Board Of Directors
President and Chief Executive Officer
Patrick Williams was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer in April 2009. He had previously been Executive Vice President and President, Fuel Specialties with the Corporation since 2005. In addition to this role, he also assumed responsibility for the Performance Chemicals business in 2008. Prior to 2005, he was Chief Executive Officer for the Corporation's Fuel Specialties business in the Americas, having held a number of senior management and sales leadership roles in that business since 1993. Since February 2020, Patrick has been a Non-Executive Director for AdvanSix Inc., a NYSE listed chemicals manufacturer of nylon 6 resin, chemical intermediates and sulfate fertilizer, and is on their Compensation and Leadership Development Committee and their Health, Safety, Environmental and Sustainability Committee.
Milton C Blackmore
Milton "Bud" Blackmore was most recently the Senior Vice President, Marketing and Product Supply for Sinclair Oil Corporation, one of the largest oil companies in the U.S., and served on their Board of Directors until his retirement in 2009, having previously held a number of senior marketing roles with the Company. He was also Chairman of Sinclair Marketing Inc., the company's convenience store business. Before joining Sinclair in 1995, Bud was with Kerr-McGee Refining Corporation for 26 years, progressing through a variety of accounting, marketing and general management positions, ultimately serving as General Manager, Branded Marketing for three years. Bud has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Panhandle State University in Oklahoma. Bud is a member of the Audit Committee and a member of the Board's Compensation Committee.
David Landless was the Group Finance Director for Bodycote plc, a UK listed company, which provides thermal processing services globally for a wide range of industries including aerospace, automotive, oil and gas and construction, for 17 years until December 2016. Since March 2013, he has been a Non-Executive Director for Luxfer Holdings plc, a NYSE listed global materials technology company, and chairs their Audit Committee. In January 2017, he was appointed a Non Executive Director of Renold plc, a UK listed global manufacturer of specialist industrial chain and machinery transmissions and also chairs their Audit Committee. He is also a Non Executive Director of European Metal Recycling (EMR), a large private scrap metal recycling company and was appointed to this role in June 2017. David's early career includes fourteen years with Courtaulds plc, where he held a number of finance roles, ultimately serving as the Finance Director of Courtaulds Coatings (Holdings) Limited from 1997 to 1999. David is a Chartered Management Accountant and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Sciences from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in the UK. David is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee.
Lawrence "Larry" Padfield is currently a principal and Executive Vice President of Blackline Partners LLC, a closely held private equity and midstream logistics and terminal development company. He also serves on the Board of CAP Technologies, a private U.S. company that has developed and markets a ground breaking technology for cleaning and coating wire, rebar and plate steel. Prior to forming Blackline Partners, Larry was a founding partner and Vice President for eleven years at U.S. Development Group LLC, an industry leading biofuel and crude oil terminal development company. Larry's early career includes eighteen years at Shell Oil Company where he held a number of roles in marketing, engineering and product supply, ultimately serving as the Business Development and Acquisitions Manager for their terminal and pipeline business. Larry has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri. Larry is Chairman of the Compensation Committee, and also a member of the Audit Committee.
Robert I. Paller
Robert Paller has served on the board of numerous private companies and non-profit corporations for over forty years. He is currently a member of the Council of National Trustees for the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, Colorado. An attorney by profession, Robert has been a partner with Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP since 1965 specializing in corporate law, particularly mergers and acquisitions and currently is "Of Counsel" to the firm.
Claudia Poccia currently serves as CEO of DragonflySage, a strategic consultancy she founded to advise luxury lifestyle and beauty brands, and has over 30 years’ experience in the beauty industry. Most recently, Claudia was the Chief Marketing Officer and Head of International Business Development of bareMinerals for Shiseido Americas Corporation having previously served as President/CEO of Gurwitch Products from 2011 to 2015. Prior to that, Claudia was Global President, Beauty for Avon Products Inc. from 2009 to 2011, having joined them in 2005 as President for the US beauty business. From 1994 to 2005, Claudia worked for Estee Lauder Companies Inc., in a number of senior executive and business roles. Her early career included 7 years at Avon Products Inc., where she held a number of roles in sales. Claudia is recognized as a leader in the beauty industry and was named one of the Top 50 Most Influential People in Beauty by Beauty Inc. and has been the recipient of several awards in the industry including the Cosmetic Executive Women Achiever Award and Women’s Wear Daily Beauty Biz Award for Innovative Marketer. Claudia is the Chair of the Board’s “Nominating and Governance Committee.