Executive Chairman Age 61, Airgas Director since 1987
Peter McCausland is Executive Chairman of the Board of Airgas, Inc., (NYSE: ARG), the largest distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases and welding equipment and one of the largest distributors of safety supplies in the United States. Mr. McCausland founded Airgas in 1982, served as President and CEO from 1987 until August 2012, previously served as Chairman of the Board from 1987 to September 2010, and was elected Chairman again in August 2011. Before starting the firm, he served as General Counsel for MG Industries, Inc., an industrial gas producer. He also was a founding partner in the law firm of McCausland, Keen & Buckman, which specialized in mergers, acquisitions, and financings.
John C. van Roden, Jr. (1) (2) (4)
Presiding Director, Airgas Inc. Age 62, Airgas Director since 2006
Mr. van Roden serves as Presiding Director on the Airgas Board of Directors, after serving as Chairman of the Board from September 2010 to August 2011. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of P.H. Glatfelter Company, a diversified global manufacturer of specialty papers and engineered products, from 2003 to 2006, and currently serves as a consultant to Glatfelter on strategic issues. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Conectiv from 1998 to 2003, and as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lukens Inc. from 1982 to 1998. Mr. van Roden also serves on the boards of H.B. Fuller Company, Horsehead Corporation, and Penn Virginia GP Holdings, L.P.
Mr. van Roden brings to the Board over 20 years of experience in strategic and financial management from his senior leadership positions at P.H. Glatfelter, Conectiv and Lukens, where he served in significant financial leadership positions. Mr. van Roden's extensive experience as a financial executive enables him to provide leadership in the financial area and to serve as the Chairman of our Audit Committee and as an audit committee financial expert.
John P. Clancey (4)
Chairman Emeritus, Maersk Inc. Age 66, Airgas Director since 2010
Mr. Clancey served as Chairman of Maersk Inc. and Maersk Line Limited, a division of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, from 1999 to January 2010. Maersk is one of the world's largest shipping companies. Since January 2010, Mr. Clancey has been a Principal and founder of Hospitality Logistics, International, a furniture, fixtures and equipment logistics services provider serving customers in the hotel industry. Since July 2010, Mr. Clancey has been a member of the Board of Directors of Livingston International Inc., a major international customs house and freight forwarding company, and an advisor to Sterling Partners, a private equity firm.
Mr. Clancey has more than 22 years of experience as both chief executive officer and chairman of international businesses, and 16 years of experience serving on the boards of large public companies in a range of industries. Mr. Clancey served as a member of the board of directors of UST Inc. from 1997 to 2009, and as a member of the board of directors of Foster Wheeler AG from 2000 to 2005. Mr. Clancey also served as a member of the board of directors of AT&T Capital from 1993 to 1998, until the company was sold to Nomura Securities.
James W. Hovey (3) (4)
President, The Fox Companies Age 65, Airgas Director since 1999
Mr. Hovey is President of The Fox Companies, a diversified real estate development firm, which he joined in 1972, where he has been responsible for the development of numerous housing units and office buildings, and of a sports arena. Mr. Hovey also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Eisenhower Fellowships, Inc. and a director of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Mr. Hovey brings senior-level management experience to the Board through his 38-year career as an executive of a real estate development firm. Mr. Hovey's experience enables him to provide insight and guidance on real estate matters facing us. Mr. Hovey also brings to the Board his leadership skills from his extensive non-profit experience.
Robert L. Lumpkins (2)
Chairman, The Mosaic Company Age 67, Airgas Director since 2010
Mr. Lumpkins has served as Chairman of the board of directors of The Mosaic Company, a producer and marketer of crop and animal nutrition products and services, since the creation of the company in October 2004. He has also been a member of the board of directors of Ecolab, Inc., a cleaning and sanitation products and services provider, since 1999, and was chairman of the board of directors of Black River Asset Management LLC, a privately-owned fixed income-oriented asset management company, from 2006 until June 2010.
Mr. Lumpkins has more than 40 years of operational, management, financial and governance experience from a variety of positions in major international corporations and from service on public company boards in a wide range of industries. He served as Vice Chairman of Cargill Inc., a commodity trading and processing company, from 1995 until his retirement in 2006. Mr. Lumpkins joined Cargill in 1968 and progressed through various financial and management positions, including Chief Financial Officer from 1989 until 2005.
Ted B. Miller, Jr. (4)
President, 4M Investments, LLC Age 59, Airgas Director since 2010
Mr. Miller has been the President of 4M Investments, LLC, an international private investment company, since 2001. He is also the founder, Chairman and majority shareholder of M7 Aerospace LP, a privately held aerospace service, manufacturing and technology company founded in 2003; founder, Chairman and majority shareholder of Intercomp Technologies, LLC, dba Intercomp Global Services, a privately held business process outsourcing company founded in 1994; and founder, Chairman and majority shareholder of Visual Intelligence, a privately held imaging technologies company founded in 2001.
Mr. Miller has extensive executive, financial and governance experience as a founder, significant shareholder, executive officer and director of both start-up companies and large public companies. From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Miller was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Crown Castle International Corp., a wireless communications infrastructure company he founded in 1995. Mr. Miller also served as a member of the board of directors of Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., from November 2008 until the acquisition of the company by Xerox Corporation in February 2010.
Michael L. Molinini
President and Chief Executive Officer, Airgas, Inc. Age 61, Airgas Director since 2012
Mr. Molinini is president and chief executive officer of Airgas, Inc., is a member of the Company's Management Committee, and has been an Airgas director since May 2012. Prior to assuming the position of chief executive officer in August 2012, he was executive vice president and chief operating officer since January 2005, and previously served as senior vice president - hardgoods, with company-wide responsibility for directing sales and marketing, procurement, and distribution center logistics. Mr. Molinini joined Airgas in April 1997 as group vice president of Airgas Direct Industrial and led the build out of Airgas' hardgoods supply chain, including development of the Radnor private label program.
Prior to joining Airgas, Mr. Molinini served as vice president marketing at National Welders Supply Company, an Airgas joint venture, where he managed all gases and hardgoods sales and marketing programs. Mr. Molinini joined National Welders after spending 19 years with the Linde Division of Union Carbide Corporation in a variety of operations, sales and management positions.
Mr. Molinini received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Seton Hall University in 1972. He has been married for more than 30 years and has four children.
Paula A. Sneed (2) (3)
Former Executive Vice President of Global Marketing Resources and Initiatives, Kraft Foods Age 63, Airgas Director since 1999
Ms. Sneed is the Chairman and CEO of Phelps Prescott Group, LLC, a strategy and management consulting firm. She served as Executive Vice President of Global Marketing Resources and Initiatives for Kraft Foods, Inc. from June 2005 until her retirement in December 2006. She was responsible for leading Kraft's approximately 700-person Global Marketing Services organization (advertising, media, promotions, marketing research, packaging, digital and interactive marketing, CRM and other marketing disciplines) serving more than 100 major food brands. Ms. Sneed joined General Foods Corporation (which later merged with Kraft Foods, Inc.) in 1977, and served in various executive positions since 1986. She also serves as a trustee of Simmons College and Teach for America and a director of the American Marketing Association and is a member of the Visiting Committee of the Harvard Business School. Ms. Sneed is also a member of the board of directors of The Charles Schwab Corporation, Tyco Electronics, Ltd and Communispace Corp., a leading provider of customer insights via online communities.
Ms. Sneed has a broad range of leadership experience in senior marketing roles from her tenure at General Foods and Kraft Foods, where, among other things, she was in charge of overseeing the maintenance and improvement of the company's website, an important tool for market research. Ms. Sneed brings valuable marketing and global management skills and extensive leadership experience to the Board. She also provides our Board with useful insights on best governance practices from her service on other public company boards of directors.
David M. Stout (1) (3) (4)
Former President, Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline Age 57, Airgas Director since 1999
Mr. Stout is retired. Prior to his retirement, he served as President, Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline, with responsibility for global pharmaceutical operations, from January 2003 to February 2008. Prior to that, he served as President, U.S. Pharmaceuticals from 1999 to January 2003. He served as Senior Vice President and Director, Sales and Marketing-U.S., for SmithKline Beecham from October 1996 until 1998. Mr. Stout was President of Schering Laboratories, a division of Schering-Plough Corporation, from 1994 until 1996. He held various executive and sales and marketing positions with Schering-Plough from 1979, when he joined the company, until 1994. Mr. Stout is also a member of the board of directors of NanoBio Corporation, a privately-held company, Allos Therapeutics, Inc., Jabil Circuit, Inc. and Shire plc.
With over 18 years of senior management experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Stout brings to our Board valuable business, manufacturing, research and development, and global operations experience. In his roles, Mr. Stout gained valuable experience dealing with governments and the complexities related to operating in a regulated industry, distributors and suppliers. His service on boards of directors and committees of other public companies has given him valuable insight on best practices in the corporate governance and compensation areas.
Lee M. Thomas (1) (3)
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rayonier, Inc. Age 67, Airgas Director since 1998
Mr. Thomas has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Rayonier, Inc. since March 2007 and Chairman of the Board since July 2007. Previously, he served as President of Georgia-Pacific Corporation, beginning in September 2002, and as President and Chief Operating Officer, beginning in March 2003, until his retirement in December 2005. Mr. Thomas held these and other senior executive positions within Georgia-Pacific Corporation since 1993. Prior to that, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Law Companies Environmental Group Inc. and has held numerous federal and state government positions, including positions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Office of the Governor of South Carolina. Mr. Thomas is a director of Regal Entertainment Group and also serves as a member of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
Mr. Thomas brings to our Board an extensive knowledge of the environmental regulatory process from his senior positions in industry and government. His tenure at Rayonier and Georgia-Pacific and as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Deputy Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency provide valuable business, leadership and management experience, including expertise on governmental relations in environmental regulatory areas.
Ellen C. Wolf (2)
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, American Water Age 57, Airgas Director since 2008
Ms. Wolf has been Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of American Water Works Company, Inc., the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater company, since 2006. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President and CFO of USEC, Inc. beginning in December 2003 and as Vice President and CFO of American Water from 1999 to 2003. Prior to that, Ms. Wolf held various positions with increasing responsibility in corporate accounting, finance and business development since beginning her career in 1979. She also serves on the board of directors of C&D Technologies Inc. (and as chair of its audit committee), Water for People, the Philadelphia Zoo and the National Association of Water Companies.
Ms. Wolf brings to the Board her strong financial, corporate accounting, business development and leadership experience through her corporate senior executive positions and her service on the audit committee of another public company. Ms. Wolf's financial expertise provides her with a deep understanding of our financial statements, corporate finance matters and accounting issues, and enables her to serve on our Audit Committee as an audit committee financial expert.