Mr. Newlin joined Univar in June 2016 as President and Chief Executive Officer. In November 2016, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors for Univar. He previously served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of PolyOne Corporation from 2006-2014, and Executive Chairman of the Board until 2016. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Newlin was President, Industrial Sector at Ecolab, Inc. He previously spent 24 years at Nalco Chemical Company in positions of increasing responsibility, and served as President and Director of Nalco from 1998 to 2001, and was President, Chief Operating Officer, and Vice Chairman from 2000 to 2001. In addition to his election to the Univar Board of Directors in 2014, Mr. Newlin currently serves on the boards of directors of The Chemours Company and Oshkosh Corporation. He also serves on the board of governors for Firestone Country Club. Mr. Newlin holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, and has completed the Tuck Executive Program at Dartmouth College and the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. He also served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service, earning an accelerated promotion.
Mr. Byrne joined Univar in December 2010 and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company. He was formerly a consultant to the Company. He served as the Chairman of Commodities from February 2014 through January 2015. From February 2013 to January 2014, he was the Executive Chairman of Univar Basic Chemical Solutions (BCS). From December 2010 to September 2011, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Univar. Prior to Univar, Mr. Byrne served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of BCS, a company he co-founded in 1995. Under Mr. Byrne’s leadership, BCS grew to become a company with global operations and nearly $900 million in 2009 sales revenue. Prior to BCS, Mr. Byrne began his career in 1980 at AlliedSignal (now Honeywell) where he held roles in several functional areas, culminating as President of AlliedSignal’s Fluorine Products Division. Mr. Byrne holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance and Masters in Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Mr. Fox has been a director since October 2007. Since 2001, Mr. Fox has served as a consultant and outside board member to companies in varying industries. From 2000 to 2001, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of CyberSafe Corporation, a provider of e-security solutions and services. Prior to joining CyberSafe, Mr. Fox was Chief Financial Officer and a member of the board of directors of Wall Data, Incorporated, a software company. Mr. Fox spent 28 years at Ernst & Young LLP, last serving as Managing Partner of its Seattle office. He serves on the boards of directors of Acxiom Corporation, ServiceMaster, and Pinnacle West Capital Corporation. In addition, he serves as a member of the Board of Directors of HonorHealth and is on the Board of Visitors of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Mr. Fox previously served on the boards of Pendrell Corporation, Orbitz Worldwide, aQuantive Inc., Shurgard Storage Centers Inc., PopCap Games and Flow International. Mr. Fox received a B.A. degree in Business Administration from Ohio University and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Shapiro has been a director since March 2016. Mr. Shapiro is a principal for Clayton, Dubilier, & Rice, LLC, a global private equity firm he joined in 2002. Prior to CD&R, Mr. Shapiro worked in the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch & Co. and at Perry Capital, a multi-strategy investment firm. He also serves as a Director of Solenis and TruGreen. Mr. Shapiro earned a B.S. from Duke University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.
Mr. Stavropoulos has been the Lead Director since November 2016. He previously had served as Univar's non-executive chairman from November 2010 to November 2016. From May to December 2012, he served as Univar's Lead Director. Since 2006, he has been an Advisory Partner to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a global private equity firm. Mr. Stavropoulos is currently Chairman Emeritus of the board of directors of The Dow Chemical Company, a diversified chemical company. From 2000 to 2006, he served as Chairman of Dow; from 2002 to 2004 he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; from 1995 to 2000 he was President and Chief Executive Officer; and from 1993 to 1995, he was President and Chief Operating Officer. In a career spanning 39 years at Dow, Mr. Stavropoulos also served in a variety of positions in research, marketing and general management and was a member of the board of directors of Dow from July 1990 to March 2006. He is a director of Teradata Corporation, Maersk Inc., and Tyco International, Inc., and is on the Advisory Board for Metalmark Capital LLC. He is a trustee to the Fidelity Group of Funds. Mr. Stavropoulos is the President and Founder of the Michigan Baseball Foundation. Mr. Stavropoulos is past Chairman of the American Chemistry Council, Society of Chemical Industry, and American Plastics Council. He earned a B.S. degree from Fordham University and a doctorate in medicinal chemistry from the University of Washington.
Mr. Wasserman has been a director since November 2010. Since 1998, Mr. Wasserman has been with Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a global private equity firm. Before joining CD&R, Mr. Wasserman worked in the principal investment area at Goldman, Sachs & Co., an investment banking and securities firm, and as a management consultant at Monitor Company, a strategy consulting firm. Mr. Wasserman led CD&R’s acquisition of Hertz from Ford Motor Company, the carve-out of Culligan Ltd. from Veolia Environment and the acquisition of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. Mr. Wasserman currently is serving as a director at SiteOne Landscape Supply, ServiceMaster, and Solenis. He previously served on the boards of Kinko’s, Inc., Covansys Corporation, Culligan, Hertz, and ICO Global Communications (Holdings) Limited, currently known as Pendrell Corporation. He is a graduate of Amherst College and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Pappas joined the board of directors in May 2015. Since the sale of Trinseo, a leading global materials company, to Bain Capital Partners in June 2010, Mr. Pappas has served as its President and Chief Executive Officer. From July 2000 to November 2009, Mr. Pappas was an executive at NOVA Chemicals Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of chemicals, plastic resins, and end-products, where he assumed executive roles with increasingly global responsibilities, including President and Chief Executive Officer from May 2009 to November 2009. Mr. Pappas also serves on the board for Trinseo S.A. and FirstEnergy Corporation, a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Previously, he has served on the Boards of Directors for Methanex Corp., NOVA Chemicals Corporation, and Allegheny Energy, Inc. Mr. Pappas holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Teo has been a Director since July 2015. Since April 1996, Ms. Teo has been with Temasek, a global investment company based in Singapore. She is currently Senior Managing Director, Investment, with primary responsibility for Transport and Logistics investments. During her 19-year tenure at Temasek, Ms. Teo has been involved in originating, evaluating, and managing investment opportunities across a broad range of sectors, including Financial Services, Telecommunications, Media & Technology, and Transport and Logistics. She has also been involved in shaping various institutional initiatives within Temasek including organizational structures, talent development, and governance framework. Prior to joining Temasek, Ms. Teo was with Singapore Press Holdings. She received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the National University of Singapore, and is a CFA charter holder.
Mr. Doheny has been a Director since May 2016. Since 2000, Mr. Doheny has been with Reyes Holdings, LLC, the 12th largest privately held company in the United States. He currently serves as Chairman of Reyes’ Coca-Cola distribution business, and successfully led the company’s 2015 acquisition and integration of the distribution of Coca-Cola products. From 2000 to 2014, Mr. Doheny served as Chief Financial Officer, and was responsible for all financial aspects of the business including acquisitions, financing, internal controls and reporting, capital investments, and budgeting. He also played a key role in strategy development, information technology and human resources. Prior to joining Reyes, Mr. Doheny spent more than 16 years with KPMG LLP in Chicago, Ill., and Montvale, N.J., including six years as an audit partner. He was the founder of the KPMG Audit Committee Institute advising public boards of directors around the world. Mr. Doheny currently serves on the board of directors of the Special Olympics of Illinois Foundation, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Chicago Economic Club, the Lumen Institute, the University of Illinois President’s Council, and the University of Notre Dame’s President’s Circle. Mr. Doheny holds a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Mooney has served as a director since October 2016. From March 2000 to March 2001, he served as a Délégué General-North America, Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux. From 1969 to 2000, he held numerous executive position at Nalco Chemical Company, including President and Chief Operating Officer, before becoming Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1994. He previously served on the boards of Cabot Microelectronics Corporation, Commonwealth Edison Company (a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation), FMC Corp., the Northern Trust Corporation, and Polyone Corp. He holds a B.S in Chemical Engineering and J.D from the University of Texas. Mr. Mooney is a Graduate of the MIT Sloan Senior Executive Program.
Mr. Wood has been a director since October 2016. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Wood was Chairman, President and CEO of Crompton Corporation (merged with Great Lakes Chemical to become Chemtura Corporation in 2005). He spent 27 years in a variety of sales, marketing and management roles within the Dow Chemical organization and ultimately became the Business Group President of the Thermosets and Dow Automotive Group. In this role, Mr. Wood was named to Dow's Corporate Operating Board, which was charged with setting corporate strategy and establishing corporate policies. Prior to that, Mr. Wood was the Global Vice President of Polyurethanes and Global Vice President of Engineered Plastics. Mr. Wood currently serves on the board of Praxair and MRC Global Inc. He previously served on the board of the Jarden Corporation. He is currently the Chairman of the United States Gymnastics Foundation and has recently been added to the U.S. Olympic Committee's board of directors. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor of arts in 1976.
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