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Management Team

Frank A. Bozich , , , President and Chief Executive Officer

Frank Bozich is President and Chief Executive Officer of Trinseo, a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber.

Bozich joined Trinseo on March 4, 2019. In his role as Trinseo's President and CEO, he leads the company in delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to help our customers create products that are intrinsic to how we live our lives – across a wide range of end-markets, including automotive, consumer electronics, appliances, medical devices, electrical, carpet, paper and board, building and construction, and tires.

Bozich was most recently President and CEO of SI Group, a global specialty chemical company, from 2013-2019. SI Group is headquartered in Schenectady, New York, and operates 30 manufacturing facilities on five continents with more than $2 billion in annual sales and over 3,000 employees worldwide. Prior to SI Group, he was President of BASF’s catalyst division which was the global leader in chemical and mobile emission catalysts with sales of more than $7 billion and 5,000 employees.

Bozich serves as a director of OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE), an Oklahoma-based gas and electric utility company. He previously served on the Board of Trustees of Ellis Medicine, a hospital in Schenectady, New York.

Bozich holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, as well as a Master of Science in Chemistry from the University of Illinois.

David Stasse , , , Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

David Stasse was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company on July 1, 2019. In this role, Stasse is responsible for corporate financial reporting, audit, investor relations, treasury, tax, internal controls, and financial planning and analysis.

Stasse joined Trinseo in July of 2013 (formerly known as Styron) as Vice President and Treasurer. During his tenure he added responsibility for Investor Relations and Corporate Finance for the Company.

Prior to joining Trinseo, Stasse served as Vice President and Treasurer from 2008 to 2013, and as Assistant Treasurer from 2006 to 2008 at Freescale Semiconductor Inc. (Nasdaq: NXPI). Previously, he served as First Vice President, Debt Capital Markets, at MBNA Corporation, and as Treasury Manager of SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPW). He held numerous financial leadership positions from 1998 to 2004 at Honeywell International (NYSE: HON), last serving as Director of Corporate Finance.

Stasse serves on the Board of Directors for Americas Styrenics, a joint venture between Trinseo and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company.

Stasse holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Logistics from the Pennsylvania State University and Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Maryland.

Angelo Chaclas , , , Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Angelo Chaclas was named Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer in January 1, 2015. In his role, Chaclas supports all capital markets, transactional, compliance, commercial, regulatory, governance, intellectual property, and other operational activities of the company worldwide. This includes legal responsibility for all governance, capital market, strategic, SEC filing and employment activities, cap and applicable compliance in all regulatory jurisdictions.

Chaclas brings to the company a varied career background in both legal and engineering disciplines. Chaclas joined Trinseo (formerly known as Styron) in December 2010 as the Associate General Counsel –Division Counsel & Chief IP Counsel, which included holding global responsibility for all intellectual property matters, working closely with the Research and Development organization on patents, trade secrets, trademarks, technology licensing agreements, and joint development agreements. He also managed commercial legal activities for several Styron businesses, and established internal best practices and optimized law firm relationships during the company’s start-up phase.

Prior to joining Trinseo, Chaclas served as Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel for the software division of Pitney Bowes while leading its Intellectual Property, Technology Law, and Procurement global legal functions.

From 2001 to 2010, Chaclas served on the Board of Directors for the Intellectual Property Owners Association, holding a position on the Executive Committee from 2008 to 2010 in addition to Treasurer during his last year. Chaclas has also served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Corporate Patent Counsel from 2003 to 2013. During that time, Chaclas held a seat on the Executive Committee from 2008 until 2011 in addition to his role as President in 2011. Today, Chaclas serves on the Board of Directors for the Unionville Sports Council as President.

Chaclas holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University and a Juris Doctor from Pace University School of Law.

Alice Heezen , , , Senior Vice President, Human Resources

In 2018, Alice Heezen was named Senior Vice President of Human Resources and joined Trinseo’s Executive Leadership Team.

Heezen joined Trinseo in 2017 as Director of Human Resources for Europe, Middle East, and Africa region. Previously, she served as Head of Human Resources for ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Europe (2013-2016). Prior to that, she was the Global Head of Human Resources & Change at Fiberweb Plc, a London listed global specialty industrial and construction materials business (2010-2013) and held other senior HR leadership roles at BG Group, a global oil and gas company (2005-2009); and REXAM Plc, a global consumer packaging company (2001-2005).

Early in her career, Heezen worked for Hay Management Consultants. She began her career at Andersen Consulting in 1994 as a change management consultant.

Heezen holds a Master of Science in Social and Organizational Psychology from University of Leiden, The Netherlands.

Rainer Schewe , , , Vice President, Supply Chain Services

Rainer Schewe joined the Company in April 2020 as Vice President of Supply Chain Services. Prior to joining Trinseo, Schewe served as Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer for A. Schulman, Inc. (now LyondellBasell Industries). Prior to this role, he served as Vice President and Business Unit Director for Schulman’s Custom Performance Colors business in EMEA.

Schewe holds a degree as a State-Certified Engineer in Chemical Engineering from Fresenius Akademie Wiesbaden in Germany, and an Apprenticeship as a Chemical Laboratory Technician from RWTH Aachen in Germany.

Tim Thomas , , , Vice President, Manufacturing and Operational Excellence

Tim Thomas was named Vice President of Manufacturing and Operational Excellence in October 2019. In this role, Thomas is responsible for setting the global manufacturing operations strategy for Trinseo, including driving operational excellence to deliver year over year improvements in cost and productivity.

Thomas is also responsible for the implementation of the Global Manufacturing & Engineering strategies related to Quality, Engineering Projects, Process Automation, Process Safety, Maintenance & Reliability, and the Global manufacturing technology strategies as it pertains to the Business Units and Company.

In May 2020, his role assumed responsibility for Trinseo’s global Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) department – a comprehensive program that remains consistent with the Company’s commitment to the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Responsible Care® initiative.

Previously, Thomas served as Operations Director of Trinseo’s Performance Materials and moved his family in 2015 to Horgen, Switzerland. He joined Trinseo (formerly known as Styron) in 2010 serving as Business Manufacturing Leaders for its Latex Binders business segment. From 2014-2015, Thomas served on the Board of Directors for Americas Styrenics (AmSty) – a joint venture equally owned by Trinseo and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company – until his move to Switzerland.

Thomas began his career with The Dow Chemical Company in 1989 as pilot plant engineer in Research & Development and then went on to hold numerous roles of increasing responsibility in manufacturing at its Midland, Michigan operations. In 2006, Thomas relocated to Dow’s site in Dalton, Georgia where he provided leadership for the site, which included Latex & Styrofoam plants. In 2009, he served as Business Manufacturing leader for Latex Binders at Dow.

Thomas holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Youngstown State University.

Francesca Reverberi , , , Vice President, Engineered Materials and Synthetic Rubber

Francesca Reverberi was named Vice President, Engineered Materials & Synthetic Rubber in May 2020. Previously, Reverberi served as Global Business Director of Performance Plastics at Trinseo. In this role, Reverberi had responsibility for the Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Medical, Sheet & Extrusion, and Building & Construction plastics markets. Reverberi’s tenure at Trinseo also includes the position of Business Director of Basic Plastics and prior to that, Global Business Director for Synthetic Rubber.

Reverberi joined Trinseo following the Company’s carve-out from The Dow Chemical Company in June 2011. During her time at Dow, Reverberi served as Product Director for Emulsion Polymers, Europe and the Americas, as well as Commercial Manager in Dow Hydrocarbons Aromatics and Derivatives in Europe, including responsibilities for the C4’s business and held several positions in other specialty businesses such as Water Solutions and Chelants.

Reverberi earned a Bachelor and Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano. She holds a Master of Business Administration from SDA Bocconi.

Nicolas Joly , , , Vice President, Plastics and Feedstocks

Nicolas Joly was named Vice President of Plastics & Feedstocks in May 2020. Previously, Joly served as Trinseo’s Global Director of Polystyrene & Feedstocks since September 2017 after serving as Trinseo’s Integrated Business Services Director for Europe, Middle East, and Africa region since 2015.

He joined Trinseo in 2010 as Global Market Manager for Appliances, Electrical & Lighting, and Sheet. In 2012, Joly was named Product Manager for Polycarbonate Compounds and Blends, before moving on to become Global Product Director for Polycarbonate in 2013. He previously worked at The Dow Chemical Company in 2002 where he held a series of sales and marketing roles in Plastics. He began his career at Procter & Gamble in 2001

Joly holds a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from CPE Lyon.

Rüdiger Schmitz , , , Vice President, Latex Binders

Ruediger Schmitz was named Vice President of Latex Binders in May 2020, after having served as the Global Business Director for Latex Binders at Trinseo. In his previous role, Schmitz headed the global Latex Binders business, which included the Paper and Board, Carpet and Textiles, and Adhesives and Construction value centers. Schmitz has more than 20 years of experience in the chemical industry.

Prior to joining Trinseo, Schmitz was Head of the Global Business Unit Heraeus Chemicals for Heraeus Holding GmbH, a German-based materials supplier of specialty metals, quartz glass, catalysts, and pharmaceutical ingredients. Schmitz began his career at BASF, serving in various roles spanning procurement, purchasing, marketing, and logistics. In his last role at BASF as Vice President of Fuel & Lubricant Solutions Europe & Emerging Markets, he oversaw marketing, sales, and production for the EMEA region.

Schmitz served in the German armed forces, retiring with the rank of Captain.

Schmitz holds a Master of Science in Business Administration and Economics from the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg, Germany.

Andre Lanning , , , Vice President, Strategy, Corporate Development and Marketing Communications

Andre Lanning was named Vice President of Strategy, Corporate Development & Marketing Communication for Trinseo in May 2020. Previously, Lanning served as Global Business Director for Trinseo’s Synthetic Rubber Business.

Lanning brings thirty years of chemical industry experience to Trinseo, joining the business from Advanced Refining Technologies (ART), where he served as Managing Director/CEO of ART Hydroprocessing; a joint venture between WR Grace and Chevron, based in the United States. Throughout his career, Lanning has held several senior business leadership roles, including in the Pulp & Paper, Fertilizer, and Refining Catalyst sectors.

Lanning holds a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Twente, The Netherlands, and a Master of Business Administration from TSM Business School.

Tim Stedman , , , Special Advisor

Tim Stedman was named Special Advisor on May 1, 2020. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development. In this role he was responsible for leading Trinseo’s mergers and acquisition strategy implementation. Stedman also served as Senior Vice President and Business President for the Plastics and Feedstocks businesses and Global Supply Chain for Trinseo. In this role, he was responsible for business leadership for Performance Plastics, Polystyrene, and Styrene Monomer. He serves on the board of Americas Styrenics, a joint venture between Trinseo and Chevron Phillips Chemical in North America which produces Polystyrene and Styrene Monomer. Stedman also represents Trinseo on the operating committee of the Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council and is a vice president of the Steering Board of PlasticsEurope.

Prior to joining Trinseo, Stedman spent more than 20 years with ExxonMobil Chemical working in the U.K., the U.S. and Belgium. Most recently, Stedman was the European Business Director for ExxonMobil Chemical’s Basic Chemicals business, and prior to that was the Site Manager for the Fife Ethylene Plant (steam cracker) in Scotland. Stedman previously served on the boards of Petrochemicals Europe and the European Petrochemical Association and was also a member of the Energy and Climate Change Leadership Group of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA).

Stedman holds a degree in Chemical Engineering with French from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, U.K., and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques, Nancy, France. He is also a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers (U.K.).

He reports to Frank Bozich, President and Chief Executive Officer of Trinseo, and is a member of the Company’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT).

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