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
Scott D. Ferguson
W. Barnes Hauptfuhrer
John M. B. O’Connor
Earl L. Shipp
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, 61, 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. She is a member of the board of directors and on the compensation committee of ChampionX Corporation. Olin director since August 2019; member of the Compensation Committee and the Directors and Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. Alderman brings significant chemical industry expertise and global business management to Olin’s Board of Directors.

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

BEVERLEY A. BABCOCK, 60, retired in May 2018 from her position as Chief Financial Officer and 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; Assistant Controller, Corporate Accounting Services from 2011 to 2013; and in various other senior leadership positions from 1998 to 2013, all at ExxonMobil Corporation. Earlier in her career, she was an Auditor of Clarkson Gordon, which became part of Ernst & Young. Ms. Babcock is a former member of the NYSE Listed Company Advisory Board and is currently 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’s degree in business administration from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She is on the board of directors of Forté Foundation. Olin director since June 2019; Audit Committee Financial Expert; Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Directors and Corporate Governance Committee and the Executive Committee. Ms. Babcock brings a combination of extensive global financial, accounting and treasury management expertise and relevant industry experience to Olin’s Board of Directors.

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

GRAY G. BENOIST, 68, 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 December 31, 2011, he served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer and from November 2009 until January 2012, he also served as Chief Accounting Officer, all at Belden. Prior to that, Mr. Benoist was Senior Vice President, Director of Finance of the Networks Segment of Motorola Inc. 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. and as president of MindSpark Training Academy. Olin director since February 2009; member of the Audit Committee and the Directors and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Benoist brings executive level financial experience and global accounting expertise among a range of industries to Olin’s Board of Directors.

C. Robert Bunch
Independent Director
Director Since
2005
Committee Membership
Compensation Committee, Executive Committee
C. Robert Bunch

C. ROBERT BUNCH, 66, served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Global Tubing, LLC (a privately held company formed in April 2007 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 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 and from 1999 to 2022, Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at 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. Mr. Bunch serves on the board of trustees of Awty International School. 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. Olin director since December 2005; Chair of the Compensation Committee and member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Bunch brings extensive company governance, executive leadership, and business strategy experience to Olin’s Board of Directors.

Scott D. Ferguson
INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
Director Since
2020
Committee Membership
Compensation Committee, Operating Improvement Committee
Scott D. Ferguson

SCOTT D. FERGUSON, 47, is the founder and managing partner of Sachem Head Capital Management LP, a value-oriented investment management firm based in New York which he started in 2012. Prior to starting Sachem Head, he spent nine years at Pershing Square Capital Management, which he joined pre-launch as the firm’s first investment professional. Prior to Pershing Square, Mr. Ferguson earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 2003 and was a vice president at American Industrial Partners, an operations focused private equity firm, from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Ferguson was also a business analyst at McKinsey & Company from 1996 to 1999.  Mr. Ferguson graduated from Stanford University with an A.B. in Public Policy in 1996. He currently serves on the board of directors of Elanco Animal Health, Inc. and the Henry Street Settlement and is also a member of the Robin Hood Leadership Council. He is a former director of Autodesk, Inc. Olin director since February 2020; member of the Compensation Committee and the Operating Improvement Committee. Mr. Ferguson brings substantial financial, investment strategy, and corporate governance experience to Olin’s Board of Directors.

W. Barnes Hauptfuhrer
INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
Director Since
2020
Committee Membership
Directors and Corporate Governance Committee, Operating Improvement Committee
W. Barnes Hauptfuhrer

W. BARNES HAUPTFUHRER, 67, most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Chapter IV Investors, LLC, an investment firm he founded in February 2006. Prior to this, Mr. Hauptfuhrer served as Co-Head of the Corporate & Investment Banking Division of Wachovia Corporation (formerly, First Union Corporation). Earlier in his career, he also served as Senior Executive Vice President of Wachovia and prior to the merger of Wachovia and First Union, Mr. Hauptfuhrer served in roles of increasing responsibility at First Union, including Co-Head of the Corporate & Investment Banking Division, Co-Head of Investment Banking, and Managing Partner of First Union Capital Partners, a private equity investment group within First Union, which he founded. Previously, Mr. Hauptfuhrer served as Managing Director and investment banker at Kidder Peabody. Mr. Hauptfuhrer currently serves as a director of National Gypsum Company. He previously served as a director of Buckeye Pipeline LLC from September 2006 to March 2008, and of Wolverine Tube, Inc. from May 1998 to October 2005. He is also a director of the Foundation for the Carolinas and trustee of the Greater Charlotte YMCA. Mr. Hauptfuhrer earned a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a juris doctorate degree and master’s degree in business administration from the University of Virginia. Olin director since February 2020; member of the Directors and Corporate Governance Committee and the Operating Improvement Committee. Mr. Hauptfuhrer brings extensive knowledge of finance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters to Olin’s Board of Directors.

John M. B. O’Connor
Independent Director
Director Since
2006
Committee Membership
Audit Committee, Operating Improvement Committee
John M. B. O’Connor

JOHN M. B. O’CONNOR, 67, 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. Previously, Mr. O’Connor was Chairman of JP Morgan Alternative Asset Management, Inc. where he also served as an Executive Partner of JP Morgan Partners. 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 Boon Logic, Inc. and Sequoia Holdings Inc. He is also chairman and on the advisory board of American Friends of the UK Clocktower Fund, Inc., and on the advisory boards of Avenue Capital Sustainable Strategies Fund, Chart National LLP, Game Conservancy USA, Global Guardian, LLC, Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, and New York State Green Bank. He is also the treasurer of the UK Game Conservancy and Wildlife Trust. Olin director since January 2006; member of the Audit Committee and the Operating Improvement Committee. Mr. O’Connor brings substantial financial, investment banking, risk management and strategic consulting experience to Olin’s Board of Directors.

Earl L. Shipp
Independent Director
Director Since
2017
Committee Membership
Audit Committee
Earl L. Shipp

EARSEL L. SHIPP, 63, retired in September 2017 from his position as Vice President, US Gulf Coast Operations of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW; a diversified chemical manufacturing company), a position he held from November 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Shipp served as President of Dow Africa from June 2009 to October 2010 and President of the Basic Chemicals Group at Dow from May 2007 to May 2009. During his 36-year history 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 and on the safety, environment and health, nominations and remuneration committees of National Grid plc. He is also a member of the board of directors of CHI St. Luke’s Health Texas Division and The Economic Development Alliance of Brazoria County, Texas. Olin director since October 2017; member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Shipp brings substantial chemical industry expertise, and manufacturing, engineering and operations management experience to Olin’s Board of Directors.

Scott M. Sutton
DIRECTOR
Director Since
2018
Committee Membership
Operating Improvement Committee
Scott M. Sutton

SCOTT M. SUTTON, 56, became Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Olin effective April 22, 2021. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Olin from September 1, 2020 to April 21, 2021. Prior to that, Mr. Sutton served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Prince International Corporation (a privately held specialty chemicals company) from December 2019 through July 2020. He also served as Chief Operating Officer from March 2017 through February 2019; 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 Corporation (NYSE: CE; a global technology and specialty materials company). 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; Chair of the Operating Improvement Committee. Mr. Sutton brings extensive experience in operations, engineering, manufacturing, finance, sales, marketing, and management of complex businesses with worldwide operations to Olin’s Board of Directors.

William H. Weideman
Independent Director
Director Since
2015
Committee Membership
Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Executive Committee
William H. Weideman

WILLIAM H. WEIDEMAN, 66, retired in January 2015 from his position as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of The Dow Chemical Company (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 Executive Vice President of Finance, Dow Agrosciences & Corporate Strategic Development from April 2010 to 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 served on the board of directors of Mid-Michigan Medical Center and on the Board of Trustees for Central Michigan University through December 31, 2020. 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; member of the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Executive Committee. Mr. Weideman brings valuable financial, audit and business administration expertise to Olin’s Board of Directors, as well as extensive knowledge of the businesses Olin acquired from The Dow Chemical Company.

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

CAROL A. WILLIAMS, 63, retired in 2015 as special advisor to the Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW; a diversified chemical manufacturing company), a position she held since January 2015. Prior to this, she served as Executive Vice President of Manufacturing and Engineering from September 2011 to December 2014, adding responsibility for Supply Chain and Environmental, Health & Safety Operations in 2012; President of Chemicals & Energy from August 2010 to August 2011; and Senior Vice President of Basic Chemicals from January 2009 to July 2010, all at Dow. 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. Ms. Williams earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. She serves on the board of directors and the nominating and corporate governance committee of Owens-Illinois Inc. 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. Olin director since October 2015; Chair of the Directors and Corporate Governance Committee and member of the Compensation Committee. Ms. Williams brings extensive management expertise in manufacturing, purchasing and supply chain operations, substantial experience in research and development, and comprehensive knowledge of the chlor-alkali and general chemicals industry to Olin’s Board of Directors.