MIXED RESULTS | July 24, 2006 Issue - Vol. 84 Issue 30 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 84 Issue 30 | pp. 22-23
Issue Date: July 24, 2006

MIXED RESULTS

Fewer directors, but more executive officers, are women at chemical companies this year
Department: Business

  BOARD OF DIRECTORS WOMEN IN MANAGEMENT
  WOMEN TOTAL       EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
COMPANY INSIDEa OUTSIDE WOMEN BOARD CEO COO CFO WOMEN TOTAL FUNCTION
Air Products & Chemicals 0 2 2 13 0 0 0 1 7 VP, human resources
Albemarle 0 1 1 11 0 0 0 0 13  
Arch Chemicals 0 1 1 7 0 0 0 1 7 VP, general counsel, and secretary
Ashland 0 2 2 10 0 0 0 1 10 VP, human resources
Cabot 0 1 1 13 0 0 0 0 8  
Cambrex 0 2 2 10 0 0 0 2 16 Assistant general counsel and assistant corporate secretary; VP, human resources
Celanese 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 7  
Chemtura 0 0 0 11 0 0 1 1 9 Executive VP, CFO
Cytec Industries 0 1 1 10 0 0 0 0 9  
Dow Chemical 0 3 3 16 0 0 0 1 14 VP, human resources, diversity and inclusion, and public affairs
DuPont 0 2 2 13 0 0 0 0 8  
Eastman Chemical 0 1 1 10 0 0 0 1 8 Senior VP, chief legal officer, and corporate secretary
Engelhard 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 9  
ExxonMobil 0 2 2 12 0 0 0 0 16  
Ferro 0 2 2 9 0 0 0 2 7 VP, color and glass performance materials; VP, human resources
FMC 0 1 1 10 0 0 0 1 8 VP, general counsel, and secretary
H.B. Fuller 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 2 9 VP, human resources; VP and treasurer
General Electric 0 3 3 15 0 0 0 3 28 Senior VP, GE Plastics; VP and treasurer; senior VP, corporate businessdevelopment
Georgia Gulf 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 7  
Goodyear 0 2 2 11 0 0 0 2 20 Senior VP, human resources; VP, governmental relations
W.R. Grace 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 0 7  
Hercules 0 1 1 10 0 0 0 0 8  
Honeywell 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 2 9 President and CEO of specialty materials; president and CEO of transportation systems
Huntsman Corp. 0 1 1 10 0 0 0 0 12  
Kerr-McGee 0 2 2 11 0 0 0 2 13 VP and treasurer; VP, human resources
Kronos Worldwide 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 1 10 VP and tax director
Lubrizol 0 2 2 11 0 0 0 4 13 Director, foreign audits and transfer pricing; treasurer; corporate secretary; VP, investor relations
Lyondell Chemical 0 1 1 14 0 0 0 1 8 Senior VP, general counsel, and secretary
Monsanto 0 2 2 9 0 0 0 3 14 VP, investor relations; VP and chief of staff; senior VP, corporate strategy
Mosaic 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 1 9 VP, public affairs
NewMarket 0 1 1 7 0 0 0 0 8  
Occidental 0 1 1 12 0 0 0 0 10  
Phelps Dodge 0 1 1 12 0 0 0 1 8 VP, human resources
PPG Industries 0 2 2 10 0 0 0 1 8 Senior VP, glass and fiber glass
Praxair 0 1 1 10 0 0 0 0 10  
Rohm and Haas 0 2 2 13 0 0 0 1 6 Chief information officer
Solutia 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 1 9 Senior VP, general counsel, and secretary
Stepan 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 9  
Sterling Chemicals 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 7  
Terra Industries 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 0 9  
Wellman 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 1 6 VP and treasurer
Westlake 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 0 9  
                     
TOTAL 0 47 47 422 0 0 1 37 422  
WOMEN DIRECTORS PER COMPANY 1.0
WOMEN DIRECTORS AS % OF BOARD POSITIONS 11.1%
WOMEN EXECUTIVES PER COMPANY 0.9
WOMEN EXECUTIVES AS % OF OFFICER POSITIONS 8.8%
NOTE: This lia A director who is also a company executive. CEO = chief executive officer, CFO = chief financial officer, COO = chief operating officer, VP = vice president. SOURCE: Company documentsst is representative of efforts in the industry but not comprehensive. a $1 million for rebuilding hospital and health care centers, $1 million for relief organizations.

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