Leading by Example, Directed by Integrity

Below you will find information on Olin Corporation’s Board of Directors. Each member also serves on designated committees. Each committee is purposed with its own oversights, the make-up and structure of which can be found in the following pages; as can the documents that govern their actions.

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Heidi S. Alderman
Beverley A. Babcock
Gray G. Benoist
C. Robert Bunch
John E. Fischer
Randall W. Larrimore
John M. B. O’Connor
Earl L. Shipp
Vince J. Smith
Scott M. Sutton
William H. Weideman
Carol A. Williams
Heidi S. Alderman
Independent Director
Director Since
2019
Committee Membership
Compensation Committee, Directors and Corporate Governance Committee
Heidi S. Alderman

HEIDI S. ALDERMAN, 60, retired in August 2019 from her position as Senior Vice-President, Intermediates of BASF Corporation (a global chemical manufacturing company), a position she held since 2016. Prior to this role, Ms. Alderman held the positions of Senior Vice President, North American Petrochemicals from 2011 to 2016; Senior Vice President, North American Procurement from 2008 to 2011; Vice President, Functional Polymers from 2005 to 2008; and Business Director, Polymers from 2003 to 2005, all at BASF SE. She also served in various positions in business, operations, research, procurement, product and marketing management at Air Products and Chemicals Inc. from 1995 to 2002 and Rohm and Haas Company from 1981 to 1995. Ms. Alderman earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Drexel University and completed the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Management Program in business administration.

Olin director since August 2019. Ms. Alderman’s extensive global chemical experience provide her with valuable expertise relevant to Olin’s business.

Beverley A. Babcock
Independent Director
Director Since
2019
Committee Membership
Audit Committee, Directors and Corporate Governance Committee
Beverley A. Babcock

BEVERLEY A. BABCOCK, 58, retired in May 2018 from her position as Senior Vice-President, Finance and Administration and Controller of Imperial Oil Limited (a publicly-held Canadian petroleum company with 69.6% ownership by ExxonMobil Corporation), a position she held since September 2015. Prior to that, Ms. Babcock served as Vice President, Corporate Financial Services from 2013 to 2015; as Assistant Controller, Corporate Accounting Services from 2011 to 2013; and in various other senior leadership positions from 1998 to 2013, all at ExxonMobil Corporation (an international oil and gas company). Prior to those roles, she held several downstream and upstream accounting and internal audit positions at Imperial Oil Limited. Earlier in her career, she was an Auditor of Clarkson Gordon, which became part of Ernst & Young. Ms. Babcock is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and a Master of Business Administration degree from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She is on the board of directors of Forté Foundation and Fraser Institute.

Olin director since June 2019; member of the Audit Committee and Directors and Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. Babcock’s extensive global experience in financial, accounting and treasury management and her industry knowledge provide her with valuable expertise relevant to Olin’s business.

Gray G. Benoist
Independent Director
Director Since
2009
Committee Membership
Audit Committee, Directors and Corporate Governance Committee
Gray G. Benoist

GRAY G. BENOIST, 66, retired in March 2012, from his position as an officer on special assignment of Belden, Inc. (NYSE: BDC; a designer, manufacturer and marketer of signal transmission solutions, including cable, connectivity and active components for mission-critical applications in markets ranging from industrial automation to data centers, broadcast studios, and aerospace), a position he held since January 1, 2012. From August 2006 until January 1, 2012, he served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Belden and from November 2009 until January 2012, he also served as Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Benoist was Senior Vice President, Director of Finance of the Networks Segment of Motorola Inc. (a business unit responsible for the global design, manufacturing, and distribution of wireless and wired telecom system solutions). During more than 25 years with Motorola, Mr. Benoist served in senior financial and general management roles across Motorola’s portfolio of businesses, including the Personal Communications Sector, Integrated and Electronic Systems Sector, Multimedia Group, Wireless Data Group, and Cellular Infrastructure Group. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from Southern Illinois University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago. Mr. Benoist serves on the board of directors of Neurowrx, Inc. (a not-for-profit in Canada with the mission of accelerating gloval STEM employment for autistic individuals). He is also treasurer of MindSpark, Inc. (a subsidiary of Auticon, GmBH doing business as Auticon US and delivering software testing services through the employment of adults with autism spectrum disorder). Olin director since February 2009; member of the Audit Committee and the Directors and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Benoist’s chief financial officer experience provides him with valuable financial and accounting expertise.

C. Robert Bunch
Independent Director
Director Since
2005
Committee Membership
Compensation Committee, Directors and Corporate Governance Committee, Executive Committee
C. Robert Bunch

C. ROBERT BUNCH, 64, served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Global Tubing, LLC (a privately held company formed in April 2007 to manufacture and sell coiled tubing and related products and services to the energy industry which was acquired by Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FET) and Quantum Energy Partners in July 2013) from May 2007 until June 2013. Mr. Bunch served as Chairman of Maverick Tube Corporation (a producer of welded tubular steel products used in energy and industrial applications which was acquired by Tenaris, S.A. in October 2006) from January 2005 until October 2006, and as President and Chief Executive Officer from October 2004 until October 2006. Prior to joining Maverick, he was an independent oil service consultant from 2003 until 2004, and from 2002 to 2003, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Input/Output, Inc. (an independent provider of seismic imaging technologies and digital, full-wave imaging solutions for the oil and gas industry). From 1999 to 2002, he served as Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Input/Output, Inc. Mr. Bunch earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in accounting from Rice University and a juris doctorate degree from the University of Houston. From May 2004 until August 2008, Mr. Bunch served on the Board of Directors (and as Chairman from January 2007 to August 2008) of Pioneer Drilling Company (a provider of land contract drilling services to independent and major oil and gas exploration and production companies). Olin director since December 2005; Chair of the Compensation Committee and member of the Directors and Corporate Governance Committee and the Executive Committee. Mr. Bunch’s broad management responsibilities provide relevant experience in a number of strategic and operational areas.

John E. Fischer
Director
Director Since
2016
Committee Membership
Executive Committee
John E. Fischer

JOHN E. FISCHER, 63, became Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Olin on April 27, 2017. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer from May 2016 to April 26, 2017, President and Chief Operating Officer from May 2014 through April 2016, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from October 2010 until May 2014, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from May 2005 to October 2010, Vice President, Finance and Controller from June 2004 until May 2005, after rejoining Olin in early 2004. From 2002 through 2003, he served as an independent financial consultant to Olin and other unaffiliated companies. From 1996 through 2001, he directed all financial functions, acquisitions and divestments for Primex Technologies, Inc. (a munitions, propellants, satellite propulsion systems and electronic products manufacturing company spun off from Olin in 1996 and now called General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems). Prior to this, Mr. Fischer was Vice President and Financial Officer for Olin’s Ordnance division where he supervised all division financial reporting and planning and government contract management. He began his career with General Defense Corporation in 1977, serving in various accounting and cost accounting positions prior to being appointed Controller in 1985. Mr. Fischer earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics from Franklin and Marshall College and a master’s degree in finance from Pennsylvania State University. Olin director since May 2016; Chair of the Executive Committee. Mr. Fischer’s extensive financial and executive management experience, deep knowledge of Olin and extensive involvement in the transaction of the acquired businesses from The Dow Chemical Company (now known as Dow Inc.) and his leading the integration provide valuable expertise.

Randall W. Larrimore
Independent Director
Director Since
1998
Committee Membership
Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Directors and Corporate Governance Committee, Executive Committee
Randall W. Larrimore

RANDALL W. LARRIMORE, 71, served as Chairman of Olin from April 2003 through June 2005. From 1997 until his retirement in December 2002, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of United Stationers Inc., now owned by Staples Inc. From 1988 until 1997, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of MasterBrand Industries, Inc., now called Fortune Brands Home & Security LLC (NYSE: FBHS; a consumer products company). He earned a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College with a major in economics and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School. He is co-chair of the governance committee and a member of the board of directors and compensation committee of Campbell Soup Company (a manufacturer and marketer of soup and other food products) and a member of the board of directors of Nixon Uniform Service and Medical Wear (a privately held company that provides, launders, and delivers medical apparel, linens, and other reusable products, primarily to healthcare providers) and Chesapeake Conservancy (a non-profit organization to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay). He was also a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves. Olin director since January 1998; Chair of the Directors and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Executive Committee. Mr. Larrimore brings expertise in marketing, sales, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions and general management.

John M. B. O’Connor
Independent Director
Director Since
2006
Committee Membership
Audit Committee, Directors and Corporate Governance Committee
John M. B. O’Connor

JOHN M. B. O’CONNOR, 64, is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of J.H. Whitney Investment Management, LLC (an alternative investment firm), a position he has held since January 2005 and Chief Executive Officer of Whitney Strategic Services, LLC (a provider of global economic advisory services to the US Department of Defense). From January 2009 through March 2011, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Tactronics Holdings, LLC (a Whitney Capital Partners portfolio holding company that provided tactical integrated electronic systems to US and foreign military customers as well as the composite armor solutions for military vehicles through its Armostruxx division). Previously, Mr. O’Connor was Chairman of JP Morgan Alternative Asset Management, Inc. (part of the investment manager arm of JP Morgan) and an Executive Partner of JP Morgan Partners (a private equity firm). He was also a member of the Risk Management Committee of JP Morgan Chase, which was responsible for policy formulation and oversight of all market and credit risk taking activities globally. Mr. O’Connor earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Tulane University and a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Mr. O’Connor is a member of the board of directors at IntegriCo Composites, Inc. (a privately held specialized composite products manufacturer). He also serves on the advisory boards of American Friends of the Clock Tower Fund, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Game Conservancy USA and UK Game Conservancy and Wildlife Trust, Global Guardian, LLC, Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and New York Green Bank. He is also chairman of the American Friends of the Clock Tower Fund and treasurer of the UK Game Conservancy and Wildlife Trust. Mr. O’Connor serves as a member of the Department of Defense Business Board and as the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) for New York (South). Olin director since January 2006; member of the Audit Committee and the Directors and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. O’Connor’s hedge fund and investment banking experience allow him to contribute broad financial and global expertise.

Earl L. Shipp
Independent Director
Director Since
2017
Committee Membership
Audit Committee, Directors and Corporate Governance Committee
Earl L. Shipp

EARL L. SHIPP, 61, retired in September 2017, from his position as Vice President, US Gulf Coast Operations of The Dow Chemical Company, now known as Dow Inc. (NYSE: DOW; a diversified chemical manufacturing company) from November 2010 until September 30, 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Shipp served as President – Dow Africa from June 2009 to October 2010 and President – Basic Chemicals Group at Dow from May 2007 to May 2009. During his 36 years at Dow, he held a variety of leadership and engineering roles, including appointments as Site Director of Louisiana Operations and Global Operations Director for Propylene Oxide/Propylene Glycol in 2000, Business Director for Propylene Oxide/Propylene Glycol in February 2004, Business Vice President for Oxides and Glycols in July 2005 and Business Vice President – Ethylene Oxide and Ethylene Glycol and President – India, Middle East and Africa Region in February 2006. Mr. Shipp earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Wayne State University and completed the executive education program at Indiana State University School of Business. He is a member of the board of directors of National Grid plc and on the safety, environment and health, nominations and remuneration committees. He is also a member of the board of directors of CHI St. Luke’s Health, Brazoria Fort Bend Rail District and The Economic Development Alliance of Brazoria County, Texas. Olin director since October 2017; member of the Audit Committee and the Directors and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Shipp’s extensive management expertise in manufacturing and operations provides him with valuable knowledge of the chemical industry.

Vince J. Smith
Independent Director
Director Since
2008
Committee Membership
Compensation Committee, Directors and Corporate Governance Committee
Vince J. Smith

VINCENT J. SMITH, 69, retired in 2004, from his position as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dow Chemical Canada, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, now known as Dow Inc. (NYSE: DOW; a diversified chemical manufacturing company), a position he held from 2001. From 1972 to 2000, he held positions of increasing responsibility in engineering, manufacturing and management, including the position of Business Director for Dow’s global chlor-alkali assets. Mr. Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from McMaster University. Olin director since August 2008; member of the Compensation Committee and the Directors and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Smith’s executive service has provided him with valuable international and manufacturing experience, together with extensive knowledge of the chlor alkali industry.

Scott M. Sutton
INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
Director Since
2018
Committee Membership
Audit Committee, Directors and Corporate Governance Committee
Scott M. Sutton

SCOTT M. SUTTON, 54, served as Chief Operating Officer of Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE; a global technology and specialty materials company) from March 2017 through February 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Sutton served as Executive Vice President and President, Materials Solutions from June 2015 to February 2017; Vice President and General Manager, Engineered Materials from January 2015 to June 2015; Vice President of Supply Chain from March 2014 to January 2015; and Vice President of Acetic Acid and Anhydride from August 2013 to March 2014, all at Celanese. Previously, he was President and General Manager of Chemtura Corporation’s AgroSolutions business, business manager for Landmark Structures and a division vice president for Albemarle Corporation. Mr. Sutton earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Louisiana State University and is a registered professional engineer in Texas. Olin director since September 2018; member of the Audit Committee and the Directors and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Sutton’s extensive experience in operations, engineering, manufacturing, finance, sales, marketing and management provides him with valuable knowledge of complex businesses with worldwide operations.

William H. Weideman
Independent Director
Director Since
2015
Committee Membership
Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Directors and Corporate Governance Committee, Executive Committee
William H. Weideman

WILLIAM H. WEIDEMAN, 64, retired in January 2015, from his position as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of The Dow Chemical Company, now known as Dow Inc. (NYSE: DOW; a diversified chemical manufacturing company), a position he held since March 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Weideman served as an Interim Chief Financial Officer from November 2009 to March 2010, and was named Executive Vice President of Finance, Dow Agrosciences & Corporate Strategic Development in September 2012, all at Dow. He joined Dow in 1976 as a Cost Accountant in Midland, Michigan and held a variety of accounting and controller roles for different Dow businesses. Mr. Weideman earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Central Michigan University. He is a director of the Mid-Michigan Medical Center and is on the Board of Trustees for Central Michigan University. From October 30, 2011 until December 31, 2015, he served as a director of Sadara Chemical Company (a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow) and from August 30, 2000 until December 31, 2015, he was a director of the Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union. Olin director since October 2015; Lead Director; Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Compensation Committee, Directors and Corporate Governance Committee and the Executive Committee. Mr. Weideman’s extensive history with Dow provides him with valuable financial and business administration expertise.

Carol A. Williams
Independent Director
Director Since
2015
Committee Membership
Compensation Committee, Directors and Corporate Governance Committee
Carol A. Williams

CAROL A. WILLIAMS, 60, retired in early 2015, from her position as special advisor to the Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company, now known as Dow Inc. (NYSE: DOW; a diversified chemical manufacturing company). Prior to her special advisor role, she served as Dow’s Executive Vice President of Manufacturing and Engineering, Supply Chain and Environmental, Health & Safety Operations. During Ms. Williams’ 34 year history at Dow, she assumed increasingly more significant management positions in research and development before becoming operations leader and then Vice President for the global chlor-alkali assets business. She was named Senior Vice President of Basic Chemicals in 2009 and President of Chemicals & Energy in 2010. Ms. Williams earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. She is the independent board chair and serves on the board of directors and the nominating and corporate governance committee of Owens-Illinois Inc. (a leading producer of high-quality glass packaging). Ms. Williams is also a member of the Engineering Advisory Board and Energy Futures Institute Presidential Consultation Committee for Carnegie Mellon University. From 2012 through June 2015, she was on the board of directors of Zep, Inc. (a supplier of industrial cleaning materials). Olin director since October 2015; member of the Compensation Committee and the Directors and Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. Williams’ extensive management expertise from manufacturing to purchasing to supply chain as well as her substantial experience in research and development provides her with valuable knowledge of the chemicals industry.