Richard “Dick” Grant was named chairman of the board and interim president and chief executive officer (CEO) in November 2018. He has been a director of the company since April 2004 and served as the lead independent director since the position was created in 2005 to November 2018, except during his short service as the company’s interim chief executive officer from December 2012 to January 2013.
From 1998 until his retirement in 2002, Mr. Grant served as chief executive of BOC Process Gas Solutions, a global business providing utilities and services primarily to the chemical, petrochemical, and metals industries. Concurrently, he served as a director of the BOC Group plc and chairman of CNC sa, a Mexican joint venture. Mr. Grant served as a director of BlueLinx Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded distributor of building products, from 2005 to 2017.