Harsco Corporation is led by a strong and dedicated Board of Directors and senior management team. Their broad executive leadership experience exemplifies Harsco’s global outlook and commitment to diversified activities.

Board of Directors

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David C. Everitt currently serves as Non-Executive Chairman since August 2014, and previously served as Interim President and CEO during the period February - July 2014. Mr. Everitt is the retired co-leader of Deere & Company’s Agriculture and Turf Division, that company’s largest operating group. During his 37-year career with Deere & Company, he served as President - North America, Asia, Australia, Sub-Saharan and South Africa, and Global Tractor & Turf Products. Mr. Everitt also serves on the Board of Directors for Agrium Inc., Allison Transmission and Brunswick Corp. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the National Business Aviation Association.



James F. Earl is the Executive Vice President of Chicago-based GATX Corporation and President – GATX Rail International. He has served as an executive with GATX since 1988 and before that held management positions with two railroad companies, Soo Line Railroad and Southern Pacific Transportation Company. He is a past recipient of the Norman W. Seip Award for Industry Excellence in the rail finance industry. Mr. Earl is Chair of the Management Development & Compensation Committee and serves on the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee.



Kathy G. Eddy is a Certified Public Accountant and a founding partner of McDonough, Eddy, Parsons & Baylous, AC, a Parkersburg, West Virginia-based public accounting and financial services corporation. She served as Chairman of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Board of Directors from 2000 to 2001 and has served on the AICPA's governing council and numerous committees. Ms. Eddy is Chair of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.



Stuart E. Graham is the retired Chairman of Skanska AB, one of the world's largest construction groups. His career includes more than four decades of worldwide experience in the infrastructure and construction industry, including executive management responsibilities for Skanska’s business units in the U.S., the U.K., Hong Kong and Latin America. Mr. Graham is a member of the Management Development & Compensation Committee and the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee. 



F. Nicholas Grasberger was elected to the Board in 2014 following his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Grasberger joined Harsco in 2013 as Chief Financial Officer and has held progressively responsible financial and operations executive positions throughout his career.  Prior to joining Harsco, Mr. Grasberger served as the Managing Director of the multinational Precision Polymers Division of Fenner Plc. Prior to joining Fenner, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Armstrong Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Armstrong World Industries, and later as CEO of Armstrong’s Building Products division.



Terry D. Growcock is the retired Chairman of The Manitowoc Company, a worldwide provider of lifting equipment and food service equipment.  Mr. Growcock also serves on the Board of Directors of Harris Corporation and Carlisle Companies, Inc. and is a former Chairman of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, one of Wisconsin’s leading business associations. Mr. Growcock serves on the Management Development & Compensation Committee and the Audit Committee.



Elaine La Roche currently serves as CEO of China International Capital Corporation.  She previously served with JP Morgan Chase & Co., in Beijing, where she served as Vice Chairman, JP Morgan China Securities.  During her 30-year career as a financial services executive, Ms. La Roche has held a variety of roles including Managing Director of Morgan Stanley.  Ms. La Roche also serves as a director of Marsh & McLennan Companies and as a director of China Construction Bank Corporation. Ms. La Roche serves on the Audit Committee and the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee.



Mario Longhi is the retired President and Chief Executive Officer of United States Steel Corporation (U.S. Steel), an integrated producer and manufacturer of flat-rolled sheet and tubular steel products for a wide range of industries. Prior to his tenure with U.S. Steel, Mr. Longhi served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation, and as Vice President and Group President, Global Extrusions at Alcoa, where he held increasingly responsible roles over a 20 year period. During his career, he has gained experience with global steel, industrial, mining, automotive, transportation, aerospace, and energy markets. He has previously been named Steelmaker of the Year by the Association for Iron and Steel Technology, and CEO of the Year at the Platts Global Metals Awards. Mr. Longhi is a member of the Management Development & Compensation Committee and the Audit Committee.



Phillip C. Widman is the retired Senior Vice President and CFO of Terex, a global manufacturer of customer-driven solutions for a wide range of commercial applications including construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, manufacturing, transportation, energy and utility services.  Prior to that, Mr. Widman served as Executive Vice President and CFO of Philip Services Corporation, an integrated environmental and industrial services corporation.  Mr. Widman also serves as a director of Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. and of Vectrus, Inc. Mr. Widman serves as Chair of the Audit Committee and also serves on the Management Development & Compensation Committee.



Company Leadership

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F. Nicholas Grasberger serves as President and Chief Executive Officer, to which he was appointed in August 2014.  Before that, he served as Senior Vice president and Chief Financial Officer from April 2013 to November 2014, and President and Chief Operating Officer from April 2014 to August 2014.  Mr. Grasberger joined Harsco in 2013 from Fenner Plc, where he served three years as the Managing Director of their multinational Precision Polymers Division.  Prior to Fenner, Mr. Grasberger served in increasingly responsible roles at Armstrong World Industries, first as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and later as Executive Vice President, where he concurrently served as President of Armstrong's Building Products division.  He has also held positions as VP and Chief Financial Officer for Kennametal, Inc. and as Corporate Treasurer and director of the corporate planning process at H. J. Heinz Company.  He started his career with USX Corporation.  Mr. Grasberger holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.



Peter F. Minan serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  He has an extensive background in global financial management acquired through a nearly 30-year career with KPMG from 1983 to 2012.  He became a partner at KPMG in 1993 and served as global lead partner for several multi-national Fortune 500 industrial and consumer audits.  His roles included National Managing Partner, U.S. Audit practice, and Partner in Charge, Washington/Baltimore Audit practice.  His most recent role was with Computer Sciences Corporation, where he served as Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Audit.  Mr. Minan has a degree in commerce from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce and is a Certified Public Accountant.



Russell Hochman serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary.  Prior to joining Harsco in 2013, he served in senior legal roles with Pitney Bowes Inc. and leading law firms based in New York.  He holds a J.D. from Albany Law School of Union University and a B.A. from Cornell University.



Tracey McKenzie serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to joining Harsco in September 2014, Ms. McKenzie served as Global HR Vice President for JLG Industries, a leader in the manufacturing sector for advanced aerial lift systems.  While at JLG, she initiated and implemented global processes and procedures to foster employee engagement and development, while also advancing the company's objectives for Lean operational efficiency and continuous process improvement.  Ms. McKenzie previously held executive level HR positions in her native Australia, and worked at Pacific Scientific Aerospace (a division of Danaher).  She moved to the US in 2003, and holds an MBA from University of New England and a bachelor's in business administration from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.



Chris Whistler serves as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Harsco Metals & Minerals segment, having oversight responsibility for the segment’s global operations. Mr. Whistler has played an instrumental role throughout the transformation of the Metals & Minerals business, serving most recently as head of the centralized Bid & Contract Management function. He joined Harsco in 1993 through its acquisition of MultiServ Group Ltd and has held several key management positions within the Company in both operations and finance, including division VP and Controller and regional Operations executive. Mr. Whistler holds a BA in Economics and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.



Scott H. Gerson serves as Senior Vice President and Group President of the Harsco Industrial group. Mr. Gerson joined Harsco in 2005 as Chief Information Officer and was appointed to his current position in 2010. Mr. Gerson previously was with Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of semiconductor assembly and test equipment, where he served as IT director of their worldwide application services. He has also served in IT management capacities with Compaq Computers and TRW Inc.



Jeswant Gill serves as Senior Vice President and group president of Harsco Rail. Mr. Gill joined Harsco in November 2016, bringing nearly three decades of global leadership experience in multinational technology and manufacturing firms, most recently as Executive Vice President of Kennametal’s Industrial Segment. Prior to that he held international executive positions with Ingersoll Rand, Invensys, and Johnson Controls. He began his career with Schlumberger. Mr. Gill holds a BS in engineering physics and an MBA, both from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada.



Samuel Fenice serves as Vice President and Corporate Controller, overseeing the administration of all corporate accounting policies and procedures, including internal and external corporate reporting. Mr. Fenice joined Harsco’s Internal Audit team in 2002 and has since held progressively responsible roles in Finance, including two terms as Interim Corporate Controller. Mr. Fenice is a graduate of Penn State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.



Michael H. Kolinsky serves as Vice President – Treasurer, Tax and Risk Management. Prior to joining Harsco, Mr. Kolinsky served with Ernst & Young as a tax executive on multi-national and middle-market accounts. He holds a Masters of Taxation degree from Villanova University and is a CPA.



Michael Polcovich  serves as Vice President, Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis.  Mr. Polcovich joined Harsco's Finance team as a Senior Tax Analyst in 2007 and has since held progressively responsible roles in Finance, including International Tax Manager and Director of U.S. Tax Services.  Mr. Polcovich holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Susquehanna University, a Masters of Taxation from Villanova University and is a CPA.


Kathrine Rushefsky serves as Vice President, Human Resources Global Services.  Prior to joining Harsco, Ms. Rushefsky served as the Executive Director, Financial Planning and Analysis for Kaplan, Inc.  Previous to this, Ms. Rushefsky held leadership roles with progressive responsibilities with various public companies in the Logistics, Staffing, Real Estate and Canadian Brokerage industry.  She emigrated from Canada in 1995 and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen's University and is a CPA.



Linda Toth serves as Vice President for Global Compliance and Ethics. Ms. Toth joined Harsco in 2013 as Director of Global Compliance and Change Initiatives. She was elevated to her current role in August 2014. Before joining Harsco, Ms. Toth spent over 25 years in progressively responsible roles with Armstrong World Industries, ultimately serving as Vice President of both Compliance and Corporate Communications. Her portfolio at Armstrong also included responsibility for elements of e-business, IT and Continuous Improvement, where she earned her Six Sigma Black Belt. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University.



Jeremy Zahn serves as Vice President of Global Environmental, Health, Safety & Security. Prior to joining Harsco, Mr. Zahn held progressively responsible senior leadership roles with Newell Rubbermaid, ultimately serving as Corporate VP, Global Safety and Health for five of his eight years with the company. He holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Safety & Health and a Bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education, both from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.