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    Ashland Inc. (ASH)

    112.65 Up 0.26(0.23%) Nov 30, 4:08PM EST
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    Ashland Inc.
    50 East RiverCenter Boulevard
    PO Box 391
    Covington, KY 41012
    United States - Map
    Phone: 859-815-3333
    Website: http://www.ashland.com

    Index Membership:N/A
    Sector:Basic Materials
    Industry:Chemicals - Major Diversified
    Full Time Employees:10,500

    Business Summary 

    Ashland Inc. operates as a specialty chemicals company worldwide. It operates through three segments: Specialty Ingredients, Performance Materials, and Valvoline. The Specialty Ingredients segment provides products, technologies, and resources for solving formulation and product-performance challenges. It offers solutions using natural, synthetic, and semisynthetic polymers derived from plant and seed extract, cellulose ethers, vinyl pyrrolidones, and acrylic polymers, as well as polyester and polyurethane-based adhesives. This segment serves pharmaceutical companies; makers of personal care products, food, and beverages; manufacturers of paint, coatings, and construction materials; packaging and converting markets; and oilfield service companies. The Performance Materials segment offers composites, such as polyester and vinyl ester resins, gelcoats, molten maleic anhydride, and low-profile additives; and intermediates and solvents, including 1,4 butanediol, tetrahydrofuran, and n-methylpyrrolidone. This segment serves manufacturers of residential and commercial building products; industrial product specifiers and manufacturers; wind blade manufacturers; pipe manufacturers; automotive and truck OEM suppliers; boatbuilders; chemical producers; and electronics makers. The Valvoline segment produces and distributes automotive, commercial, and industrial lubricants, and automotive chemicals. It offers lubricants and automotive chemicals under the Valvoline brand; lubricants for cars with higher mileage engines under the MaxLife brand; synthetic motor oil under the SynPower brand; and antifreeze products under the Zerex brand. This segment also operates and franchises approximately 940 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 Nov 1, 2015 is 3. The pillar scores are Audit: 10; Board: 1; Shareholder Rights: 3; Compensation: 3.
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    Key Executives 
    Mr. John Kevin Willis , 49
    Chief Financial Officer and Sr. VP
    Mr. Peter J. Ganz , 53
    Chief Compliance Officer, Sr. VP, Sec. and Gen. Counsel
    Mr. Luis Fernandez-Moreno , 53
    Sr. VP and Pres of Chemicals Group
    Mr. William A. Wulfsohn , 53
    Chairman and Chief Exec. Officer
    Ms. Anne T. Schumann , 55
    Chief Information & Admin. Services Officer and VP
    Amounts are as of Dec 31, 2014 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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