Governance

Board of Directors

Gerard Munera

Gerard Munera

Mr. Munera has served as a director since September 2000, and the Board elected him to serve as Chairman in 2013. Since 1996, Mr. Munera has been General Manager of Synergex Group LLC, a family controlled holding company with diversified investments, including real estate, securities, gold mining and high technology industries and Executive Chairman of Arcadia, Inc., a family controlled private manufacturer of glass/aluminum products. Mr. Munera is a current director of one public company, Nevsun Resources Ltd., as well as two private companies. From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Munera was Chairman and CEO of Latin American Gold Inc., a gold exploration and mining company. Between 1991 and 1994, Mr. Munera was President and CEO of Minorco (USA), a diversified $1.5 billion natural resources group. Between 1990 and 1991, Mr. Munera was Senior Vice President of Corporate Planning and Development and a member of the Executive Committee of RTZ plc, a British mining and mineral processing company. Mr. Munera is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees, both in Paris.

Position

Director and Chairman of the Board

Kevin Longe

Kevin Longe

Mr. Longe became DMC's President and Chief Executive Officer on March 1, 2013. He has served as a director since joining the Company on July 17, 2012 as Chief Operating Officer. From March, 2011 until joining DMC, Mr. Longe served as an executive of Sonoco, Inc., first as President of Sonoco's Thermo Safe business from March 2011 to March 2012 and then from March 2012 to July 2012 as a Vice President and General Manager with Sonoco's Protective Packaging Division. From April 2010 until joining Sonoco, Mr. Longe was self-employed performing consulting and investment work. From 2004 through April 2010, Mr. Longe served in various positions at Lydall, Inc., most recently (2007-2010) serving as president of its subsidiary, Lydall Performance Materials, Inc. Mr. Longe is a graduate of the University of Michigan and holds an MBA with Distinction from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Business.

Position

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Yvon Pierre Cariou

Yvon Pierre Cariou

Mr. Cariou was appointed Director in 2006, and served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2000 to 2013.  From November 1998 to March 2000, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Astrocosmos Metallurgical Inc., a division of Mersen Group, which designs and fabricates process equipment for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.  From 1986 to 1998, Mr. Cariou was the lead executive with five different industrial, material science and manufacturing companies.  Earlier in his career, he spent 15 years with Mersen Group, a global industrial components manufacturer, where he held various executive positions in France and the United States, including President of Carbone USA Corp.

Position

Director

Robert A. Cohen

Robert A. Cohen

Mr. Cohen has served as a director since February 2011. He is the managing partner of Joranel LLC, a private investment and consulting firm serving institutional clients. Prior to joining Joranel in 2005, Mr. Cohen spent four years as president and Chief Executive Officer of Korea First Bank. Previously, Mr. Cohen spent 25 years with Credit Lyonnais, including eight years as Chief Executive Officer of Credit Lyonnais USA. He taught economics and finance for 16 years at the Paris Institut Technique de Banque et Finance and the French School of Management (ESSEC). He is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and earned a doctorate in finance from the University Paris Dauphine.

Position

Director

Dr. James J. Ferris

Dr. James J. Ferris

Dr. Ferris has served as a director since July 2010. From 1994 until his retirement in 2007, he held a variety of positions, including director and president/group chief executive officer, with CH2M Hill Companies Ltd., an employee owned, global engineering, major projects and construction company. Previously, Dr. Ferris spent 18 years with the engineering and construction firm Ebasco Services Incorporated, where he was a director and held various project leadership and senior and executive management positions, including president and chief executive officer of Ebasco Environmental. Dr. Ferris has more than 35 years of diverse, senior and executive level leadership experience in the worldwide engineering, major projects and construction industry. He has been a member of the G8 Renewable Energy Task Force, an active attendee at The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and a member of the Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum. Dr. Ferris has over 20 years of board experience including with two global engineering, major projects and construction companies, a technology start-up company (Sentegra), and a non-profit enterprise (The Keystone Center) focused on energy, environmental and public health policy initiatives. He has served on seven special purpose mega-project company boards with over $20 billion in capital expenditures, two of which he acted as the Board's Chairman. His Board Committee experience is extensive and includes direct membership and involvement on audit, compensation, nominating and governance, executive, safety and risk management committees.

Position

Director

Richard P. Graff

Richard P. Graff

Mr. Graff has served as a director since June 2007. He is a retired partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he served as the audit leader in the United States for the mining industry, until his retirement on December 31, 2001. Mr. Graff began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in 1973. Since his retirement, Mr. Graff has been a consultant to the mining industry and was a member of a Financial Accounting Standards Board task force for establishing accounting and financial reporting guidance in the mining industry. He represents a consortium of international mining companies and has provided recommendations to the International Accounting Standards Board on mining industry issues and to regulators on industry disclosure requirements of securities legislation. Mr. Graff serves on the board of directors of Yamana Gold Inc. and Alacer Gold Corporation. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Boston College and his post-graduate degree in Accounting from Northeastern University.

Position

Director

David C. Aldous

David C. Aldous

Mr. Aldous joined the Board in 2013 and has over 30 years of corporate leadership experience in the energy, alternative energy, chemical and petrochemical industries. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Rive Technology Inc., a privately-held provider of solutions for diffusion-limited reactions to the refining, chemicals, biofuel and water industries. Prior to joining Rive Technology in 2012, Mr. Aldous served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Range Fuels Inc., a clean energy and biofuels company from 2009 to 2012. Mr. Aldous also spent more than 20 years employed by Royal Dutch Shell where he held the roles of Executive Vice President of Portfolio and Strategy, President of Shell Canada Products and President and CEO of CRI/Criterion, in addition to Director and Chairman of several Shell joint ventures.  Mr. Aldous holds a B.S. in Fuels Engineering from the University of Utah and an MBA with distinction from Northwestern University.

Position

Director

Peter Rose

Peter Rose

Mr. Rose has served as a director since November 2016.  He is a senior advisor to Blackstone, the world's largest alternative asset manager. From 2007 to 2016, he was a senior managing director with Blackstone, and served as its global head of public affairs. Mr. Rose also spent 20 years with Goldman Sachs, where he was a managing director and held a variety of senior positions in government relations and media relations in Washington DC, New York and Hong Kong.  Mr. Rose currently is vice chairman of Sard Verbinnen, one of the leading strategic communications firms in the United States. From 1983 to 1987 he was chief of staff to Congressman Mike Synar (D-Okla) and a partner with the law firm of Williams and Jensen in Washington DC.   Mr. Rose is a graduate of the George Washington University and the Yale Law School. He serves on the national board of the NAACP, where he also was on the search committee for its current CEO.

Position

Director

Board Committees

Chairperson  Chairperson        
Member  Member Audit
Committee
Compensation
Committee
Governance and
Nominating Committee
Health, Safety, Security and Environment
Committee

Independent Directors

 Richard P. Graff Chairperson   Member  
 Robert A. Cohen Member Chairperson    
 James J. Ferris
Member Chairperson  
 Gerard Munera Member  Member    
David Aldous    
Member  Chairperson 
Yvon P. Cariou    
Member  Member 

Non-Independent Directors

 Kevin Longe       Member

Governance

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