Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
John is executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Ingevity. He joined Ingevity in October 2015 from AAR Corporation where he served as vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer since July 2013. Prior to joining AAR, he spent almost 15 years in the investment banking department of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, working in the firm’s New York, London and Chicago offices. As a managing director, John had responsibility for advising capital goods and heavy machinery companies. He spent seven years as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army. His last assignment was as a parachute rifle company commander in the 82nd Airborne Division. Mr. Fortson is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and holds a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.