Jun 15, 2016

Ingevity Names Michael P. Smith as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development


NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ingevity (NYSE:NGVT) has named Michael P. Smith to the position of senior vice president, strategy and business development, effective June 20. He will report to Michael Wilson, president and CEO. In this role, Smith will have responsibility for strategic planning and growth initiatives throughout the company.

“Mike is an experienced leader in the specialty chemicals sector and brings to Ingevity a wealth of background in growing businesses both organically and through mergers and acquisitions,” said Wilson. “He has a demonstrated track record of driving profitable growth and achieving strong business results.”

Prior to joining the company, Smith spent the past 23 years with FMC Corporation, most recently as vice president and global business director for FMC’s Health and Nutrition business. He started with FMC in 1992 as a business planner, and rose through the organization in positions of increasing responsibility. He was marketing manager for FMC Water Treatment Chemicals in Manchester, England; global business manager for FMC Process Additives, also in Manchester; director of business planning for FMC Chemicals which included products for industrial, specialty and agricultural applications; division general manager for the active oxidants division; division general manager for hydrogen peroxide; and general manager for food ingredients for FMC BioPolymer. From 2006 to 2013, Smith was division general manager for FMC BioPolymer, where he significantly expanded sales through geographic expansion and the integration of four acquisitions. Prior to joining FMC, he held several sales and management positions with Hercules Incorporated, a supplier of pine-based and hydrocarbon resins to the paper, inks, coatings and adhesives markets.

Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Virginia and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan.

Ingevity: Purify, Protect and Enhance

Ingevity provides specialty chemicals and high-performance carbon materials and technologies that help customers solve complex problems. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, printing inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Through a team of talented and experienced people, Ingevity develops, manufactures and brings to market products and processes that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Headquartered in North Charleston, S.C., Ingevity operates from 25 locations around the world and employs approximately 1,500 people. The company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: NGVT). For more information, visit

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