Momentive

Board of Directors

  • Mahesh Balakrishnan

    Mahesh Balakrishnan was appointed as a Director on October 24, 2014. Mr. Balakrishnan is a Managing Director in Oaktree's Opportunities Funds. He joined Oaktree in 2007 and has been focused on investing in the Chemicals, Energy, Financial Institutions, Real Estate and Shipping sectors. Mr. Balakrishnan has worked with a number of Oaktree's portfolio companies and currently serves on the boards of STORE Capital Corp. and Excel Maritime Carriers. He has been active on a number of creditors' committees during restructuring of investments, including Eagle Bulk Shipping, Excel Maritime Carriers, Lehman Brothers and LyondellBasell. Prior to Oaktree, Mr. Balakrishnan spent two years in the Financial Sponsors & Leveraged Finance group at UBS Investment Bank. Mr. Balakrishnan serves as a director of MPM Holdings at the discretion of certain investment funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, which funds hold a substantial equity interest in MPM Holdings.
  • Bradley J. Bell

    Bradley J. Bell was appointed as a Director on October 24, 2014 and as Chairman of the Board on December 15, 2014. Mr. Bell also has served on the Board of Directors of IDEX Corporation since 2001, chairing the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee since 2010 and serving on the Compensation Committee since 2011. Since 2003, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of Compass Minerals Corporation, where he has been the Compensation Committee Chair since 2010 and a member of the Audit Committee since 2014, and was a member the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee from 2009 to 2014. Mr. Bell was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Nalco Holding Co. (formerly known as Nalco Chemical Co.) from November 2003 to September 2010. He also served as a Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Rohm & Haas Co. from 1997 to May 2003.
  • Jack Boss

    John G. Boss was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and President on December 15, 2014. He joined the Company as Executive Vice President and President of the Silicones and Quartz Division in March 2014. Mr. Boss was the former President of Honeywell Safety Products at Honeywell International from February 2012 to March 2014. He served in various leadership positions with Honeywell International since 2003, including Vice President and General Manager of Specialty Products from 2008 through 2012 and Vice President and General Manager of Specialty Chemicals from 2005 through 2008. Before joining Honeywell International, Mr. Boss was Vice President and General Manager of the Specialty and Fine Chemicals business of Great Lakes Chemical Corporation from 2000 through 2003, and Vice President and Business Director at Ashland Corporation (formerly International Specialty Products) from 1996 through 2000.
  • Theodore H. Butz

    Theodore H. (Ted) Butz was appointed as a Director on August 4, 2016. Mr. Butz brings over 30 years of experience in building specialty chemicals businesses. From 2011 through to 2016, Mr. Butz was President and Chief Executive Officer of Pinova Holdings, Inc., a leading supplier of essential natural and renewable materials for fragrance, food and specialty industrial applications. Prior to Pinova, Mr. Butz was Group President for the Specialty Chemicals business at FMC Corporation. During his tenure at FMC, Mr. Butz held a variety of domestic and international leadership positions serving diverse markets and had responsibility for corporate-wide strategy and development activities, as well as corporate health and safety functions.
  • John D. Dionne

    John D. Dionne was appointed as a Director on October 24, 2014. He is a Senior Advisor of the Blackstone Group and a Field Fellow with the Harvard Business School. He was most recently a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone and Global Head of its Private Equity Investor Relations and Business Development Groups. He also served as a member of Blackstone’s Private Equity Investment and Valuation Committees. Mr. Dionne originally joined Blackstone in 2004 as the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of the Blackstone Distressed Securities Fund, the firm’s initial entry into the single-manager hedge fund practice, with peak assets under management of $2 billion. During this period, he also served on the Investment Committees of Blackstone’s GSO and Kalix investment businesses. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Dionne was for several years a Partner and Portfolio Manager for Bennett Restructuring Funds, specializing in investing in financially troubled companies. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Public Accountant (inactive). Mr. Dionne has served on the Board of Directors of Pelmorex Media Inc. since September 2013, and on the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of Cengage Learning since April 2014.
  • Samuel Feinstein

    Samuel Feinstein joined Apollo in 2007 and was previously a member of the Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Feinstein serves on the board of CEVA Holdings LLC, Vectra Corp. and Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC. He has previously served on the board of directors of Taminco Corporation. Mr. Feinstein graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a BA in Business Economics.
  • Robert Kalsow-Ramos

    Robert Kalsow-Ramos was appointed as a Director on October 24, 2014. Mr. Kalsow-Ramos is a Principal in Apollo Global Management’s Private Equity Group, where he has worked since 2010. Prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Kalsow-Ramos was a member of the Transportation Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley from 2008 to 2010. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation and Hexion Holdings LLC, both of which are affiliated with Apollo.
  • Scott M. Kleinman

    Scott M. Kleinman was appointed as a Director on October 24, 2014. He served as a director of MPM from October 1, 2010 to October 24, 2014. Mr. Kleinman is the Lead Partner for Private Equity at Apollo, where he has worked since February 1996. Prior to that time, Mr. Kleinman was employed by Smith Barney Inc. in its Investment Banking division. Mr. Kleinman is also a director of the following companies affiliated with Apollo: Hexion Holdings LLC, Verso Corporation and Verso Paper Holdings, LLC. Within the past five years, Mr. Kleinman was also a director of Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation, Realogy Holdings Corp. Hexion Inc., LyondellBasell Industries N.V. and Taminco Corporation. During 2014 he also served as Chair of the Audit and Compensation Committee of MPM’s Board of Directors.
  • Julian Markby

    Julian Markby was appointed as a Director on October 24, 2014. He served as a director of MPM from April 2013 to October 2014. Mr. Markby has been an independent financial consultant and corporate director since 2005. Mr. Markby has been a member of the Board and the Audit Committee of Thiele Kaolin Company from April 2011 to present, serving as the Audit Committee Chair since May 1, 2013. He has also been Chairman of the Board of SP Fiber Holdings, Inc. since December 2013 and has been a director and member of the Audit and Compensation Committees since September 2012. In addition, he has been a member of the Board and the Audit and Compensation committees of Altegrity, Inc. since November 2014 and a director of NewPage Corporation from January 2011 to December 2012. During 2014, he also served on the Audit and Conflicts Committees of MPM’s Board of Directors. Previously, Mr. Markby was an investment banker for over 25 years, most recently at Wasserstein Perella and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein for over 8 years.
  • Jeffrey M. Nodland

    Jeffrey M. Nodland was appointed a director of Momentive on December 7, 2015. He currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of KIK Custom Products, a manufacturer of both national and retailer brand consumer products throughout North America and a leader in manufacturing of chemicals for the pool and spa markets. Mr. Nodland previously served as President of Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc.’s Coatings & Inks Division and President and Chief Operating Officer of Resolution Specialty Materials. In addition, Mr. Nodland served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Resolution Performance Products, CEO and President of McWhorter Technologies and held several management roles for The Valspar Corporation. Mr. Nodland served as a member of the Board of Directors of California Products Corporation and also previously served on the Board of Directors of Texas Petrochemicals Group.
  • Marvin O. Schlanger

    Marvin O. Schlanger was appointed as a Director on October 24, 2014. Since October 1998, Mr. Schlanger has been a principal in the firm of Cherry Hill Chemical Investments, LLC, which provides management services and capital to the chemical and allied industries. Prior to October 1998, he held various positions with ARCO Chemical Company, serving as President and Chief Executive Officer from May 1998 to July 1998 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 1994 to May 1998. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Resolution Performance Products LLC and RPP Capital Corporation from November 2000 and Chairman of Resolution Specialty Materials Company from August 2004 until the formation of Hexion Inc. in May 2005. Mr. Schlanger is also a director and the Chairman of the Board of CEVA Group Plc, and a director of UGI Corporation, UGI Utilities Inc., Amerigas Partners, LLP and Hexion Holdings LLC. Mr. Schlanger was formerly Chairman of the Supervisory Board of LyondellBasell Industries N.V. and Chairman of Covalence Specialty Materials Corp.