Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Michael F. Barry
Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President
Michael F. Barry

Michael F. Barry joined the Company in 1998. Mr. Barry was elected as Chairman of the Board in May 2009, 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 in 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 the Company 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 Livent Corporation, a leading, global, fully integrated lithium company serving a diverse group of 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. He is also on the Board of Trustees of Drexel University, a comprehensive global research university with a unique model of experiential learning that combines academic rigor with one of the nation’s premier cooperative education programs.

Donald R. Caldwell
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cross Atlantic Capital Partners, Inc.
Donald R. Caldwell
Donald R. Caldwell is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cross Atlantic Capital Partners, Inc., a venture capital management company, since 1999. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer of InsPro Technologies Corporation, one of Cross Atlantic Capital Partners’ portfolio companies, a company that focuses on providing a policy administration software solution in the insurance industry. Previously, he was also President and Chief Operating Officer of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., a holding company with investments in the growth-stage technology and life sciences businesses. He currently serves as a director and Chairman of the Board of InsPro Technologies Corporation and Lightning Gaming, Inc., both of which are Cross Atlantic Capital Partners’ portfolio companies. He also serves as a director of Haverford Trust Company and as a director and Chairman of the Board of another public company, Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company. He has served on Quaker Houghton’s Board since 1997 and is a member of the Audit and Compensation/Management Development Committees. Mr. Caldwell has also been the Company’s Lead Director since 2016.
Charlotte C. Decker
Chief Information Technology Officer of UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust
Charlotte C. Decker
Ms. Decker is the Chief Information Technology Officer of the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust, the largest non-governmental purchaser of retiree health care in the United States, covering over 632,300 members, since December 2014. Prior to joining UAW, Ms. Decker served as an IT Management Consultant at Data Consulting Group (DCG), a privately held, minority-owned corporation offering a wide range of management consulting, staff augmentation and outsourcing services, from August 2014 until December 2015. Prior to joining DCG, Ms. Decker served as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Auto Club Group, a not-for-profit organization, which provides more than 59 million members with automotive, travel, insurance and financial services through its federation of 34 motor clubs and nearly 1,100 branch offices across North America, from September 2008 through June 2014. Ms. Decker has over 25 years of experience in IT through various IT leadership positions, including 18 years at Ford and General Motors. Both Ford and General Motors are multinational corporations that design, manufacture, market and distribute vehicles worldwide. Ms. Decker currently serves as a director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis where she is Chair of the Information Technology Committee. Ms. Decker has served on Quaker Houghton’s Board since May 2020 and is a member of the Audit Committee.
Mark A. Douglas
President and Chief Executive Officer, FMC Corporation
Mark A. Douglas
Mark A. Douglas is President and Chief Executive Officer of FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC), a diversified chemical company serving agricultural, industrial and consumer markets globally for more than a century with innovative solutions, applications, and quality products, since June 1, 2020. He previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of FMC Corporation from June 2018 until May 31, 2020. Previously, he was FMC’s President, FMC Agricultural Solutions from October 2012 until May 2018. He joined FMC in March 2010, as Vice President, Global Operations and International Development and as a member of the Executive Committee, and was named President, Industrial Chemicals Group in 2011. Mr. Douglas joined FMC from Dow Chemical where he was Vice President, President Asia, Dow Advanced Materials. Prior to joining Dow, Mr. Douglas was Corporate Vice President, President Asia, Rohm and Haas Company based in Shanghai. He previously served as Corporate Vice President, Director Procurement and Logistics for Rohm and Haas in Philadelphia. During his 21 years with Rohm and Haas, Mr. Douglas held sales, marketing and general management positions in London, Asia and Philadelphia. Mr. Douglas has served on Quaker Houghton’s Board since January 2013, is Chair of the Governance Committee and also serves as a member of the Sustainability Committee.
Jeffry D. Frisby
President and Chief Executive Officer, PCX Aerostructures, LLC
Jeffry D. Frisby
Jeffry D. Frisby is the President and Chief Executive Officer of PCX Aerostructures, LLC, a leading supplier of highly engineered, precision, flight critical and structural assemblies for rotorcraft and fixed wing aerospace platforms, since April 2017; having been a member of PCX’s Board of Directors since February 2016. Prior to joining PCX, Mr. Frisby was Chief Executive Officer of Triumph Group, Inc. from July 2012 to April 2015, and its President from July 2009 to April 2015. From July 2009 to July 2012, Mr. Frisby held the position of Chief Operating Officer of Triumph Group, Inc., and prior to that time also held a variety of positions within the Triumph Group and a predecessor group company, Frisby Aerospace, Inc. Mr. Frisby has served on Quaker Houghton’s Board since 2006, is Chair of the Sustainability Committee and also serves as a member of the Audit Committee. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Astronics Corporation and PCX Aerostructures, LLC.
Sanjay Gopichand Hinduja
Chairman, Gulf Oil International Limited
Sanjay Gopichand Hinduja
Sanjay Gopichand Hinduja has been Chairman of Gulf Oil International Limited, which is part of the privately controlled multibillion Hinduja Group of Companies, for more than 20 years. Mr. Hinduja has been employed by the Hinduja Group of Companies for more than 30 years and has been responsible for leading Gulf Oil’s global strategy and expansion. He was the Non-Executive Chairman of Gulf Oil Corporation Limited from August 2005 until September 2014. Mr. Hinduja has served on Quaker Houghton’s Board since August 2019 and is a member of the Governance Committee. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Gulf Oil International Middle East Limited, Gulf Oil Middle East Limited, Gulf Oil Philippines Inc., Sangam Limited, Gulf Oil Marine Limited, and also serves as the Chairman of Gulf Oil Lubricants India Limited. Prior to the combination with Quaker Chemical Corporation, Mr. Hinduja was Chairman of Houghton International Inc. Mr. Hinduja currently serves as a trustee of the Hinduja Foundation UK, which is responsible for the Hinduja Family philanthropic activities in the UK.
William H. Osborne
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Operations, The Boeing Company
William H. Osborne
William H. Osborne, is Senior Vice President, Enterprise Operations, of The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA), the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems, since May 1, 2020. Previously, he was Boeing’s Vice President, Total Quality Enterprise Performance from May 2018 until April 30, 2020. Prior to joining Boeing, Mr. Osborne served as Senior Vice President of Global Manufacturing and Quality at Navistar International Corporation, a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, from August 2013 to May 2018. He was also Senior Vice President of Custom Products at Navistar from May 2011 to August 2013. Before joining Navistar, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Federal Signal Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of a suite of products and integrated solutions for municipal, governmental, industrial and airport customers, from September 2008 to October 2010. Mr. Osborne has served on Quaker Houghton’s Board since 2016 and is a member of the Compensation/Management Development and Sustainability Committees.
Robert H. Rock
President, MLR Holdings, LLC
Robert H. Rock
Robert H. Rock is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MLR Holdings, LLC, an investment company operating in the publishing and information industry, since January 2015, having also served as President of MLR Holdings, LLC (and its predecessor, MLR Publishing Company) since 1989. Mr. Rock has served on Quaker Houghton’s Board since 1996, is Chair of the Compensation/Management Development Committee and serves as a member of the Governance Committee. Prior to his involvement in the publishing industry, Mr. Rock was Chairman of The Hay Group, a management consulting firm. Mr. Rock currently serves as a trustee of The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company.
Ramaswami Seshasayee
Former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Ashok Leyland Limited, India
Seshasayee Ramaswami
Ramaswami Seshasayee was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Ashok Leyland Limited, India, a company known for being the second largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in India, the fourth largest manufacturer of buses in the world and the twelfth largest manufacturer of trucks, from April 1998 to March 2011; its Executive Vice Chairman from April 2011 until March 2013; and its Non-Executive Vice Chairman from April 2013 until July 2016. Mr. Seshasayee has served on Quaker Houghton’s Board since August 2019 and is a member of the Compensation/Management Development Committee. Mr. Seshasayee currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Asian Paints, Ltd. Prior to the combination with Quaker Chemical Corporation, he also served as a member of the board of directors of Houghton International Inc.
Michael J. Shannon
Former Chief Executive Officer, Houghton International Inc.
Michael J. Shannon
Michael J. Shannon was the Chief Executive Officer of Houghton International Inc., a global leader in delivering advanced metalworking fluids and services for the automotive, aerospace, metals, mining, machinery, offshore and beverage industries, from December 2015 until July 2019. Previously, he was Houghton’s Chief Operating Officer from April 2014 until November 2015. Mr. Shannon joined Houghton in 2009 as Senior Vice President Global Operations, Supply Chain, Information Technologies (IT) and Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) before assuming additional commercial responsibilities for the Asia Pacific region in 2013. Prior to joining Houghton, Mr. Shannon spent 24 years at Ashland Inc. in various senior-level positions including Corporate Officer and President of Global Supply Chain; Senior Vice President of Ashland’s $1.5B Global Performance Materials Division and Vice President/General Manager of the Petrochemicals Division. Mr. Shannon has served on Quaker Houghton’s Board since August 2019 and is a member of the Audit and Sustainability Committees. Prior to the combination with Quaker Chemical Corporation, he also served as a member of the board of directors of Houghton International Inc. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Hexion Inc.
Fay West
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, SunCoke Energy, Inc.
Fay West
Ms. West has, since October 2014, been Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SunCoke Energy, Inc., the largest independent producer of coke in the Americas with 50 years of experience supplying coke to the integrated steel industry. She also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P., a publicly traded master limited partnership that manufactures coke used in the blast furnace production of steel and provides coal handling services to the coke, steel and power industries, from October 2014 until its merger with SunCoke Energy Partners GP LLC on January 1, 2020. Previously, she was SunCoke Energy's Vice President and Controller from February 2011 to October 2014 and Vice President and Controller of SunCoke Energy Partners GP LLC, the general partner of SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. from July 2012 to October 2014. Prior to joining SunCoke Energy, Ms. West was Assistant Controller at United Continental Holdings, Inc., an airline holding company, from April 2010 to January 2011. Ms. West has served on Quaker Houghton’s Board since 2016, is Chair of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Governance Committee.