Rich White

Senior Vice President and President, Performance Chemicals

Rich is senior vice president and president of Performance Chemicals at Ingevity. Rich joined Ingevity as vice president of Industrial Specialties in 2019, coming from DuPont in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he was vice president within the DuPont Nutrition and Health business from 2017 to 2019. Rich has extensive experience in leading large multinational teams, including 18 years with FMC Corporation, where he served as general manager of the health and nutrition business for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region; global sales director for health and nutrition; global procurement director; and marketing and sales director of the polymer and specialty lithium division. Prior to joining FMC, Rich held positions of increasing responsibility at Philadelphia-based Arkema and Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries. Rich has served on several nonprofit boards, including the Chemical Education Foundation (CEF), Lincoln University Board of Trustees, JEVS Human Services and Abundant Harvest Fellowship of Churches. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Morgan State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh.