Board of Directors

Jean Blackwell, Executive Vice President, Corporate Responsibility (Retired) - Cummins Inc.

Jean, a corporate executive with strong financial acumen and a thorough understanding of the business operations of publicly traded companies, is a member of the board of directors for Ingevity.

She served as the chief executive officer of Cummins Foundation and executive vice president of Corporate Responsibility at Cummins Inc. from 2008 until her retirement in 2013.

She previously served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Cummins from 2003 to 2008; vice president, Cummins Business Services from 2001 to 2003; vice president, human resources from 1998 to 2001; and vice president and general counsel from 1997 to 1998. Before joining Cummins, Jean was budget director for the State of Indiana from 1993 to 1995, and executive director of the Indiana State Lottery Commission from 1991 to 1992. Earlier in her career, Jean was a partner at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP. Jean has served on the Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees of Celanese Corporation’s board of directors since 2014. She also served on the board of directors for Essendant Inc. (formerly United Stationers Inc.) from 2007 until 2018, where she was chairman of the Governance Committee and a member of the Finance Committee. Jean holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from The College of William and Mary and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan.

Luis Fernandez-Moreno, Senior Vice President (Retired) - Ashland Company

Luis, a business leader with a successful history of leading complex global businesses and experience with the development and implementation of merger and acquisition plans, is a member of the board of directors for Ingevity.

Luis served as senior vice president of Ashland Company from 2012 to 2017, with additional responsibilities as president of its Chemicals group since 2015. He previously served as president of Ashland Specialty Ingredients from 2013 to 2015, and as president of Ashland Water Technologies from 2012 to 2013. Before joining Ashland, Luis was executive vice president of HTH Water Products & Wood Protection for Arch Chemicals, Inc. from 2010 to 2011. Prior to joining Arch Chemicals, Luis spent approximately 25 years at Rohm & Haas Company until it was acquired by Dow Chemical Company, after which he managed the newly-formed Dow Coatings Materials business until 2010. Luis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, Mexico.

John Fortson, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Ingevity

John is president, chief executive officer and director of Ingevity. He joined the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer in October 2015

Diane Gulyas, President, DuPont Performance Polymers (Retired) - E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company

Diane, a corporate executive with substantial, varied management experience and strong skills in engineering, domestic and international manufacturing, marketing, and international sales and distribution, is a member of the board of directors for Ingevity.

She served as the president of the performance polymers business of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company from 2009 until her retirement in 2014. Previously, she held other key roles within the organization, including chief marketing and sales officer from 2004 to 2006, group vice president of the company’s electronic and communication technologies platform from 2002 to 2004, and vice president and general manager of the company’s advanced fibers business from 1997 to 2002. Diane has served on the boards of directors of Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. and W. R. Grace & Co. since 2015. Additionally, she has served on the board of directors of the Ladies Professional Golfing Association (LPGA) since 2016, and has been a member of the University of Notre Dame College of Engineering’s Engineering Advisory Council since 2015. Diane holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Frederick (Fred) J. Lynch, Chief Executive Officer and President (Retired) - Masonite International Corporation

Fred, a business leader with extensive global operating experience in midsize to Fortune 100 multinational manufacturing corporations, is a member of the board of directors for Ingevity.

He served as chief executive officer of Masonite International Corporation from 2007 and president from 2006 to 2019. Fred joined Masonite from Alpharma Inc., where he served as president of the human generics division and senior vice president, Global Supply Chain from 2003 to 2006. Earlier in his career, Fred spent nearly 18 years at Honeywell International Inc., most recently as vice president and general manager of their specialty chemical business. He served on the Masonite’s board of directors from 2006 to 2019. Fred holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Villanova University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Temple University.

Karen Narwold, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary - Albemarle Corporation

Karen, an accomplished senior executive with over 25 years of management, legal and business experience with multinational industrial manufacturing companies, is a member of the board of directors for Ingevity.

She has served as executive vice president, chief administrative officer, general counsel and corporate secretary with Albemarle Corporation since 2010, where she leads the company’s legal, public affairs (government and regulatory affairs and communications), IT and compliance organizations. She previously served as advisor at Symmetry Advisors from 2009 to 2010, and general counsel in 2007 to Symmetry Holdings. Prior to this, she served in a variety of leadership roles at Barzel Industries from 2008 to 2009, including vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel. Karen commenced her professional career with five years in private legal practice, followed by 16 years in roles of increasing leadership responsibility with GrafTech International, Ltd., including vice president, general counsel, human resources and company secretary. Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Connecticut and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Daniel (Dan) F. Sansone, Executive Vice President, Strategy (Retired) - Vulcan Materials Company

Dan, a proven business leader with four decades of broad domestic and international experience in finance and general management in major public corporations, is a member of the board of directors for Ingevity.

Dan spent nearly 28 years with Vulcan Materials Company until his retirement in 2014, most recently serving as executive vice president, strategy. Previously, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) from 2010 to 2014, and senior vice president and CFO from 2005 to 2010. From 1997 to 2005, he served as president of one of Vulcan’s significant operating divisions. Dan joined Vulcan in 1988 as corporate controller. Earlier in his career, Dan served as director of finance, Europe, at Monroe Auto Equipment Company (now Tenneco Inc.). Prior to this, he held various financial roles at FMC Corporation from 1978 to 1986. He began his career with Kraft Inc. (now the Kraft Heinz Company) in 1976 as procurement analyst. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration degree in finance from John Carroll University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Stuart School of Business at Illinois Institute of Technology.

William (Will) Slocum, Partner - Inclusive Capital Partners, and Director - Strategic Education, Inc.

William Slocum, an investment leader with strong financial acumen and experience developing and executing growth strategies for public and private companies solving environmental and social challenges, is a member of the board of directors for Ingevity.

He has served as a partner at Inclusive Capital Partners since it was founded in 2020. He also serves as an independent director of Strategic Education, Inc.

Previously, he was a portfolio manager at Golden Gate Capital, where he led public-equity investments for the Golden Gate Capital Opportunity Fund and for the Emerald Gate Equities Portfolio since 2011. Additionally, he served on Golden Gate Capital’s private-equity investment review committee, and on the board of managers and compensation committee of Williston Financial Group. Prior roles included vice president at ValueAct Capital Management, and positions at Parthenon Capital Partners and Bain & Company. Mr. Slocum earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Williams College, where he graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree, with distinction, from Harvard Business School.

Shon Wright , Officer- Cummins Incorporated, President - Cummins Turbo Technologies

Shon Wright, an executive with manufacturing experience in industrial and chemical companies, and a reputation for innovative strategic thinking and exceptional team management across continents, is a member of the board of directors for Ingevity.

He serves as an officer of Cummins Incorporated and president of Cummins Turbo Technologies.

Prior to his role as president, Mr. Wright served in a variety of positions during his 17-year tenure at Cummins, including an international assignment in South Africa serving as a Plant Manager, and leading the international purchasing offices in India and China for the company’s filtration division. Prior to joining Cummins, he worked as a Chemical Engineer for British Petroleum. Mr. Wright serves on the board of directors for Nuss Truck and Equipment and Wuxi Vane Wheel Engineering Company, Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of South Carolina, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.

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