Peter R. Huntsman
Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer
Peter R. Huntsman has served as an executive and Director of the Company and various affiliates since 1994. He presently serves as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Huntsman has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since January 2018 and he sits on the Board’s Litigation Committee.
Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in July 2000, Mr. Huntsman served as the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer, positions he held since 1994. He began his career at the Company working for Olympus Oil in 1983 and, in 1987, he joined Huntsman Polypropylene Corporation as Vice President before serving as its Senior Vice President and General Manager. Mr. Huntsman also served as Senior Vice President of Huntsman Chemical Corporation and as Senior Vice President of Huntsman Packaging Corporation, a former subsidiary. He currently serves as Non-executive Chairman and a director of Venator Materials PLC, a publicly-traded global pigments company headquartered in the U.K., which separated from the Company in 2017.
Mr. Huntsman has more than 30 years of experience in the global chemical industry and has held both operational and executive leadership positions in the United States and abroad. He has built extensive and lasting relationships with customers, suppliers, governmental and regulatory agencies, NGOs, labor unions, political leaders, and communities in which the Company operates around the world. He is widely recognized as a leader by and among his peers in the industry and recently became Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Chemistry Council, the industry’s trade, education and advocacy association representing more than $550 billion in enterprise value.
Charitable giving and civic engagement have been a hallmark of Huntsman Corporation since its founding 50 years ago and Mr. Huntsman is the Chairman and CEO of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation, which raises funds for and supports the ongoing research, treatment and educational programs of the world-renowned Huntsman Cancer Institute. He is also CEO of the Huntsman Foundation, which, most recently, committed $150 million to the University of Utah to establish the Huntsman Mental Health Institute, which is expected to become a nationally-recognized leader in mental health research, care, education and community outreach. Mr. Huntsman is a member of various executive boards and councils, including the Board of Overseers for the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania; the Memorial Hermann Health Systems Board of Directors; the Executive Committee of The American Chemistry Council; the Board of Directors for the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion; and the Board of Advisors for Interfaith of The Woodlands. He also helps to direct a number of domestic and international humanitarian projects funded by the Huntsman family and Huntsman companies.
The Board has concluded that Mr. Huntsman, 57, should continue to serve as Chairman of the Board and Director because his current position as President and Chief Executive Officer enables him to bring invaluable operational, financial, regulatory and governance insights to the Board. His long and extensive role in the history and management of the Company and its affiliates enables him to continually educate and advise the Board on our business, the chemicals industry, and related opportunities and challenges. His broad and widely-recognized stature in the chemical industry globally ensures that the Company’s views and interests are represented on issues of importance to the Company and the chemical industry at every level.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Sean Douglas is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Douglas was appointed to this position in January 2017. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Corporate Development and Treasurer since July 2016. Mr. Douglas left the Company in July 2012 to perform charitable services and rejoined the Company in July 2015 as Vice President, Corporate Development. He previously served as our Vice President, Corporate Development from December 2009 until July 2012. Mr. Douglas served as Vice President and Treasurer from 2002 to December 2009, Vice President, Finance from July 2001 to 2002 and Vice President, Administration from January 1997 to July 2001. Prior to joining Huntsman in 1990, Mr. Douglas worked for the accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary
David Stryker is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary. Mr. Stryker was appointed to this position upon joining Huntsman in June of 2013. Prior to joining Huntsman, Mr. Stryker served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer of the BASF Corporation. For nine years he worked as the senior legal, compliance and government affairs officer in North America and sat on the North America Executive Committee. Previously, he was Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Siemens Corporation and, prior to that, a partner at Kirkland & Ellis. Mr. Stryker started his legal career as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Robert H. Bork on the Circuit Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific and Division President, Polyurethanes
Anthony P. Hankins is Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific and Division President, Polyurethanes. Mr. Hankins was appointed to CEO, Asia Pacific in February 2011 and to President, Polyurethanes in March 2004. From May 2003 to February 2004, Mr. Hankins served as President, Performance Products, from January 2002 to April 2003, he served as Global Vice President, Rigids Division for our Polyurethanes business, from October 2000 to December 2001, he served as Vice President—Americas for our Polyurethanes business, and from March 1998 to September 2000, he served as Vice President—Asia Pacific for our Polyurethanes business. Mr. Hankins worked for ICI from 1980 to February 1998, when he joined our Company. At ICI, Mr. Hankins held numerous management positions in the plastics, fibers and polyurethanes businesses. He has extensive international experience, having held senior management positions in Europe, Asia and the U.S.
Division President, Textile Effects
Rohit Aggarwal is Division President, Textile Effects. Prior to his appointment to this position in July 2016, Mr. Aggarwal served as Vice President and Managing Director of Indian Subcontinent since July 2015. Mr. Aggarwal joined Huntsman in 2005 and has held various positions within the Advanced Materials and Textile Effects divisions. Mr. Aggarwal left the Company in 2013 to join Louis Dreyfus Commodities B.V. as Chief Executive Officer of Asia Region, a position he held until his return in 2015.
Division President, Performance Products
Monte G. Edlund is Division President, Performance Products. Prior to his appointment to this position in July 2015, Mr. Edlund served as Vice President—Americas, Advanced Materials since July 2011. From December 2007 to July 2011, Mr. Edlund served as Vice President—Global Specialty Textiles, Textile Effects, from April 2002 to December 2007, he served as Vice President, Polymers and from June 1999 to April 2002, he served as Vice President, Marketing, Base Chemicals and Polymers. Prior to joining Huntsman in 1997 as Vice President—Marketing, Rexene, Mr. Edlund held numerous positions with Rexene Corporation.
Division President, Advanced Materials
Scott J. Wright is Division President, Advanced Materials. Mr. Wright was appointed to this position in June 2016. Prior to that time, Mr. Wright served as Vice President of Huntsman Advanced Materials — Europe, Middle East & Africa since 2011. Before joining Huntsman’s Advanced Materials division, Mr. Wright spent 15 years in Huntsman’s Pigments division in a number of roles of increasing responsibility – including product development, business planning, marketing and sales. Prior to joining Huntsman in July 1999, Mr. Wright worked with ICI.
Ronald W. Gerrard
Senior Vice President, Environmental, Health & Safety and Manufacturing Excellence
Ronald W. Gerrard is Senior Vice President, Environmental, Health & Safety and Manufacturing Excellence. Mr. Gerrard was appointed to this position in June of 2009. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Gerrard served as Vice President, Global Operations and Technology in our Polyurethanes business from May 2004 to June 2009. From 1999 to May 2004, Mr. Gerrard served as Vice President, Asia; Business Director, Flexible Foams; and Director, EHS and Engineering, also within our Polyurethanes business. Prior to joining Huntsman in 1999, Mr. Gerrard had worked for ICI and for EVC, a joint venture between ICI and Enichem. Mr. Gerrard is a Chartered Engineer.
R. Wade Rogers
Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources
R. Wade Rogers is Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources. Mr. Rogers has held this position since May 2004. From October 2003 to May 2004, Mr. Rogers served as Director, Human Resources—Americas and from August 2000 to October 2003, he served as Director, Human Resources for our Polymers and Base Chemicals businesses. From the time he joined Huntsman in 1994 to August 2000, Mr. Rogers served as Area Manager, Human Resources—Jefferson County Operations. Prior to joining Huntsman, Mr. Rogers held a variety of positions with Texaco Chemical Company.
Other Corporate Officers
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Twila Day is Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Ms. Day was appointed to this position upon joining Huntsman in November 2018. Prior to joining Huntsman, Ms. Day was Managing Director, National Practice Lead for Technology Services, and a member of the executive committee at Alvarez & Marsal. Previously, Ms. Day served at SYSCO Corporation for more than 20 years in a variety of positions, culminating in her appointment as Senior Vice President Information Technology and Chief Information Officer.
Kevin C. Hardman
Vice President, Tax
Kevin C. Hardman is Vice President, Tax. Mr. Hardman served as Chief Tax Officer from 1999 until he was appointed to his current position in 2002. Mr. Hardman is also Vice President, Tax of Huntsman International. Prior to joining Huntsman in 1999, Mr. Hardman was a tax Senior Manager with the accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche, LLP, where he worked for 10 years. Mr. Hardman is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a master's degree in tax accounting.
Philip M. Lister
Vice President, Corporate Development
Philip M. Lister is Vice President, Corporate Development. Mr. Lister was appointed to this position effective May 2019. From April 2011, Mr. Lister served in Huntsman’s Polyurethanes division as Vice President, Global Finance and Controller, a role including divisional leadership of strategic planning as well as mergers and acquisitions. Prior to that, Mr. Lister served in numerous financial and business roles in Polyurethanes both in Europe and in the United States. Mr. Lister joined Huntsman in July 1999 with the ICI acquisition. Mr. Lister is a UK Chartered Management Accountant.
Ivan M. Marcuse
Vice President, Investor Relations
Ivan M. Marcuse is Vice President, Investor Relations. Prior to joining Huntsman in April 2017, Mr. Marcuse served as Director, Equity Research, Specialty Chemicals for KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. from 2011 to 2017. Previously, he was Vice President, Equity Research, Building Products and Materials, for Northcoast Research. Mr. Marcuse is a CFA charterholder and holds a master's degree in business administration.
Vice President and Treasurer
Yuhua “Claire” Mei is Vice President and Treasurer. Ms. Mei was appointed to this role upon joining Huntsman in August of 2018. Prior to joining Huntsman, Ms. Mei served as Vice President and Treasurer at Chobani Global Holdings since 2016. Previously, Ms. Mei served in a variety of treasury and financial roles with increasing responsibility at several companies including Kraft Foods, PepsiCo, and Hyatt Corporation. Ms. Mei was also a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in Shanghai, China. Ms. Mei holds a master's degree in business administration.
Vice President, Internal Audit
Pierre Poukens is Vice President, Internal Audit. Mr. Poukens was appointed to this position effective February 2012. Mr. Poukens joined Huntsman in January 2000 as Internal Audit Manager and was appointed as Director of Internal Audit in April 2005. Prior to joining Huntsman, Mr. Poukens held various accounting and auditing positions with European companies in Belgium. Mr. Poukens is a Certified Internal Auditor and holds a master's degree in business administration and a master's degree in internal auditing.
Nooshin E. Vaughn
Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis
Nooshin E. Vaughn is Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis. Ms. Vaughn was appointed to this position effective June 2018. Ms. Vaughn previously served as Director, Investor Relations. Prior to that, Ms. Vaughn held numerous roles in finance, accounting and information technology. Prior to joining Huntsman in 1997, Ms. Vaughn worked for the accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche. Ms. Vaughn is a Certified Public Accountant.
Randy W. Wright
Vice President and Controller
Randy W. Wright is Vice President and Controller effective February 2012. Mr. Wright previously served as Assistant Controller and Director of Financial Reporting since July 2004. Prior to joining Huntsman in 2004, Mr. Wright held various positions with Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Riverwood International, Johns Manville and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Wright is a Certified Public Accountant.