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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.

Robert E. Abernathy

Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Halyard Health, Inc., a medical technology company that focuses on eliminating pain, speeding recovery, and preventing infection for healthcare providers and patients worldwide.  Mr. Abernathy served as Chief Executive Officer of Halyard Health from its spinoff from Kimberly-Clark in October 2014 until his retirement in June 2017, during which time he also served as Chairman.  He continued as Chairman until September 2017.  Prior to that, he worked for Kimberly-Clark, a global personal care products company. He joined Kimberly-Clark in 1982 and served in numerous roles of increasing responsibility, including President, Global Healthcare from June 2014 until October 2014 and Executive Vice President, from November 2013 to June 2014. He serves on the Board of Directors of Haemonetics Corporation.

Richard H. Fearon
Lead Director of our Board of Directors since May 14, 2015. Chief Financial and Planning Officer of Eaton, a global manufacturing company, since April 2002 and Vice Chairman since January 2009. Prior to Eaton, Mr. Fearon worked at several large diversified companies, including Transamerica Corporation, NatSteel Limited and The Walt Disney Company.

Gregory J. Goff
President and Chief Executive Officer of Andeavor (formerly Tesoro Corporation), a leading company in the independent refining and marketing business since May 2010, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Andeavor Logistics (formerly Tesoro Logistics LP), 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.

William R. Jellison
Retired Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Stryker Corporation, one of the world's leading medical technology companies.  Mr. Jellison served in this capacity from 2013 to 2016. 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. (now Sillcor Materials Inc.), a solar silicon manufacturer. Ms. Lin served in this capacity from 2010 to 2011. 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.

Kim Ann Mink
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Innophos Holdings, Inc., a leading international producer of performance-critical and nutritional functional ingredients, with applications in food, health, and industrial specialties markets, since 2015.  Prior to joining Innophos, Dr. Mink served in positions at the Dow Chemical Company from 2009 to 2015, including Business President of Elastomers, Electrical and Telecommunications from September 2012 to December 2015.  Prior to joining Dow, Dr. Mink spent more than 20 years serving in numerous senior roles with increasing responsibilities at the Rohm and Haas Company.

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 Board of Directors of Granite Construction Incorporated and FMC Corporation.

Kerry J. Preete
Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer 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.

William A. Wulfsohn
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ashland Global Holdings 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.

Current Committee Membership

= Member =Chairperson

 

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

 

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