Board of Directors
Peter R. Huntsman
Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer
Peter R. Huntsman is President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of our Company. Mr. Huntsman also serves on our Litigation Committee. Prior to his appointment in July 2000 as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Huntsman had served as President and Chief Operating Officer since 1994. In 1987, Mr. Huntsman joined Huntsman Polypropylene Corporation as Vice President before serving as Senior Vice President and General Manager. Mr. Huntsman has also served as President of Olympus Oil, as Senior Vice President of Huntsman Chemical Corporation and as a Senior Vice President of Huntsman Packaging Corporation, a former subsidiary of our Company. Mr. Huntsman is a director or manager, as applicable, of Huntsman International and certain of our other subsidiaries.
Nolan D. Archibald
Vice Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Lead Independent Director
Mr. Archibald has served as one of our directors since March 2005. He is currently our Vice Chairman and Lead Independent Director. Mr. Archibald is also Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of our Compensation Committee. Mr. Archibald served as Executive Chairman of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., a consumer and commercial products company, since March 2010 to March 2013. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Black & Decker Corporation from 1986 until 2010, as well as Chairman of the Board of The Black & Decker Corporation from 1987 until 2010. In addition, Mr. Archibald serves as a director of Lockheed Martin Corporation and Brunswick Corporation.
M. Anthony Burns
Chairman of the Audit Committee and Director
Mr. Burns has served as one of our directors since March 2010. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Governance Committee. Mr. Burns currently serves as Chairman Emeritus of Ryder System, Inc., a provider of transportation and logistics services, a position that he has held since 2002. Mr. Burns served in several positions at Ryder until his retirement in 2002, including Chairman of the Board from 1985 to 2002, Chief Executive Officer from 1983 to 2000 and President from 1979 to 1999. Prior to joining Ryder, Mr. Burns served in management of Mobil Oil Corporation. He is a Life Trustee of the University of Miami in Florida and is active in cultural and civic organizations in Florida.
Wayne A. Reaud
Chairman of the Litigation Committee and Director
Mr. Reaud has served as one of our directors since March 2005. Mr. Reaud currently serves as Chairman of our Litigation Committee, which was formed in November 2008, and he serves as a member of our Compensation Committee. Mr. Reaud is a trial lawyer and the founder of the law firm of Reaud, Morgan & Quinn. For over 30 years, he has represented clients in significant cases involving personal injury, product and premises liability, toxic torts and business litigation. Mr. Reaud has handled first impression mass tort litigation involving asbestos premises liability claims, including the largest asbestos product liability class action lawsuit in the history of Texas courts. He also represented the State of Texas in its landmark litigation against the tobacco industry. Mr. Reaud currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Beaumont Foundation of America and is a Director of the Reaud Charitable Foundation. He is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers, a member of the Philosophical Society and a member of the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee. Mr. Reaud was chosen as the Most Distinguished Alumni of Texas Tech University Law School in 1998 and also chosen as the Most Distinguished Alumni of Lamar University in 2006. Mr. Reaud was awarded the Honorary Order of the Coif by the University of Texas in 2011. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America.
Dr. Mary C. Beckerle
Dr. Beckerle has served as one of our directors since May 2011. She is a member of our Audit Committee and our Governance Committee. Dr. Beckerle is an internationally recognized scientist who has served on numerous national scientific boards and committees, including the Advisory Committee to the Director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Association for Cancer Research. She is also a member of cancer policy and advisory boards at Harvard University, Georgetown University, the University of Pennsylvania, the National Center for Biological Sciences in Bangalore (India), and the Mechanobiology Institute of the National University of Singapore. She also serves as a director of Johnson & Johnson. Dr. Beckerle is a Distinguished Professor of Biology in the College of Science at the University of Utah, which she joined in 1986. Since 2006, Dr. Beckerle has served as Chief Executive Officer of Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah. Dr. Beckerle served as President of the American Society for Cell Biology in 2006, held a Guggenheim Fellowship at the Curie Institute in Paris, and is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Mr. Ferrari has served as a director since March 2018. Mr. Ferrari serves as Chief Executive Officer of Versalis S.p.A., a chemical manufacturer, and as Chairman of Matrìca S.p.A., a joint-venture with Novamont focusing on renewable chemistry, positions he has held since March 2011. Mr. Ferrari is a former employee of our company and has over 30 years of experience in the chemical industry. He worked for our company in various levels of increasing responsibility from 1997 to 2011, where he ultimately served as President of our Performance Products division. Prior to joining Huntsman in 1997, Mr. Ferrari worked for Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) and Agip Petroli (Eni group). He is President of PlasticsEurope, an association of plastics manufacturers, and a board member of Cefic. Mr. Ferrari also serves as a director, Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of Venator Materials PLC, which separated from Huntsman in 2017.
Sir Robert J. Margetts
Sir Robert has served as one of our directors since August 2010. He is a member of our Audit Committee and our Governance Committee. He currently serves as Deputy Chairman of OJSC Uralkali, a publicly traded potash fertilizer producer, and on the boards of a number of privately held companies. Sir Robert previously served as a director of Anglo American PLC from 1998 to 2010, Chairman of Legal & General Group PLC from 2000 until 2010 and Chairman of BOC Group PLC from 2002 to 2006. Sir Robert served as Chairman - Europe of Huntsman Corporation from 2000 to August 2010. He worked for Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) in various levels of increasing responsibility from 1969 to 2000, where he ultimately served as the Vice Chairman of its Main Board.
U.S. Navy Retired Vice Admiral Jan E. Tighe
U.S. Navy Retired Vice Admiral Tighe has served as one of our directors since February 2019. She currently serves as a member of the National Security Sector Advisory Committee of The MITRE Corporation, as a member on the Strategic Advisory Group of Paladin Capital Group, and as a Director on the Board of Directors of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Vice Admiral Tighe is also a National Association of Corporate Directors Governance Fellow. She previously served as the U.S. Navy Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare comprising executive responsibilities as Director of Naval Intelligence, U.S. Navy's Chief Information Officer, and Director of Cybersecurity before her retirement from the Navy in August 2018. Vice Admiral Tighe served in the Navy since 1980 in various roles of increasing seniority including Commander of the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and U.S. Tenth Fleet. Vice Admiral Tighe is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, and she also graduated from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) with M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, respectively. Vice Admiral Tighe would later serve as the President of NPS (from 2012 to 2013) and was inducted into the NPS Hall of Fame in June 2018 for her distinguished accomplishments and contributions at the highest levels of public service.
Jon M. Huntsman
June 21, 1937 – February 2, 2018
Jon M. Huntsman was our founder and Chairman Emeritus of our company until his passing on February 2, 2018. Widely regarded as one of his generation's great industrialists, Mr. Huntsman leaves behind an extraordinary legacy. He was a pioneer in the chemical industry, having founded the Huntsman Container Company in 1970, which revolutionized packaging and plastics, and was the initial predecessor to what is today known as Huntsman Corporation. In 1974, Mr. Huntsman created the "clamshell" container for fast-food sandwiches and went on to invent as many as 30 other popular products, including the first plastic plates and bowls.
In 1982, Mr. Huntsman formed Huntsman Chemical Corporation in Salt Lake City. While serving as its Chairman and CEO, he led the Company through constant, rapid growth with myriad impeccably timed and well-integrated acquisitions. Today Huntsman Corporation and Venator Corporation (a public subsidiary of Huntsman Corporation) together represent an $11 billion global manufacturer and marketer of chemicals. In December 2017, the Board of Directors of Huntsman Corporation named Mr. Huntsman Director and Chairman Emeritus, and elected his son, Peter R. Huntsman, Chairman, President and CEO.
In his heart, Mr. Huntsman was first a philanthropist, and his life's ambition much greater than business. His mission was to find a cure for cancer and alleviate its ravaging effects on mankind. In 1995, he contributed $100 million to establish the Huntsman Cancer Institute, a pioneer in genetic research and treatment and today one of the world's most renowned cancer institutes and hospitals, located in Salt Lake City.