Stephen D. Newlin
Chairman of the Board
Retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Univar Solutions
Mr. Newlin was appointed Chairman of our Board in February 2020. From 2016 to 2018, Mr. Newlin served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Univar Solutions, and from 2018 to 2020, he served as Univar’s Chairman. Univar is a global distributor of chemicals and services. From 2006 to 2014, he served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of PolyOne Corporation and, from 2014 to 2016, as Executive Chair of PolyOne’s board. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Newlin was President, Industrial Sector of Ecolab, Inc. He previously spent 24 years at Nalco Chemical Company in positions of increasing responsibility and served as President, Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chairman of Nalco from 2000 to 2001.
Mr. Newlin brings to our Board knowledge and insight into overseeing the distribution and management of global strategic operations. He has served as a top executive officer in the specialty chemical industry, has experience as a director of several public companies, and has a keen understanding of international business and regulatory issues as a result of his global executive management responsibilities. Mr. Newlin also has substantial M&A experience.