CP50: FMC Corp.
FMC Corp. is a diversified chemical company with leading positions in agricultural, industrial and consumer markets.
FMC was formed in 1883 when founder John Bean created an innovative insecticide spray pump to combat scale, an infestation that was ravaging California's orchards and endangering the livelihood of growers. Today, FMC uses an array of advanced technologies in research and development to improve the delivery of medications; enhance foods and beverages; power batteries; protect crop yields, structures and lawns; and advance the manufacture of glass, ceramics, plastics, pulp and paper, textiles and other products.
Employing approximately 5,000 people throughout the world, the company operates its businesses in three segments: Agricultural Products, Specialty Chemicals and Industrial Chemicals.
President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Brondeau joined FMC on Jan. 1, 2010, as president and CEO and was named chairman of the board on Oct. 1, 2010. Brondeau previously served as president and CEO of Dow Advanced Materials, a division of The Dow Chemical Co., until September 2009.
Prior to Dow, Brondeau was president and chief operating officer of Rohm and Haas Co., which was acquired by Dow Chemical in 2009. During his 20-year career at Rohm and Haas, Brondeau held numerous executive and commercial positions in Europe and the U.S. with regional and global responsibilities for marketing, sales, research and development, engineering, technology and operations. Prior to joining Rohm and Haas, he spent six years at Air Liquide in Paris and Chicago in engineering, research and development and marketing.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Graves was named executive vice president and chief financial officer on Oct. 1, 2012.
Graves previously served as managing director and partner in the investment banking division at Goldman Sachs Group in Hong Kong, where he was the co-head of natural resources for Asia (excluding Japan). In that capacity, he was responsible for managing the company’s Pan-Asian natural resources investment business.
At Goldman Sachs he also served as global head of agricultural investment banking and global head of chemical investment banking. He joined Goldman Sachs in its London office in 2000 and was promoted to managing director in 2006. He became a partner in 2008. Graves previously held finance and auditing roles of increasing responsibility at Ernst & Young, British Sky Broadcasting Group, ING Barings and J. Henry Schroder & Co.
Andrea E. Utecht
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Utecht joined FMC in July 2001 as chief legal officer for the new chemical company. Utecht has more than 25 years of corporate legal experience with ATOFINA Chemicals, Pennwalt and the Colonial Penn Group. Prior to joining FMC she was senior vice president, legal affairs for Total Fina Elf Holdings and general counsel for ATOFINA.
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