Executive profiles

Every employee deserves a great leader.

Who we are

Great leaders make their people better. By doing things the right way our leaders provide the opportunity to deliver on the promise of our brand, to inspire every day.

CEO

Fred Poses

Fred Poses

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As CEO, Fred uses his extensive leadership experience and track record of success to lead, grow and further integrate Ascend’s business units.

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President, Chemicals

Tom Verghese

Tom Verghese

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An experienced and successful business leader, Tom Verghese leads the operations, technology, sales, marketing and business strategy of our Chemicals business.

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President, NGLs, Olefins & Feedstocks

Barry Penney

Barry Penney

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Barry brings a strong background of manufacturing excellence to Ascend and drives value through exploration and development of projects that further integrate our businesses.

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Vice President, Environment, Safety, Security & Health

Dale Borths

Dale Borths

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With responsibility for all aspects of ESSH including compliance, stewardship and system effectiveness, Dale Borths leads the Ascend commitment to the highest industry standards for safety, providing our employees and contractors with a safe working environment and protecting the communities in which we operate.

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Vice President, Technology

Dave Pendlebury

Dave Pendlebury

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Dave Pendlebury leads the development and implementation of Ascend’s technology strategies focusing on customer-driven technical support and manufacturing assets.

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Vice President & General Counsel

Andrew Ralston

Andrew Ralston

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Twenty years of in-house and law firm experience in the chemical industry prepared Andrew Ralston to oversee all legal matters at Ascend, ensuring the company complies with all applicable laws.

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Vice President, Human Resources

Malcolm O’Neal

Malcolm O’Neal

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Malcolm leads and fosters the Ascend experience and delivers innovative solutions that contribute to growth through engaged people and great leaders. Malcolm believes everyone has the responsibility and opportunity to lead.

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Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Bird

Jeff Bird

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Jeff drives financial results through operational excellence, commercial focus, strategic deployment and planning processes to elevate working capital. Jeff’s experience in providing improved financial results while managing global mergers and acquisitions has provided Jeff the instrumental knowledge needed for his role at Ascend.

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Vice President, Nylon

Scott W. Rook

Scott W. Rook

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With 20 years of experience in the plastics industry, Scott leads the global Nylon commercial team, including sales and marketing.

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Chief Information Officer

Melissa Scheppele

Melissa Scheppele

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Melissa drives the effective use of data and knowledge to enhance Ascend’s business performance and meet Ascend’s business priorities.

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Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer

Carole Wendt

Carole Wendt

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Carole bring her extensive procurement experience to bear for Ascend, ensuring delivery of the right products and services to the right place at the right time with the right quality and the right price.

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