Our board of managers is comprised of well-respected and multifaceted experts.
Carroll has spent most of her career leading global businesses in the industrial sector. In 2009, she was ranked fourth on Forbes’ list of the most powerful women in the world, moving up from number five on that same list in 2008. Cynthia is the only woman to have been the CEO of a major mining company.
From 2007 to 2013, Cynthia served as CEO of Anglo American plc. At the time, Anglo American was one of the largest and most diversified mining companies in the world employing approximately 160,000 people with operations on six continents and a market capitalization of approximately $40 billion. Anglo American ranked in the top 20 companies on the London Stock Exchange’s FTSE 100 Index. Prior to Anglo American, Cynthia was CEO of Alcan Aluminum Corporation’s Primary Metal group, the company’s core business. While at Alcan Aluminum, Carroll held various executive roles, including president of Bauxite, Alumina and Specialty Chemicals. She began her career as an exploration geologist at Amoco Production Company joining Alcan Aluminum.
Carroll sits on the boards of Hitachi Ltd, American Securities, Baker Hughes, Pembina Pipeline, and Glencore. She previously chaired the boards of Anglo American Platinum Ltd, De Beers Société Anonyme, and Vedanta Resources Holdings Ltd. and has also served on the boards of BP, the International Council on Mining and Metals, the International Aluminium Institute, The Aluminum Association and the Sara Lee Corporation.
Carroll is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineers and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. She holds a bachelor’s in geology from Skidmore College, a master’s in geology from the University of Kansas, and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University. She has also been awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Exeter, honorary Doctorate of Law from Skidmore College and an honorary Doctorate of Economics from the University of Limerick.
Kingshott is a vice president at American Securities where she joined in 2019. She is currently a director of Hexion and r-pac. Prior to joining American Securities, Kingshott was an associate in private equity at The Blackstone Group. She began her career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs in the Consumer Retail group.
Kingshott received a Bachelor of Arts in government from Harvard University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Lovett is a managing director at American Securities where he joined in 2007. He is currently chairman of the board of r-pac, as well as a director of FleetPride. Prior to joining American Securities, Lovett was an investment banking analyst at UBS in the Healthcare group. Prior to attending business school, he worked at Liberty Tire Recycling, a former American Securities portfolio company.
Previously, Lovett was a director of Advanced Drainage Systems, Chromaflo Technologies and Prince (before Vibrantz), FiberMark, Liberty Tire Recycling, Royal Adhesives and Sealants, and Tekni-Plex.
He received a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Yale University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
Masters is currently chairman, president and CEO of Albemarle Corporation, a role he’s held since April 2020. He joined the Albemarle board of directors in 2015 and was named lead independent director in 2018. Masters brings significant global business experience and a strong knowledge of Albemarle’s strategy, values and history. He joined the company’s board of directors as part of the Rockwood Holdings Inc. acquisition, where he had previously served on the Rockwood board of directors since 2007. Prior to joining Albemarle, Masters served as operating partner of Advent International, an international private equity group. Prior to Advent, he served as CEO of Foster Wheeler AG, a global engineering and construction contractor and power equipment supplier, when Foster Wheeler AG was acquired by Amec plc to form Amec Foster Wheeler plc.
Masters is also a former member of the executive board of Linde AG, a global leader in manufacturing and sales of industrial gases, with responsibility for the Americas, Africa, and the South Pacific.
He earned a bachelor’s in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s in business from New York University.
Rogerson is a former chairman, president and CEO at Hexion Inc. where he was from July 2017 to January 2023. Prior to Hexion, he was chairman, president and CEO of Chemtura Corporation from November 2008 until April 2017. Rogerson was president, CEO and director of Hercules Inc. from December 2003 to November 2008. He first joined Hercules in 1979, serving in various management positions before leaving the company in 1997 to serve as CEO at Wacker Silicones Corp. for three years. Rogerson returned to Hercules in 2000 as president of its BetzDearborn division and served in various management roles, including president of its FiberVisions and Pinova divisions, vice president of global procurement, and chief operating officer.
Rogerson serves as independent board chair of PPL Corporation and on the boards of the American Chemistry Council and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. He is active on the Michigan State University College of Engineering Alumni Board and on the advisory board of the Michigan State University Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Department. Craig previously served on the boards of Ashland Global Holdings Inc. and the Society of Chemical Industry.
Rogerson has a chemical engineering degree from Michigan State University.
Ropp currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of Accupac, Inc., TransForce Group, and Paragon Integrated Service Group. From 2004-2019, he was the chairman and CEO of Prince International, where he transformed a small mineral processing operation into a global acquisition platform with a world-class operating team. Prior to Prince, Ropp served as senior vice president of Business Development for Horsehead Industries, Inc., a mining and metals producer of zinc and zinc specialty products, calcined coke and the largest recycler of electric arc furnace dust. Earlier in his career, he managed the global technology licensing and acquisitions program for Sterling Winthrop’s Consumer Health division, a global producer of over-the-counter medications. Ropp also worked in the food, private equity and investment banking industries.
He received a bachelor’s in economics from Vanderbilt University and a master’s in business from The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
D. Michael Wilson
Wilson serves as president and CEO at Vibrantz.
Prior to Vibrantz, Wilson joined Prince International Corporation as president and CEO in 2020. He has more than 25 years of executive leadership experience and a track record of success across multiple global businesses in the specialty chemicals space.
Before Prince, Wilson served as president and CEO at Ingevity from 2015 to 2020. Prior to that, he was executive vice president and president of Performance Chemicals at Albemarle Corporation from 2013 to 2015. From 1997 to 2013, Wilson held executive roles with FMC Corporation, including executive vice president and president of the Specialty Chemicals group, corporate vice president and general manager of the Industrial Chemicals group, and division manager for the Lithium division.
Wilson received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Wolff is a managing director at American Securities, where he joined in 2002. He is currently chairman of the board of Hexion and Meridian. Prior to joining American Securities, Wolff worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions group at Merrill Lynch, focusing on a variety of industries, including consumer products, food, packaging, and automotive.
Previously, Wolff chaired the board of Chromaflo Technologies, Emerald Performance Materials, Henry Company, Prince, Royal Adhesives and Sealants, and SeaStar Solutions. He was also a director of Advanced Drainage Systems, Arizona Chemical, General Chemical, GTTechnologies, HHI, Lakeside Energy, MECS, and Westward.
Wolff received his Bachelor of Arts in finance from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.