John Gottwald is President and Chief Executive Officer of Tredegar Corporation, effective August 18, 2015, having served as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer from June 26, 2015 to August 17, 2015 and having served previously as President and Chief Executive Officer from March 2006 until January 2010, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tredegar from September 2001 until May 2006. Served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tredegar from its inception in July 1989 until September 2001. Director since 1989.
Michael J. Schewel was named Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary effective May 9, 2016.
Mr. Schewel comes to Tredegar Corporation from the law firm McGuireWoods LLP, where his practice primarily focused on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and the development and financing of energy and industrial projects. He was named partner in 1986 and co-chaired the firm’s corporate practice group for a number of years. Mr. Schewel served as Secretary of Commerce and Trade for the Commonwealth of Virginia from 2002 to 2006 and is currently serving on the board of directors of Markel Corporation and Cadence, Inc.
Mr. Schewel received an AB, summa cum laude, from Princeton University and his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.
D. Andrew Edwards was named Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tredegar Corporation, effective July 20, 2015. Mr. Edwards returned to the company after serving as Chief Financial Officer of United Sporting Companies, Inc. since February 2013. From December 2009 until February 2013, Mr. Edwards served in various capacities as a Vice President of Owens & Minor, Inc., including Acting Chief Financial Officer and Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Edwards previously served in various capacities at Tredegar from 1992 through 2009, including as Tredegar’s Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from August 2003 to December 2009.
Mr. Edwards received an M.S. in Accounting from the University of Virginia and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Richmond. He is a CPA licensed in Virginia.
W. Brook Hamilton was named President of The William L. Bonnell Company, Tredegar’s aluminum extrusions subsidiary, on June 1, 2013.
Mr. Hamilton joined Bonnell in 2005 as General Manager of its Woodbridge, Ontario fabrication facility, which was part of the then-owned Canadian division of Bonnell. In 2006, Mr. Hamilton became Plant Manager for Bonnell’s extrusion facility in Newnan, GA. He was promoted to Director of Business Planning in July, 2012 and held that position until his recent appointment as President. Prior to joining Bon L Canada, Mr. Hamilton was employed with Central Wire as General Manager, and with Daymond Aluminum as General Manager. Previously he worked for Wilkinson Steel & Metals as Regional Plant Manager and for 11 years with Alcan Aluminum in a variety of sales, customer service, and operations positions.
Mr. Hamilton received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University.
Bapi DasGupta was appointed President of Tredegar’s Surface Protection business unit in August 2015. He has been with Tredegar since 2007, most recently serving as Vice President, Surface Protection for Tredegar Film Products. Prior to joining the Company, he held leadership positions at Johns Manville, Solutia, and Monsanto.
Dr. DasGupta has a Ph.D and Master of Science in polymer science from the University of Akron in Ohio, an Executive Master of Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of Bombay.
Stephen Prince was appointed President of Tredegar’s Personal Care business unit in October 2015. He previously served as the Company’s Director of Business Development from 2007 to 2009 and held the following positions in Tredegar Film Products: Director of Customer Materials and Logistics Services from 2004 to 2006, Director of Sales, Personal Care, from 2003 to 2004, and General Manager, Healthcare & Hygiene, from 1999 to 2003.
Jennifer Aspell was appointed President of Tredegar’s Bright View Technologies business unit in August 2015. She had previously served as General Manager of Bright View Technologies since 2010. Prior to joining the Company, she held senior management positions with the Optical Amplifiers Division of JDS Uniphase and Lucent Technology’s Special Fiber Devices unit.
Ms. Aspell received her Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Master of Science in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Science in management from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University.
Jose Bosco Silveira, Jr. was appointed President of Tredegar’s Flexible Packaging Films business unit (also known as Terphane) in August 2015. Mr. Silveira served as Vice President, Flexible Packaging for Tredegar Film Products upon joining the Company in 2014. He previously held leadership positions in the Brazilian operations of the Brose Group and Chrysler.
Mr. Silveira received his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Vale do Paraiba University, a Master of Business Management from Instituto Nacional de Pos Graduacao and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in marketing from Getulio Vargas Foundation. Additionally, he successfully completed the Advanced Management Program at Fundacao Dom Cabral and Insead.
Chairman of Tredegar Corporation since June 2015; served as Vice Chairman of Tredegar Corporation from April, 2004 to June, 2015. Previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Albemarle Corporation, a specialty chemicals company, from 2001 until 2008. Director since 1997.
Chairman of the Board of Carpenter Technology Corporation (Carpenter), a manufacturer and distributor of cast/wrought and powder metal stainless steels and specialty alloys, since November, 2015, having served previously as Executive Chairman of Carpenter from July 2015 until November 2015, CEO and President of Carpenter from November, 2014 to June, 2015 and September, 2009 to July, 2010. Mr. Pratt has served as Chapter Chairman of the National Association of Corporate Directors, a non-profit organization focused on improving boardroom governance, since 2007. Director since 2014.
Chief Executive Officer of Universal Corporation, an international leaf tobacco merchant, since April, 2008, Chairman of Universal since August,2008, and President of Universal since December 2006. Director since 2011.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Tredegar Corporation, effective August 18, 2015, having served as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer from June 26, 2015 to August 17, 2015, and having served previously as President and Chief Executive Officer from March, 2006 until January, 2010, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tredegar from September, 2001 until May, 2006. Served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tredegar from its inception in July, 1989 until September, 2001. Director since 1989.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Markel Food Group, a food processing and manufacturing company, since February, 2014, having previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of AMF Bakery Systems, Inc. since 1996. Director since 2014.
Retired, having served previously as President of Wellpoint, Inc., Southeast Region (now Anthem, Inc.), a managed care and health insurance company, from December, 2004 until his retirement in January, 2006. Director of Xenith Bankshares, Inc. Director since 2013.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Addivant Corporation, a leading global supplier of polymer additives, since March 2015, and previously President and Chief Operating Officer of PQ Corporation from October, 2013 until March, 2015. Mr. Steitz served as Chief Operating Officer of Albemarle Corporation from April 2007 to August 2012. Also serves as a director of Innophos Holdings, Inc., a producer of specialty grade phosphate products. Director since February 2017.
Clinical Professor, Finance, Mason School of Business, College of William and Mary, since August 2015, having previously served as Adjunct Professor, Mason School of Business and Marshall-Wythe School of Law, July 2013 until August 2015. Also served previously as Managing Partner, Delta Partners Group, from December 2010 until May 2012, Lecturer (Finance) at Imperial College London from January 2010 until May 2010, Executive in Residence, London Business School, from January 2010 until June 2011, and Managing Director, Deutsche Bank, from June 1996 until April 2009. Director since 2014.