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Stepan Company
22 West Frontage Road
Northfield, IL 60093
United States - Map
Phone: 847-446-7500
Fax: 847-501-2100

Index Membership:N/A
Sector:Consumer Goods
Industry:Cleaning Products
Full Time Employees:2,073

Business Summary 

Stepan Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells specialty and intermediate chemicals to manufacturers for use in various end products worldwide. It operates in three segments: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products. The Surfactants segment offers surfactants that are used as principal ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning products such as detergents for washing clothes, dishes, carpets, floors, and walls, as well as shampoos and body washes; and other applications, including fabric softeners, germicidal quaternary compounds, and lubricating ingredients, as well as emulsifiers for spreading agricultural products and industrial applications, such as latex systems, plastics, and composites. The Polymers segment provides polyurethane polyols that are used in the manufacture of rigid foam for thermal insulation in the construction industry, as well as a base raw material for coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers, and flexible foams; polyester resins, including liquid and powdered resins, which are used in CASE and polyurethane systems house applications; and phthalic anhydride that is used in unsaturated polyester resins, alkyd resins, and plasticizers for applications in construction materials and components of automotive, boating, and other consumer products. The Specialty Products segment offers flavors, emulsifiers, and solubilizers for use in the food, flavoring, nutritional supplement, and pharmaceutical applications. The company was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Northfield, Illinois.

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Corporate Governance 
Stepan Company’s ISS Governance QuickScore as of May 1, 2016 is 4. The pillar scores are Audit: 2; Board: 7; Shareholder Rights: 3; Compensation: 5.
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Key Executives 
Mr. F. Quinn Stepan Jr., 55
Chief Exec. Officer, Pres, Director and Member of Plan Committee
Mr. Scott D. Beamer , 45
Chief Financial Officer, VP and Member of Plan Committee
Mr. Arthur W. Mergner , 52
VP and Gen. Mang. of Polymers
Mr. Scott R. Behrens , 46
VP and Gen. Mang. of Surfactants
Ms. Jennifer Ansbro Hale , 54
VP, Gen. Counsel and Sec.
Amounts are as of Dec 31, 2015 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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