Mr. Cappeline has served on our board of directors since 2014. Mr. Cappeline currently serves as an Operating Partner of AEA. Prior to joining AEA in 2007, Mr. Cappeline was President and Chief Operating Officer of Ashland Inc., a diversified company, to which he returned in 2002 after service as Group VP of Engelhard Corporation from 1997 to 1999 and as President, Chemicals of Honeywell International from 1998 to 2000.
He also served as chemical industry partner at Bear Stearns Merchant Bank from 2000 to 2001. Mr. Cappeline currently serves as Lead Director on the board of directors of Innophos Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded company, where he has been a member of the Compensation Committee for the last ten years. He previously served as a board and executive committee member of the American Chemistry Council, a chemical industry trade association, a director of Unifrax Corporation, a manufacturer of high temperature insulation products, chairman and a director of Houghton International Inc., a manufacturer of metal working fluids, a director of Shoes for Crews, LLC, a manufacturer of slip resistant footwear, a director of RelaDyne Inc., a distributor of lubricants and fuels and a director of Tampico Beverages Inc., a manufacturer of fruit drinks.
Mr. Cappeline received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the City College of New York and attended Harvard Business School's Executive Management Program in 1993. Mr. Cappeline was selected to serve on our board of directors because he possesses particular knowledge and experience in corporate finance, strategic planning and investments.