Michael serves as the president and chief executive officer of Ingevity. He joined Ingevity in September 2015 from Albemarle Corporation, where he was executive vice president and president of their Performance Chemicals business. Michael served as president of Albemarle’s Catalyst Solutions business from 2013 through 2014. From 1997 to 2013, Michael held a number of business unit leadership roles with FMC Corporation, including group head of Industrial Chemicals from 2003 to 2010 and president of the Specialty Chemicals group from 2011 to 2013. Prior to FMC, Michael served in various senior-level roles at Wausau Paper Corporation and Rexam PLC.
Michael currently serves on the board of directors for the American Chemistry Council. In Charleston, South Carolina, he serves on the boards of directors for the Greater Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce and Trident United Way. He is also a member of the Trident CEO Council.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina.