Board of Directors
Robert D. LeBlanc
Mr. LeBlanc, 64, retired in 2003 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Handy & Harman, a diversified industrial manufacturer, and as Executive Vice President and member of the board of directors of Handy & Harman’s parent company, WHX Corporation, where he had been employed since 1996. From 2008 to 2013, he was a member of the board of directors of Joliet Equipment Corporation, an industrial motor and motor repair company. From December 2003 to December 2006, Mr. LeBlanc was a member of the board of directors of Opinion Research Corporation, a demographic, health and market research company. From 2006 to 2011, he was a member of the board of advisors of Jetera, Inc., a precision media company. Mr. LeBlanc has been a member of our Board of Directors since 1998, is a member of the Governance & Nominating and Executive Committees and is the Board of Directors’ designated lead independent director (the “Lead Director”).
Mr. LeBlanc’s experience as a chief executive officer of an industrial manufacturer and background in the global chemical industry enables him to share important insights with the Board of Directors on a variety of matters involving our Specialty Products Division, the raw materials and processes used in our production facilities, and our operations generally, including marketing, information technology and business integration. In addition, his experience as a member of the boards of directors of several public and private companies enables him to provide an informed perspective on interaction with executive management and on executive compensation and corporate governance matters.