John Fortson

President and Chief Executive Officer

John is president, chief executive officer and director of Ingevity. John joined Ingevity as executive vice president and chief financial officer in October 2015. Prior to joining Ingevity, John served as vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer at AAR Corporation 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. John is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.