Ingevity executive vice president retire early

Ingevity executive vice president to retire early

11:02 AM, 29th June 2020
Ingevity-Kathy Burgeson
Katherine Pryor Burgeson Ingevity's executive vice president, general counsel and secretary will retire early. Burgeson opted to participate in the company's previously announced early retirement program. (File Photo)

NORTH CHARLESTON, US: Ingevity Corporation said that Katherine Pryor Burgeson has elected to retire as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of Ingevity. Ryan Fisher, Ingevity’s deputy general counsel, chief legal officer for Ingevity’s Performance Chemicals segment, and assistant secretary, is expected to be named interim general counsel and secretary upon Burgeson’s departure.

Burgeson opted to participate in the company’s previously announced early retirement program. Burgeson will remain with the company through a transition period, the company said.“Kathy has played an integral role in the spin and launch of Ingevity,” said Rick Kelson, chairman of the board and interim president & CEO. “She has exhibited great leadership and commitment to establishing a strong culture of compliance at Ingevity. In addition, she has been critical in leading the defense of our Performance Materials’ intellectual property.”Fisher joined Ingevity in 2016 prior to the spin off as deputy general counsel, chief legal officer for Ingevity’s Performance Chemicals segment, and assistant secretary.Burgeson joined Ingevity in 2015 and helped facilitate the spin off from WestRock.

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