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Valhi, Inc. (VHI)

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Valhi, Inc.
5430 LBJ Freeway
Suite 1700
Dallas, TX 75240
United States - Map
Phone: 972-233-1700

Index Membership:N/A
Sector:Basic Materials
Industry:Chemicals - Major Diversified
Full Time Employees:3,139

Business Summary 

Valhi, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates in the chemicals, component products, and waste management businesses. The company’s Chemicals segment manufactures and markets titanium dioxide pigments to impart whiteness, brightness, opacity, and durability to various products, including paints, plastics, paper, fibers, and ceramics; and as a critical component of various applications comprising coatings, plastics, paper, inks, foods, cosmetics, etc. This segment also owns and operates ilmenite mines in Norway; and provides iron-based chemicals, titanium oxychloride, and titanyl sulfate. Its Component Products segment offers mechanical and electrical cabinet locks and other locking mechanisms used in various applications, such as ignition systems, mailboxes, file cabinets, desk drawers, tool storage cabinets, vending and gaming machines, high security medical cabinetry, electrical circuit panels, storage compartments, and gas station security. This segment also provides marine components, such as stainless steel exhaust headers, exhaust pipes, mufflers, other exhaust components, GPS speedometers and tachometers, mechanical and electronic controls and throttles, steering wheels and other billet aluminum accessories, dash panels, LED lighting, wire harnesses, and other accessories. The company’s Waste Management segment processes, treats, stores, and disposes a range of radioactive, hazardous, toxic, and other wastes. It serves industrial companies consisting of nuclear utilities, chemical, aerospace, and electronics businesses, as well as governmental agencies. The company also provides insurance brokerage and risk management, and utility services; holds marketable securities and other investments; and develops land holdings for commercial, industrial, and residential purposes, as well as owns properties. It operates in the United States, Germany, Canada, Norway, and Belgium. Valhi, Inc. was founded in 1932 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

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Mr. Steven L. Watson , 63
Chairman of The Board, Chief Exec. Officer, Pres, Chief Exec. Officer of Timet, Pres of Contran, Vice Chairman of Kronos Worldwide, Vice Chairman of Timet, Director of Contran, Director of Keystone, Director of Nl, Director of Kronos Worldwide, Director of Timet, Director of Compx and Member of Exec. Committee
Mr. Bobby D. O'Brien , 56
Chief Financial Officer, Exec. VP and Director
Mr. Gregory M. Swalwell , 57
Principal Accounting Officer, Exec. VP and Controller
Ms. Kelly D. Luttmer , 50
Exec. VP and Global Tax Director
Mr. Robert D. Graham , 58
Exec. VP, Exec. VP of Timet - Sub, Gen. Counsel of Kronos Worldwide - Sub, Gen. Counsel of Nl - Sub, Sec. of Kronos Worldwide - Sub, VP of Kronos Worldwide - Sub, VP- Contran-Hol, Sec. of Nl - Sub and VP of Nl - Sub
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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