28-Jan-2015 - W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.

Cummings, Gulyas Elected to Grace Board of Directors

W. R. Grace & Co.announced that its Board of Directors has elected two new members - Robert F. Cummings, Jr., and Diane H. Gulyas. Their election increases the board from eight to 10 members. Both will be up for re-election at Grace’s annual meeting.

Cummings has more than 30 years of investment banking experience spanning financings, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic advice. He has served as Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at JPMorgan Chase & Co. since 2010. He began his business career in the investment banking division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in 1973 and was a partner of the firm when he retired in 1998. Currently he also is a director of Corning Inc. and Viasystems Group, Inc.

Gulyas brings to the board substantial and varied management experience and achievement in engineering, manufacturing, marketing, and non-U.S. sales and distribution gained over many years as a senior executive of E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company. She last served as President of DuPont’s performance polymers business from 2009 to 2014. Prior to that, she was chief marketing and sales officer, leading corporate branding and marketing communications, market research, e-business, and global sales and marketing. Gulyas also currently serves as a director of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.

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