GRA - W. R. Grace & Co.

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W. R. Grace & Co.

7500 Grace Drive
Columbia, MD 21044
United States

SectorBasic Materials
IndustrySpecialty Chemicals
Full Time Employees3,700

Key Executives

Mr. Alfred E. FestaChairman & CEO2.14M11.76M58
Mr. Hudson La Force III, CPAPres, COO & Director1.07M1.54M53
Mr. Thomas Eric BlaserSr. VP & CFO709.3kN/A56
Mr. Mark A. ShelnitzVP, Gen. Counsel & Sec.717.82k1.48M59
Ms. Elizabeth C. BrownVP & Chief HR Officer656.99kN/A54
Amounts are as of December 31, 2016 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. Currency in USD.


W. R. Grace & Co. produces and sells specialty chemicals and materials worldwide. It operates through two segments, Grace Catalysts Technologies and Grace Materials Technologies. The Grace Catalysts Technologies segment offers fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts for the production of transportation fuels, such as gasoline and diesel fuels, and other petroleum-based products; FCC additives; and hydro processing catalysts used in process reactors to upgrade heavy oils into lighter products. This segment also provides polyolefin catalysts and catalyst supports for the production of polypropylene and polyethylene thermoplastic resins; and chemical catalysts used in various industrial, environmental, and consumer applications, as well as gas-phase polypropylene process technology to manufacture polypropylene products. The Grace Materials Technologies segment offers silica-based and silica-alumina-based materials for use in coatings, consumer, industrial, and pharmaceutical applications. W. R. Grace & Co. was founded in 1854 and is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland.

Corporate Governance

W. R. Grace & Co.’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of January 1, 2018 is 6. The pillar scores are Audit: 2; Board: 3; Shareholder Rights: 8; Compensation: 7.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.