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Quaker Chemical Corporation

Quaker Chemical Corporation

Sector: Chemicals And Chemical Preparations Not Elsewhere Classified Region: PA, United States

: | New York Stock Exchange: KWR

Since 1918, we have been establishing and maintaining long-term relationships with leading enterprises in primary metals, metalworking, and other basic process industries all over the world. Today, we have business and production presence in every major manufacturing country in the world. Quaker is a $737.6 million dollar company headquartered in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA, with regional headquarter locations in Uithoorn, The Netherlands, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Shanghai, China. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange, and has a long track record of financial consistency and strength. As the Company entered the 21st century, we began a major strategic action to better meet the changing needs of our customers. Now, as a global, knowledge-based company, we provide our best service, technology, and product resources to all of our customers—wherever they are in the world. While working hard to meet customers’ needs, we also strive to keep a strong sense of responsibility to our associates, to the communities in which we operate, and to the natural environment. As further evidence of our commitment to continuous improvement, our efforts at quality have been acknowledged by the International Organization for Standardization, with ISO 9001 ratings at our own facilities, as well as at customer sites where we deliver services and products directly. Many facilities are also ISO 14001 certified and rated by accredited companies such as Lloyd’s, British Standards Institute (BSI), and Det Norske Veritas (DNV).

Investor Calendar

Nov 2, 2018 8:30 am | 2018 Third Quarter Earnings

Jul 31, 2018 8:30 am | Q2 Earnings Call

May 1, 2018 8:30 am | Q1 Earnings Call

May 1, 2018 8:30 am | Q2 Earnings Call

May 1, 2018 8:30 am | Q1 Earnings Call

Mar 1, 2018 8:30 am | Q4 Earnings Call

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Michael F. Barry, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President
Michael F. Barry joined the Company in 1998. On May 13, 2009, Mr. Barry was elected as Chairman of the Board, in addition to his current position as Chief Executive Officer and President which he has held since October 2008. He first became a member of the Board in October 2008. Prior to this position, he was the Company’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director – North America, beginning January 2006. In that role, he was responsible for all aspects of the steel and metalworking/coatings businesses throughout North America, including two subsidiaries, AC Products, Inc. and Epmar Corporation. Mr. Barry was named Senior Vice President and Global Industry Leader – Metalworking and Coatings in July 2005 with responsibility for the Company’s global metalworking and coatings businesses through December 2005. From January 2004 through June 2005, he held the position of Vice President and Global Industry Leader – Industrial Metalworking and Coatings and from 1998 through August 2004, he held the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Barry joined Quaker from Lyondell (formerly Arco Chemical) where he was Business Director for its Americas urethanes business and also held various finance and line management positions. In addition to graduating from Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering, he earned a Master's Degree with Distinction from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Barry also serves as a Director of Rogers Corporation, a global technology leader in the development and manufacture of high performance, specialty-material-based products for applications in diverse markets. In addition, Mr. Barry is on the Board of Trustees of The Franklin Institute, one of the oldest and most respected science museums in the country located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
D. Jeffry Benoliel, Vice President and Global Leader – Metalworking, Can, and Mining
D. Jeffry Benoliel began his career with Quaker in 1995. Effective July 1, 2013, Mr. Benoliel assumed the position of Vice President and Global Leader – Metalworking, Can and is responsible for developing and driving the Company’s global Metalworking strategy, including global R&D and technical services, in addition to providing leadership to the Company’s global Can business. He also serves as Corporate Secretary, a position he has held since 1998. Mr. Benoliel held the position of Vice President - Global Metalworking and Fluid Power and Corporate Secretary from June 2011 through June 2013 and until March 2012 also held the position of General Counsel to which he was elected in January 2001. He served as Vice President – Global Strategy, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from October 2008 until June 2011; Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel from January 2001 through September 2008; and was elected Secretary in May 1998, in addition to his role as Director, Corporate Legal Affairs from May 1996 through December 2000.

Before joining Quaker, Mr. Benoliel was a partner at Fox, Rothschild, O'Brien & Frankel, LLP, a prominent law firm in Philadelphia, handling corporate transactions including commercial lending, securities, and general corporate matters. He holds a JD from Boston University School of Law and a BA from Hobart College.
Joseph A. Berquist, VP & Managing Director - North America
Joseph A. Berquist joined the Company in 1997. Mr. Berquist was named to the position of Vice President and Managing Director – North America, effective April 1, 2010. In this role, he is responsible for providing overall leadership to the North American organization. Since late 2008, he held the position of Senior Director – Commercial, North America, and from 2007 until October 2008, served as Industry Business Director – Metalworking/Fluid Power. Prior to that time, Mr. Berquist held a regional sales manager position and other key roles across Quaker’s Steel, Metalworking and Fluid Power businesses, starting his career with Quaker as a technical service specialist.
Prior to joining Quaker, Mr. Berquist held a technical manager position at AK Steel in Middletown, Ohio. He holds a B.E. in Chemical Engineering from Youngstown State University and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.
Ronald S. Ettinger, VP Human Resources
Ronald S. Ettinger joined the Company in 2002. Mr. Ettinger was named to the position of Vice President - Human Resources, effective December 1, 2011. In this role, he is responsible for the global human resources organization which includes management of regional HR, oversight of succession planning, management development and organization development. Most recently, Mr. Ettinger served as Quaker's Director - Global Human Resources and prior to that time held the role of Director of Learning and Organization Development.
Dieter Laininger, Vice President and Managing Director – South America and Global Leader - Primary Metals
Dieter Laininger joined Quaker in 1991. Effective January 15, 2013, Mr. Laininger was appointed Vice President and Managing Director - South America, with primary responsibility to lead, manage and grow the Company's regional business in South America. In addition, he continues to serve as Vice President and Global Leader - Primary Metals, a position which he assumed in June 2011, with responsibility for developing and driving the Company's global Steel strategies. Prior to his global roles, Mr. Laininger held a number of managerial positions within the Company's EMEA Region, including Industry Business Manager for Steel and Metalworking since 2005; Regional Industry Manager, Steel from 2000 until 2005; and, prior to that, Sales and Key Account Manager, Steel.
Mary Dean Hall, VP, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
Mary Dean Hall joined Quaker as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective November 30, 2015. In her position, Mary will be responsible for the oversight and management of all Finance, Corporate Development, Tax, Internal Audit, Risk and IS activities. She will also be a member of the Management Executive Committee. Ms. Hall joins Quaker with a tremendous amount of experience in all relevant financial disciplines, including treasury and banking, accounting, international corporate finance, M&A, internal controls and compliance, and risk management. Most recently, Ms. Hall was the Vice President and Treasurer for Eastman Chemical Company, a global manufacturer of advanced materials, specialty chemicals, plastics and fibers. Prior to that role, she held various senior-level financial and treasury positions of increasing responsibility with Eastman since 1995. Prior to Eastman, she held financial and banking positions with Nalco Chemical and various banks, including Citibank. Ms. Hall holds an MBA, Finance and Accounting, from UCLA, and a BA, Management Science/Operations Research, from the University of California.
Joseph F. Matrange, Vice President and Global Leader - Coatings
Joseph F. Matrange joined the Company in October 2000 as President of AC Products, Inc., a Company subsidiary which produces and markets chemical milling maskants for the aerospace industry, temporary and permanent coatings for metal and concrete products, and flexible sealants and protective coatings for the construction industry. In 2003, Mr. Matrange played an integral role in the acquisition of Epmar Corporation, a manufacturer and developer of low and zero VOC coatings and adhesives, and serves as its President. He assumed his current corporate position on October 1, 2008, with responsibility for the global expansion and development of the Company’s coatings initiatives, which include AC Products, Epmar Corporation and Quaker’s Global Coatings Project.

Prior to joining Quaker, Mr. Matrange was a division VP and General Manager of Uniroyal Technology Corporation. During his 25-year career at Uniroyal, he held various positions including Global Sales and Marketing Director Aerospace Products, as well as Director of Manufacturing.
Jan F. Nieman, Vice President and Global Leader – Grease and Fluid Power, Global Strategy and Marketing
Jan F. Nieman joined the Company in 1985. Effective August 1, 2013, Mr. Nieman has been named Vice President and Global Leader – Grease, Fluid Power and Mining, a newly created position within the Company to address the importance and growth potential of these businesses on a global basis. Mr. Nieman currently serves as Vice President and Managing Director – Asia/Pacific, a position he has held since February 2005, with responsibility for the Company’s business expansion in the Asia/Pacific region, including the development of the Company’s joint ventures in Australia, China, Japan, and India which recently became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Nieman was Global Business Unit Manager for the indirect sales channel (Value Added Representatives) and the Company’s two-piece Can Division. In addition, during his career with the Company, he has held various positions within the R&D and marketing areas.
Wilbert Platzer, President and Managing Director – EMEA
Wilbert Platzer joined the Company in 1995. Mr. Platzer assumed his current position in January 2006 as the Company shifted its organization from a global business unit structure to a regional business unit structure. With this change, Mr. Platzer is currently responsible for all aspects of the steel and metalworking businesses throughout Europe. Mr. Platzer was named Vice President – Global Industrial Metalworking in July 2005 with responsibility for the Company’s global industrial metalworking, VAR, tube and pipe and can businesses through December 2005. From January 2001 through June 2005, he held the position of Vice President – Worldwide Operations overseeing the Company’s global manufacturing, purchasing, quality, logistics, health, safety and environmental activities. Prior to that, he was Managing Director and Director of Operations for the Company’s European business.
Adrian Steeples, Vice President & Managing Director, Asia/Pacific
Adrian Steeples joined Quaker in 2010. He assumed his current position as Vice President and Managing Director – Asia/Pacific on July 1, 2013. His responsibilities include management of Quaker’s China and SEA operations, as well as joint venture relationships in Australia, Japan and India. Before his current assignment, Mr. Steeples held the position of Industry Business Director for Metalworking from March 2011 through June 2013, and Manager, European and Global Special Projects from May 2010 through February 2011. Prior to joining Quaker, he worked for the BP group for 23 years, most recently serving as the BP/Castrol European & Asian Pacific Sales Director in Industrial Lubes and Services during 2009 and European Performance Unit Leader Industrial Lubes and Services from 2002 through 2008.
John Yardley, Global Tax Director
John Yardley joined Quaker in January 2011 as Global Tax Director. In his current role, Mr. Yardley is responsible for managing all tax activities of the Company on a global basis, including tax planning, tax compliance and tax accounting, as well as managing tax audit activity at the local, Federal, and foreign levels. During his 25-year career, he has worked in public accounting and law firms and has held various corporate tax positions in the manufacturing, utilities, and services industries.
Prior to joining Quaker, Mr. Yardley was Director of Global Tax for an international telecommunication company. He holds a JD from Vanderbilt University and a LLM in Taxation from Boston University School of Law.
Robert T. Traub, Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Robert T. Traub began his career with Quaker in 2000. Effective April 1, 2015, he was named Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Traub has served as the Corporation’s General Counsel since March 2012, with increasing responsibilities in securities, compliance and disclosure areas, as well as providing and overseeing legal advice and the legal function on a global basis. He has also served as Director of Global Corporate Compliance since January 2009, a role he continues to hold in his new position. In January 2009, he was named Assistant General Counsel, after having served as Senior Counsel since August 2000 when he joined Quaker.

Before joining Quaker, Mr. Traub worked for Penske Truck Leasing as business counsel for Penske’s corporate practice, including sales and lease agreements, litigation, acquisitions, creditors’ rights and environmental matters. He possesses a J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law and a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University.
Victoria K. Gehris, Assistant Corporate Secretary and Shareholder Administrator
Victoria K. Gehris began her career with Quaker in 2008. Effective July 18, 2016, she was named Assistant Corporate Secretary and Shareholder Administrator. Ms. Gehris’ core areas of responsibility include providing support to Management on Board related and other legal matters, including corporate governance and compliance and regulatory issues. She is also responsible for the Company’s shareholder activities, the Annual Report and associated shareholder material production, and the stock option program administration for the Company’s global associates. Ms. Gehris served as the Corporation’s Corporate Paralegal since February 2014, after having served as Executive Legal Assistant in the Legal Department when she joined Quaker. Prior to joining Quaker, Ms. Gehris held various positions of increasing responsibility with several law firms. She holds a B.A. in Management and Marketing from the Pennsylvania State University and a Paralegal Certification from Villanova University.

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