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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Gray G. Benoist
Donald W. Bogus
C. Robert Bunch
John E. Fischer
Randall W. Larrimore
John M. B. O’Connor
Earl L. Shipp
Vince J. Smith
Stephanie A. Streeter
William H. Weideman
Carol A. Williams
Gray G. Benoist
Independent Director
Director Since
2009
Committee Membership
Audit Committee, Directors and Corporate Governance Committee
Gray G. Benoist

GRAY G. BENOIST, 65, 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 has 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 President and Treasurer of MindSpark, Inc. (a registered benefit corporation in California 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.

Donald W. Bogus
Independent Director
Director Since
2005
Committee Membership
Compensation Committee, Directors and Corporate Governance Committee
Donald W. Bogus

DONALD W. BOGUS, 71, retired in January 2009, from his positions as Senior Vice President of The Lubrizol Corporation, now a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A; a global supplier of high performance specialty products for personal care, coatings, plastics, and various industrial products) and President of Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Lubrizol Corporation, positions he had held since June 2004. Mr. Bogus joined Lubrizol in April 2000, as Vice President and his duties included responsibility for the Fluid Technologies for Industry business section and he served as the head of mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Lubrizol, he was an Executive Officer at PPG Industries, Inc. (a manufacturer of coatings and glass products) where he served as Vice President of Specialty Chemicals and Vice President of Industrial Coatings. Mr. Bogus earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from Baldwin Wallace University. He serves on the board of trustees for Baldwin Wallace University and on their Business Division’s advisory board. Olin director since July 2005; member of the Compensation Committee and the Directors and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Bogus’ executive management positions have provided him with expertise in the chemicals industry, as well as merger and acquisition experience.

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, 63, 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, 62, became Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Olin on April 27, 2017. He held the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer since May 2016, President from May 2014 through April 2016, 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 Dow, now known as DowDuPont, 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, 70, 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 called Essendant (NASDAQ: ESND; a wholesaler/distributor of office products). From 1988 until 1997, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of MasterBrand Industries, Inc., now called Fortune Brands Home & Security LLC (FBHS; a consumer products company). He holds a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College with a major in economics and a minor in chemistry 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, 63, 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 U.S. 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. 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, 60, retired in September 2017, from his position as Vice President, US Gulf Coast Operations of The Dow Chemical Company, now known as DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP; a diversified chemical manufacturing company), a position he held from November 2010. 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 on 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, 68, 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 DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP; 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.

Stephanie A. Streeter
Independent Director
Director Since
2018
Committee Membership
Compensation Committee, Directors and Corporate Governance Committee
Stephanie A. Streeter

STEPHANIE A. STREETER, 60, served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Libbey, Inc. (NYSE: LBY; a producer of glass tableware and other tabletop products) from 2011 to January 2016. Prior to that, Ms. Streeter served as Interim Chief Executive Officer, United States Olympic Committee from 2009 to 2010 and served on its board of directors from 2004 until 2009. Previously, she was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Banta Corporation (NYSE: BN; a global technology, printing and supply-chain management company acquired by Chicago-based RR Donnelley in late 2006) from 2004 until 2007. She joined Banta in 2001 as President and Chief Operating Officer also serving on its board of directors. She served as Chief Executive Officer from 2002 to 2007 and was elected Chairman in 2004. Ms. Streeter earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Stanford University. She is currently a member of the board of directors, serving on the compensation committee and governance committee, of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT; an American multinational tire manufacturing company) and the board of directors, serving as chairman of the audit committee and a member of the governance & nominating committee, of Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE: KSS; an American department store retailing chain). Olin director since July 2018; member of the Compensation Committee and the Directors and Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. Streeter’s extensive chief executive officer and board of director experience, broad-based knowledge in the areas of marketing, consumer products, information technology and e-commerce provides her 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, 63, retired in January 2015, from his position as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of The Dow Chemical Company, now known as DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP; 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 at 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, the 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, 59, retired in early 2015, from her position as special advisor to the Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company, now known as DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP; 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/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.