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Ashland Inc. (ASH)

104.65 Down 2.74(2.55%) Jul 31, 4:08PM EDT
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Ashland Inc.
50 East RiverCenter Boulevard
PO Box 391
Covington, KY 41012
United States - Map
Phone: 859-815-3333

Index Membership:N/A
Sector:Basic Materials
Industry:Chemicals - Major Diversified
Full Time Employees:11,000

Business Summary 

Ashland Inc. operates as a specialty chemicals company worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Ashland Water Technologies, Ashland Performance Materials, and Ashland Consumer Markets. The Ashland Specialty Ingredients segment provides products, technologies, and resources for solving formulation and product-performance challenges in personal and home care, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, coatings, construction, energy, and other industries. It offers solutions using natural, synthetic, and semisynthetic polymers derived from plant and seed extract, cellulose ethers, and vinyl pyrrolidones for consumer and industrial applications. The Ashland Water Technologies segment supplies specialty chemicals to the pulp, paper, mining, food and beverage, power generation, refining, chemical processing, general manufacturing, and municipal markets. The Ashland Performance Materials offers composite resins, water-based and energy-curable coatings, pressure-sensitive adhesives, and elastomers that are used in the construction, transportation, infrastructure, boatbuilding, and packaging and converting markets. This segment also provides metal casting consumables and design services for foundry management; and styrene butadiene rubber primarily to the tire market. The Ashland Consumer Markets segment delivers automotive, commercial, and industrial lubricants; automotive chemicals; and car-care products. This segment markets Valvoline lubricants; MaxLife lubricants for cars; NextGen motor oil; SynPower synthetic motor oil; Eagle One and Car Brite automotive appearance products; and Zerex antifreeze. It operates and franchises approximately 900 Valvoline Instant Oil Change centers in the United States. The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Covington, Kentucky.

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Corporate Governance 
Ashland Inc.’s ISS Governance QuickScore as of Jul 1, 2014 is 2. The pillar scores are Audit: 10; Board: 3; Shareholder Rights: 3; Compensation: 3.
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Key Executives 
Mr. James J. O'Brien , 60
Exec. Chairman and Chief Exec. Officer
Mr. John Kevin Willis , 48
Chief Financial Officer and Sr. VP
Mr. Peter J. Ganz , 52
Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel and Sec.
Mr. Samuel J. Mitchell Jr., 53
Sr. VP and Pres of Consumer Markets
Mr. John E. Panichella , 55
Sr. VP and Pres of Ashland Water Technologies
Amounts are as of Dec 31, 2013 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc.Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year.
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