of Quinpario Acquisition Corp. 2, a blank-check company sponsored by a subsidiary of Quinpario Partners LLC. He served as Chairman and President of Quinpario Acquisition Corp. from May 2013 until it acquired Jason Industries, Inc. in June 2014. Since July 2014 Mr. Quinn has served as Chairman of the Board of Jason Industries, Inc. Mr. Quinn served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2004 and Chairman from 2006 of Solutia Inc., a global leader in specialty chemicals until its sale in 2012 to Eastman Chemical Company. Mr. Quinn joined Solutia as an executive officer in 2003, serving as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and, from June 2003, Chief Restructuring Officer. Solutia filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in December 2003 and emerged from bankruptcy protection in February 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Quinn served as Executive Vice President of Premcor, Inc. (a refinery group) and Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Arch Coal Inc. Mr. Quinn is also a director of Tronox Limited and Ferro Corporation and he served as a director of MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. until 2013.

Mark Tomkins

Mr. Mark E. Tomkins is an Independent Director of W. R. Grace & Co., since September 09, 2006. Mr. Tomkins 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 January 2006. He served as CFO 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 CVR Energy, Inc. and Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc., a privately-held renewable polymer and energy company. He is currently a corporate consultant and private investor.

Tania Almond

Basic Compensation

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Alfred Festa

312,964 21,813,400

Gregory Poling

71,030 4,711,400

Andrew La Force

61,186 3,856,980

Elizabeth Brown

0 0

Mark Shelnitz

31,710 1,802,430

Keith Cole

0 0

Christopher Steffen

0 0

H. Furlong Baldwin

0 0

Ronald Cambre

0 0

Robert Cummings

0 0

Marye Fox

0 0

Diane Gulyas

0 0

Janice Henry

0 0

Jeffry Quinn

0 0

Mark Tomkins

0 0

Tania Almond

0 0
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