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Ashland Inc. operates as a specialty chemicals company worldwide. The company’s Specialty Ingredients segment provides products, technologies, and resources for solving formulation and product-performance challenges. It offers solutions using natural, synthetic, and semisynthetic polymers derived from plant and seed extract, cellulose ethers, and vinyl pyrrolidones, as well as acrylic and polyurethane-based adhesives for consumer and industrial applications. This segment serves pharmaceutical companies; makers of personal and home care products, food, and beverages; manufacturers of paint, coatings, and construction materials; packaging and converting markets; and oilfield service companies. Its Performance Materials offers composites, intermediates and solvents, and elastomers, including polyester and vinyl ester resins, as well as gelcoats, maleic anhydride, butanediol, tetrahydrofuran, n-methylpyrolidone, emulsion styrene butadiene rubber, and other intermediates and solvents. This segment serves manufacturers of residential and commercial building products; infrastructure engineers; wind blade and pipe manufacturers; auto, truck, and tire makers; boat builders; adhesives, engineered plastics, and electronic producers; and specialty chemical manufacturers. The company’s Valvoline segment produces and distributes automotive, commercial, and industrial lubricants, automotive chemicals, and car-care products. It also markets lubricants and automotive chemicals under the Valvoline brand name; lubricants for higher-mileage engines under the MaxLife brand name; motor oil under the NextGen brand name; synthetic motor oil under the SynPower brand name; automotive appearance products under the Car Brite brand name; and antifreeze products under the Zerex brand name. In addition, this segment operates and franchises approximately 920 Valvoline Instant Oil Change centers in the United States. The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Covington, Kentucky.

11,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 11/24/14
Founded in 1924

ashland inc (ASH) Top Compensated Officers

Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Office...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $421.2K
Senior Vice President and President of Ashlan...
Total Annual Compensation: $516.5K
Senior Vice President and President of Ashlan...
Total Annual Compensation: $456.5K
Senior Vice President and President of Perfor...
Total Annual Compensation: $449.7K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

ashland inc (ASH) Key Developments

Ashland Inc. Announces Retirement of John F. Turner as Director

John F. Turner, whose term as a director expires in 2015, will retire from Ashland Inc.’s Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting pursuant to Ashland’s Corporate Governance Guidelines after nine years of service. Upon Mr. Turner’s retirement, the Board presently expects to reduce the number of total directorships to ten.

Ashland Inc. Announces Management Changes

Ashland Inc. has named a successor to CEO James O'Brien, who is retiring at the end of the year. The Ashland board of directors elected William Wulfsohn as the company's new chairman and CEO effective Jan. 1, 2015. Wulfsohn is currently the president and CEO of Carpenter Technology Corp. Wulfsohn previously worked for McKinsey & Co., Honeywell International and PPG Industries. Current CEO O'Brien is retiring effective Dec. 31, after leading Ashland for 12 years. He is expected to remain on the board for a time to help with the transition.

Ashland Inc. Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend, Payable on December 15, 2014

The board of directors of Ashland Inc. declared a quarterly cash dividend of 34 cents per share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable December 15, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 1, 2014.


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