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Board of Directors

PolyOne Corporation’s board of directors is comprised of individuals of substantial accomplishment with demonstrated leadership capabilities. Each of our directors also has the following personal characteristics, which are required attributes for all board members: high ethical standards, integrity, judgment and an ability to devote sufficient time to the affairs of our Company. Our board members are:

Robert M. Patterson
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of PolyOne since May 2016. Mr. Patterson has served PolyOne as President and CEO since May 2014, and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from March 2012 until May 2014, as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from January 2011 until March 2012, and as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from May 2008 until January 2011. Prior to joining PolyOne, Mr. Patterson served in leadership roles at Novelis, Inc., and SPX Corporation, after starting his career at Arthur Andersen LLP.

Richard H. Fearon
Lead Director of our Board of Directors since May 14, 2015. Vice Chairman and Chief Financial and Planning Officer of Eaton, a global manufacturing company, since February 2009. Mr. Fearon served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Planning Officer from April 2002 to February 2009. Mr. Fearon served as a Partner of Willow Place Partners LLC from 2001 to 2002 and was the Senior Vice President Corporate Development for Transamerica Corporation from 1995 to 2000.

Gregory J. Goff
President and Chief Executive Officer of Tesoro Corporation, a leading company in the independent refining and marketing business since May 2010, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tesoro Logistics, a NYSE-listed master limited partnership, since April 2011. Mr. Goff served in positions at ConocoPhillips (formerly Conoco, Inc.) from 1981 to 2010, including Senior Vice President, Commercial, from 2008 to 2010. Mr. Goff serves as a director of the American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufacturers and on the National Advisory Board of the University of Utah Business School.

William R. Jellison
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Stryker Corporation, one of the world's leading medical technology companies, since 2013. Prior to joining Stryker, Mr. Jellison spent 15 years at Dentsply International, the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products, most recently as the company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. To broaden his operational experience, he also spent two years as a Senior Vice President with full P&L responsibilities for some of Dentsply’s operating divisions located in the U.S, Europe and Asia. Mr. Jellison began his career with the Donnelly Corporation, a publicly traded international automotive parts supplier, where he served in several senior leadership roles advancing to Vice President of Finance. 

Sandra Beach Lin
Retired President and Chief Executive Officer of Calisolar Inc., a solar silicon manufacturer. Prior to Calisolar, Ms. Lin served in positions at Celanese Corporation, including Corporate Executive Vice President, from 2007 to 2010, and in other senior roles at Avery Dennison, Alcoa and Honeywell. She serves on the Board of Directors of American Electric Power, Inc., WESCO International and Interface Biologics Inc. She is a director for Junior Achievement USA and the Committee of 200.

Richard A. Lorraine
Retired Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Eastman Chemical Company, a specialty chemicals company.  Mr. Lorraine served in this capacity from 2003 to 2008. Mr. Lorraine also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Occidental Chemical Company from 1995 to 2003. Mr. Lorraine serves on the Board of Directors of Carus Corporation.

William H. Powell
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of National Starch and Chemical Company, a specialty chemicals company. Mr. Powell served in this capacity from 1999 until his retirement in 2006. Mr. Powell serves on the Boards of Directors of Granite Construction Incorporated and FMC Corporation.

Kerry J. Preete
Executive Vice President, Global Strategy for Monsanto Company, a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality, since 2010. Mr. Preete was Monsanto Company’s President, Global Crop Protection Division from 2009 to 2010 and Vice President, International Commercial Business from 2008 to 2009.

Farah M. Walters
President and Chief Executive Officer of QualHealth, LLC, a healthcare consulting firm, since 2005. From 1992 until her retirement in June 2002, Ms. Walters was the President and Chief Executive Officer of University Hospitals Health System and University Hospitals of Cleveland. Ms. Walters currently serves on the Board of Directors of Celanese Corporation.

William A. Wulfsohn
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ashland Inc., a global leader in providing specialty chemical solutions in a wide range of customer and industrial markets since January 2015. From July 2010 until December 2014, Mr. Wulfsohn was President and Chief Executive Officer of Carpenter Technology Corporation and was a Director of Carpenter from April 2009 until December 2014. Mr. Wulfsohn served as Senior Vice President, Coatings, at PPG Industries from 2005 to 2010 and as Vice President, Coatings and Managing Director, PPG Europe from 2003 to 2005.  

Current Committee Membership

= Member =Chairperson

 

Independent directors   Audit compensation environmental,
Health & safety
nominating
& governance
Richard Fearon      
Gregory J. Goff      
William R. Jellison        
Sandra Beach Lin      
Richard A. Lorraine      
William H. Powell        
Kerry J. Preete      
Farrah M. Walters      
William A. Wulfsohn      
Management directors   Audit compensation environmental,
Health & safety
nominating
& governance
Robert M. Patterson        

 

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