Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Michael F. Barry is Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Barry previously served as Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company from October 2008 until his retirement on November 30, 2021. He has served as Chairman of the Board since May 2009. Previously, 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 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.
Andy Tometich joined the Company on October 13, 2021 as Chief Executive Officer and President, effective December 1, 2021. Mr. Tometich was also appointed to the Board as a director, effective December 1, 2021.
Mr. Tometich joined Quaker Houghton from H.B. Fuller Company where he was Executive Vice President, Hygiene, Health and Consumable Adhesives, from August 2019 until September 17, 2021. Before that, Mr. Tometich was Senior Vice President, Specialty Materials Business at Corning Incorporated from September 2017 until August 2019 and President, Performance Silicones Business Unit at The Dow Chemical Company from June 2016 until February 2017 after having positions of increasing responsibility at Dow Corning Corporation and its subsidiaries from 1989 through 2016.
Mr. Tometich earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.