Board of Directors

F. Nicholas Grasberger III (Director Since 2014) was elected to the Board in 2014 following his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He was named Chairman of the Board in October 2018. 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. Before 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.
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David C. Everitt (Director Since 2010) currently serves as Independent Lead Director. He was named Non-Executive Chairman in August 2014, a role he held until October 2018. Mr. Everitt also served as Interim President and CEO during the period February – July 2014. He 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 Nutrien Ltd., Allison Transmission and Brunswick Corp. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the National Business Aviation Association.
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James F. Earl (Director since 2012) is the retired 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.
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Kathy G. Eddy (Director Since 2004) 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.
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Carolann I. Haznedar (Director Since 2018) was appointed as a Director of Harsco Corporation in October 2018. Ms. Haznedar held various positions with E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company from 1981 until June 2016. Most recently she served as Senior Vice President, Americas, DuPont Performance Materials from September 2015 until June 2016, Senior Vice President, Americas, Packaging & Industrial Polymers from October 2011 until September 2015, and Senior Vice President, Global Packaging & Industrial Polymers from July 2008 until October 2011. Prior to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Ms. Haznedar worked for EDO Aire Corporation. Ms. Haznedar also serves on the Board of Directors of Allison Transmission. Ms. Haznedar is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
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Mario Longhi (Director Since 2017) 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 also serves on the Board of Directors of ITT. Mr. Longhi is a member of the Management Development & Compensation Committee and the Audit Committee.
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Edgar Purvis (Director Since 2018) is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Emerson Electric Co., a manufactured products and engineering services provider for a wide range of commercial, industrial, and consumer markets. Mr. Purvis was named Emerson’s EVP/COO in January 2015 — a role he held until his retirement in December 2017— after serving seven years as its Executive Vice President responsible for Climate Technologies. Prior to his appointment as EVP of Emerson Climate Technologies, Mr. Purvis held various leadership roles within the Climate business group. He began his career in 1983 as a product planner with Copeland Corporation, which was acquired by Emerson in 1986. Mr. Purvis serves on the Management Development & Compensation Committee and the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee.
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Phillip C. Widman (Director Since 2014) 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.
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Company Leadership

F. Nicholas Grasberger III is Chairman and CEO of Harsco Corporation. Nick joined Harsco in 2013 as Chief Financial Officer; he was named President and CEO the following year, and elected Chairman in 2018. Before joining Harsco, Nick served as Managing Director of the Precision Polymers Division of Fenner PLC. Earlier, he spent four years with Armstrong World Industries, first as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and later as Executive Vice President of Building Products and Asia-Pacific. Nick holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business, and a BBA from University of Notre Dame.
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Jay Cooney serves as Vice President of Global Communications. In this role, Jay is responsible for both strategy and execution of Harsco’s internal and external communications, marketing, and branding initiatives. He joined Harsco in 2017 from PepsiCo, and has held multiple global leadership roles at Fortune 50 companies. Jay holds a JD from the University of Arizona College of Law and an MS in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern University.
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Chris Dods serves as President of our Clean Earth (CE) division. In this role, he is responsible for the overall corporate growth, environmental sustainability, and safety of CE and its subsidiaries. Chris joined Harsco in 2019 through the Company’s acquisition of CE, bringing more than 25 years of experience in the industrial and environmental services industries. Throughout his career, he has developed, implemented, and managed strategic business plans and efficient processes that have dramatically improved both profitability and services. Chris holds a BS in Resource Management from the United States Naval Academy.
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Scott H. Gerson serves as Senior Vice President and Group President of the Harsco Industrial Group. In this role, he is responsible for leading the three business that comprise Harsco Industrial’s portfolio: Air-X-Changers, IKG and Patterson-Kelley. Scott joined Harsco in 2005 as Chief Information Officer; he was appointed to his current position in 2010. He holds a BE from Iowa State University.
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Jeswant Gill serves as Senior Vice President and Group President of Harsco Rail. In this role, he is responsible for the portfolio of manufactured products and technological service offerings offered by the Rail segment. Jeswant joined Harsco in 2016, bringing nearly three decades of global leadership experience in multinational technology and manufacturing firms. He holds an MBA and a BS in engineering physics, both from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada.
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Russell Hochman serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary. In this role, Russell leads our global legal, compliance, ethics and corporate secretary functions. Russell joined Harsco in 2013 as Assistant General Counsel; he was elevated to his current position the following year. He previously served in legal roles with Pitney Bowes, Inc. and international law firms based in New York. Russell holds a JD from Albany Law School of Union University and a BA from Cornell University.
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Matt James serves as Vice President for Strategy and Business Development for our Environmental division. In this role, Matt is responsible for Environmental's global portfolio strategy and development initiatives. Before joining Harsco in 2017, Matt held senior-level positions with several management consulting firms. Matt holds a PhD in Material Science and Engineering from Queens’ College, University of Cambridge and a BE from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
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Tracey McKenzie serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. In this role, she is responsible for leading our global HR organization, including benefits and compensation, talent development, and employee engagement. Tracey joined Harsco in 2014 after serving as Global HR Vice President at JLG Industries. A native of Australia, Tracey moved to the United States in 2003. She holds an MBA from University of New England and a BBA from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
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Peter F. Minan serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In this role, he is responsible for leading our global finance organization. Pete joined Harsco in 2014, after a distinguished three-decade career with KPMG. He has an extensive background in global financial management, and has served as global lead partner for several multinational Fortune 500 industrial and consumer audits. Pete has a degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce and is a Certified Public Accountant.
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Russ Mitchell serves as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of our Environmental division, with oversight for Environmental's global operations. Russ joined Harsco in 2018 from Armstrong World Industries, where he served in progressively responsible roles before being named Senior Vice President of Global Technology in 2012. He holds an MBA from University of Alabama and a BS from Virginia Tech.
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Cope Willis serves as Vice President of Sustainability and Environmental Solutions. In this role, Cope is responsible for driving transformational change through our environmental and corporate sustainability platforms. Cope joined Harsco in 2019 from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he served as Director of Sustainability Services. Over his career, he has worked with many Fortune 500 companies across multiple industries, helping them design and execute sustainability programs to reduce costs, mitigate risks, and drive revenue growth. Cope holds a BA in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia, and a PhD in Earth Science from the University of California – Santa Cruz.
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