Mr. Armes has served as the Company’s Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer since September 2015, and as President of the Company since February 2018. Prior to the Company’s spin-off from Capital Southwest Corporation in September 2015, Mr. Armes served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Capital Southwest Corporation from June 2013 to September 2015, and as Chairman of the board of directors from January 2014 through August 2017. From July 2019 through March 2021, Mr. Armes served as a board member of Switchback Energy Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company. From December 2013 through August 2018, Mr. Armes served as a board member and as audit committee chairman for RSP Permian, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company, prior to its acquisition by Concho Resources Inc. in July 2018. Mr. Armes began his career as an attorney with the law firm of Weil, Gotshal and Manges, LLP, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions.
Luke E. Alverson has served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since February 2016. From May 2008 to February 2016, he held roles of increasing responsibility with Flowserve Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of fluid motion control products and provider of related services, serving most recently as Vice President, Corporate Legal Services and Assistant Secretary. Prior to 2008, Mr. Alverson was associated with the law firms of Vinson & Elkins, LLP in Dallas, Texas, and Hallett & Perrin, P.C., in Dallas, Texas.
Craig J. Foster has served as Senior Vice President & General Manager, Specialty Chemicals since January of 2016. From June 2015 to August 2015, Mr. Foster was Vice President and General Manager, Elastomers Division, at Zeon Chemicals, a Japanese specialty chemicals company. From 1995 to June 2015, he served in positions of increasing responsibility with Flint Group, a specialty chemicals company serving food packaging and publications industries, where he was most recently regional president of China and India, president of EMEA and president of pigments, chips and resins. While at Flint Group, Mr. Foster also served as the functional executive responsible for the global operations of the company. Prior to his time at Flint, Mr. Foster served as purchasing supervisor at Akzo Nobel Coatings and also served in the U.S. Navy within the Nuclear Submarine Force and the Naval Mobile Construction Force.
Don J. Sullivan has served as the Senior Vice President & General Manager, Industrial Products of the Company since January 2016. From May 2015 to January 2016, Mr. Sullivan was the Chief Operating Officer for RectorSeal, one of the Company’s operating subsidiaries. From October 2010 to April 2015, he served as Division President of Goodman Global, a member of the Daikin Group, a leading global HVAC manufacturer. Prior to 2005, Mr. Sullivan held a variety of management positions at Carrier Corporation, a leading heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions company, including sales, product management and general management.